A couple’s dream home became a nightmare after they started receiving creepy letters from an individual who calls himself “The Watcher.”
The pair, who have three children, state in a lawsuit filed in Union County Superior Court that they began receiving the letters just three days after they closed on the Westfield, New Jersey, home on June 2, 2014, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
In his letters, “The Watcher” allegedly writes that his family has watched over the home for decades. “My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is my time,” one of the letters reads. “I asked the [previous owners] to bring me young blood.”
Another letter reads: “Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will. I am pleased to know your names and the names now of the young blood you have brought to me.”
It continues: “Will the young bloods play in the basement. Who has the rooms 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 couple were so scared by the letters that they never moved into the home at all, and are now in the process of selling it again. However, the complaint states, they “are having trouble selling the home as interested parties, once notified of the letters, no longer view the property as a safe home.”
The pair are suing the previous owners, who they say deliberately failed to notify them of “The Watcher” and “knowingly elected to pursue” the [$1.36 million] sale.” They’re also suing the Chicago Title Insurance Company and “The Watcher” himself, court papers state.
The couple are represented by Lee Levitt, who declined to comment to PEOPLE on the case.
Meanwhile, Westfield Mayor Andrew Skibitsky insisted that local law enforcement officials have investigated the letters – but have made no progress in finding “The Watcher.”
“Our police have conducted an exhaustive investigation into the threatening letters. Our police went the extra measure and left no stone unturned,” Skibitsky said Tuesday night at a township council meeting, NJ.com reports.
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