S2E9 Collectors Edition

The Russian Doll Man – Anatoly Moskvin

A Man and His Doll

Despite reportedly living a secluded life and never dating, moskvin reported that he planned to marry a 25-year-old native of his hometown who attended his trial.

Before and After becoming a Doll

The piece moskvin worked on for riabov was never published. Although the editor, alexei yesin, thought it was “unique” and “priceless”

More of the Collection

Moskvin almost got charged with a hate crime as he was suspected to deface some Muslim graves. But the charge was dropped.

One of Many Dolls

Moskvin was a regular contributor to a weekly paper called “Necrologies”.

The Butcher of Plainfield – Ed Gein

Ed Gein

Sometime in 1945, Ed and his mother visited a man named Smith, to purchase straw. According to Gein, Augusta witnessed Smith beating a dog. A woman inside the Smith home came outside and yelled for him to stop but Smith beat the dog to death. Augusta was extremely upset by this scene. What bothered her did not appear to be the brutality toward the dog but rather the presence of the woman. Augusta told Ed that the woman was not married to Smith, so she had no business being there. “Smith’s harlot”, Augusta angrily called her. This was shortly before the second stroke that would kill Augusta.

Ed Gein’s Room
Ed’s Collection – his woman suit and skull bowls

Ed Gein’s full collection list

  • Whole human bones and fragments
  • A wastebasket made of human skin
  • Human skin covering several chair seats
  • Skulls on his bedposts
  • Female skulls, some with the tops sawn off
  • Bowls made from human skulls
  • A corset made from a female torso skinned from shoulders to waist
  • Leggings made from human leg skin
  • Masks made from the skin of female heads
  • Mary Hogan’s face mask in a paper bag
  • Mary Hogan’s skull in a box
  • Bernice Worden’s entire head in a burlap sack
  • Bernice Worden’s heart “in a plastic bag in front of Gein’s potbelly stove”
  • Nine vulvae in a shoe box
  • A young girl’s dress and “the vulvas of two females judged to have been about fifteen years old”
  • A belt made from female human nipples
  • Four noses
  • A pair of lips on a window shade drawstring
  • A lampshade made from the skin of a human face
  • Fingernails from female fingers
More of Ed’s Collection

Over the years, people have chipped pieces from Gein’s gravestone at the Plainfield Cemetery. The stone itself was stolen in 2000, though recovered in 2001. The stone was placed in storage at the Waushara County Sheriff’s Department.

Preserved Evidence

The gravesite itself is now unmarked, but not unknown; Gein is buried between his parents and brother in the cemetery.

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