“The Watcher”, one of the creepiest stories from New Jersey that inspired the Netflix series

Derek and Maria Broaddus purchased a Dutch Colonial Revival-style house built in 1905 in Westfield, New Jersey, in June 2014 for $1.3 million. It was the house of his dreams.

They never moved and ultimately sold the sprawling six-bedroom estate at a loss of $500,000.

Shortly after buying it, the couple started receiving creepy letters. Some were directly threatening. Others made disturbing references to their children. They were all from a stalker who called himself “The Watcher,” who said he had been watching his house for nearly a century.

The letters were disturbing.

“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched it in the 1960s. Now is my time. Do you know the history of the house? Do you know what lies within the walls of 657 Boulevard? Why Are you here? I’ll find out,” said the first letter.

In another it said: “It’s been years and years since the young blood ruled the halls of the house. Have you found all the secrets it keeps yet? Will the young blood play in the basement? Or are they too afraid to go down there alone? “

Long a part of New Jersey urban legend and internet lore, now the story of “The Watcher” made its streaming debut Thursday in a new Netflix horror series starring Naomi Watts and many more, along with with Bobby Cannavale, the versatile Garden State-born actor who has starred in “Blue Jasmine,” “Motherless Brooklyn,” “Mr. Robot” and more.

The seven-episode miniseries comes from “Dahmer Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” creators Ryan Murphy, also known for “American Horror Story” and “Glee,” and Ian Brennan, who wrote for “Glee” and co-created Dahmer series.

We won’t spoil any of the fun for you. Take a look at the official trailer below.

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“The Watcher”, one of the creepiest stories from New Jersey that inspired the Netflix series