A New Jersey family had found their dream home. It was a spacious, 1.3 million dollar luxury home in the idyllic community of Westfield. This turn-of-the-century home featured brand new renovations and was located by family-friendly parks, great schools, and downtown. There was nothing more that this family desired than to raise their children in this six-bedroom masterpiece — until three days after their move in date.
The Broaddus family received letters from a man who identified himself as “The Watcher.” He claims to be from a family that has stalked the home for more than 90 years.
“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s, and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time,” he wrote in one of his letters.
“Do you need to fill the house will the young blood I requested?” another letter wrote.
And in another, “I am in charge of [the house].”
The letters from “The Watcher” threatened the couple and their three young children. “Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them to me,” the stalker writes.
When the letters became even more threatening. The Broaddus family had no choice but to flee their beloved home, when they read a letter that said, “‘All the windows and door in (the house) allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house.”
But nothing is worse than one of the letters that states, “Will the young bloods play in the basement. Who has the rooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in. It will help me to know who is in which bedroom then I can plan better.”
Now the Broaddus family is suing the previous owners for not warning them before selling the property. Turns out, they too received threatening letters even days before they moved out.
Westfield Mayor Andrew Skibitsky held a town hall meeting recently to assure the family and the community that the police were now taking over the horrific situation.
There has yet to be any charges on any suspects and “The Watcher” remains anonymous.