Skip to main content

Ed Gein, the original ‘Psycho’ ‘Silence of the Lambs’ source, dies

Ed Gein's gravestone
Ed Gein's vandalised gravestone | Public Domain


Ed Gein’s mother believed there was no greater sin than sex. Her human skin lampshade-making son proved her wrong in so many ways.

He murdered his brother and after the death of his mother, took to digging up recently deceased women. He would use and wear their body parts. He then progressed to killing.

Finally arrested, he spent the rest of his life in a mental institution. He was buried near to the graves he robbed...