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Eddie Leonski's Hobby Hat
Eddie Leonski's Hobby Hat

Origin

The Brownout Strangler Murders

Type

WW2 Hobby Hat

Effects

Causes brown-outs around wearer

Downsides

Lowers inhibition

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Homobonus-MT8

Date of Collection

1973

[Source]


OriginEdit

Edward Joseph Leonski (1917 - 1942) was an American soldier and serial killer known as"The Brownout Strangler". Leonski was responsible for the strangling murders of three women in Melbourne, Australia who confessed his motives for killing was a fascination with female voices. Leonski joined the military at twenty four, shipped to Australia after America joined World War Two. Due to the war efforts brownouts, short periods of time where electricity would go out, spread across the outback. Witnesses pointed out the second and third victims were seen with an American soldier and Leonski was picked out of a line up and arrested.

EffectsEdit

Causes brown-outs around wearer, disabling electrical devices within their immediate person. Lowers inhibitions and makes the user behave only according to their feelings, whether unusual or violent in nature.

CollectionEdit

Retrieved upon the capture of Albert DeSalvo to cover his murders.

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