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It was November 1957, outside Plainfield, Wisconsin, when the police arrested Ed Gein. Inside his kitchen was a bountiful meal of pork chops; macaroni and cheese; pickles; coffee; cookies--and, simmering in a saucepan on the stove, a human heart.

Inside his house, the police made other grisly discoveries--including a box of noses, skulls on the posts of his bed and a headless corpse. The only room that appeared normal, save for the coat of dust, was that of Gein's long-dead mother. If any of this rings a bell, it's because Gein was the real-life inspiration for Robert Bloch's novel, Psycho, which became one of Alfred Hitchcock's film masterpieces.

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