The Haunted Mafia Mansion

Back in early 2007 I discovered a true hidden gem in my own backyard. It seems that back in the late 80’s there was a notorious mafia Don that lived and worked out of a huge mansion in Davie, Florida. By the time 1990 rolled around the Feds had enough evidence to capture the Don and he was sent away to prison.

Legend goes that more than a few spent their final moments at the hands of the Don in that mansion. There were even rumors of blood stains in the bathroom. Our first trip was a bit of a letdown but we did manage to get a few great pictures.

It was another five months before we decided to return and boy were we glad. We spoke to a neighbor who told us that the owner wasn’t involved in the mafia, as far as she knew, but was actually an “arms dealer” and very prominent drug dealer. He spent almost 15 long years in prison but was released in 2005. That very same year, his daughter bought up the land and began restoring the heavily damaged property. Sometime in 2006 she vanished and no one knows where she went. The Old Mafia Haunting, by name only…sits alone and for the most part, undisturbed.

Update – May 2009

The Haunted Mafia Mansion has burned to the ground.


192 Responses to “The Haunted Mafia Mansion”

  1. wowww, weird, is this off of stirling road, because i’ve definitely been there

    • Yeah it’s off stirling. I’ve been there.

      But hey – this place has NOT burned down. I was just there! where did the guy get his facts?

  2. Yup! That’s it. Do you know of any other abandoned places?

    BTW, here are more pics of the mansion.

  3. That is awesome. Where off of Stirling Rd is it?

  4. It’s behind the Publix shopping center near the Hard Rock.

  5. yeah. there are a few little houses on griffen that have been abandoned over the years. be careful in these, a lot of them have rotting wooden floors and LOTS of wasps. i’ve fallen through the floor in one of these before. if you feel like driving to southwest miami you should go to the krome detention center. it was a missile silo during the cuban missile crisis but now there’s nothing there. when you’re driving south on krome you’ll see cement barracades on the right side of the road. you have to climb over these to get to the buildings and barracks which are kind of far back. there’s also a mansion in sunshine ranches that is abanonded on malaluca.

    if you ever come up north there are some places in ocala and the panhandle that are pretty creepy. i live in tallahassee and once you leave the city limits there are soo many (what look like) abandoned farms that i’ve been meaning to explore.

    • Pepe portucasa Says:

      be careful if any of you go here at night. There are lots of gang initiations that happen there at night. a jump in which I saw in person and I have heard of one of the initiations where they wait for people to walk by the rooms and jump them beating them half to death. Iv also witnessed a spray paint can get dropped and heard people running out from there. During the day its awesome. Lots of old bombs on the walls which I know my cousins put up over 15-20 years ago.

  6. Thanks for the info. I was supposed to go to the missile base but plans fell through.

    Good luck on your exploring!

  7. That’s awesome! Does anyone know of any abandoned places near ocala, fl, or citrus county fl? I love stuff like this!

  8. i play paintball at the abdoned missile base it nothing but if u like that kind of exploring go at night it would be worth it just this morning they found a dead body there in the grass it’s crazy the kind of shit u would find there when we first started like a few years bak u would find neddles and bullet shells and beds and theres doors every where now it’s just a building with lots of paintball oil on the floor but if u want to go cuming from up north go to krome and head south its to your right after the immigration jail like a mile it’s insane

  9. wow ive actually been in this mansion YEARS AGO “its huge”btw its really creepy everything is all broken down and theres alot of wierd witchcraft stuff in do knnow so much about this mansion?and do u know any other sits that have more informaton about this mansion?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    quote from Adina “thereโ€™s also a mansion in sunshine ranches that is abanonded on malaluca.”

    can anyone please give more information on this? me and some buddies really wanna check it out but we cant find it!!! Thanks!

  11. i wouldddd say where the house in sunshine ranches is, but honestly, once more and more people find out about these places the more vandalized they are and the more the police patrol these areas!!! drive around and find places by yourself, it’s not so hard!

  12. (previously anonymous) : Me and my buddies drove around for over 2 hours in broad daylight and we couldn’t find it…. so can u tell us where it is? thanks.. if u don’t want everyone knowin just email it to thanks

    PS. We REALLY want to go.. thanks.

    • can any one help me out im trying to find more of these places..i just went to the one in Weston today jan 2010 i just did a shoot there.. preety creepy cant get in it though ..the door is huge looks like a church..then the right side of the house looks like a slaughter home and the left side looks like a regular home lol..weird dead birds bones..anyways if ur gonna go to these places go in the morning around 11am
      so if u know of any places please let me know …thanks w.p

      email me

    • 61st and stirling rd. Its a little hidden behind some trees. The address is 5600 SW 61st ave if you use a gps.

  13. Also, does anyone know of the abandoned mansion that has a “moat” around it thats in southwest ranches apparently west of 75?

  14. i live by the mafia mansion if any1 is looking for it is 5600 sw 61st.ave. in davie byt he hardrock i saw its for sale now people always buy the property and a few months later the forsale sign is back up one ever seems to move in

  15. I missed the clip on this today on channel 10…. did anyone see it??? What’s the latest on this place… still accessible?

  16. esteban Says:

    the house on melalueca is the last house on the left side. its abandoned the guy killed his whole family. and now its just full of wasps and horse trails and rodeo stadium

  17. Ive been to this house a few times im trying to find the one on can someone email it to me

  18. this place has been sold to someone aND there now renivating it.

  19. yoo i went there lastnite and that shit iss real!!
    fuckk that hell no.

  20. doe any one know if the mafia mansion story is real? it looks extremely creepy…i wonder if anyone has died in there.

  21. i just went to check it out today gate was locked and once i pulled up these spanish people kinda gardener like a lil freaky pulled up a few minutes after so i dipped out there but yea i saw a little bit of it it looks so sick!! i really want to go inside and oh yea i went to the one on melleluca drive on stirling in cooper city and some f***rs burnt the house down! but there is still the barn in the back and the guest house..

  22. I went by there last night and there’s people living on the property. We tried to get in and they called the cops on us.

  23. its good to be home. i live down the street from the house and have been going there for years. it used to be a cool place to hang out other than all the F*****G mosquitos. its been abandoned, so we never had any problem. BUT now the new owners have been renovating to sell it, and have sensors on the property, and security cameras. We went there friday night around 12:30am. there were no lights on about 5 minutes after we got in two spanish security guards with guns and dogs chased us out. 3 davie Police cars were waiting for us outside just as we were leaving, my brother tried hiding in the bushes and when the police dog found him it bit the s**t out of his arm. the cops went in and got a copy of the security camera video and we got arrested. the house is not haunted but what a nightmare.

  24. is this mansion really haunted or just abandond?ive been by ther a few times and this house looks really creepy has anyone had any weird experiences in there?

    • yea!!!! me and my friends went there just yesterday and we shadows and stuff we didnt know anything about that house and then my dad told me i was scared the shadow that i saw was a men with a hat it was really crepppy

  25. just went to the malalecua drive house and i can confirm that some ***holes burned down the house, but the shack,stables, and guest house is still there

  26. yea i got 3 really crappy pics (it was really dark), took a video but its corrupted for some reason lol

  27. hey! whoa this thread has blown up. is the house on maleluca really burnt down??? wow, what the fuck, that’s tragic. that place was a hidden treasure, it was so creepy.

  28. I am on a suspended license. Someone needs to go take pictures to see the house and if it really burnt to the ground.

  29. yea the house on maleluca is burnt down, that really sucks

  30. The house on maleluca is creepy . Am sayin to limits dat I never experienced . Everytime we go we hear voices . We hear twigs cracking like if sum 1 is walkin towards u .. The house is burned u could see the inside of da house frm the outside … deff gotta check it out . Tell u da truth the place looks scary even during the day . Its off stirling road . Right behind flamingo road church . U will see meleluca dead end . The house will be on ur left side

  31. I just came from that house on maleluca. Its pretty nice except for the fact that the main house is burned down. My friend and I checked out the barns, but there is alot to be explored. We didn’t stay because just like the post above, it sounds like someone is walking toward you. I’ve been to the mafia mansion but I never went inside. I want to go back, maybe this spring break. Anybody know of any others?

  32. i went to the house on maleluca its like abandon !
    && no one knows the story im tryning to find out the storyy ,
    it was soo creeping you hear like voices and someone walking behind you .
    me & my best friend went there todayy it wass crazyyy !
    im dying to hear the storyy !

    if you know the story email me ,

    kk thankss .

  33. makaylaah Says:

    does anyone know the address of maleuca house it sounds intresting.

  34. anonymous Says:

    I’ve been to a house on Stirling Road (not Melaleuca) that is abandoned and it was amazing. I hope this Melaleuca one is different though.

    Did anyone get into the house with the butterflies on the ceiling, the mirrored bathroom, the home theatre and the separate recording studio in the back? I’m pretty pissed off that I didn’t get any pictures (it was Halloween and my camera died) but I met someone who said that they owned the property and got their phone number.

    Also, there was a duffle-bag inside with bundles of herbs and what looked kind of like human molars. Um, fucking awesome.

    If anyone has any information about this Melaleuca house I’m willing to trade information about the Stirling house.

    • I live down the road from the Mansion on Stirling. Do you know where the Melaleuca house is. I will tell you everything you need to know about the house on Stirling. Thank you.

      • i know about the melalecua house and will trade unfo ! give me a call 9547701673

      • Sheri Mayor Says:

        check this one out

        18952 SW 50 street
        Southwest Ranches FL

      • i am so interested in info about the melalueca house. have been by there many times and have so many questoons. i don’t have any info on any other houses but hoping to know more about this one. i hope you will be willing tell me more about what you know.

    • so i have been to the house with the butterfly wallpaper/mirrors everywhere but i’m positive that was the malaleuca house? i can’t remember 100% but if my memory serves me right i thought it was the same house, if not i have been to both of these places but i don’t know where exactly the butterfly wallpaper one was. did it have stables in the back?

  35. Does anyone know about the house in S.W Ranches. 18901 SW 50th St
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332. It’s close to the Griffin and Bonneventure Blvd intersection. If you are on Griffin heading to US 27 you make a left after Bonneventure Blvd, (186th Ave). The road is RIGHT BEFORE THE BIG WHITE CHURCH. Follow the road as it bends to the left. Then you make a right on 185th way. Keep going a little bit and you make your second right. Keep going… right before the street dead ends you make a right. Keep going a little bit. This street bends to the left and there are barriers that prevent you from driving straight. You can see Griffin from here. Instead of following the street as it bends, you make the last possible right (or is it the second to last). anyway… there are houses on both sides but you basically pull up to this house. There is also a moat around it. What is strange is that the house is actually open. On the right side of the house… there are doors. They look like shed doors and they are small. There are also sheds on the property that are open as well. Hurricanes come and go but that house still stands. Wilma tore up the neighborhood pretty bad, but the house remains untouched.
    I heard it was haunted. The doors and windows are boarded up. It has been abandoned since the 90’s. No one owns it. Does anyone know any information on the house? It’s not even on the market.

    Here is the google map:,+Ft+Lauderdale,+Fl+33332&sll=26.056821,-80.400138&sspn=0.004646,0.005021&ie=UTF8&ll=26.056836,-80.400194&spn=0.001161,0.002529&z=19&layer=c&cbll=26.056845,-80.400087&panoid=jr2cfft88J3_glq3aSYASQ&cbp=12,193.48,,0,15.49

    • i just came from the house with the moat around it and its pretty creepy. There are mosquitos the size of my thumb all over the place. It wasnt hard to find at all, the directions were very clear(thank you). The right side seemed to be a garage or something but i dont know if someone was working in there but i saw some tools in there. I didnt go inside because it would be better with a group of people. If your going to park inside becareful that grass is pretty high. I didnt get to go see those two sheds to the far right. One more time, if your going to the house with the moat around it, bring some off spray because those bugs wont give you a chance. p.s. If anybody wants to link up and check this place out you can email me at

    • i live a street over from there! i have heard stories about it but i think there mostly rumors i’m going to check it out! thanks

    • Hey hey! Keeping this thread alive ๐Ÿ™‚ so I went to this spot today and it’s still around! If you can’t find it from these directions you can def find it by plugging in the address in google maps. Soooo I didn’t go inside because I was by myself just scoping out the area, also was a little freaked out by the sign across the street with a picture of a gun that said if you’re caught there at night they’ll shoot or something ๐Ÿ˜ณ Anywho… Yes the place with the moat still stands. If anyone’s been inside please link me to pictures !

    • hey! keeping the thread alive :D!! so i just came back from the house with the moat around it and it still stands! i would love to go inside but i was by myself so i didn’t. it looks easy to access, as there’s a window that looks half boarded up on the side but you can probably jump in through there. these directions are good, but if you plug the address into google maps it’ll take you here.

  36. I don’t know why this page is updated saying that the “Mafia Mansion” burned down. It hasn’t. It’s solid concrete. It’s currently owned by a family who is (at least planning on) completing and renovating it to eventually live in or sell.

    I went to the property on Melaluca today and it’s not scary at all, except for the gigantic spiders everywhere. The graffiti would be better if it wasn’t the same racial/sexual stuff that’s everywhere. I loved the stables and barn and I wish I could have seen the main house before it was burned down and demolished. I didn’t bother going all the way into the back of the property past the biggest main barn. It was cool though. I got some good photos.

    I found what I believe is the house with the butterflies but was unable to get inside the property to confirm. Too much traffic on Stirling. I hope to go back sometime. I was super excited about it, so I’m bummed.

    And unfortunately the person I was with was frustrated with the directions to the abandoned mansion with the moat and gave up. Hopefully I can check that place out too next time.

    Is there anything else good wayyy out west there? I’m a photographer and this is my favorite stuff to photograph ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m willing to swap info with people that have real information…

  37. My friend went in once and said the place was pretty creepy. with cars that have been vandalized in the garage..supposedly theres was once an elevator in there that if you ever go in, be careful its obviously outta order and with no light you might fall down the shaft ..ive only driven by a few times and def seems eerie…thought i saw something but i coulda just been caught up in the moment. it was crazy..

  38. does anyone have anymore pics? please post!!

  39. in my belief i think the old owner’s daughter could have left on her own.i hope she is alive and safe somewhere.some times people leave a place because it is better to get a new start somewhere else.when a place has been like that has been used for elgotten gains. bad carma stays around. and it is not good to stay in a place like that.i can understand it going up in flames.please answer me this was there ever an investigation to how the place went up in flames?could it have been for insurance money and was there a body found?thankyou and i hope to hear from you soon. 09-22-2009 tuesday

  40. I live down the street from the mansion and trust me it is still there,who made up that rumor that it went up in flames?

  41. I used to go to the mansion place all the time when i was in high school. Its been about 4 or 5 years since ive been there, kinda unbelievable that is still there. I never understood the construction of that place tho because its completely open. I dont think ive been there once and wasnt creeped out. very weird vibes.

  42. My boy just decided to show me the house on Stirling and Melaleuca today. He kept tellin me bout it and I didn’t believe so since we were in the neighborhood he found the street.

    Coming from a dude who didn’t know there’s any type of shit like this in South Florida period, it was pretty creepy just from the outside. “The dead lives here ayou” was written on the gate, and my boy insisted that we go later this weekend at night. Shit’s crazy though

    For anyone who wants to know where that one is, it’s on Stirling, East of 75, In between Volunteer Rd and Flamingo. North on Melaleuca till the dead end. Check it out.

    • Anonymous Says:

      There’s nothing there now..

    • Jack Balls Says:

      Wrong totally wrong directions. I am alttle late but its west of 441 – turn right on 61st just past the publix – right when you pass 58th street on the right. If you start passing alot of houses you have gone too far its not that far… I know this place – OLD HANGOUT.

  43. Sheri Mayor Says:

    You definately want to check out the house on malaluca. It freaked me out. I def saw something THERE and it was ghost-like. I was with another person who also saw it and we took off like a bat outa hell crappin our pants. It was intense. No lie!!!

  44. Sheri Mayor Says:

    I will go back and take pics tomorrow but in the daytime. Irefuse to go back at night!!!

    • Fuzzy Ruby Says:

      did you ever go back and get the pics??? and did you see that ghostly whatever it was again!??! take weapons next time and if you haven’t gone back yet, whenever you do, i’m coming with you, but definitely not in the dark again!

  45. hit me up with real directions to these places thanks

    • Leah Holmes Says:

      Stacylynn?? I know exactly where the haunted house on Maleluca drive is (can get actual street directions tho) and I know of the one in Southwest Ranches off of 188th! (i’ll get the actual street directions of both, I know exactly how to get to those to, just not how to write it down

  46. I drove by yesterday it was gone. Burned down. How do you get to the outher houses.

  47. the mafia mansion did not burn down its just blocked off now

  48. I went to the house that I think everyone is talking about. I don’t know about a street called Malaluca, but I went to a white abandon house yesterday on Stirling and close to Volunteer. It didn’t look burned to me, just worn out and abused. There was graffiti there, some of it was stupid but there was one that stood out. It was written on the back outside walls about three times “too much!” That’s kind of creepy. Also, in the backyard is this forest thing and if you keep walking you find the barn and guest house I think everyone is talking about? Me and my friend went into the guest house. The roof fell in a few rooms and there was junk thrown all over the place. We decided to check it out more, find out who lived here and stuff. I don’t remember the names but my friend does. They lived in Spain and moved here. They were trying to learn English because in a phone book had the English Alphabet and ways to pronounce them in Spanish. They seemed like a rich family. I don’t think they died, I think the hurricane ruined the house “too much” so they decided to just leave an abandon it taking their furniture and things in the actual house. But me and my friend found a ouiji board in the front of the house O.O We also met up with some people that showed up right when we left the guest house(by the way, barn is locked). They said they were exploring too and jogged all the way from 162nd. That’s far! Stranger part, one second they were walking away together, next second they were no where in sight. We ran and looked for them because they would have gone straight down the road but there was no trace of them…

  49. Anonymous Says:

    Lol so crazy that so many people go to this place by my house xD

  50. Me and my friends went to the
    house by stirling in between holatee and volunteer and then the next day my friends went to see some more stuff and the cops arrested them and had to be picked up by there
    parents and they have court dates. Good thing i didnt go that day. They say in 3 days they caught 23 people trespassing and arrested every person

    • I went today in broad daylight, I got so lucky. It was so dumb. We hopped the fence and EVERYONE can see you. What’s the story on the house? Iv heard like 100’s.

    • Anonymous Says:

      why do they have court dates? Trespassing is a misdemeanor which, here in Florida, is only a ticket. Your friends were probably doing something they shouldn’t have been doing and probably deserved getting arrested.

    • r u talking about this house or anotherone??

    • Anonymous Says:

      How do the neighbors find out your in the mansion?

  51. I went to the house on malaluca with a group of friends and a ouija board. We parked out front and just put the board on my friend’s car

    if you don’t know what a ouija board is~~it’s a piece of cardboard with the letters a-m on one line and n-z on another line. There is also yes and no inthe corners and the #0-9 and goodbye on the bottom. With the board comes a triangle piece that slides across the board. The whole point of the ouija board is to talk to spirits. You place your fingers on the triangle and ask to talk to someone from the dead.

    So yea we’re There and you can say that this is fake but the board did some freeeeeaky things. We talked to someone named Stan and another person named Ras. The board circled around 666 and um Stan told us we were in danger but he wouldn’t let us leave. We asked what would happen if we did and he spelled out the word stab. So if you read this you can think what you want, I thought the board was fake until I tried it…

    • you opened a portal way for the paranormal ..dont use this board if u dont know what ur doing. its dangerous.

      • I agree with know what you are doing when you use an ouija board. it can be very dangerous. I’m hoping you did have white candles lit while you did this because if not you better be praying to the higher spirits. you can actually be cursed and calling on the bad spirits…they don’t just leave once they are called in.

  52. So guesss where I was last night. ^ No lie it was creepy I stood ontop of the gate waiting for my friends cause I was too scared but they went in on first floor,second floor and basement and they took pictures spray paint everywhere blood was really on the floors and there was a thing on the wall saying “I killed her.” Spooky, Then they went into the maids house too. After all that they headed back to the horse ranch and saw some people but the same thing happened that happened when I went they were freaking chased by big ugly fat dogs -_-. Yea, but true warrior right there lmao

  53. jon god damnit…stfu lmao

  54. ive been to this place countless times, its in davie right next to where i work, its not burnt down and kinda le lame.. people around there are shady and call the cops, i honestly wouldnt recommend going..wannabe satanic kids drew stars by the garage and people have played paintball there in the past.

    ive been to plenty other places you could see thru my work that are ten times more amazing and less…chance of gettn arrested by the davie cops

    • i know they call the cops on us too but we ran away before they came =D but the house is really creppy we saw shadows and stuff

  55. oplrockstar Says:

    i love shit like this, a house in altamonte springs, fl suberb of orl, fl had a house that was supposed to be haunted. i coudln’t get my friends to go but i went several times during the night and day. the house looked like it belonged in the movies, 3 foot high grass, 2 story with white columns, two winding staircases in the front enrtway, secret passeage behind a false wall that led up to the mastersuite. dad killed his wife and kids then himself, blah blah blah. it turns out years later after it had been turned down that the house did have history. it was the location for the movie wrap party from GONE WITH THE WIND. clark gable, viviegn leigh and the entire cast and crew were there.

  56. my family and i happened upon the abaondoned lot at the end of melaleuca road by accident whiel looking for dcorated houses this past christmas. we got to the end of the road and realized it was adead end and turned around to head back. we pulled into a driveway that was blockd by a closed gate and as the lights shone on thegaet we saw “the dead walk here”. we all completely freaked out and got out of there as fast as we could, but have been back a couple of times since to show/scare our friends. each time it is just as scary for us as it was when we saw it for the first time. last night we went, did the same turn around thing and my husband, who doesn’t beleive itthis type of thing, thought it would be funny to fake that the car broke down and we couldn’t back out. but then, serioulsy saw something in the grass there coming toward us, not an animal which would heva been running away from the car, but something coming toward us. he frealked out, stopped fooling around and got the hell out of there. today we went back to see it in daylight and it was creepy even then. i don’t understand though what exactly isthe foundation in the forefront of the property. there is a house toward the back andthe barn and stables, but dos anyone know abou the brick wall and concrete foudnation that is there? i would love to find out more about this property. an address maybe will give us more info but there isn’t one anywhere that i could find. BTW, this website is very cool and i love reading all the stories you al have. keep it going.

    • I went with my boyfriend and a friend on tuesday. it was around 7 so it was kinda light. We did see the same thing you saw on the gate. There was no house from what i could see. There is a slate of concreate and the barn. i am dying to go back and see the property in the day.. My boyfriend an a few friends went a year ago around 11 at night and one of the boys went into the barn and explored. After a few minutes he came running out screaming. i want to go and just see the house but everyone is worried they will get arrested for trespassing. i just want to drive by again. We did not see anything thank god. But it is very hard to back out of the narrow dead end road..

  57. the story goes like this (well some of it =D) this house was own by a mafia men w.e is called so he killed a lot of people in that house so now people use it to do like rituals and like talk to the devil so that house is really creepy

  58. the place was frecky i sleep over their and i heard foot steps


  60. I’m so happy the Malaluca house was so popular amongst everyone and i still can’t believe the main part burned down. man, that house was CREEPY. my friend actually went there and a guy with a gun caught him and some other people he was with and he threatened to kill him!! be careful everyone!

    • If it was the Davie Ranch it is possible if you are on the property you’re trespassing and can be shot although it’s never come to that and rightfully so.

      How would you like people coming onto your property or home uninvited. Threatening to kill is an exaggeration but warning shots have been fired.

    • It’s gonna be a bed in breakfast sOon!!!

  61. Anonymous Says:

    All of these stories are crazy, no one even lived in that house because it was never completed. Whoever owned it stopped construction, so its not haunted because people never lived or died there. the stories of it being a “haunted house owned by a guy in the mafia who died” is an urban legend spun by local kids to make it more interesting than it is.

  62. That’s actually not very accurate, this house was owned by some type of criminal but no one ever lived (or died) there because the house was never completed. Construction stopped (probably due to money issues) and the house was just too expensive for anyone else to purchase. Its not haunted because no one ever habited that lot, its an urban legend high school kids made up, high school kids are also the ones who trashed the place.

  63. Hey all, this place has been bought and turned into a ranch called ‘The Davie Ranch’, the website is here I don’t know what they’ll be using the mansion for or if they’ll demolish it.

  64. You Can Now Go Every Sunday To This Place Look Up ๐Ÿ™‚

    • you can?????????

      • Danyelle. It’s not open to the public every weekend. It’s for private parties Only unless it’s something like this past weekend where we had an Easter egg hunt for the children and yes at you can see what we’ve done with the stables.

        For a private tour or to arrange a party at the stables where we have horses, pony’s, petting zoo, bounce house etc. we’ve had weddings, children’s parties every weekend etc

        Anyone wanting to go can contact me at

      • yes you can although its by appointment only! We have childrens parties there at the ranch every weekend and an after school program. Visit us as well on facebook at Davie Ranch.

  65. madenmiami Says:

    the moat house…

    the moat house can be pretty freaky. i went there a couple times but its been about seven years since my last visit. some strange vibes here but i always convinced myself that it was all in your state of mind and who your with. the first time i went it was pretty foggy and early in the morning. worth a late night trip for sure. im surprised its still around and people are still going here.

    the crazy thing is that you guys havent brought up the old chaplan estate. it is by far the craziest place i have ever been. ive been to the krome pennit and to a couple other places but by far one of the freakest things ive ever seen happen here. we were so sketched out nobody wanted to get out of the car. im a decent size dude and im not freaked out by much but this place is nuts! we went talking around the house – which is and always has been open and everyone was pretty freaked out and didnt want to go inside. a friend of mine had a pretty decent camera and was into photog and wanted to take some pictures. the overgrown schrubs and weeds around the old style building and courtyard make for some pretty cool shots. i stayed with her while she snapped a couple while the others waited by the car and we started to shoot back to the house. as we were in the car she was flashing through the pictures and one picture captured a image of a man and it was clear as day… by far one of the freakest things ever. ive never been back and will never go back. i still have the picture on a cd somewhere. if you think the moat house is crazy it has nothing on this place.

  66. im planning to go……

    who wants to go??

    if you want to go just send me an email


    • Sry u will hav 2 wait about a year until they finish construction. It will be safer then cuz the house is falling apart. It will be a hotel after its finished

  67. hwdjonathon Says:

    5600 SW 61st.ave 33314 is the address.
    Is it still abandon,last i herd someone moved in.I know no one live there now because its for sale.But i think there’s doors now and you wont be able to get in unless you break in.

    (So can you still get in?????)!!!!!!!!

  68. I went to that house a few weeks ago its pretty weird but i don’t think its haunted its totally done though there is nothing left of anything there except for stables ,and some roaming cattle there ,but thats all its the house with the graffiti on the gait “the dead walk her .ayou. its very eerie but nothing to be freaked about .

  69. I took a trip to davie and checked out the mafia mansion this past weekend. I will confirm that it is definitely still there and being renovated by what seems a family. The stables are currently occupied, and horses are being kept on the property. I was able to sneak in and snap some shots, but only for a short time. Someone was walking around with a flashlight, which was enough to make me decide to end the exploration.

    • Ohh and the house with the moat in southwest ranches is really very cool. In no way compares to the mafia mansion but much easier to access, and is for sure abandoned.

  70. Devon Delgado Says:

    I would love to go to that house

  71. Wait u mean the mafia manstion
    Is open for anyone?

    And yo me and my friend are planing on hitting up thus place

    Any advise is really wellcome plz I need help

  72. Pages like this are why these places get shut down, burned down, vandalized, etc and why REAL urban explorers get a bad name. Information like this should never be shared so freely and publicly and any real urbexer would never disrupt, disturb, break in or otherwise vandalize one of these places. It’s a damn shame!

  73. Jeffrey Says:

    You ALL Need to get your Facts straight!!!!!! I and my Family are the owners of the property and yes we did start fixing the place up starting with the stables in the Rear. We just shot a Video for a 5 time Grammy winner at the House yesterday and anyone who says it’s Haunted is just retarded. I stayed there last night and i heard lots of things, that’s because we have horses, dogs, chickens, bunnies, a rooster and the property next door is pretty much a jungle so you will hear things time to time. We just provided the land for a wedding and there is sooooo much more to come in the future for what you think is the Haunted Mansion.

    The Energy on this property is nothing short of AMAZING so anyone who is freaked out by the place please be my guest and I will show you around the property. We have kids parties there almost every week using the petting zoo, ponies, etc. We have nothing to do with Arms dealing or Drugs in any way shape or form. I personally knew the prior owner and he was a great guy that we were happy to call him a friend.

    Yes we do have a website for the parties at the stables and you will see the Facelift that my Family gave the stable. Everytime I go there I feel better than when I arrived because again, there is such an amazing serenity and energy there is beyond words.

    • Jeffrey Says:

      Oh Yeah and to say that it has burned down is just stupid. Again get your facts straight and if you would like to rent the place out for a Holloween party just let me know.

      • Jeffrey Says:

        Also just like any home or place of business we do NOT take kindly to trespassers coming in to Graffiti the land, Drink, Smoke, do drugs or whatever their intentions are. Last night because I left the gate open for a few of my friends to come by some kids came in to smoke, It’s private property and someone does live in the back who tends to the property. We have some very Big dogs that are very protective of us and any trespassers will be leaving in a police vehicle or ambulance depending on themselves.

        We are a Great Family with Good beliefs and values, fixing up the property just to have ignorant people come and mess it up is just not right. We are trying to do something Great for everyone there and so far so Good. We have even designed Shipping containers into self contained homes for the Haiti relief having the prototype on the ranch. Come see for yourself.

        We love having people over!!!! Just Not invited and only there to do mischief. my email is

  74. Hi , Iam new to all this.. I started to do some research on urban exploring and came across some amazing things. I went to visit the place off of krome and want to explore and photograph some more places… Can anyone please help me with some info.. my email is Thanks a bunch

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  77. Arianna Says:

    I went there yesterday. It was pretty awesome. You can tell that it was on fire, didn’t get the haunted feel but when you want a good scare it’ll be a good one. Well I also went at like 3:13 pm, so it was bright and shiny. Left and came back later to go to the guest house but there was too much horse poo. There was only one horse on the property by the guest house and there was some kind of man built wooden thing. Couldn’t tell what it was. The basement was extremely creepy. I so wanna go back again but I was only at my boyfriends friends house who lives like not even a 5-6 minute walk away. Really fun and exciting if your into stuff like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Can you still go to the mafia mansion? I love exploring and having that rush of hearing scary things, yesterday I went with some people but we didn’t want to go in because there was beware of dog signs everywhere, is someone living there? Or is it safe to go? And I’m willing to trade info I know a house in sw ranches that is haunted, just reply to this if you wanna know more about it

  79. i stay on the ranch on melaluca its really creepy. I was alone one night and my door knob started movin my dogs where goin crazy and i could hear all the horses in the barn where goin crazy. theres a lot of shit that happens out there…

  80. This place is owned by the owners of the DAVIE RANCH and is not burned, just not finished!

  81. well… I just came across this page yesterday, so I went out there to malaleuca yesterday afternoon. But, silly me completely missed it! I was told to go to the end of the road, so I went to the VERY end…instead of staying on the one road, I went to the right (over the little bridge) and continued on past the house. So, I guess I’ll be going back soon again and hopefully experience the grandeur as well!

  82. Death Angel Says:

    Wow… anyone here over 11? Talk about Johnny come lately. This house was OLD NEWS 20 years ago haha! Unfortunately this house was never really completed. Even back in the 80’s is was basically ‘under construction’

  83. i past by there hundreds of times nd once i went on the property nd i waz by the stairs ns fuking dogs started chasing me nd myhomies but wtf they got dogs there for

  84. u need to get your facts straight. i just visited it today and it is still standing. in fact we rode beside it and the gates were open and they may reopen it as a horse farm.

  85. Im throwing a Halloween Party at this location and thought you guys may like to be or have some type of affiliation for the party. Let me know. It’s going to be epic!

  86. Thinking of having a Halloween Party at this Haunted Mansion!

    WHOOOOOOOO IS IN! It’s now the property of my Family and I am thinking of having of doing this for the kids, for the big kids etc. Should I get a good response I will do it and you can all see for yourself. We have had spiritual people come and they spirits are happy that we have taken over the property. We are not Mafia, Far from it but the last several owners were in the Mafia. I knew the last one and contrary to belief he was a very special guy with an amazing heart. It was very sad to see the life he had chosen ended up taking from him with a wife and a new born little girl he would never see grow up. He wasn’t like the others not that I knew them very well but, even as I write I think of all the Great qualities he had and the love he showed to all around him and it chokes me up, always giving and sharing at his house. It’s sad and I would like to his vision for this house come to play one day.

    Yes we have the in the back of the property that is used as an equestrian center for kids and childrens parties every weekend and after school programs with a petting zoo. It’s in the back as I mentioned so you can’t see it.

    We started fixing it up there. We are not Rich people, just doing what we think is right for the property and it truly is a Gem that I believe everyone should and will enjoy if it’s up to me. We are going in that direction as you could see from the rear of the property.

    Having a halloween party there would help us achieve our goal in making this a place that everyone can come visit.

    Please help us make these dreams come true. If you look at the 5th picture, the Ranch then come by you will see what we are trying to do. The Make a Wish Foundation has gotten involved and bought a horse for a young girl which has changed her life.

    Again this place IS a Gem and we would like to polish it off.

    So if Having a Halloween party will help in the front area so be it.

    This was supposed to be just an investment to be flipped yet we were stuck with it with the market crash and have been forced to do something with it so maybe there are forces beyond our comprehension that want us there.

    I hope to hear from many of you so I can make up my mind about a Halloween party there. We are in the MultiMedia business and can make the mansion seem like it’s crumbling down. Should I do this it will be Huge!!!!

    Thank You!!

  87. Anonymous Says:

    This whole story is Bull Shit. I know where the daughter is i married her. This is just a case of people letting imaginations run wild and a pathetic atempt to get hits. Lmao this is sad and funny at the same time. None of this is true. The fact is someone wanted to write a story and neighbors filled the pages with what they thought to be true because truth be told the family didnt talk to the neighbors. They were all scum bags hahaha and thats the truth

  88. Just someone Says:

    Story is not true. Just people being idiots. Its just a house that nobody lives in. You have all been made to look like MORONS. How do i know this is a lie you ask ? Well……. I married the missing daughter and shes alive and well. The person that wrote this is correct it is haunted……with ignorance

  89. The mansion didnt burn down. I was there yesterday and davie ranches bought the whole property, built a horse ranch, and are gonna start rebuilding it to make it into a bed and breakfast. Also they r gonna make it look just like it did before.

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  91. Can someone please tell me the address of the house off of Stirling and Melaleuca? I’d greatly appreciate it and I’m furthermore curious/

  92. Um this info is not accurate. First of all, the house was clearly never finished. Second, if it burned to the ground, how is it standing today?

  93. I want to shoot a video here.. if anyone has info about this abandoned mansion or any places similar I can access in the area please contact meโ€ฆ

  94. Parth Ahya Says:

    If anyone has any information on any abandoned house in the davie/cooper city.. preferably the mafia mansion.. PLEASE HIT UP i want to film a music video there

  95. Anonymous Says:

    whats the adress

  96. The house is still there

  97. is this place still standing today ?

  98. Anymore places ? 2014 message me at

  99. Anonymous Says:

    Just came from there with a group of friends, at first sight the place looks creepy buy it looks like the place was set out to be demoed since the entire house was gutted the only thing you can call scary is the stupid graffiti writings on the wall.

  100. Anonymous Says:

    I went to Davie mansion and I can see thing and I see a little kid standing there I didn’t enter because they don’t allow you to enter but is creepy

  101. Jack Balls Says:

    I used to hang out at this abandon place all the time back in 2003-2005 it was always easy to jump the fence and go in. we used to have multiple people hanging out smoking drinking. We would go every where i wish i could have taken pictures. The toilet with blood was in the attic and the elevator was crashed in the basement. We would go in the horse stables and there was a old floor polisher in the garage. Half of the graffiti was me and my friends. NOT that i would do this today. I am grown up with kids. but man i have so many stories about this place. Haunted NAA but defiantly a pretty scary place i wouldn’t have gone by my self at night. there was bullet holes everywhere and never saw that creepy lady statue thing . I shit you not i could discribe every bit of this place and have been telling stories about this place. I can now show my wife pictures other then the satellite photo from above.

  102. Giovanni Escobar Says:

    A few abandon houses in the Southwest Ranches area in Davie, FL.

  103. Just an update, this mansion which I loved has been demolished as of August 2014. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  104. You people are idiots. Mr. Pantoja is still in prison. Nobody was ever killed in this mansion an the daughter didnt buy up property around the area an disapear Morons. I married her and we moved to gainesville fl.

  105. Hood Luvva Says:

    Ive been there that shit is scary as fuck

  106. Anonymous Says:

    I was there a couple years ago in 2014 and it was fully standing. A few weeks after we left it was demolished. Very creepy. Didn’t have a chance to go down to the basement out of fear of course, but did see a black trash bag stuffed up in the roof and many trap doors and holes in the ground that could’ve killed my friends and I if we weren’t careful. Probably best now that it’s destroyed as it was very very scary.

  107. Anonymous Says:

    That is so sad to read. How did it catch on fire to begin with? Very sad…

  108. Annie Deeem Says:

    What an ugly mansion. Both inside and out. Glad it burned down. When it burned down, the memories of the horrible things that are said to have happened there went down with it. Good riddance!!!

  109. Where in Davie was it located?

  110. Anonymous Says:

    WOW YOU FOLKS ARE IDIOTS !!! Was no Mafia Don that lived there lmao nobody was killed daughter didn’t disappear !!! Mr Pantoja did go to prison charged with selling cocain an a few guns he wasn’t suppose to have. Other than that the daughter Alecksandra worked,trained an sold horses at the barn an lived in the guest house. No weird scary stuff no killings or murders you folks are retarded. How do I know these things I married the daughter an trust me she is alive an well we still live in Florida just farther north. You folks get a grip on reality WOW

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