Friday, November 17, 2017

Ed Gein For Freaky Friday...!

If ever a person deserved to be classified as creepy, it was Ed Gein.

I won't go into a detailed account of the many ways he acted out his madness, but this article from the History channel touches a small bit of it.

Ed Gein kills final victim Bernice Worden

Infamous killer Edward Gein murders his last victim, Bernice Worden of Plainfield, Wisconsin. His grave robbing, necrophilia, and cannibalism gained national attention, and may have provided inspiration for the characters of Norman Bates in Psycho and serial killer Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.

Gein was a quiet farmer who lived in rural Wisconsin with an extremely domineering mother. After she died in 1945, he began studying anatomy, and started stealing women’s corpses from local cemeteries. In 1954, Gein shot and killed saloonkeeper Mary Hogan, piled the body onto a sled, and dragged it home.

On November 16, Gein robbed Worden at the local hardware store she owned and killed her. Her son, a deputy, discovered his mother’s body and became suspicious of Gein, who was believed to be somewhat odd. When authorities searched Gein’s farmhouse, they found an unimaginably grisly scene: organs were in the refrigerator, a heart sat on the stove, and heads had been made into soup bowls. Apparently, Gein had kept various organs from his grave digging and murders as keepsakes and for decoration. He had also used human skin to upholster chairs.

Though it is believed that he killed others during this time, Gein only admitted to the murders of Worden and Hogan. In 1958, Gein was declared insane and sent to the Wisconsin State Hospital in Mendota, where he remained until his death in 1984.

I' read a lt about Gein over the years and I have to admit being completely unnerved at some of the things he did. Crazy doesn't describe the man well enough.

Coffee out on the patio this morning. Cold front moving in, but right now it's nice enough.


Momlady said...

One has to wonder what goes wrong in the brain in people like him. And what influence parents have.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

I'm ready for the cold front - in the 80s at Thanksgiving is just not right!

See you next week ~

linda m said...

I remember hearing about him as a child. I live in Wisconsin, so it was all over the news. The stories were enough to give nightmares. Hopefully one day science will be able to figure these types of people and help them. Have a great weekend.

HermitJim said...

Hey Momlady...
Your guess is as good as mine. No one can see into a crazed mind and second guess their next move.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Sis...
Seems out of whack somehow, doesn't it?
Thanks for coming over this morning, sis!

Hey Linda...
I can imagine that it was enough to cause nightmares.
Thanks for the visit today!

JO said...

It is scary that there are folks like this in the world.

53 here but should top out at 80 today and tomorrow then down into the high 70's.
Nice hot cup of coffee much needed right now

Dizzy-Dick said...

What a terrible guy!!! Why oh why would anyone want to do all those things. Yep, he sure was crazy for sure. There is such terrible evil in this world but also a lot more good. We just hear about the evil the most.