The New Jersey Watcher (Happy Halloween!)

Oct 27, 2022, 04:00 AM

It’s Halloween time at True Crime Society!

You have probably already binged ‘The Watcher’ on Netflix : Ominous letters. Strange neighbors. Sinister threats. A family moves into their suburban dream home, only to discover they’ve inherited a nightmare.

The show is based on the true story of the Broaddus family.  In 2014, Maria and Derek Broaddus paid $1.3m for their dream family home on 657 Boulevard in Westfield, NJ. Three days after they closed on the house, their nightmare began.

‘The Watcher’ would send them disturbing and threatening letters.  This is an excerpt from one of the letters received:

657 Boulevard is anxious for you to move in. It has been years and years since the young blood ruled the hallways of the house. Have you found all of the secrets it holds yet? Will the young blood play in the basement? Or are they too afraid to go down there alone. I would [be] very afraid if I were them. It is far away from the rest of the house. If you were upstairs you would never hear them scream.

Will they sleep in the attic? Or will you all sleep on the second floor? Who has the bedrooms 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.

Join us for this episode of the True Crime Society Podcast as we discuss the true story behind ‘The Watcher’.

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As always, we give some life updates and general chat in this episode- please fast forward around 8 minutes if you want to get straight into it! 

Be sure to check out ‘A Paranormal Chicks’ podcast – Hosted by ladies with extra large personalities.  They release two episodes a week and discuss Sinister Sightings which detail creepy experiences such as sleep paralysis,

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