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John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy Art Work

If anyone is interested I have two pieces of art work done by John Wayne Gacy. Both are of clowns and both are really unusual. Both have the Cermak State Hospital Stamp on the back giving an audit number and saying this art work was done by an inmate John Wayne Gacy. Both are signed by John Wayne Gacy. Please contact me only if you are really interested in purchasing these items. My Email is thomasbyers at Below are photos of the art work I have. Make an offer. I just might take your offer. Hint 4 figures is the offer I am looking for.

Please note on the back of one of the pieces of the art you can see where the piece sat for years in the window of the doctors office and the sun burned the shadow of the bars into the art paper backing.

John Wayne Gacy Photo Collection

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy Dressed As A Clown

John Wayne Gacy Dressed As A Clown

John Wayne Gacy  Dressed As Clown Again

John Wayne Gacy Dressed As Clown Again

John Wayne Gacy Dressed As A Clown

John Wayne Gacy Dressed As A Clown

John Wayne Gacy  Mug Shot

John Wayne Gacy Mug Shot

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy lived from March 17, 1942 - May 10, 1994 and he was a Serial Killer from Chicago Illinois. Gacy was convicted and later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men, he actually buried 27 of them in a crawl space under the floor of his house, while others were found in nearby rivers and strip mall dumpsters, between 1972 and his arrest in 1978.

He became infamous as the "Killer Clown" because of the many cook outs he threw for his friends and neighbors. He loved entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup, under the name of "Pogo the Clown." He gave many people another reason to fear clowns. Gacy was also famous for his art work of which he did much and he gave a lot of it away. Many people destroyed it or threw it away when Gacy revealed he drew his victims in many of his drawings.

Also be sure you check out Gacys teeth in the photo of him here as Pogo the Clown. Can you say scary. But Gacy had everyone fooled. He had parties in his backyard for his neighbors while his victims lay buried in the crawl space under his house.

Information About John Wayne Gacy

It is a wide known fact that John Wayne Gacy Junior had a very bad and distant relationship with his alcoholic father who called him names and was very cruel to his mother. John Wayne Gacy married in 1964 and it was also the year he had his first homosexual experience.


He and his wife moved to Waterloo Iowa where he managed a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant that belonged to his wifes family. Gacys first marriage broke up after he was convicted of child molestation. He was however a model prisoner and he was paroled after only 18 months.


He moved back to Illinois where he hid his criminal record until it came out when he was caught for his murders. He bought a house in 1971 in northwest Chicago where he established his building contracting business. It was also about this same time that Gacy married a woman he had known since High School and she and her two daughters moved in with him. He started doing Pogo the Clown at Kid Parties about this time and he became involved in local politics eventually working his way up to precinct captain.


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It was in this capacity that he was able to meet and get his photo made with the future Presidents wife Rosalynn Carter. After his arrest this caused great embarrasement for the secret service as they had given Gacy a special (S) pin he was wearing in the photo which meant the Secret Service had given him a high security clearance.

Murders By John Wayne Gacy

Gacy's marriage fell apart and his wife divorced him in mid-1976. Gacy was not investigated by the police again until December 12 1978 when police started asking him questions about the disappearance of 15 year old Robert Priest. The police were suspicious of Gacy at this time but really found nothing. The remains of Robert Priest were found under Gacys House in the crawl space after he was captured as a serial killer.

It is interesting to note here that it's a matter of public record that neighbors had complained to Gacy and to the police about the awful smell that stayed around Gacys house. Some people wondered later how the police could have been in the house and not smelled the horrible odor in the house from the decaying bodies in the crawl space.  

It was later revealed that Gacys victims were all male and ranged in age from age 9 to age 20. Gacy eventually revealed to Police Detectives the location of 28 of his victims. They were all buried in the crawl space under his house. The police took up the floor in their search of the house and the house was eventually torn down. Many people claim the location is currently haunted. People have claimed to see the ghost Gacy as Pogo the Clown and ghosts of the victims of Gacy.

The Two Sides Of John Wayne Gacy

The Two Sides Of John Wayne Gacy

The Two Sides Of John Wayne Gacy

Execution Of John Wayne Gacy

On May the 10th 1994 Gacy was executed after finishing his last meal of Fried Chicken , Shrimp , Fresh Strawberries and French Fries. The last thing Gacy is reported to have said is tell the world to kiss my ass.It took 18 minutes for Gacy to die. After Gacys execution his brain was removed but it was normal with no abnomalities.


What Do You Think About John Wayne Gacy? What do you think about Serial Killers?

mclandson on December 28, 2010:

back when I was a teenager, I answered an ad in the local paper for a magician's assistant. I called the number and was told that he was looking for an assistant. He dressed as a clown and did local magic shows. He was doing a show at the harlem Irving plaza that weekend and to come out and we could talk after the show. Needless to say, I never showed up. It was years later when they caught John Gacy and I realized that this would have been my first and LAST job. Still gives me chills to this day.

Great Wide Open from The Astral Plane on May 19, 2010:

I like your work, check out my hub ONE COLD RAINY NIGHT IN CHICAGO. It's right down your alley!

Steven Randall

socca_lady on March 25, 2010:

this man was a sick **** , he should have been killed the way his victums were , god knows how he killed them. I am happy that this prick was caught cause there proabaly would have been more killings if he hadn't of been.

jody h on March 06, 2010:

Hey My name is Jody and I must say this is a long shot but im gonna c if i can get anywhere with this. There was a guy his name was Bob Price and I don't know if he was one of the 13 undentified guys that was murdered by John Wayne Gacy. But we r trying to find him. I would just like to know if anyone that may have been around when that time of the killings if they may have heard that name. Plz let me know. We are hopeing and praying that we can find some answers on this. Thank you!

Stan Fletcher from Nashville, TN on December 28, 2009:

Great hub. Looking at his picture makes me shiver. I can't imagine his ugly-ass face being the last face I ever saw on this earth. Thinking about the death penalty and creeps like this is tough mental sledding sometimes. I can't feel good about wishing someone to hell, no matter how twisted they may be. I can wish that someone be killed. I'm not a bleeding heart kind of person. Had he killed someone close to me, I would have no hesition to kill him if given the opportunity. Interesting comments everyone. This is a polarizing issue among many different groups of well-meaning people, whether libs or neo-cons. Thanks for making us think about our own views, and where they come from.

fudgerigar on August 27, 2009:

Just watched the movie. to catch a killer.

Fair play to the police they kept going when the usual pen pushers wanted to give up because he new some people in the police.

Should have made him suffer longer slow slow death...

samuel nives on August 19, 2009:

this is one sick puppy?

R Y on August 05, 2009:

There have always been serial killers. I think we all are intrigued and fascinated by them. By their motive, their mental history,etc. Serial killers are misunderstood a lot though. Most people don't understand forensic psychiatry like I do. No, I never went to College, but I have read enough and researched on Forensic Psychiatry to know that in order to pass judgement on a person you need to know why, how, when and where basically. What was their childhood like, where they mistreated,abused,violent? Was drugs/alcohol abuse prevalent? Their socialization process? These things and more have a lot to do with Serial killer's minds. Yes, they commit atrocities that we don't comprehend. Many people, including mentally sane, lose their sanity at some point, even though they may never had any mental problems beforehand, commit serious crimes. You can't always say normal people don't commit crimes.

Tom W on July 25, 2009:

I was waiting for a bus (Lincon av)for you Chicagoans spring of 78. A guy in black car with Chicago inspector plaque on the dashboard asks me if I want a ride I say no thanks.Shrug and never think about it till fall when the papers put out the info. I figure damn I could be laying in crawl space right now. Guess I was one of the lucky ones.

Didn't think a lot about it till I channel surfed onto the story about the hillside strangler. That's what's lead me here.

anne reese on July 17, 2009:

i have 3 gacy letters i would like to sell don't know who to contact. my e mail is

Random_Guy_Replying_2_Sumthing_OLDASHELL on July 13, 2009:

Wow... you people are STILL talking, bitching and moaning, and whatever else about something that happened in the PAST?!....dude.....GET OVER IT! LOL. He's dead, now be happy and worry about the loonies coming out of the tool sheds here in the good ol' present year of 2009! Yeah, this guy did a lot of messed up things, BUT, you have to look at his past too and how it caused him to become. he was human...It's actually our instincts to kill and be full of rage, but his situation was a bit more hyped up from all the screws loose in his brain. ANYWAY, nice chattin. ROCK N' ROLL!

scared2009 on July 01, 2009:

where was the people? friends, co workers, family, someone must have smelt or seen something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don't ask dont tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason on May 28, 2009:

I just watched the movie about him the other day, and never knew a whole about him until then. I looked up his story online and am surprised at the fact that suspicions were never really raised when 2-3 of the boys working for him had disappeared at different times. I would think that alone would raise some red flags during an investigation of someone missing to find out 1-2 others disappeared and they just all happen to be working for the same person. I find that very suspicious and I haven't the slightest clue about investigating a case of any kind!

Janet on May 27, 2009:

.... wow....

kozmik on May 12, 2009:

well, good ol' u.s. justice finally caught up with jwg, but it seemed to take its time doing so, didn't it?

Sporty1110 on April 29, 2009:

I'm doing a project on this sickc bastard an all I can say now is that I'm forever afraid of clowns

Diya Jones on April 27, 2009:

I hope God deals with him.

sd on April 25, 2009:

i found this site because an acquaintance said they had personal letters john wrote from jail in illionois. this person wants to sell them. 13 letters in original jail envelopes. real weird. this person just was gonna throw them away but i know they're worth money. so, is anyone interested? leave reply here w/email.

diane on April 15, 2009:

This sick f%ck should have been tortured!!hopefully he is burning in hell everyday!!!!!!!

mcmchugh99 on April 14, 2009:

When Gacy was executed in 1994, I received a petition from a group opposed to capital punishment, asking me to sign it. It was a request to the governor of Illinois to commute his senstence--something like that. I didn't sign it. That was just one cause I'd never want to sign up for. If there's going to be a death penalty at all--and I'mnot sure there should be--then it applies most to cases like Gacy's.

Michael C. McHugh

lauren lewis on April 12, 2009:

this man is stupidfor doingwhat he did.

and got what he deserved .good thing he is now dead.

so we dont have him in this world killing more boys !:(

daniela on April 09, 2009:

omg!!!! he was such a pig... they should do something worse to him, he was not even a human. i can't believe all the inoccent people he killed. i cant believe all the things he did as a clown. i am glad he is dead. hope he goes to hell

joe on February 24, 2009:

John Wayne Gacy was sick and lured many unsuspecting young men to his home with hopes of landing a job or something else, only to be murdered.

My brother almost responded to one of his job ad's in the newspaper and thank god he did not.

Also my brother in law was traumatized, because he sat on his lap at a parade in des plaines illinois, and now he hates clowns.

I remember the night that they announced the grusome discovery of 32 bodies underneath his house, and all i could think of was what kinda of monster could do something like that, and i did not sleep at all that night.

Too bad he sat in jail for 18 years at the taxpayers expense, and sold artwork from his jail cell, and married some monster as well, oh yea he found god too.

Im sure he found god when they put him to sleep forever.

brittany fiechter on February 14, 2009:

I think that you people should take the time to actually read about the person you hate so much... he poor man was abused himself... resulting in borderline schitzophrenia and an antisocial behavioral disorder. no one understood that he was mentally ill. He did what he did because he was in severe need of attention and comfort... unfortunately, his outlet was those 33 murders.. my condolences go out to the victims' loved ones, but lso to the deceased mr. gacy who was truly "bon in a state of confusion"

pogosbiggestfan on February 09, 2009:

Awesome page, but how do I view the first JWG interview?

Jenni on January 28, 2009:

This man is a stupid person. What do you get out of killing young innocent boys?????????? Good thing that hes dead!

elide on January 21, 2009:

omg me i was a young man i got transexuakl because of him thsank you mothafukerrrrrrrrrr

kasey on January 12, 2009:

he was a dirty freak

samantha caine on January 09, 2009:

That Man was a sick "%^$#" what slays me is his death was quick compaired to how his victims died. yea gacy i'm sure satan is being amused by your clown costume because that's where your're at. and for the victims families my condolences and my heart goes out for your loss.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on December 17, 2008:

Thanks for the comments. They are appreciated.

good riddents on December 14, 2008:

thank god he's gone!!!! i would have killed him my self if he had killed my son!!!

he knew better, he just want to do what he wanted to....

newcapo on November 28, 2008:

He looks exactly like the clown in Stephen King's "IT" movie in the picture with the funky teeth. His FBI Files were declassified a while back. I've got the PDFs if you want them. He had everyone fooled....great hub by the way.

Daina on June 08, 2008:

that man was a hero!

Mike on May 25, 2008:

He tried to get me to go with him in Sept.of 1972 at O'hara airport.I was a young army private on my way to Germany.He said to me,my car is outside and I can give you a job at my construction company as I was getting ready to board my plane.All I can say is thank you God for giving me the sense to know better!!! My prayers are with the familys who lost their loved ones,as I almost became one of his victims.I never realized this until many years later when I saw his pictures in the news.

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