I appreciate classic scary stories. Every single town in every single city has those stories, a haunted house, ghost sightings, a spooky cemetery, a mysterious murder or more. It’s exciting to take a haunted tour of a disturbing event that happened decades ago because you feel just enough detached from the terror that you know you’re safe. What’s most frightening however is a scary story that pops up that is recent.
In Westfield, New Jersey there is a stunning turn-of-the-century home that has been for sale since March of 2016. Details from the Zillow listing make me wish I had $1,199,000 just laying around to purchase the property. The home features hardwood floors, a dining room with a coffered ceiling, a gourmet kitchen, a sun porch, four fire places and more. The house also sits on nearly half an acre. Zillow reports that the house has been viewed on their website nearly 90,000 times, but still there have been no offers. Surely there has to be someone living in this area, with enough money to purchase this gorgeous home. Maybe the home hasn’t been sold because the Zillow add is missing a small detail about the property?
Two years ago the house was purchased by a family. Shortly after closing on the home the husband and wife found a series of threatening letters from someone called the Watcher:
The letters contained threatening messages like:
“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time…I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”
“Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them out to me.”
“Have they found out what is in the walls yet? In time they will.”
“I am pleased to know your names now and the name of the young blood you have brought to me. Will the young bloods play in the basement?
“And now I watch and wait for the day when the young blood will be mine again.”
“I am in charge…Let the young blood play again like I once did” and “stop changing it and let it alone.”
“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.”
In one letter the Watcher said that the windows and doors of the home allow him to watch and track down the new buyers as they move through the house.
The buyers never actually moved into the home and filed legal complaints stating that their lives are now plagued by anxiety and stress for fear what the Watcher will do.
As you can see, the home is still for sale and the identity of the Watcher is is yet to be known.