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WESTFIELD, N.J. — If you’ve ever wanted a real-life haunted house experience of your own, the “Watcher” house in Westfield is on the market — again.

The six-bedroom, four-bathroom colonial on Westfield’s boulevard 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.

Other amenities include a master suite, two porches, finished basement and security system.

Sound like your dream home? Derek and Maria Broaddus must have thought so, too, when they bought it in 2014. However, they never got to enjoy their new abode; they listed the home for sale before they even moved in after receiving 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.

Another asked if 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.

The home recently made it to Thrillist‘s list of the creepiest urban legends in the country.

Since, the home has been on and off the market. A renter is living in the home.

In addition, the couple have filed a lawsuit against the previous owners, who tax records list as John and Andria Woods of Massachusetts. The family claims the prior residents failed to disclose they also received a threatening letter, they said.

The Woods owned the property dating back to at least 2011, according to tax information.

However, the Broadduses aren’t looking to sell it for a song, despite its reputation. The home is currently listed for a tidy $1.1 million with annual property taxes estimated over $22,000. That’s about $200,000 less than they paid.  

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