The Ewwww Factor Rose a Notch

Ed Gein

Ed Gein

This is Edward Theodore Gein or Ed Gein, he was born in 1906 in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Pretty sure with a name like Plainfield, that you wouldn’t think that there would be a body snatcher or murderer, but that is just what Eddie was. He would dig bodies up and “do things” with their bodies. Making trophies and keepsakes out of the flesh and the bones of the corpses. He also confessed to killing two women, tavern owner Mary Hogan in 1954 and hardware store owner Bernice Warden in 1957. He was found unfit for trial but in 1968 was sentenced to life inprisonment, which he spent in a mental hospital.
He was the muse for fictional killers; Norman Bates in the movie and the novel “Psycho”. Leatherface (Ewwww…are you getting a picture of what he did with the corpse skin, just in case you are not there was a corset made of skin, and a belt made of nipples?) in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and Jame Gumb or Buffalo Bill in the “Silence of the Lambs”, there are quite a few more but I am sure the picture is crystal clear. Gein died in 1984 from lung failure. And yes, I had goose bumps writing this.


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