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Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: CMA ()
Date: April 04, 2011 01:40AM

Anyone know anything about the abandoned house on Ballantrae Ln. off 123 in McLean? It's on a large lot of land and hasn't seemed to be touched in decades; doesn't seem to fit the affluent neighborhood it's in. I've been inside it about 10 years ago when I went to McLean HS. Very creepy (supposedly haunted), some old furniture and appliances remain, etc. Curious as to what may have happened there to keep it in such poor condition.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Emily DWy ()
Date: June 13, 2011 03:38PM

Yeah I went there alot in highschool, about 10 years ago as well. We threw alot of parties in there and really creepy things seemed to happen. The most odd was that none of our flash lights or lighters would work in there and we eventually freaked ourselves out enough that we all went running out screaming. Once we were out out lighters and flash lights worked just fine. I heard that it used to be the old Kennedy mansion (the current Kennedy mansion is across the street). I also heard they had an exorcism in there (probably just a rumor since the exorcist stairs arent far from there) Another time we went driving by and tons of flashes of light were going off inside the house. I've always wondered the true story as well.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: klepto ()
Date: June 13, 2011 04:02PM

Emily DWy Wrote:
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> Yeah I went there alot in highschool, about 10
> years ago as well. We threw alot of parties in
> there and really creepy things seemed to happen.
> The most odd was that none of our flash lights or
> lighters would work in there and we eventually
> freaked ourselves out enough that we all went
> running out screaming. Once we were out out
> lighters and flash lights worked just fine. I
> heard that it used to be the old Kennedy mansion
> (the current Kennedy mansion is across the
> street). I also heard they had an exorcism in
> there (probably just a rumor since the exorcist
> stairs arent far from there) Another time we went
> driving by and tons of flashes of light were going
> off inside the house. I've always wondered the
> true story as well.

Wow, sounds like you were high on some pretty special dope back then! I'm jealous.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: logic po_po ()
Date: June 13, 2011 04:38PM

Emily DWy Wrote:
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> I also heard they had an exorcism in
> there (probably just a rumor since the exorcist
> stairs arent far from there)

You're probably right since the only place an exorcism can take place in the DC area and is in Georgetown.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: whiterussian ()
Date: June 13, 2011 10:58PM

Address please; they tore down several homes on Ballantrae within the past few years, mostly on the east side of 123. There was a great little Frank Lloyd Wright looking house at Ballantrae and West Lnagley they tore down about two years ago. I thought it resembled Cameron's house in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I was sad to see it go. I guess it is MacMansion time on that lot.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: lookout ()
Date: June 14, 2011 10:06AM

I believe it was at the end of Old Merlins Way (cul de sac) off of Ballantrae Lane. Bing does not show the house anymore.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: NiggaPlz ()
Date: June 14, 2011 01:00PM

MacMansion? On Ballantrae Road? I don't think so. McLean ain't Oakton.

whiterussian Wrote:
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> ...I guess it is MacMansion time on that lot.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Chad ()
Date: August 20, 2012 01:10AM

I have heard stories about this house for many years, but I never got the chance to see it. Several different people told me it was haunted. Someone said they saw two big sheep dogs sitting on either side of the entrance of the street. After a minute the dogs walked together back toward the abandoned house and vanished in the tall grass. The person was left feeling like something was not normal about what they saw. I recently drove by the street and all I can see is trees and an empty road. I tried researching anything I could to find out about the history of the street or the house and there is nothing online about it. The property records show that the street used to have multiple addresses on it, but it looks like the houses were torn down and now someone owns the land. I don't know why the new owner would block the street off with concrete barriers and leave the land untouched. I know it takes a while for companies to develop and build neighborhoods, but it feels like there's mysterious perhaps dark reason why that street seems to have been condemned and left in isolation from the rest of McLean.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: matthewad1 ()
Date: March 12, 2013 01:25PM

does anyone know the number of the house my friends and i have been checking out haunted abandoned houses and we heard about this one. help us out

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: friskydingo ()
Date: March 12, 2013 01:30PM

matthewad1 Wrote:
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> does anyone know the number of the house my
> friends and i have been checking out haunted
> abandoned houses and we heard about this one. help
> us out


Be careful... While I like urban exploration as much as the next guy... the cops will probably arrest if they catch you. Just some friendly advice.

 

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: scary haunted houses ()
Date: March 12, 2013 01:52PM

House is gone. Sorry urban exporers. Now go eat a dick.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Actual purpose ()
Date: March 12, 2013 10:40PM

That house and property is where John Thomas grows his marijuana plants and sells it to his players. His hopes are to one day turn it into a meth lab after he wins a settlement in his wrongful firing lawsuit.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Also ()
Date: March 18, 2013 07:20AM

He also houses players so they have a McLean address. He is a drug addict, cheater. Good riddance. Team and chool is much better off.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Lizzie brooke ()
Date: July 21, 2015 11:37AM

I go to mclean high and live really close to the school and wanted to know if the house is worth going into. I've been going into abandoned places for a while now and have been looking for more thrills!

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: anti eesh/kate bump ()
Date: July 21, 2015 09:52PM

Intawessttting thread! cool! A+

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: I'm not telling ()
Date: May 23, 2017 03:38PM

The mansion in mclean is still there, when I went a couple weeks ago there was a few signs advising not to go in that had been posted two days before. Pretty cool place to check out but those signs indicate is could be a risky place to explore in the near future

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: local contracto r ()
Date: May 23, 2017 04:11PM

Please elaborate more.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Hairy Pooter ()
Date: May 23, 2017 06:26PM

mudbloods...stay out.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: name ()
Date: May 27, 2017 08:14PM

Are you allowed to break into it?

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: May 28, 2017 12:17AM

No. They put the signs up so they can shoot you if they catch you and their defense will be “I told them so.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: Boyzindabano ()
Date: June 30, 2018 10:25AM

House is definitely not gone.1066 Bellview Rd McLean VA, 22101. Look for the boulder in the road, then take a left.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: usps ()
Date: June 30, 2018 08:06PM

That house is owned by some Prince from the middle east. Mail with the guy's name used to be sent there every now and then.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: username7382 ()
Date: August 14, 2018 11:36PM

do not go in the house. i went with friends and we got creepy vibes the whole time. we heard banging coming from downstairs and we ran out screaming. something was in the walls banging and we all heard it. this is not made up whatsoever please don’t go in that house it’s dangerous. we came out with cuts and bruises everywhere. there is definitely something in that house.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: August 14, 2018 11:46PM

username7382 Wrote:
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> do not go in the house. i went with friends and we
> got creepy vibes the whole time. we heard banging
> coming from downstairs and we ran out screaming.
> something was in the walls banging and we all
> heard it. this is not made up whatsoever please
> don’t go in that house it’s dangerous. we came
> out with cuts and bruises everywhere. there is
> definitely something in that house.


Well now you’ve done it. I guess that was your intent.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: djwee ()
Date: August 15, 2018 12:11AM

If i get the key to your cell after your arrested for being there without the owners knowlege

i'm throwing the key away

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: nopemmmmm ()
Date: December 01, 2019 09:19PM

House in Mclean is on the market now but is still up.

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Re: Abandoned House in McLean
Posted by: DMVcribs ()
Date: December 09, 2019 09:04AM

Friends and I used to go explore the mansion all the time in 2017 and had a pretty fun time taking pictures and exploring the different rooms. We went back this past Saturday 12/7 and the whole building is still heavily boarded off. We were trying to look for an entrance in but it seems no one has been able to make an opening yet. Was wondering if anyone knows an entrance somewhere on the building or if we will have to wait for some brave and stupid person to take a crowbar to the boards?

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