Alabama Haunted September 04, 2020
by Jennifer Young Only The Bravest Can Endure A Visit To Sloss Furnaces In Alabama
Alabama is home to many historic sites, several of which are believed to be haunted. One of these haunted sites is Sloss Furnaces. For information about Sloss Furnaces, including why it’s considered one of the state’s most haunted places, take a look below.
Sloss Furnaces, an abandoned blast furnace, is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.
According to historical records, the production of pig iron began at Sloss Furnaces in 1882. In fact, this blast furnace was once the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world. Sloss Furnaces closed in 1970.
Over the years, many people have claimed to experience paranormal activity during their visit to Sloss Furnaces. These claims are fully detailed in several Birmingham police records.
Many people have supposedly seen ghostly apparitions, one of which was James Wormwood, a former blast foreman that treated his workers terribly. Mr. Wormwood worked the graveyard shift, and it's believed the workers banded together and threw him into the molten fires of the furnace because of their mistreatment.
While exploring Sloss Furnaces, several visitors have also claimed to hear strange noises and felt sudden temperature drops throughout the facility. Paranormal investigators have reported hearing screams and seeing shadows.
The strangest thing about the sudden temperature drops is they usually happened in the months of September and October during the former graveyard shift. Is Mr. Wormwood responsible for this? Is Sloss Furnaces truly haunted? Even though many visitors have come forward claiming this furnace is haunted, several others believe it's not.
If you've ever wondered this, be sure to stop by Sloss Furnaces the next time you're in Birmingham. Whether you have a haunting experience or not, the visit itself is sure to be unforgettable.
For more information about Sloss Furnaces, you can view its website
and its Facebook page
. Admission to the museum is free, and both guided and self-guided tours are available. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, closed.
Have you ever been to Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama? If so, did you have a paranormal experience? Please let us know in the comments.
Another place in Alabama where you’ll likely have a paranormal experience is Old Cahawba. For information about this ghost town, be sure to take a look at the following article:
The Creepy Small Town In Alabama With Insane Paranormal Activity.
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Address: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA