Pre-Halloween Spookiness: The Haunted Blast Furnace

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The Alabama locale might perhaps be America’s most haunted industrial site, with a horrifying history of gruesome accidents

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Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham, AL. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the ambiance filled with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation.
The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry and hosts a nationally recognized metal arts program. It also serves as a concert and festival venue. Construction is also underway on a new $10 million visitors center. The furnace site, along a wide strip of land reserved in Birmingham’s original city plan for railroads and industry, is also part of a proposed linear park through downtown Birmingham. An annual Halloween haunted attraction called “Sloss Fright Furnace” is held at the site.

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