A New Jersey family are suing the people who sold them their €1.1 million luxury dream home over claims they failed to mention a stalker who has been harassing the family since they moved in.
Identifying themselves as the home's 'Watcher', the unknown stalker began writing letters within days of the family moving into the idyllic home in Westfield in US state of New Jersey.
“Why are you here? I will find out,” the first letter read.
“My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time. Do you need to fill the house with the young blood?”
The letter was signed 'The Watcher'.
Subsequent letters began to make reference to the couple’s new young children, asking which rooms they slept in, were they allowed to play in the basement, and if they had “found what was in the walls yet?”
“I know their names, I will call to them and draw them to me,” the stalker said.
“I asked the (prior owners) to bring me young blood. And now I watch and wait for the day when they (sp) young blood will be mine again.”
“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.”
One letter read: “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."
The family, who have been unable to sell the house because of the letters, are suing the previous owners on the grounds they knew about 'The Watcher' and failed to tell them.
The lawsuit from the couple claims the sellers, the insurance company and others involved in the sale, all knew about the letters but said nothing as they knew it would jeopardise the sale.
According to local media, there is an "ongoing police investigation" into the letters, and anyone with information about the identity of ‘The Watcher' has been asked to come forward.