The Legend of Lincoln Mill
The Lincoln Mill opened in 1860 and was one of Manayunk’s numerous textile mills. The mill was recently purchased by a local developer, who began renovations on the interior.
On September 2, 2021, Hurricane Ida struck Philadelphia and flooded the mill to historic water levels. The flood significantly damaged the mill’s interior and revealed a hidden chamber located below the basement level. Countless bodies were found and a dark truth was discovered about the mill’s past.
Local authorities determined that during the Great Depression in the 1930’s, Viktor Kane, the mill owner, began tormenting and experimenting on his workers. Countless workers lost their lives and their spirits continue to haunt the mill.
Construction has since been halted and the mill will open to the public for guests to experience its dark past for themselves.