House of Gein is part of my ongoing research project examining the life of Plainfield, Wisconsin murderer and graverobber Ed Gein, as well as the impact of his crimes on the community, the world, and their lasting legacy in local lore and entertainment media.
The first incarnation of the website launched on November 16, 2007 – the 50th anniversary of Gein’s arrest.
My writing and photos have been featured in numerous publications, podcasts and TV shows. I get contacted regularly by television producers to provide expert insight into the Gein story, and by researchers from around the world with questions. My work has even been used in classrooms, including in a high school in Canada where a student said it was part of their teacher’s curriculum.
In 2015, I was contacted by a local Wisconsin man selling what he claimed to be an iron cauldron once used by Gein to hold human remains. My 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 phoned 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.