Maison hantée à Ras Hamidou

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    Also from the archives. Image taken in 2007, this place stands on the road from Algiers to Ras Hamidou which in colonial times was called Point Pescade. The building used to be school, but got damaged during the Algerian war of Independance in the 1960s. It is alledged by the locals that the OAS used to torture people in there, and that the place has been haunted ever since; people have tried to squat the place but go away because there are "things" in the night.
    Update: It seems a friendly soul at Reddit posted this image, which in it's turn inspired a Mr Watercolour to make this rendition of this picture. The wonderful world of internet.

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    1. Roloff 36 months ago | reply

      Holy Mackerels! What a haunted place this must be, and what an awesome photo!

    2. BlueisCoool 36 months ago | reply

      Very nice capture - congrats!

    3. A V Z 36 months ago | reply

      This is wonderful. I love how it looks like a black and white shot save for the hint of green on the grass.

    4. milliped 35 months ago | reply

      This is what he place looked like before the war:
      Maison hantée

      It was then called the Ecole Primaire Mixte des Deux Moulins. It was built in the 1930s by a mr Grandval who wanted to build an old people's home in the outskirts of Algiers (the city is just a few kilometers away). His business didn't take off as expected at which stage the colonial authorities took over the place and made a school out of it. Then the war came, and the place ended up like this.

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