hi how are you today
my name is Bailey Syrian
and today is Monday
which means it’s murder Mystery and makeup Monday
mmm mmm mmm
if you are new here
every Monday I sit down
I get ready and I talk about a true crime story
that’s on my brain
if you like true crime
and you like makeup
well guess what welcome
you made it
so I just have to start this off with a disclaimer
I do I should be doing this in every video
but today’s kind of gruesome
I won’t lie
warning The following presentation is intended for
mature audiences
viewer discretion is advised
so maybe you’ve seen Psycho
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
mmm the Silence of the Lambs
these are the types of films that you see
and you’re like oh my gosh
thank God it’s just a movie
but what if I told you that characters in those movies
were based off a real guy
his name was Edward Guin
are you familiar
okay well that’s who we’re talking about today
let’s talk about edward’s family first
I think we should start there
I think that’s a good place to start
ed’s mother and father were Augusta and George
and Augusta would be described as a thick set
books and woman
she was very intimidating
like she had a very stern face
Augusta had been brought up to obey
strict code of conduct
which her father had not hesitated to reinforce
with regular beatings
and was raised in an extremely strict household
with very hardcore religious beliefs
George as soon to be father
he was described as a strong
straight man
with a reserved
even dignified manner
he was an orphan at a young age
sadly his family had died in
I think I read sorry
the Mississippi River
I guess there was a flooding
and they drowned
didn’t have a stable home
George worked many jobs
he worked on a railroad carpenter
insurance salesman
it was rumored that he couldn’t keep a job
because he loved to drink
he liked alcohol
and he was always getting drunk
he would spend all of his money on alcohol
so how Augusta
ed’s mom and George got together
is no I don’t think anybody really knows
but they somehow got together
said to be that Augusta liked George
because he was a pushover
and George liked Augusta because
I don’t know
people would say that
Augusta was verbally abusive to him
calling him worthless
good for nothing lazy dog
and she would do it in public too
George would go to a local tavern after work
and he would get pretty drunk
and when he would go back home
he would beat Augusta
cause that was like
the only way he would get any type of courage
to stand up to her
when he would beat Augusta
it would lead to Augusta on her hands and knees
praying to God to please kill her husband
it wasn’t a good situation
but Augusta did crave the need for children
and for family as well
so in January of 19 o 2
the first born came
his name was Henry
19 o 6 Edward was born
and they lived in Lacrosse Wisconsin
so then in 1915 Augusta
she forced her husband to leave the sinkhole of filth
which was lacrosse
and moved to what she believed
to be a more righteous location
which was on 155 acre farm
in the town of Plainfield Wisconsin
she kept her 2 sons on the farm
and away from anything considered dangerous or sinful
she kept her boys away from those sinful
whorish women
that’s what she said
she was afraid of horse
or she no no no no
she highly disliked horse
she just thought every woman besides her
I guess was a whore
and she took full advantage of this farm
that they lived on
because they were in complete isolation
so she just like
really locked up the kids
she just would make them do chores around the farm
and then they could go to school
that was it
and then they had to come straight home
do their chores
Augusta was extremely religious
if you haven’t caught on
she preached to her boys
about the immorality of the world
and her belief that all women except herself
were naturally prostitutes
and instruments of the devil
so Edward Edward
Edward Edward
Edward was described as being shy
his classmates
teachers would say that he had very strange mannerisms
when I first read these mannerisms
I was like is that strange
though you see
I guess Edward would just like
bust out laughing randomly
and Edward would say that
he was laughing at his own inside jokes
that he was saying in his head
and that was odd
is that weird
I thought that was normal
anyways I just had to say that
I’m hilarious
and I make myself laugh all the time
but I’m not a killer
so I guess that’s good
oh Edward did not have many friends
actually he really didn’t have any friends at all
poor kid and when he did make friends
his mom Augusta was
heavily against that
because they were gonna allow sin into his life
she did not want him to have friends
so she completely went off on him
if he even mentioned to talking to anybody else now
because Edward
Henry Augusta
and George well
I don’t know where George was at
he apparently was always working or drunk
that’s really all you hear about
Augusta and Ed
they were very very close
they were like
Edward would say that
his mom was like
his first love
his best friend
he was obsessed with his mom
then comes April 1st 1940
ed’s father
George dies
he dies of heart failure
they think it had to do with him drinking
so Henry and Ed
they both had to pick up some
odd jobs around the town
to help cover living expenses
and then Henry
the brother
he began dating
a divorced single
mother of 2
and they were planning on moving in together
Henry was concerned for Edward
he seemed very attached to his mom
and like Henry was moving on with his life
he was getting out
he was gonna get married
to this new girl
Edward was just kind of stuck at home
obsessed with his mom
he needed to get out there
meet some ladies
start his own life
so Henry kind of expressed this to Edward
and then he also
spoke pretty poorly
about Augusta to Edward
and this upset Edward
so then May 16th 1944
Henry and Ed
they were out working on the farm
and they were burning away
marsh vegetation on the property
reportedly the fire got out of control
fire department came out
put the fire out
but then Edwards said that his brother was missing
like where’s Henry
I don’t know where
he’s at a search party was together looking for Henry
and then eventually they found his body lying face down
apparently he had been dead for some time Henry
it appeared that the cause of death was heart failure
since he had not been burned
it was later reported that
Henry had bruises on his head
which was weird but okay
police dismissed the possibility of foul playing
coroner later officially listed asphyxiation
as the cause of death
some would suspect that Ed killed his brother
but this would just be all speculation
no one really has proof of that
but knowing what we’re gonna know
he probably killed his brother
yeah Edward seemed to be happy
he finally had his mother all to himself
although a year later
Augusta had a stroke and was confined to her bed
ed would tend to her day and night
and she would still like
verbally abuse him
he was very mean to him
she would call him a weakling
and a failure
and that he would never be able to survive without her
anyway so it turns out Augusta died
sorry she died
December 1945
she had a stroke
so this poor family is just not doing too well right
so Edward was 39 when this happened right
and he was devastated by the loss of his mother
he was left alone to really fend for himself
he’s been given no life skills
well besides like
working small odd jobs
but like no social skills
yeah so doesn’t seem like it’s gonna be good
but this is when things just went downhill
now the home that they lived in was huge
it was a pretty good sized home
so Edward had it all to himself
so he ended up like
boarding up all the rooms to the house
and he kept his mom’s room in perfect condition
like she never left
I mean that was probably because it was an effort
to repress the fact that she had died
the rest of the house was completely neglected
I mean there was trash piled everywhere
inside this home
he had piles of household items furniture
mounds of dust
collecting on all of the items inside of the home
he mainly like
hung out in the kitchen area
and it was just trash
and garbage everywhere
it looked like
what we know now
is someone who is a hoarder
for some time
no one seemed to really even notice
Ed poor guy
he was a loner
he rarely ventured off the farm
you would only see him in town
when he was running errands
or stop for an occasional beer
at Mary hogan’s Tavern
and then of course
once everything went down
that’s when people started to like
second guess on
maybe some conversations they had with Ed like
maybe they should have paid more attention to the signs
of course it’s
it’s hard because sometimes people are just odd
and like that’s who they are
and that’s okay
and they’re not doing anything shady within
there are people who are odd
like Edward
and they are up to no good
how do you tell the difference
I don’t know
after everything comes out
about Edward
which we’ll get into
that’s when people are
starting to realize
you know what
he made some weird comments
a lot of the time
ed’s jokes they were always weird
Mary Hogan she’s the tavern owner
that everyone
would go have a beer at
or whatever
she went missing one day
and like the only thing that was left behind
of Mary was a
like a pool of blood
but no one ever saw Mary again
but Ed would joke
saying that she was staying overnight at his house
he would say it
in a joking manner
but in their mind
they would think
that was a tasteless joke
people in the town
would think oh
old Ed wouldn’t hurt anybody
so here’s what happened
bernice Warden
bernice Warden
she disappeared
November 16th 1957
late that afternoon
Frank Warden returned to town
from a day of deer hunting
and stopped by the hardware store
where Bernice worked
bernice was his mom
and he was just stopping by
to check on her
she’s 58 years old
she was a widow
he noticed that
bernice wasn’t there
and it was weird
because she had left the door unlocked
and she left the back door open
so then Frank kind of
looks around the hardware store
and then he sees
by the register
there’s a trail of blood
like I guess
it’s just blood
is on the floor
and it’s kind of like
leading outwards
or like smudge
towards the exit
and this worries Frank
frank looks at like
the register area
and he finds a receipt
and it was a receipt for 1/2 gallon of antifreeze
and it had been made out
to Ed ed ed
ed so Frank
is thinking suspicious
not even suspicious
that’s like
a full red flag
ed no something
he notifies police
and lets them know like hey
my mom’s missing
ed I think he was the last customer
because there’s no receipts
after that the police come out
and they look at the hardware store
and then they decide to
all pretty much
go to ed’s farm
because they
need to question him
he was doing
at the hardware store
does he know
where Miss warden’s
whereabouts are
so the police officers
when they arrive
they search his home
and then they find
the body of Bernice
in the back
they call it
a summer kitchen
and it’s behind the house
I don’t know
what a summer kitchen is
it sounds fancy
but Bernice
was in there again
I added a disclaimer
and I apologize
but like this is weird
bernice they
they find Bernice
she was hanging
by her feet
from an overhead pulley
and she was naked
there was a cut in Bernice
from her pelvic bone
all the way to like
her chest area
Edward was taking out
her insides
and like letting it drain
also she was
for obvious reasons
this stunned
and sickened officers
and they immediately called for backup
and a short time later
about a dozen
other law enforcement
officers showed up
to the house
they go in and they see
carbon bernice
so that warrants them
to then search
the rest of the farm
area and make sure
well first of all
they need to find
bernice’s head
but they also
wanna make sure that
like what else
is on this property
so they all
started combing the farm
and exploring
the contents
of what would become
known as Ed
geen’s House
of Horrors oh
horrors not horrors
so when the police officers
searched the home
they found lots of
other things
now the things
that are gonna come out of my
mouth right
now the things
that were found
in this house
are so hard to believe
you’re like yeah right
there’s no way
and then you Google the images
you realize that it’s very much real
they search the home
what do they find
where do we begin
a lot of skulls
human skulls
and these skulls have been sought off
and turned into soup bowls
they also found a chair
that had been upholstered in human skin
it’s just the seat of the chair
like he used human skin and sewed it onto this chair
I thought Armin was crafty
nene ed was a different level
yep he did that
so then he made lampshades out of flesh
I’m not kidding you
he made lampshades out of flesh
there was a box that was discovered
and it contained nothing but human noses
like he sawed off the nose
and he put it in a box for a rainy day
but I remember back in high school reading about this
and it was just like what Edward made a belt
you know a belt that you wear on your jeans
he made a belt
and it had the whole buckle and everything on it
but he made it out of women’s nipples
I wish I could show you a picture
I really do because it’s like huh first of all
how did he even think of this thing nipples belt
Edward um he made a shade pole
and it had been decorated with a pair of women’s lips
there was a shoebox under a bed
and it contained a collection of
dried women’s genitalia
guess what there’s more then okay
on one wall of this house
I there was the faces of 9 women
so Edward cut I don’t even know how to describe this
he cut the face peeled the skin off
made sure to keep like the face intact
so you could see tell it’s a face
and then he used it as wall decoration
Edward had seemed to be making or like sewing
hand sewing a shirt out of human skin
and there was breasts that he peeled off of somebody
and sewed it onto the shirt
and he sewed together this
this this shirt
this long sleeve shirt of different types of skin
that he collected from different bodies
and it’s all sewn together
wow now Edward would later explain
what exactly he was doing
because he made leggings out of skin as well
he was making a whole bodysuit
he made leggings
he made a corset from a female torso
Edward would later on say that
he would put on this long sleeve shirt and leggings
he wanted to essentially dress up and be a woman
and that he wanted to be his mother
so he would dress up like a lady
in his skin outfit and walk around in it
for the night
he said he would just kind of sit around
or even go outside in his new skin
he was pretending to be his mother
they just kept finding more and more stuff
they found skulls on his bed post
do you remember Mary
the tavern owner
well they ended up finding her face in a plastic bag
he like skinned it already
and then they found like tons of fingernails tongs
they found it all
and then just to make it all worse
because you know
we’re already here
so let’s just keep it going
they opened up the refrigerator
and then they see that there is
it’s just stocked with human organs
there was a human heart that was found on the stove
no word on what he was gonna do
was he gonna eat it
they don’t know
they think roughly
there is about 15 different bodies
that was found in edward’s home
the police had been at the house
like all day
pretty much
searching and grabbing all these items for evidence
discovering more and more stuff
and then at about 4 30 in the morning
that’s when they discovered a bloody burlap sack
and then inside of it was a freshly severed head
inserted into the ears
were large nails connected with twine
it was indeed Bernice
they asked Edward
you know what were you doing
why are there nails in her head
and Edward said
that he was gonna hang bernice’s head on the wall
as decoration
so again for a minute
it’s super easy to be like this is this can’t be real
but it’s real
ed had some problems
don’t know if you caught on to that yet
now I just have to say just really quick side note
I won’t insert any of the images because they are
they could ruin your day
but if you’re curious
you can Google these images and see
like the lampshades and stuff
and this bodysuit
he made gloves
he made gloves
the flipping nipple belt
how did he think of these things
how do you learn how to sew the lampshade
you have to see the lampshade
it’s like what the how did
but look I got
I just got keep it Real
he was really like what’s the word
um crafty DIY King
and yes it’s absolutely disgusting
what he did
obviously Edward was taken
and eventually they got Edward to admit the murders
of Bernice and the tavern owner Mary
he confessed to killing Mary later on down the road
I think a couple years later
but they eventually got him to confess about it
now you’re probably wondering like okay
well if you only killed those 2 people
where did he get all those bodies
he lived not far from a cemetery for about 12 years
after his mom died
he would visit the local cemetery at night
he met a friend there
his name was Gus
and Gus would help him dig up grave sites or graves
and open up the caskets and get the bodies out
gus didn’t help participate in the crafting
that Edward had going on
Edward would say that the skin of the bodies
that were already dead
for a while
the skin was really dry and hard to work with
like it wasn’t easy to sew the skin
and make his little outfits
so he needed new and fresh skin
and that’s why he decided to kill
he liked fresh skin
because it was plump and moisturized
I’m not making this up
Edward was charged with one
count of first degree murder
he pled not guilty for reasons of insanity
a lot of people claim that they’re insane
just so they could get like
an easier sentence
but I will have to 100 agree that Edward
would fall into that category
for sure yeah
he was unfit to stand trial
and was sent to the Central State Hospital
for the Criminally Insane
and then 10 years later
he was sane enough for trial
within a week
he was found
guilty of first degree murder
as far as edward’s house goes
so people in the community hated this house
not only did they think it
it was just representing evil and absolute disgust
but it was also bringing a lot of tourists
but they decided to put the house up for auction
and then mysteriously
edward’s home
caught on fire
and burned down to the ground
arson was suspected
and people were actually kind of happy
that the house was gone
honestly I think it’s probably better
that the house was gone
yeah yeah Ed stayed locked up in an institution
for the rest of his life
he ended up passing away
July 26 1984
when he passed away
and then when he died
they took his body and buried it in Plain Fields
and they gave him a headstone
had his name on it
course people went crazy
I guess people would go and visit his grave
and then they would take peace
like they would break off a piece of his headstone
to take home as
like a souvenir
which come on
you guys get better idols
eventually in 2000
somebody stole the whole headstone
was found later in
like Seattle
okay it was decided that
Ed was not gonna get a headstone
because it was just bringing too many people
ed is still buried in playing field
but he has no headstone
so then of course
his story did not end there
so in 1960 the movie
psycho came out
and it was based off the character
in a book by Robert Blotsch
who was based off of Ed
and then in 1974
there was a movie called deranged
and in that movie
there is a killer named Ezra
and who is also based off of Edward
1974 we have the Texas Chainsaw Massacre
based off Ed
and then in 1999 no
and then in 1991
we have Academy Award winning movie
silence of the Lambs
the character
Buffalo Bill
was based off of Edward
I guess Edward brought good movies
I don’t know how to turn this into a positive
Edwards story
inspired many documentaries many books
some people would call Edward a serial killer
but I feel like
that’s debatable
I don’t think
Edward was a serial killer
I think he was more of a just a straight body snatcher
would be the best way to describe him
I think we can all agree
he was very sick
I don’t know
what will a switch went off in his head
to actually take it
to the level that it was taken
with that being said
what can we take away
and learn from this story
I have no idea
yeah and that’s the story about
Edward Keen
so sorry to ruin your day like this
but we needed to learn about Ed anyways
I hope you have a really good day today
sorry but other than that
I hope you have a really good day
today you make good choices
and I’ll be seeing you guys later bye