A family in Union County, N.J. became terrified and feared for their lives after buying a home that was being watched by a stalker who calls himself “the Watcher.”
The Washington Post reported that Derek and Maria Broaddus, who bought the $1.3 million dream home, claim that he previous owners were aware of “the Watcher” but didn’t say anything about him and are now filing a lawsuit against the previous owners. They put in a civil complaint to the Union County Superior Court earlier this June, saying in the lawsuit that the previous owners “knowingly and willfully” failed to disclose the home’s history.
The new owners have received letters from the unanimous stalker who claims the home “has been the subject of my family for decades” and “I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”
One letter addressed the several children the current family have, leaving the family fearful to the point that they moved out of the home:
“Have they found out what’s in the walls yet?” and “I am pleased to know your names now, and the name of the young blood you have brought to me.”
The home is a six-bedroom house in Westfield, N.J. MayorAndy Skibitsky of Westfield addressed the growing concern by the community at a Town Council meeting June 23. night, saying that the “.. police department conducted an exhaustive investigation based on the factual circumstances and evidence available.”
No charges have been filed in the case. The Broadduses received the first of the letters just three days after buying the home.