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Horrible Fun Fact: This is Ed Gein, a serial killer from the 40’s who was raised by his religiously dysfunctional mother, who told him all his life that women are the devil’s work. After his mother died, he continued living in her secluded house where he would abduct and kill women, and dig up bodies from a nearby graveyard. He would then take these bodies, skin them, and turn them into household things like lampshades and masks, carve the bones into trophies, and eat pieces of them too. He was caught after a women went missing and police found the mutilated bodies in his house. He went on trial for murder and was found not guilty due to insanity. He was then locked away in an insane asylum.

The reason this is a fun fact despite all of this horrible stuff: Ed Gein is the inspiration behind Leather Face (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Norman Bates (Psycho/Bates Motel), and Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs/Hannibal). Anyway, just felt like sharing that cause I thought it was very interesting.


“My grandmother always told me: ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re crippled, blind, or crazy. All this world cares about is how you survive. As long as you don’t do drugs or go to jail, you’re gonna be fine.’”
“What do you mean by: ‘The world only cares about how you survive?’”
“The only thing people care about is if you’re working, and if you’re paying your taxes. I worked for the city for six years. During the time that I was working, I was Mr. Matthew Phillips. The moment that I wasn’t able to work anymore, I became a social security number.’”

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