THE CHILLING WATCHER HOUSE
That nice Colonial house in Westfield, New Jersey that has a stalker is for sale again. The stalker is called ” The Watcher” by his own admission. Did you hear about this horrible, very bad real estate deal called The Watcher house?
It’s the stuff that horror films are made of, but this is in real life. This brings new meaning to Housekaboodle Sue when I think of house stalkers.
Derek and Maria Broaddus, who have three children bought the lovely six bedrooms, four bathroom Colonial back in 2014 for 1.35 million. Then three days after closing on the house they received a series of threatening letters.
Per NBC News, after receiving the letters, the couple tried to sell the home, but buyers were put off by the perilous nature of the Watcher.
The first note said:
“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time.”
The disturbing second letter said: “Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will… I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me.” and
“Who has the bedroom 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.”
The Broaddus family were so frightened by the letters they never moved into the house.
It’s a very nice home minding its own business being a house.
Part of the home’s charm is the sun porch on the side and large porch to envy.
THE WATCHER HOUSE HAS:
Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, four fireplaces, two porches, window seats and more.
What’s not to like, except for The Watcher.
Zillow refers to the Watcher house in Westfield, New Jersey as a “grand turn-of-the-century home with many quality updates on a stately street close to NYC transportation and award-winning downtown.” and “Full of character and charm of the early 1900’s.”
Now on the market at a reduced price of $1,250,000. Take a look inside.
I like the unusual shape of the leaded glass window. This may be the bedroom the overly disturbed OCD person was referring to when he wrote: “Who has the bedroom facing the street?”
Derek and Maria Broaddus believe the former owners knew about the threats against the house and filed a lawsuit. Former owners, Johan and Andrea Woods, say the new owners just made up the stalker letter story and filed to have the lawsuit dismissed.
Westfield, New Jersey Police have seen the letters, investigated thoroughly, but no suspect has been charged.
The letter story seems too bizarre to be made up, doesn’t it?
See more of The Watcher house on Zillow, if you dare.
P.S. Update 4-4-2017: Per Fox News the owners have received an even more threatening letter from the stalker. They still have not been able to sell the house. They can’t move into it because of the danger and they’ve asked the town for permission to tear it down and build two houses on the property and the town won’t let them.
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