If horror movies have taught us anything it’s that moving into a new house can be a terrifying thing. You just never know when your newly-purchased dream home is haunted by restless spirits, though one New Jersey family would likely prefer paranormal activity over the dilemma they’ve found themselves in.
As reported by USA Today, the family of five purchased a $1.3 million home in Westfield, New Jersey last year, and it wasn’t long before they began receiving threatening letters from a mysterious man who called himself ‘The Watcher’ – which began flooding in just three days after the purchase was finalized.
The first of three letters arrived on June 5th, 2014, and in it the so-called Watcher claimed to have been put in charge of watching the home, and “waiting for its second coming.” He noted that the property had previously been observed by his grandfather and father, and wrote that he would be watching the new family’s every move.
“Why are you here? I will find out,” the Watcher threatened. “I asked the (previous owners) to bring me young blood. I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me. Who has the bedrooms facing the street? I’ll know as soon as you move in.”
“All of the windows and doors … allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house,” The Watcher’s increasingly hostile letters continued. “It cries for the past and what used to be in the time when I roamed its halls.”
The family was so terrified by the letters that they never actually moved into their dream home, and earlier this month they filed a lawsuit against the previous owners. They believe that the family they bought the house from was also targeted by The Watcher, and they’re understandably upset that they were never told about him.
So who is this mysterious stalker? Authorities are currently investigating the case, though at the present time they have no leads. Is he truly dangerous or does he merely get off on terrorizing new homeowners? For now, these questions remain unanswered, as The Watcher roams free…