Gein, Edward

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Edward Gein
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Gein, Edward Gender: M
born on 27 August 1906 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place North La Crosse WI, USA, 43n50, 91w14
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°00' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°53 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°49'


American homicidal maniac. The son of an overbearing mother who forbade her son to show any interest in women, he worked on the family farm where he grew up in Plainfield, WI. When his mom and brother both died the same year, he turned inward, becoming more reclusive. He sealed off his mom's room, but took to wearing her clothes in the privacy of his house. He neglected the farm, and began reading books on anatomy. He worked in town and at the local farms as a handyman, trusted enough to take care of neighbor kids when the parents were away.

Gein began a secret life of horror. He dug up corpses of women, skinning them and draping the skin over himself, a model for the later film, "The Silence of the Lambs." In 1954 he shot a woman to death and took her home where he hung her in the barn by the heels and dressed her like so much meat. In 1957 he shot another woman and did the same. He made bracelets of human skin, a drum, sawed a skull for a soup bowl and had a refrigerator full of human parts. It was estimated that he plundered as many as 15 bodies from graves, a necrophile and a cannibal.

Gein's gory secret was discovered and he was committed to life in an institution for the criminally insane in 12/57. The local people burned down the farm, as a place of unspeakable evil. Gein died in the mental institution in 1984.

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  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital December 1957 (Given life in prison for the criminally insane)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from G.S. MacEwan


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial (Killed and mutilated)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Crime Collection
  • Passions : Sexuality : Sexual perversions (Necrophelia)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Life sentence)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Cannibal and necropheliac)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Home : Same location lifetime (Family farm, then prison)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite (Dressed in woman clothes and skins)
  • Vocation : Miscellaneous : Handyman (Worked at local farms)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Killer, sadist, cannibal, books about case)
  • Vocation : Medical : Mortician/ Death Affairs (Dug up corpses)
  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Cannibal)