Paranormal investigator claims to be talking to the ghost of serial killer Ed Gein in a new documentary
A psychic investigator claims to have interacted with Ed Gein’s ghost in a crazy new documentary about the serial killer who inspired Silence of the Lambs and Psycho.
Steve Shippy, a paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker, is said to have successfully spoken to the ghost of the dead serial killer in a two-hour Discovery + special entitled Ed Gein: The Real Psycho that airs Friday.
Known as the Butcher of Plainfield and the Plainfield Ghoul, Gein was a murderer and corpse who seem to dig up from cemeteries to make a “skin pack” of the bones and skin of the dead.
In the documentary, Shippy teams up with psychic medium Cindy Kaza to question Gein and his mother, Augusta Wilhelmine Gein, about their relationship, Everyday beast reported.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Shippy for more information on his documentary and additional commentary.
Gein’s life has inspired a number of horror characters, including Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film Psycho, Leatherface in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Buffalo Bill in the Silence of the Lambs.
Serial killer Ed Gein is escorted from Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory to county jail after confessing to two murders
The character Buffalo Bill, pictured, is featured in The Silence of the Lambs and is inspired by Gein
Norman Bates’ character, right, can be seen at the Bates Motel in the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho
The documentary is an episode of the hit Shock Docs franchise and, according to one press release, is the first time that cameras have been allowed on the grounds of the Gein ‘where the gruesome evidence was first discovered’.
Shippy and Kaza then “ question ” the Geins about their relationship, the Daily Beast reported.
“Put on the suit,” said Gein reportedly during the paranormal encounter.
Shippy reportedly asks Gein if he’s referring to his infamous ‘skin suit’.
“Yes,” the ghost of the serious murderer reportedly responds in the documentary.
At the end of the “interview,” Shippy says, “This kind of evidence is unheard of.”
At one point in the documentary, Kaza seems ‘almost stabbed’ when Gein’s mother allegedly calls her a witch, Den of Geek reported.
“Tapping into Ed Gein’s energy while alive and dead will haunt me for the rest of my life,” Kaza said in the press release, referring to her as a “world-renowned psychic medium.”
Shippy and Kaza visited a number of locations in Gein’s hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, to find “ the most haunted locations associated with the infamous killer ” and whether he committed his heinous crimes while under his mother’s spell.
In one scene, a man claims his animals and relatives died after buying a knife from Gein, The sun reported.
‘People think this area is haunted. They see shadows where they shouldn’t be. They hear screams and wails, mostly women, ”local historian Dave Bignell tells Shippy.
The researchers use a variety of high-tech ghost hunting equipment during their investigation. The documentary uses a number of archival media, but relies heavily on dramatic recreations.
“You would think 20 years of experience investigating the paranormal would have prepared me to take on this case,” Shippy said in a press release.
“No matter how much I read about the man and his atrocities, I never expected to find out what we had done during our investigation.”
Waushara County Sheriff Art Schley, left, escorts Edward Gein, 51, of Plainfield, Wisc. to Central State Hospital for the Criminally Insane on November 23, 1957, in Milwaukee
Edward Theodore Gein, the second son of George Philip Gein and Augusta Wilhelmine Gein, was born on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
His father was an unemployed alcoholic and his mother was a very religious Lutheran who had a dominant presence in Gein’s life and tried to preach to her children about the dangers of drinking and women, whom she believed were tools of the devil .
Gein, a shy boy, left the farm alone to go to school, and teachers later remembered him as strange and prone to random bursts of laughter. His mother would punish him for befriending ‘sinners’.
“His mother will never let him have his own voice or thought,” says Kaza in the new documentary. ‘It was always hers.
‘She’s bad and as a young child I’m sad for him because I don’t think he was born this way. I feel like she made a monster. ‘
Deputy Sheriff stood outside the home of alleged serial killer Ed Gein, where he led a deceptively quiet life and where parts of his victim’s bodies were found
Filthy, messy kitchen of alleged mass murderer Ed Gein, where parts of his victim’s bodies were found
View of a room in the home of murderer and body catcher Ed Gein in Wisconsin in late November 1957. Gein, along with several others, had locked up the room when his mother died 12 years earlier, while living in other rooms in dire circumstances
Gein’s father died of heart failure on April 1, 1940, so he and his brother Henry began taking jobs in the city to bring money into the family, including babysitting for local families.
Henry Gein died on May 16, 1944, when the brothers carried out controlled burns on their farm, which got out of control and the firefighters had to be put out.
At the time, it was believed that Henry Gein had died of heart failure, because he was not burned in the fire. However, more than a decade later, researchers questioned Gein about his brother’s death.
Dr. George W. Arndt, a psychiatrist who worked with the Wisconsin Board of Corrections, studied the case and wrote that, in retrospect, it was’ possible and probable ‘that Gein killed Henry and was’ the’ Cain and Abel ‘aspect of this case. ‘
After Henry’s death, Augusta soon suffered a crippling stroke and Gein, the ‘city hunter’, was tasked with taking care of her as her health was deteriorating rapidly. She died on December 29, 1945.
Devastated by the death of his abusive mother, Gein felt that he had “lost his one friend and one true love,” noted biographer Harold Schechter.
He continued to live and work on the farm, but closed his mother’s rooms while the rest of the house fell into disrepair.
Gein began to become fascinated with the concepts of cannibalism and began visiting local cemeteries just two years after her death to begin his 10-year grave robbery, according to one. biography by Judge Robert H. Gollmar – who chaired Gein’s trial.
Despite all his fame as a serial killer, Gein has only confirmed that he murdered two victims while robbing the graves and desecrating the bodies of nine others.
The second murder victim, Bernice Worden, owned a hardware store in Plainfield and disappeared on the morning of November 16, 1957. Her son Frank Worden, a deputy sheriff with the local sheriff, found the store’s cash register open and there were blood stains on the floor. that day around 5:00 pm.
Gein’s first victim, innkeeper Mary Hogan, was murdered in 1954 – almost 10 years after his mother’s death.
Worden told investigators that Gein had stopped by the store the night before and said he would be back that morning for a gallon of antifreeze – the last receipt Worden wrote the morning she disappeared.
The deputy told investigators that he believed Gein was behind the murder of his widowed mother because he had asked her to go roller-skating with him, according to the 1998 biography Obsession.
Gein was arrested that evening while the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department searched his farm and found the woman’s headless body in his barn.
Worden’s body had been hung upside down on a wooden crosspiece and had been “ cut open from the vagina to the sternum, ” biographers noted in Obession.
Inside the house, agents found human skulls attached to the posts of Gein’s bed and Worden’s heart in a pan on the stove.
Police also found: a trash can made of human skin, human skin covering several chair seats, bowls made of human skulls, a corset made of a female torso, and leggings made of human leg skin.
Other items included: nine women’s genitals in a shoebox, masks made from the skin of female heads, Mary Hogan’s face in a paper bag and her skull in a box, a strap made from female human nipples, and a lampshade made from skin of a human face.
Gein admitted to murdering Hogan and Worden after his arrest in 1957, but was initially found unfit to face trial. He also told investigators that he had taken as many as 40 grave robberies in the middle of the night to unearth recently buried bodies of middle-aged women he thought looked like his mother.
He was sent to a mental health facility and found fit to face trial in 1968, and was later found guilty of Worden’s murder.
However, he was also found to be legally insane and returned to the mental institution. He died on July 26, 1984 at the Mendota Mental Health Institute of respiratory failure.