Sloss Furnaces is located in Birmingham, AL. It produced iron for nearly 90 years and is now a national historic landmark. It is a very awesome place to visit and I encourage anyone interested in history to take a tour.
My boyfriend and I recently visited there for the 2008 'stokin' the fire' festival. We decided to walk around the place because we think it's absolutely beautiful and we love anything to do with history. This was not our first time there. We had been before and had walked through every part of it, with no paranormal activity.
He and I are very skeptical when it comes to ghosts. Any time we experience something strange we just try to come up with a logical explanation for it. We just don't see how it's possible for ghosts to exist. That day, we changed our minds.
We were hanging out in the boiler room around dusk. It was just the two of us. We were just sitting there on the steps talking, very calm and relaxed. He got up and started walking to the left and told me to come with him to look around. We started walking in that direction and heard a very loud scuffling noise right behind us. It was so loud that we both turned around to look at the same time. "Was that you?" he asked. I told him no. We looked around the entire room thinking someone was just trying to scare us. There was no one in the entire boiler room.
Just then he got a phone call. It was his sister. "Why did you just call me? Are you okay?" she asked. He explained that he had not called her.
"Yes you did. It sounded like you had the phone really close to your mouth, and you were mumbling. Every time I asked you a question, you would respond, but I could never make out what you were saying. I thought you were playing a joke on me."
She verified his cell number, and sure enough, the call came from his phone. He even looked at his call history, and it showed him making the call and the conversation lasting about 3 minutes. The weird thing was, I had been with him the entire time, and the phone had been in his pocket. Also, she had just gotten her cell phone activated that day. He didn't even have her number in his phone. If he had actually called her, he would have had to dial out the entire number, and furthermore, he didn't even know what her new number was yet.
Strangely these two incidents happened at the same time. We have not been able to come up with an explanation for either one of them.