Skip to comments.On This Day in 1984
Posted on 07/26/2005 7:21:01 AM PDT by holymoly
Edward Theodore Gein died of natural causes, at the age of 78.
Ed Gein was born to George and Augusta Gein on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was preceeded in death by his older brother Henry, who died in 1944.
On November 17, 1957 police in Plainfield, Wisconsin arrived at the dilapidated farmhouse of Eddie Gein who was a suspect in the robbery of a local hardware store and disappearance of the owner, Bernice Worden. Gein had been the last customer at the hardware store and had been seen loitering around the premises.
Gein's desolate farmhouse was a study in chaos. Inside, junk and rotting garbage covered the floor and counters. It was almost impossible to walk through the rooms. The smell of filth and decomposition was overwhelming. While the local sheriff, Arthur Schley, inspected the kitchen with his flashlight, he felt something brush against his jacket.
When he looked up to see what it was he ran into, he faced a large, dangling carcass hanging upside down from the beams. The carcass had been decapitated, slit open and gutted. An ugly sight to be sure, but a familiar one in that deer-hunting part of the country, especially during deer season.
It took a few moments to sink in, but soon Schley realized that it wasn't a deer at all, it was the headless butchered body of a woman. Bernice Worden, the fifty-year-old mother of his deputy Frank Worden, had been found.
While the shocked deputies searched through the rubble of Eddie Gein's existence, they realized that the horrible discoveries didn't end at Mrs. Worden's body. They had stumbled into a death farm.
The funny-looking bowl was a top of a human skull. The lampshades and wastebasket were made from human skin.
A ghoulish inventory began to take shape: an armchair made of human skin, female genitalia kept preserved in a shoebox, a belt made of nipples, a human head, four noses and a heart.
The more they looked through the house, the more ghastly trophies they found. Finally a suit made entirely of human skin. Their heads spun as they tried to tally the number of women that may have died at Eddie's hands.
Read more about Ed Gein and his crimes at Crime Library.
Additional info: Ed Gein - Wikipedia
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Gein died (in a mental institution) July 26, 1984.
Why the hell would you want to post this? Who cares? Is this like a memorial or something? Are you some sort of "serial killer groupie" or something? Get a life!
If it bothers you that much, go whine to the Admin Moderator and have it removed.
I knew it was macabre, but I had no idea someone get so upset by it.
I've never posted anything like this before, and Lord knows, I certainly won't do it again.
I wouldn't worry too much on it. Can't please all the people and such.
Gein was a St. Paul, Minnesota, bus driver. He is recalled as a friendly fellow who invited co-workers and bus riders to his Wisconsin farm for barbeques. Mnnesota blames his predilection on bad Wisconsin cheese.
I had read he was also the town "handy man". Housewives would often hire him to do jobs for them - fixing broken hinges, etc. He supposedly also baby-sat for families in the area.
Mnnesota blames his predilection on bad Wisconsin cheese.
Lol. I'm going anywhere near that. ;)
Thanks for posting it. I read the whole thing and found it interesting.
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