The Ghost of the Restless Slave
Sampson Hat was a slave who worked at the Nassawango Iron Works company in Maryland 1800s. The company was open from 1832-1847, and Sampson was there for the entire tenure. He worked all day in horrible conditions on the enormous coal furnaces. When the placed closed down, a piece of Sampson died because this was where he spent all of his waking hours basically for 15 years. He never had anything to go home to.
He stayed in the abandoned building that they called Furnace Town and amazingly lived until he was 107 years old. His last request was to be buried right where his home was in Furnace Town. However, this request was not granted and no one knows where his final resting place is. What we do know is that Sampson’s restless spirit still roams Furnace Town waiting for his proper place of burial. If one should walk around the area of Furnace Town in Maryland, watch out for Sampson’s spirit because I’m sure you will find him as many others have in the past.
(Source: Cohen, Daniel. Hauntings and Horrors. 2002)