Episode 23 - The Butcher of Plainfield
"There's something about Gein that appeals to the morbid curiosity within all of us. It's so macabre, so bizarre, so deviant- that we can't look away." -Adam Rockoff
In 1957, the small farming town of Plainfield, Wisconsin was never the same again after learning of the unsuspecting monster living among them. The horrors hidden in a quiet farmhouse would reveal the twisted and terrifying mind of the man that would inspire the creation of cinematic icons Norman Bates, Leatherface and Buffalo Bill- to name a few. In the Words of Lord Byron, "Tis strange- but true; for truth is always stranger than fiction".
In this episode, Janine covers a favorite of hers & the true crime community- Ed Gein.
Edward Theodore Gein
The beautiful Gein home sat on 155-acres
Plainfield Cemetery where Gein would grave rob
Newspaper clipping after Gein's arrest
The inside of Gein's home, as photographed by investigators . Some of these images were published in LIFE magazine.
Nosy neighbor trying to find something in Ed Gein's home after his arrest
Some items found in Gein's home after his arrest
Bernice Worden's body as found by police
Photo of a police officer outside of the Gein home , making sure to keep out anyone that doesn't belong there during the investigation.
Gein property after the "mysterious" fire that occurred the day before the auction was to take place.
Newspaper clipping of Gein's passing
Ed Gein's tombstone (now in police custody)
Carnival Sideshow of Ed Gein's car.