As the police investigated the house of Ed Gein, they found a multitude of things that would surely shock the entire nation.
From human skulls turned into bowls to chairs made out of human skin to jars filled with organs, there was so much gore that went on inside that house. But who is this Ed Gein, and why don’t people talk about him that much?
When it comes to recognition, this man deserves far less than what Ted Bundy did. However, this doesn’t mean that his crimes were any less heinous.
They were, instead, some of the most disturbing things that anyone has ever seen or heard of.
Early Life And Childhood
As with most murderers, the initial thinking takes place from within their homes as a result of their childhood experiences.
With Ed Gein, he was exposed to an imbalance in his household. While his mom, Augusta, was an extremely religious woman, his father, on the other hand, was an alcoholic that equally traumatized the children.
Ed also had an elder brother, Henry, and the two would spend a lot of their time together tending to whatever their mother asked of them.
While he did have the support of his brother, but the continuous mocking of Augusta left both children’s damages in some sort of way.
On the one hand, their mother would preach all there is about lust, desires, and how to control them. While, on the other hand, their father would go about losing his control with his alcohol.
Therefore, throughout the time Ed’s parents were alive, he was much more reclusive about his desires. It was when his mother passed away, did he tip and falls into the heinous acts that he conducted over the years.
Life With His Mother
Once their father passed away, the two boys were left to take care of the financial burden. They did various jobs just to make sure that there was some income in the home.
Apart from this, there was the constant scrutiny faced by them because of Augusta. Things further aggravated when Henry passed away suddenly.
Apparently, while burning bushes, Henry caught fire and was presumed dead immediately.
Now, the clarification of how this happened isn’t available. But given the murderous brain of Ed, many conclude that perhaps he had something to do with this.