By now, the entire America (and not only) is well aware of the shocking case of the so-called ‘Westfield Watcher.’ The timeline which begins back in 2014 could easily pass as a Hollywood thriller script – except this time it’s all real.
At the time, the Broaddus family had just bought a beautiful mansion located on the Boulevard in Westfield. Along with that contract, they also signed their sentence to an endless series of threats from a mystery stalker.
The Westfield Watcher, as he is known today, started sending letters one by one, each containing evidence showing that he was watching their every move – including their three children. To this day, the police still doesn’t know who’s responsible for the letters, though it seems they have achieved their purpose: the Broaddus family never moved in.
Officials finally decided to publish a full report regarding the chilling incident, including the letters sent by the potential attacker. What you’re about to read are exact quotes from the Westfield Watcher and, I must warn you, they might give you chills. Let’s have a look:
“657 Boulevard has been the subject of my family for decades now and as it approaches its 110th birthday, I have been put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming. My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time. you know what lies within the walls of 657 Boulevard? Why are you here? I will find out.
“Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Better for me. Was your old house too small for the growing family? Or was it greed to bring me your children? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them too [sic] me.”
“All of the windows and doors in 657 Boulevard allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house.”
“Maybe a car accident. Maybe a fire. Maybe something as simple as a mild illness that never seems to go away but makes you fell sick day after day after day after day after day. Maybe the mysterious death of a pet. Loved ones suddenly die. Planes and cars and bicycles crash. Bones break.”
“Will the young blood play in the basement? Or are they too afraid to go down there alone. I would [be] very afraid if I were them. It is far away from the rest of the house. If you were upstairs you would never hear them scream.”
From stalker to urban legend
According to Thrillist, the Westfield Watcher has officially passed the Jersey Devil and became the top urban legend of New Jersey. Furthermore, the mystery character became so popular, it now has the same rank as famous legends such as Mexico’s Chupacabra or Maryland’s Goat Man.
Truth or fiction, the Broaddus family didn’t take any chances. They filed a lawsuit against the previous owners claiming that they knew the house was being stalked yet didn’t mention it; also, they made the letters public because they want any potential owner to know what they’re getting into before making a purchase.
Meanwhile, Netflix won a tight battle for the movie rights to the case that shocked not only a country, but the entire world as well.