The family began receiving ominous notes three days after they closed on their dream home in 2014. They never moved in.

It sounded as if it could be a script for a horror movie: A family began receiving ominous notes just days after they closed on their dream home. But for Derek and Maria Broaddus, the tension surrounding their house in New Jersey over the years has been real.

So real, that they sold the property, 657 Boulevard in Westfield, New Jersey, in July at a loss, according to county records. They had never moved in.

The house, built in

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