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Middle class mass murderer vampire John Haigh is born

A stock image of a hospital sign


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...