A New Jersey couple who claim to be receiving creepy letters from an anonymous stalker known as ‘The Watcher’ says they have just gotten a new note.
Lee Levitt, an attorney for Derek and Maria Broaddus, wrote in a legal brief that the couple received the letter in late February, a few weeks after a tenant rented and moved into the Westfield, NJ home. This was the fourth letter the Broadduses received from ‘The Watcher,’ who claims to be the rightful owner of their $1.4 million home which they purchased in 2014.
Levitt says this latest later included specific threats and was “more derogatory and sinister than any of the previous letters.”
In one of the earlier letters, ‘The Watcher’ asked if the new family had brought him the ‘young blood’ that he yearned for.
“I have be [sic] put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming; my grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s,’ one letter reads.
“It is now my time; Why are you here? I will find out; Now that they have it to flaunt it, they pay the price..”
The letter continued: “I asked the Woods to bring me young blood.”
Another letter read: “Who am I? I am the Watcher and have been in control of [the home] for the better part of two decades now. The woods family turned it over to you it was their time to move on and kindly sold it when I asked them to.”
The Broadduses, who have three young children, have not moved into the home as a result of these letters and have been trying unsuccessfully to sell the property. The couple is suing the previous owners of the home, claiming that they did not disclose information about ‘The Watcher’ after receiving letters from him as well. That family has countersued, claiming that the letter they received was not threatening and that the Broadduses were defaming them.
Westfield police are investigating the letters but have been unable to identify the author as of yet.
Westfield, New Jersey
Westfield, New Jersey has a very low crime rate, making ‘The Watcher’ story even more bizarre. The total crime rate per 1,000 residents is 8.84, with just 11 violent crimes. It is safer than 75% of U.S. cities.
Overall, it has a population of 30,548.