House of Gein is an ongoing research project by Charlie Hintz examining the life of Plainfield, Wisconsin murderer and graverobber Ed Gein, as well as the impact of his crimes on the world and their lasting legacy in entertainment media.
The first incarnation of the website launched on November 16, 2007 – the 50th anniversary of Gein’s arrest.
Charlie’s research and photos have been featured in numerous publications, podcasts and TV shows. He is regularly contacted by television producers to provide expert insight into the Gein story, and by researchers from around the world with questions. His work has even been used in classrooms, including in a high school in Canada where a student said it was part of the teacher’s curriculum.
In 2015, Charlie was contacted by a local Wisconsin man selling what he claimed to be an iron cauldron once used by Gein to hold human remains. Charlie’s subsequent article about the “haunted” cauldron on Cult of Weird spread news of the sale around the world. The article caught the attention of Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans, who put in the winning bid. Bagans later featured the cauldron on an episode of the Ghost Adventures spinoff Deadly Possessions (now renamed Ghost Adventures: Artifacts) and gave the piece its own exhibit in his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.