File under: creepy

In the weeks after the Broaddus family purchased their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey they began to receive mysterious, threatening correspondences from a stranger calling themself “The Watcher”. The stranger claims a special connection to the house, which has “been the subject of [their] family for decades.” The letters went on to claim of a secret buried within the walls of the house, and that a “second coming” was imminent given an infusion of “young blood”. The letters also claim that the sender was familiar with the previous owners of the home, and after some digging, the Broaddus family believes that to be true. They are now suing the former inhabitants for withholding this information during the sale of the house.

The folks over at /r/creepy contribute an item of dubious usefulness: another spoopy tale from Westfield!

Westfield is, coincidentally, also the setting of the strange case of John List.

Most news agencies are reiterating the same information from the CBS local and Gawker pieces above, but Courthouse News has an interesting legal perspective on the story.

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