This is one of the most terrifying things that can happen after buying a new home.
A family purchased a home in Westfield, New Jersey, for $1.3 million, but were forced to sell it before they moved in after they found out the home was being stalked. In several letters, the stalker — who goes by the name "The Watcher" — admits to watching the house since the previous owners lived there.
"Why are you here? I will find out," one excerpt obtained by NJ.com reads. "My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time."
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According to People, the new owners received their first letter just days after purchasing the home on June 2, 2014 and never actually moved in. The pair, who have three children, are now struggling to sell the property after news of “The Watcher” came to light. They are also suing the previous owners for failing to disclose the discomforting “watcher,” who wrote to the former homeowners on May 24, just days before they closed.
To make matters worse, the children are at risk.
"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 to me. I asked the (prior owners) to bring me young blood,” the stalker writes.
“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 family also sued the Chicago Title Insurance Company, and "The Watcher," though no name or address is stated.
At this time, no charges have been filed.