Ed Gein (The Mad Butcher of Plainsfeild .). Shawn Drake. Born August 27, 1906 in Plainfield, Wisconsin. Had a brother named Henry. Mother named Augusta. Father named George. Full name is Edward Theodore Gein . Died of Respiratory/ heart failure due to cancer in 1984.
After the death of his mother, he became increasingly more and more deranged, eventually to the point where he would prowl cemeteries to find fresh female corpses to dig up.
Ed Gein was proclaimed to be the “Butcher of Plainfeild.”
His mother constantly Read select graphic verses from the Old Testament, dealing with death, murder, and divine retribution.
Two years after his brothers death, his mother died… leaving Ed to live on isolated farmland alone, and in major grief of his mother.
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Gein use to baby sit some neighbors, the kids actually saw the shrunken heads, but he told them there were from his cousin who served in WW2.
When Eds mother passed away, he soon decided he wanted a sex change, but in 1957, that was far more taboo than It is even today. To cope. He mad his famous “Female Suit.”
House of Horrors.com stated that “He would dance in his gruesome and vile costume around his homestead- a practice that gave him intense gratification.”
Ed Spent 10 years in a mental hospital before he was deemed competent to stand trial.
I find it interesting (or neat) that when Gein was charged with his crimes, he was a middle aged man.
In 1960, Gein’s legacy was already forming with the new release of “Psycho.
Un Determined as to if he was born in La Crosse Wisconsin, or Plainfeild Wisconsin.