New Jersey Family Reportedly Claims 'The Watcher' Is Targeting Them

The family hasn't moved into dream home because of an anonymous stalker.

ByABC News
June 22, 2015, 1:37 PM

— -- Members of a New Jersey family claim they are being targeted by an alleged stalker -- a person apparently fixated on their million-dollar home, allegedly terrorizing them with demands.

The family is now suing the previous owners, claiming they failed to disclose knowing about the problem.

The situation involves a home in the upscale town of Westfield, in Union County, located less than 20 miles west of New York City. According to a report by Courthouse News Service, the anonymous stalker calling himself “The Watcher” is allegedly terrorizing the family to the extent that they haven’t moved into their million-dollar dream home.

The new owners are so frightened, they want their identities and address protected.

Three days after they bought the six-bedroom, $1.3 million home in June 2014, the family said they started receiving threatening letters, according to the report.

According to the report, “The Watcher” allegedly wrote that the home has been “the subject of my family for decades,” and claimed he was “put in charge of watching and waiting for its second coming.”

ABC News reached out to police to verify the anonymous threats but have not received a response.

The family is suing the home’s previous owners, claiming the seller allegedly received one of the letters a week before the closing and should have told them about it, alleging that the situation will affect the value of the home.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for fraud and breach of contract, according to the report.