The new Netflix original series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan The Observer, will finally be available to stream on Thursday, October 13th. As they await the arrival of the true crime miniseries, people have been looking up everything there is to know about the show. More specifically, people are looking for information about the real family that bought what appears to be the haunted house.
If you weren’t aware The Observer is based on the true story of a married couple and their three children who were hoping to move into their dream home in Westfield, New Jersey, but were unable to due to creepy threatening letters from a mysterious stalker known as “The Watcher”. ”
The Broaddus family is the actual family that bought the house. The family consists of Derek and Maria Broaddus and their three children. In June 2014, the Broaddus family purchased the six-bedroom home at 657 Boulevard for $1.3 million and renovated it before moving into it. But one night Derek checked the mail at the new house and found a strange letter addressed to the new owners. The letter writer said they had been watching the house for decades and private information about the Broaddus family.
As the creepy letters kept pouring in, the Broaddus family turned to the police, private investigators, FBI agents, and even took matters into their own hands to find out who was behind the letters. But there wasn’t much hard evidence as the mysterious stalker didn’t leave any digital trail or fingerprints. It was also difficult to locate someone at the crime scene.
In the end, the stalker was never found and the Broaddus family put what would be their ideal home on the market for less than what they originally bought it for. In July 2019, 657 Boulevard was reportedly sold to new owners for $959,360. Where does the Broaddus family stand now in 2022?
The Watcher on Netflix: Where is the Broaddus family now?
Not much is known about the current whereabouts of the Broaddus family. But according to The Cut, two years after receiving the threatening letters from The Watcher, the Broaddus family decided to borrow money from family members to buy a second home in Westfield, using an LLC to keep the location secret.
However, there is a possibility that the Broaddus family has not lived in this house since 2016. During this time they were considered outcasts and Derek Broaddus was keen to leave Westfield. Maybe Derek finally convinced Maria to move away from the city that was causing them so much grief. We will probably never know the whereabouts of the Broaddus family. I’m pretty sure after everything they’ve been through, they’ll try to stay private for the rest of their lives.
Be sure to stop by The Observer when it arrives on Netflix on October 13.
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