Imagine if the furniture of someone’s house is made of different pieces of the human body. Kitchen utensils are made from human bones. The belt to be tied around the waist should have the skin of the private part of women. He was making a suit from the skins of corpses so that after wearing it, he could enter the body of his dead mother.
Ed Gein American serial killer : Whenever a story of serial killing comes to the fore from all over the world, the name comes of Serial Killer Ed Gein of America. When she stepped into Ed Gein’s house, she was stunned. Pieces of the human body were used to make different furniture of the house. The cushion that sits on the chair was made from human skin.
The skin of the woman’s face was neatly separated from the face to make the cover of the nightlamp. After drying the skin, the cover of the night lamp was made from it. Not only this, instead of the buttons on the string that pulls the curtains, Jean had kept the lips separated from the face of a woman.
Ed Jean was born in the year 1906 in the city of Law Crossy County. This city falls in the US state of Wisconsin. Jean’s father’s name was George while his mother’s name was Augusta, Ed Jean also had an older brother named Henry. As much as Augusta was a believer in God, Jean’s father was quite the opposite of her. Jean’s father George used to drink a lot, due to which his business in the city was ruined and he came with his family to Plainfield Farm (BUTCHER OF PLAINFIELD) in Wisconsin and started farming here.
Ed Gein American serial killer
Jean and her brother were enrolled in a nearby small town school. Jeanne’s mother, Augusta, felt that being in form would give Jean and Henry the same bad habits as their fathers. Augusta used to read the Bible to both of them every day. She did not want her sons to be friends with anyone or that any outsider should come and go to her house. From childhood, the effect of all these things started on Jean’s mind.
If he had made any friends in school, Jean’s mother used to beat him up. For this reason, most of Jean’s childhood was spent with her brother and mother. He loved his mother very much while there was no attachment towards his father. Ed Jean’s father George died on 1 April 1940 at the age of 66.
After the death of their father, Jean and Henry went out and started doing odd jobs. They would do whatever work they got. Jean also worked as a babysitter in many homes for a long time. During this time Jean was absolutely fine. There were no complaints of any kind against Jean.
One day in May 1944, Jean was cleaning the fields with his older brother Henry. To eliminate weeds, he set fire to the grass growing there. The fire in the field became uncontrollable, the help of the fire brigade had to be taken to extinguish the fire. The fire was extinguished but suddenly Henry disappeared. The news of Henry’s disappearance was also given to the police and when he was searched at the farmhouse itself, Henry’s body was found from the farm itself.
Seeing the body, the police guessed that Henry died of suffocation as there was no burn mark on his body. The death was not investigated as an accident. Now only Ed Jean and his mother were left on the form. Saddened by Henry’s death, Augusta was paralyzed. Seeing this condition of the mother, Jean was very sad and now her whole time started going in the service of the mother.
Although there was no improvement in Augusta’s health despite much hospitality, she died in December 1945. After the death of her mother, Jean closed all the rooms in her house which her mother used to use. He confined himself to a room in the house which was near the kitchen and he used to stay here.
After mother’s departure, Jean became very lonely and now he used to take care of his form only. He lived alone, did not interact much with anyone. In the meantime, he fell in love with reading the books of cannibalism and started reading all the books related to it.
12 years had passed since the death of Ed Jean’s mother. In 1957, Bernice Varden, a middle-aged woman who ran a hardware shop in Plainfield, suddenly disappeared. He was last seen at night before he disappeared. Since then his store was closed. The people of the area felt that she had closed the shop early and went home. But when the shop did not open the next day and Bernice did not reach his house, his son’s head shook.
Bernice’s son worked in the police. Looking for his mother, he reached the shop. When the shop was opened, the scene there was terrible. There was blood splattered inside the shop. Bernice’s son, Frank, saw that the last receipt was printed in the name of Ed Jean, and that he had to come to the store to get some items, but that too did not come. In such a situation, Frank decides that he only goes to Ed Jean’s house to find out where he is.
Frank reached Jean’s house with the policemen for long, Jean could not stand in front of their questions. Frank became suspicious and began a search of the form. When the policemen entered Ed Jean’s house for the first time, his heart came to his mouth. Parts of the human body were scattered everywhere. Many parts of human skulls and skeletons were lying in the house.
The seats of the chairs of the house were made of human skin. Food utensils were made from human skulls and other parts of the body. Masks were made from the skin of the human face. The lampshade was made from a human face. Apart from the human skin, the police also found finger nails, nose pieces, parts of the torso and private parts of about nine women from there. On searching, the body of Bernice Warden was also found by the police.
His head was beheaded, his heart was removed and hung in a polythene, and his body was hung with iron hooks as butchers often hang animals in their shop, i.e. iron in one of his legs. His hook was hooked on which his whole body was hanging.
Now the question was that how did so many parts of the human body finally come to the house of Ed Gene. Now the police brought Ed to the police station. The interrogation ensued and Ed was making horrifying revelations one after the other. According to Ed, during the years 1947 to 1952, he went to three nearby cemeteries about forty times and he dug many graves there.
Jean said that he only targeted such graves in which a woman had recently been buried. He used to dig the graves of women who were above fifty years old because he saw his mother in them. Ed Jean told that as soon as night fell, a strange trance used to take over his mind. He could not control himself and in this state of intoxication, he would reach the nearby cemetery.
Going there, he would dig the grave and try to take out the dead body. Jean told that it happened about thirty times that as soon as he was about to take out the corpse from the grave, the intoxication on his mind ended, so he left the corpse in the grave and returned home.
However, it happened nine times that he brought the dead bodies of women in his car and brought them home. After this, Jean used to work to remove the skin from different parts of his body. Jean told that he wanted to make a suit from the skins of the dead bodies of women stolen from the cemetery. He used to think that if he wears a suit made of women’s skin, then he will enter his mother’s body. Through this way he will once again be close to his mother.
After his arrest, Jean was put on trial but due to his mental condition, he was sent to a mental asylum. Jean’s treatment went on from 1957 to 1968 and doctors found Jean fit for punishment in the year 1968, but after some time the doctors again told his mental condition to be bad.
After this, Ed Jean remained in the insane asylum till his death and died on 26 July 1984 at the age of 77, which was later buried near the grave of his mother and brother. Ed Jean’s house was set on fire during his stay in the insane asylum, while after his death his farm and car were auctioned by the government.
The person who bought his car at the auction used to buy tickets to see the car carrying the corpse, and people used to come to see that car of Ed Jean. Many films have also been made in Hollywood about Ed Jean, including films like Psycho and Silence of the Lambs.