WESTFIELD, N.J. – A New Jersey family says their dream home has turned into a nightmare after a person apparently fixated on their million-dollar home began sending them threatening letters.
The Courthouse News Service reports the letters started arriving on June 5, 2014, three days after the couple closed on the house.
The man who calls himself “The Watcher” sent multiple letters to the home telling the new buyers that the property “has been the subject of my family for decades.”
The Watcher allegedly claims to have been “put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”
“Why are you here? I will find out,” one letter says, according to a complaint filed in court.
The family alleges The Watcher also wrote that “I asked the [previous owners] to bring me young blood,” and said that “once I know their names, I will call to them and draw them too [sic] me.”
Another letter reportedly asks, “Who has the bedrooms 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 owners were so terrified of the letters that they never moved into their million-dollar dream home.
They are now suing the previous owners, claiming the sellers received one of the letters a week before closing and should have told them about it.
According to Courthouse News Service, the family is seeking damages for fraud and breach of contract.