Ed Gein, Wisconsin Murder and Grave Robber
Ed Gein, the notorious Mad Butcher of Plainfield, robbed graves and murdered two women around his home town of Plainfield, Wisconsin. Living alone in his decrepit farmhouse after his mother died, Gein used the body parts to create a variety of objects, including a skull bowl, a nipple belt, a lampshade made of human skin, and "mammary suit" which he dressed up in to appear like a woman. Gein's final victim was Plainfield hardware store owner Bernice Worden, whom authorities found hanging upside down, gutted and decapitated, in Gein's home on November 16, 1957.
Ed Gein is burried in the family plot beside his brother and mother in the Plainfield Cemetery, surrounded by graves he had looted for his grotesque craft projects.
Ed Gein in the Archives
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Ed Gein
Watch this video before you plan your field trip to Plainfield.
- Posted December 14, 2017
- What Happened to Ed Gein’s Gravestone?
For almost two decades now, visitors to the grave of Ed Gein have found the Wisconsin killer's grave unmarked. This is why.
- Posted November 16, 2017
- Ed Gein’s Cauldron: The Story Behind the Ghoulish Relic
A relic believed to have once held human remains on Ed Gein's isolated Wisconsin farm to be featured on Deadly Possessions.
- Posted April 28, 2016
- Ed Gein Roadtrip: 6 Things to do in Plainfield
Take a roadtrip to Plainfield to walk in the footsteps of infamous Wisconsin murderer and grave robber Ed Gein.
- Posted November 16, 2015
- Original Psycho Door from Wisconsin Funeral Home Up for Auction
Up until recently, the door from the Pyscho house was being used at a funeral home in Wisconsin.
- Posted September 18, 2015
- Digging Up Ed Gein: Our Expedition into the Dark History of Plainfield, WI
Our latest trip to Plainfield to uncover the deranged history of Ed Gein lead us into the heart of Wisconsin's dark side...and yielded some great photos.
- Posted September 11, 2015
- Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures Takes Home Ed Gein’s Cauldron
Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans took the winning bid on a cauldron believed to have been used by Ed Gein to hold human remains.
- Posted March 6, 2015
- Ed Gein Cauldron Up for Auction in Wisconsin
Antique cauldron with macabre history hits the auction block in Wisconsin. You won't believe the story behind this thing.
- Posted February 26, 2015
- Serial Killer Trivia Board Game
Slaughter your friends with the Serial Killer Trivia board game! Pick your killer and go on a murderous rampage. The first player to score five victims wins!
- Posted December 17, 2014