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Sheriff warns people to stop visiting abandoned housing development shown in viral TikTok

All Patriot NewsApril 6, 20215min
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A Missouri sheriff is warning visitors to stay away from an abandoned housing development that was the subject of a recent viral TikTok.

Indian Ridge Resort Community, located near Branson, is private property, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said in a Facebook post on Monday noting a “constant flow of people” there over the weekend.

“A recent Tik-Tok video went viral about the Indian Ridge development that went bankrupt,” he said. “This has caused this location off of 76 Highway to become a tourist attraction. THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY AND YOU CAN BE CITED FOR TRESPASSING! Our Deputies are very busy handling calls for service and really do not want to write people tickets for trespassing. Please do not enter the property.”

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He added, “Please go visit our many other tourist attractions in Stone County including Table Rock lake!”

Indian Ridge Resort Community was promised to be a 900-acre, $1.6 billion project complete with a resort hotel with the country’s second-largest indoor water park, a golf course, and shopping areas, according to Missouri’s KY3, which also reported that only 13 homes were started and that none were completed.

The project was abandoned after the 2008 housing crisis.

The popular video, which now has over 15.2 million views and 2.2 million “likes” and was first posted on March 26, depicts the spot as spooky. In a later video, the TikTok creator, lawyer Carrie Jernigan, posted directions to the development but warned viewers not to trespass.

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In 2015, four people pleaded guilty to real estate fraud in relation to the development.

The property was bought in 2015, and there are currently plans to develop it.

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