DREAD: THE UNSOLVED Episode 2: “The Watcher”
It’s time to unleash the latest chapter of Dread Central’s new original bi-monthly web series Dread: The Unsolved, in which we explore strange and terrifying true stories currently making the rounds on the web. This episode will likely creep the hell out of you… because the story itself is taken directly from today’s headlines.
It’s one of the most terrifying true-crime cases of the year, surpassing even the infamous Twitter tale of “Dear David” (more on that one in a future episode), and it’s recently taken social media by storm, generating nightmare-inducing memes around the world.
Today’s episode tackles the entire history of “The Westfield Watcher” and the ongoing ordeal of Maria and Derek Broaddus, who purchased the house in 2014, but still haven’t moved in… and they don’t plan to either, for reasons you’ll soon find out.
The rights to this horrific tale have reportedly been optioned by Netflix for a feature film adaptation. But in this case, the (alleged) truth is definitely stranger – and more horrifying – than any scary story you could dream up.
Turn the lights down and give “The Watcher” a spin… and be sure to let us know what you think. Also, if you’re a resident of Westfield, New Jersey, you’ve probably got a Watcher story of your own… so be sure to share it with us!