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Sat Apr 3, 2021, 07:57 PM

Abandoned $1.6 billion Missouri resort community goes viral - abandoned during construction in 2008

https://nypost.com/2021/04/01/abandoned-1-6-billion-missouri-resort-community-goes-viral/

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It’s scarier than a haunted house — and way more expensive!

A spine-tingling ghost town of mansions in Missouri, which was supposed to become a $1.6 billion resort community, went viral on social media this week.

Spooky footage shows the large, crumbling abodes abandoned among overgrown plants at the Indian Ridge Resort in Branson — more than a decade after the housing market crisis, TikTok user @carriejernigan1 posted over the weekend.

“Have you ever seen a subdivision full of abandoned mansions?” she asks in the video, which had raked in more than 2.1 million “likes” on Thursday.

“This was supposed to be a 1.6 billion dollar resort community. It was going to have one of the country’s largest water parks, golf courses, hotels conference centers and shopping,” she said.

“But instead it turned into a ghost town when the 2008 housing crisis hit. Five people had ended up in federal prison. And 13 years later the houses just sit here.”

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Reply Abandoned $1.6 billion Missouri resort community goes viral - abandoned during construction in 2008 (Original post)
Demovictory9 Apr 3 OP
dixiegrrrrl Apr 3 #1
Demovictory9 Apr 3 #2
OhZone Apr 3 #8
Blue_true Apr 3 #9
Demovictory9 Apr 3 #12
Blue_true Apr 3 #22
Spider Jerusalem Apr 3 #13
Blue_true Apr 3 #24
dixiegrrrrl Apr 3 #25
Bristlecone Apr 3 #3
Demovictory9 Apr 3 #5
Bristlecone Apr 3 #14
DURHAM D Apr 3 #4
Delarage Apr 3 #15
SMC22307 Apr 4 #32
Blue_true Apr 3 #6
wcmagumba Apr 3 #7
OhZone Apr 3 #10
Demovictory9 Apr 3 #11
FakeNoose Apr 3 #17
Demovictory9 Apr 4 #28
Buns_of_Fire Apr 3 #18
TheBlackAdder Apr 3 #19
oasis Apr 3 #20
Liberal In Texas Apr 3 #26
TheBlackAdder Apr 3 #16
FakeNoose Apr 3 #21
Mazeltov Cocktail Apr 3 #23
TexasBushwhacker Apr 3 #27
Demovictory9 Apr 4 #29
KY_EnviroGuy Apr 4 #30
onethatcares Apr 4 #31

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:05 PM

1. china is rife with ghost towns like that



their planned economy has its share of similar failures,

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:12 PM

2. there are lots of ghost towns. this one is both ugly and beautiful

and why mansions with so little private land? big house but right up on top of each other.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:24 PM

8. That's very common in NJ.

I'm near the shore, an hour and a half south of NYC, and there are big houses and mansions, some with a lot of land, some with almost none, some just a house on the water, some next to tiny former summer only homes. And all the mix of suburban homes, shopping, and, oh, beaches, and lakes and rivers. And a few miles south of me on the **Western** side of the major north-south artery, the Garden State Parkway, you'll find the Pinelands reserves, tons of woodlands, some small farms, and also "Piney's," the ruralish anti-urban types, some with nice homes, but a lot with run down homes. Yeah, guns, hunting, and sometimes an ignorant conservative attitude. All these peeps not so far from where Jersey Shore was filmed on the Eastern side of the parkway! Ha.

We're very eclectic around here.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:25 PM

9. A lot of pricey suburbs near bustling cities are like that. In California, $1,000,000 houses have

postage stamp sized yards.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:28 PM

12. yes, tiny yards where land is pricey... but outside Branson??

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:52 PM

22. There are fools born everyday.

Get people like that into fancy “sales” offices, do a glossy presentation, then take them out to diner at some pricey restaurant and ply the with all the alcohol they can hold, and soon you have either “investors” or home buyers.

Neither of us would pull a stunt like that, but the development was started by some people that went to jail for bilking people.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:32 PM

13. In a lot of places in California a $1M house is a 1-story 3BR/2BA ranch-style from the '70's (n/t)

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #13)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 09:00 PM

24. That is the downside of areas that have big time innovation going on, creating a bustling economy.

The people on the low end of the resulting pay scale get crushed. But all we see are the owners, big stock position holders, or super-star athletes or media personalities dabbling in investing or restaurant companies.

Where I live a person can rent a large warehouse of 6,000-7,000 square feet for less than $1500 per month, in NYC or San Francisco, $1,500 per month would get you nothing, even $9,000-$15,000 would maybe get a 2,000 square foot place on some back alley street.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 10:00 PM

25. In Cal. those McMansions are everywhere



When I was in the SF Bay area during the housing boom late 90's/early 2000, I watched people buying up little 1950's houses in neighborhoods, tearing them down and building those McMansions, right up to the sidewalk, as you say. They sold, too, as horrendously high prices.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:15 PM

3. Who is the total idiot who built all those houses on Spec?

Talk about bad business. Too much Field of Dreams and not enough business sense.

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Response to Bristlecone (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:21 PM

5. plan was started at height of housing bubble, I think some went to jail over this

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:32 PM

14. You're right. I re-clicked the Post link and scrolled down

Below the pics. I hadn't realized there was a little more story below. TY

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:16 PM

4. Someone could have salvaged thousands and thousands of

dollars worth of stuff out of those houses. Too bad.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:35 PM

15. The waste is sinful

Kitchen cabinets are EXPENSIVE and they were already installed---a LOT could be salvaged. This makes me sad

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 05:45 PM

32. Exactly. What obscene waste. (n/t)

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:22 PM

6. Man. I hope that Stephen King come across those pictures.

The resulting novel would likely be hair-raising. College kids stop in old decaying mansionville, unbeknownst to them, the mansions are haunted by the ghosts of dead people that had lost their huge deposits. Kids don’t care, they just want to drink beer, roast hotdogs and make out. But then the pissed off ghosts rise and cause all types of living hell for the kids.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:23 PM

7. I used to drive past that on my way to and from work everyday...always known in the area...

as some sort of speculative rip off scam investment...branched off from the many time share "resorts" in that area...a few of the crooks did go to jail but numerous investors lost big money...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:27 PM

10. Why does it look like someone threw oatmeal on them? ha

I know it's supposed to be some kind of stylish brickwork, but it looks like some horrible disease. Oh well.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:27 PM

11. the random brickwork is awful

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Response to OhZone (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:44 PM

17. They stopped before the work was done

I think it was supposed to have a brick and plaster sort of effect but it never got finished.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 04:03 AM

28. ahhh.. you are right... they would have plastered on some stuff on the flat walk part that would

have blended in with the brick

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Response to OhZone (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:45 PM

18. Attack of the Slime Creatures from Outer Space.

It only looks like brickwork. They've attached themselves to the houses, where they patiently wait for the next unwary urban explorer.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:45 PM

19. I've seen rescue animals with better mange than those things have.

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Response to OhZone (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:47 PM

20. Pterodactyl flyover?

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Response to OhZone (Reply #10)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 10:02 PM

26. Looks like there was more brickwork that just fell off and left the random

patches still on. If that happened you wouldn't think that they were built very well.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:44 PM

16. Those are some shitty parcels too. Bet there's a lot of hydrologic action against those foundations.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:51 PM

21. Here's a good example for those who would invest in fake planned communities

Don't do it. It's always better to invest in a real community, even when it's not 100% to your liking. This place is like a failed Disneyland for billionaires. A lot of money was wasted on nothing, before this went belly-up.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 08:54 PM

23. It's pointed out during the video that the "mansions" are actually duplexes.

Some also appeared to be almost a cluster home of 3-4 residences in one. I'm sure it's difficult to discern the original layouts with all the vandalism and decay but the are several "front door" type entrances on the structures.
What a sad waste of resources, I don't find it scary, just terribly terribly sad.

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Response to Mazeltov Cocktail (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 10:26 PM

27. They were probably intended to be vacation homes

rather than permanent residences. Though it's a "country music mecca" with many entertainment venues, the city itself only has about 11K residents. The closest major airport is in Springfield, 45 miles away.

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Response to Mazeltov Cocktail (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 04:03 AM

29. yes, they are townhouses.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 05:32 AM

30. Speaks volumes about global capitalism's failures alongside our massive homeless problem.

Shameful waste of natural resources, capital and man-hours.......

Next, someone someday will have to pay for their removal.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 08:16 AM

31. lumber recovery would be an option

if nothing else. Have you priced 2 x 4s lately?

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