New Discovery+ Special Investigates Hauntings in Ed Gein's Hometown

Few murderers in American history are as notorious as Ed Gein, not only due to the viciousness of his crimes, but also due to his predilection towards digging up corpses and building trophies out of the bones of bodies, with the new Shock Docs special Ed Gein: The Real Psycho investigating supernatural occurrences in his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsion. Adding another air of mystery to Gein's crimes is that he was said to have inspired the events of fictional narratives like Psycho, The Silence of the Lambs, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, all of which have blurred the lines between fact and fiction. Ed Gein: The Real Psycho starts streaming on discovery+ on April 9th.

Sixty years after Gein’s arrest, documentary film producer and paranormal investigator Steve Shippy and world-renowned psychic medium Cindy Kaza travel to Gein’s hometown in Plainfield, Wisconsin, to conduct investigations of the most haunted locations connected to the infamous killer. For the first time in history, cameras are allowed on the Gein property where the gruesome evidence was first discovered. Shippy and Kaza also meet up with local residents who provide insight on Gein and discover never-before-seen artifacts believed to be used by this malevolent monster on his helpless victims. With each investigation, the team reveals more evidence to determine what was behind his drive to kill.

The paranormal meets the monstrous when Kaza, using her psychic abilities, holds and reads the history of a found object – the knife believed to be used on Gein’s victims. In each location, the team makes contact with the world of the dead and captures terrifying evidence of the supernatural as they seek to answer the ultimate questions: Is Plainfield haunted by Ed Gein, his mother, and his victims? Does evil live on forever?

“Tapping into the energy of Ed Gein as he was alive, and dead, will haunt me for the rest of my life,” said Kaza.

“You’d think that having 20 years of experience investigating the paranormal would have prepared me for taking on this case,” added Shippy. “No matter how much I had read about the man and his atrocities, I never expected to uncover what we did during our investigation.”


Ed Gein: The Real Psycho starts streaming on discovery+ on April 9th.

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