WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — The owners of a New Jersey home, known as the "Watcher" house, lost their civil fraud case against the home's previous owners after portions of their lawsuit was dismissed Wednesday, NJ.com reported.
Derek and Maria Broaddus filed a lawsuit against the previous owners of the Westfield, N.J., for not disclosing information about a series of disturbing letters from the home's "watcher."
“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time,” one of the anonymous letters delivered to the home said.
The home recently made it to Thrillist's list of the creepiest urban legends in the country.
The house is listed for sale online for more than $1.1 million. The six-bedroom, four-bathroom colonial was built in 1905 and was remodeled in 2014. The home is described as having several fireplaces, wood floors with decorative inlay, coffered ceilings, leaded glass windows and a gourmet kitchen in its online listing.
Tax records list John and Andria Woods of Massachusetts as the previous owners. They owned the home dating back to at least 2011.
An email sent to a spokesman for the Union County Prosecutor's Office seeking more information about the court decision was not immediately answered Wednesday night.
Another letter asked whether the owners were able “to fill the house with the young blood I requested?”
The next claimed to know the couple's children’s names and the writer remarked that he was pleased they were able to bring the young blood he requested. Police haven't been able to determine the origin of the threatening letters.
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