There is a certain type of person who prefers a historic house to a brand new one. Most of the time, that type of person doesn't have $1 million in the bank, though. So it's no surprise that this $1.2 million historic house in New Jersey has been on the market since March.
The house looks innocent enough, but it has earned the nickname "watcher house" and the reason is just as creepy as you would imagine.
In 2013, Derek and Maria Broaddus purchased the house for $1.2 million. Soon after moving in, they received their welcome letter.
"I have be (sic) put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming...I asked the Woods (the previous owners) to bring me young blood...Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will."
More letters followed. The couple filed a lawsuit against the previous owners, saying they sold the house without disclosing this strange issue.
The previous owners say the couple (pictured below) is making the whole thing up.
The "watcher" claims to have inherited the duty of watching the house from his father, who watched the house in the 60s, and his grandfather, who watched the house in the 20s. Now it's his turn.
|Inside view of the house|
Interestingly, the previous owners of the house do admit they received an anonymous letter just before moving out. But they "deny that the note was 'disturbing' or in any way claimed a right of possession and/or ownership of the premises," according to NJ.com.
Do you think the couple is really receiving those letters? Or is this a case like the Amityville Horror house?
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