While there are plenty of reasons to love Wisconsin, we have unfortunately been home to some of the most gruesome killers the United States has ever known. In the 1950s, Ed Gein was found to have committed atrocities in Waushara County. Though he confessed to just two murders and multiple grave robbings, authorities suspect that he may have been involved with other disappearances in the area. His demented terrorizing of women in the area made Waushara County one of the most dangerous places to be.

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