Let's be honest: Old manufacturing facilities are creepy. Relics of a rapidly disappearing industrial past, giant dilapidated plants can be found throughout the United States. The eerie shop floor interiors, row after row of columns supporting vacant warehouses and abandoned ancient machines left to rust away all mix together to create a frightening (and sometimes haunted!) place.
During the United States industrial revolution, before OSHA requirements and labor unions, working conditions were extremely difficult and accidents were commonplace. It is many of these fatalities that have led to the urban legends associated with our country's oldest plants.
In this special Halloween edition of our blog, IQMS researched some of the haunted manufacturing plants across our nation and the rich history behind them. While most of them are still standing and live on through the ghost stories that surround them, one thing is clear: You will never catch me anywhere near them after nightfall!