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Viktor Kane

Viktor Kane (1881-1939)

Viktor Kane was born on January 8, 1881.  Viktor had a twin brother named Vincent who lost his life at a very young age.  Viktor’s Mother went mad and blamed Viktor for his brother’s death. This led to Viktor being bullied and punished throughout his childhood and so he developed a strong desire to one day have control in his life.

In his teenage years, Viktor began working at one of his grandfather’s textile mills. Viktor kept to himself and learned how the mill operated. After the death of his grandfather, Viktor inherited his grandfather’s operation.

The Great Depression
Conditions began to change in October 1929 when the Great Depression hit.  Times were tough and the conditions worsened for the workers.  The workers demanded higher pay and better working conditions. Financial pressures forced Viktor to seek out other ways to bring in money. Around this time, Viktor was approached with a business opportunity.

The Hidden Chamber
This opportunity required Viktor to exploit his own workers as experimental lab subjects. Viktor agreed and began construction of a hidden chamber below the Lincoln Mill.

Viktor recruited the mill’s night watchman, Edwin Leech, to abduct the workers, the mill manager, to manage the operation, and he recruited Gretchen, the textile designer, to assist with the experiments. One by one, workers were abducted, locked up, and tormented in the chamber below the mill.  Workers were turned into puppet lab subjects that lead to great profits for the mills.

Viktor’s Death
Viktor and his accomplices kept the operation a secret throughout the 1930s.  With a lust for power, Gretchen killed Viktor in February 1939.  The ghost of Viktor Kane along with many of his workers, haunt the mill and inflict fear on the mill’s modern day visitors.

A Recent Discovery
It’s believed that a dark force or demon is tethered to the mill. It is unclear how or when it got there but it’s known to spread ‘the corruption’ – a dark energy that infects the minds of the living.


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