John George Haigh was the only child of two Plymouth Brethren. He had a strict and isolated upbringing with even religious symbols forbidden. He initially lived in fear of being blemished like his father who told him that a birthmark was a result of sinning. He eventually realised that he could do bad things and no marks would appear. Against his parent’s belief, he then went to a Cathedral. It was there that he saw the image of a bleeding Christ. A fascination with blood was born... Read the full John Haigh: The Acid Bath Murderer Crime File
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