The Butcher of Plainfield: 25 Unbelievable Ed Gein Facts To Shock You!

Presenting a serial-killer of a list: The Butcher of Plainfield: 25 Unbelievable Ed Gein Facts To Shock You! As “The Butcher of Plainfield,” Ed Gein was a twisted man who killed because he could.

Like all serial killers, Ed Gein had a troubled childhood. He suffered badly. Gein’s deep hatred of society stemmed from years of torment by the hands of his mother. Ed Gein’s abusive childhood haunted him and eventually turned him into a monster.

He spiraled out of control when he became an adult, turning into the infamous “Butcher of Plainfield.” Needless to say, Ed Gein was also the inspiration behind numerous songs and movie characters. Gein was the inspiration for the movie Psycho, and he is said to have inspired “black humor.”

So. whether you’re a serial killer aficionado or just fascinated by graphic things, here are 25 Unbelievable Ed Gein Facts To Shock You!

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His Mother Was Very Religious


Ed Gein’s mother would often read bible verses to her son and would preach about the evil’s of the world. She also convinced him that all women were unpure except for her.


He was a very awkward child


As a boy he was shy and because his mother was so strict, she would punish him for trying to make friends. Teachers and classmates said he had very strange mannerisms, such as laughing for no reason.


He used to be a babysitter


He used to babysit for neighbors kids. He is said to have related more to children than to adults. Ed Gein’s brother Henry began dating a single mother and Henry had grown concerned about his brother’s attachment to the family.


He was a suspect in his brothers death


Although it was never proven that he did so. When his brother was discovered after being reported missing, he had bruises on his head. However, authorities ruled out foul play.


Hitchcock based the movie Psycho on Gein


Ed Gein’s relationship with his mother was the inspiration for Psycho.

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