Episode 23 -  The Butcher of Plainfield

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

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The beautiful Gein home sat on 155-acres 
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Plainfield Cemetery where Gein would grave rob
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Newspaper clipping after Gein's arrest
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The inside of Gein's home, as photographed by investigators . Some of these images were published in LIFE magazine.
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Nosy neighbor trying to find something  in Ed Gein's home after his arrest
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Some items found in Gein's home after his arrest
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Bernice Worden's body as found by police
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Photo of a police officer outside of the Gein home , making sure to keep out anyone that doesn't belong there during the investigation.
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Gein property after the "mysterious" fire that occurred the day before the auction was to take place.
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Newspaper clipping of Gein's passing
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Ed Gein's tombstone (now in police custody)
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Carnival Sideshow of Ed Gein's car. 
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More Info:

https://www.aetv.com/real-crime/ed-gein-the-skin-suit-wearing-serial-killer-who-inspired-psychos-norman-bates

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein
http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/gein-edward.htm (photos)
https://youtu.be/pN6_eJA-BLQ  

https://youtu.be/e09HkMY_8cM