The man was a proper ghoul, having robbed and desecrated graves for some time, including that of his own mother, Augusta Gein. He only killed two women, Mary Hogan in and Bernice Worden in
It really happened here, not far from our seemingly normal and carefree lives. For me, visiting Plainfield is not about some misguided obsession with serial killers. It is a need to remember that this boogeyman was real, to touch the ground he walked on, to feel what desperate loneliness and isolation can do to the fragile human psyche.
Stepping foot in his story is walking on dangerous ground. This is where we could all go a little mad. Also, the introvert in me is completely capable of romanticizing the thought of being holed up in a dilapidated farmhouse in the dead of Wisconsin winter, reading strange books and playing with skulls.
A sign on the sidewalk was advertising an antifreeze sale. Antifreeze sale at the Plainfield hardware store. After exploring the crumbling Woodman Opera House nearby, I had just started shooting some video when a woman came out of the store and began walking toward us. Ed Gein babysat them as children, brought over offerings of venison despite the fact that he never hunted deer, desecrated the remains of their friends and family.
The back of the historic Woodman Opera House in Plainfield, built in My goal is only ever to document, though trespassing, theft and destruction of property are without a doubt quite common. So naturally, I got a bit nervous when this woman from the hardware store approached us.
But rather than call the police, threaten bodily dismemberment, etc.
She said that, since she and her husband had purchased the business in April, upwards of 50 people had stopped to take photos. They even had one visitor enter the store and ask if he could use their computer to research the history of the building. She was from out of town…and had never heard of Ed Gein.
While some of the older locals liked to come in and chat about such mundane details as changes to the exterior of the building, she said, none mentioned the murder. So we brought her up to speed, and she graciously allowed us to explore the store. Directly in front of his grave is that of Eleanor Adams, whom he exhumed just days after she was buried.
Nearby are the Wordens, Bernice and her son Frank, who was a deputy sheriff at the time his mother went missing. Before we left, Christina left flowers for Ed and Augusta. After that we made stops at two more cemeteries three if you count the one we found when we got lost because of my terrible hand-drawn mapanother murder scene, and, of course, the site of the old Gein farm.
We managed to find the final graveyard at dusk, then made one last stop back at the Plainfield Cemetery to wish the Geins farewell before heading home.
An abandoned house just down the road from the old Gein property. The architecture is nearly identical to the Gein house that burned down in March of After several excursions into the backwoods over the years, we have finally managed to locate each of the stops on the Ed Gein tour.
This will probably be the last trip there for a while, unless I miraculously have money for better film equipment one day, or invent some other excuse to return. There is nothing Gein-related left unexplored.
Well, there may still be a few mysteries remaining in Plainfield, even after 58 years.While charged with one count of first-degree murder, Gein was initially deemed unfit to stand trial and spent the remainder of his life in mental hospitals, where he .
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On May 24th, we finally made our pilgrimage to Plainfield to experience the legend of Ed Gein for ourselves.
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Apprehended in November , Ed Gein was ultimately found guilty but legally insane for the killing of Bernice Worden, a local hardware store owner, according to plombier-nemours.com It was what police found inside Gein's home that would garner infamy for the murderer.
Jul 09, · Ed Gein isn’t classified as a serial killer. The man was a proper ghoul, having robbed and desecrated graves for some time, including that of his own mother, Augusta Gein.
He only killed two women, Mary Hogan in and Bernice Worden in