Sloss Furnaces is located in Birmingham, Alabama.
From 1882 to 1971, Birmingham’s Sloss Furnaces transformed coal and ore from surrounding acres into the hard steel that would pave the way for the industrial revolution.
In October of 1906, James “Slag” Wormwood, lost his footing at the top of the highest blast furnace (known as Big Alice), and plummeted into a pool of melted iron ore. His body melted instantly.
It was reported that “Slag” must have become dizzy from the methane gas created by the furnace and lost his balance–but Slag had never set foot on top of furnace during his years of employment.
Many thought that the workers had finally had enough of Wormwood’s slave driving, and fed him into the furnace–but no workers were ever brought to trial.
Sloss Industries soon discontinued the graveyard shift , citing numerous reports of accidents and “strange incidents” that decreased steel production.
In 1988, a study was conducted by the Center for Paranormal Events (CPE) in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sloss Furnaces. While no events out of the ordinary occurred during the study (which occurred in May), many of the team members, including two psychics, claimed that due to the “violent disregard for and loss of life” Sloss Furnaces should be a considered “a location rife with restless souls.”
In the year 2000, Sloss was studied once again by the Paranormal Team of Fox’s Scariest Places who concluded that it was one of the highest ratets of unnatural energy they had encountered.
In early 2002, a skeptical investigative team from CBS Affiliate WJTV investigated the site–they left frazzled and convinced that Sloss was haunted capturing amazing footage that can been seen on thier site.
In addition, another investigation was held in 2003 by the Alabama Foundation for Paranormal Research who quoted that “There is no doubt Sloss is a hotspot for paranormal activity. During our investigations we pulled data that confirms through our scientific methods and approach that energys are present that cannot be explained. Sloss is one of the most paranormaly active places our team has investigated.”