WESTFIELD — Who's afraid of the infamous "Watcher" house? Not the guy who's living there now.

Derek and Maria Broaddus said they have not been able to move into the home they bought in 2015 for $1.4 million after they received threatening letters asking “Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them too (sic) me.”

After the Planning Board in Westfield turned down their plan to tear the house down and put up two homes in its place. The six-bedroom house is now being leased, NJ.com reported.

A man named "Chris" has rented out the home since Nov. 1 and said he was unaware of the controversy, according to the report.

The Broaddus couple sued the previous owners, claiming they did not tell them about the person sending the letters who, according to the suit, has a “mentally disturbed fixation” on the house. The previous owners deny the allegation and have filed a countersuit.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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