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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ed

"I like this place, everybody treats me nice, some of them are a little crazy though."
- The Butcher of Plainfield, speaking about prison

 This day in 1906 infamous serial killer Edward Theodore Gein was born
in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  His notorious crimes have had a lasting impact on pop
culture as evidenced by countless references in films, music and literature.
He would be incarcerated in a mental hospital until his death in 1984.

Included below are a few police photographs of the inside of Gein's home
upon his arrest that were released to Life Magazine.

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When asked if he wore the skin face masks over a prolonged period of time
he was quoted as saying, "Not too long, I had other things to do."

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