A judge says a lawsuit can move forward from a New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home after receiving anonymous creepy letters from someone named "The Watcher."

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2aGdCyu ) a judge rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Thursday but threw out some of the claims made by Derek and Maria Broaddus.

The couple bought the house in Westfield for nearly $1.4 million in 2014. They say the former owners should have warned them about a letter they received from the person who claimed ownership of the home.

But the judge's ruling also indicated that there may be little evidence that the previous owners knew about the letters.

The former owners have said they received a note, but deny it was disturbing.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.