There are series that really put you in your shoes… the latest? There is no doubt about it. It’s The Observer.
Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, the thriller series was released on Netflix on Thursday, October 13, 2022 and stars Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale as Nora and Dean Brannock, a married couple who move into their ideal home. .
However, trouble arises when they begin to receive mysterious and disturbing messages from an outsider identifying himself as the “Watcher”.
It’s a scary show that’s made all the more terrifying because it’s based on a true story. With that in mind, has the true story that inspired The Watcher ever been resolved?
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Has the real story behind The Watcher already been solved?
No, the person responsible for sending the alarming letters has never been identified by officials in real life and the truth remains a mystery.
The Broaddus – that was the real-life couple’s name – received a number of letters at their home at 657 Boulevard, Westfield, New Jersey in 2014. Yet Newsweek reports no arrests were made. because no evidence has led to one.
Details in the letters included observations about the family, including their children, which led them to believe that they were, indeed, being watched for sure.
“Welcome back to your new home at 657 Boulevard,” read one of the letters, according to Cosmopolitan. “The workers have been busy and I have watched you unload train cars full of your belongings. The dumpster is a nice touch. Have they already found what’s in the walls? In time, they will.
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Who were the Watcher suspects?
Although no arrests were made in this case, there were indeed a small handful of identified suspects.
Newsweek reports that they were people who lived near the house and included family neighbor Michael Langford and someone also known as ‘The Gamer’, who became a suspect when a woman was arrested outside the Broaddus’ house and told police her boyfriend played “dark video games” as a character known as “The Watcher”.
He lived on the same street and was called for interviews but never showed up; the lack of evidence meant officials were unable to pursue further questioning.
Langford, on the other hand, was questioned but Netflix Life reports that he denied knowledge of the letters received by the family. As with “The Gamer”, there wasn’t enough evidence against him and the two were ruled out as suspects.
Newsweek also adds that Langford’s sister Abby was considered when female DNA was discovered on a letter. In the end, the DNA didn’t match and she was no longer a person of interest.
Does the Broaddus family still live in the Watcher house?
No, the family sold the property for a loss of $400,000 in 2019, Elle reports.
Additionally, Newsweek adds that there has been no news of more letters arriving home from 2022.
The Watcher is streaming exclusively on Netflix.
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