Eddie Leonski's Hobby Hat
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The Brownout Strangler Murders


WW2 Hobby Hat


Causes brown-outs around wearer


Lowers inhibition



Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents



Date of Collection



Origin[edit | edit source]

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.

Effects[edit | edit source]

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.

Collection[edit | edit source]

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

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