Published On: Wed, Dec 17th, 2014 on 3:07 pm

YouTuber tells story of the Acid Bath Murderer who grew up in Wakefield

Rob Dyke Seriously Strange

John George Haigh (pictured). Image courtesy: Rob Dyke.

EXCLUSIVE: The life story of a serial killer who became known as the ‘Acid Bath Murderer’ has been told by a YouTuber from the United States.

Rob Dyke, who has over 62 million views on his channel, has told the story of John George Haigh, a serial killer who was convicted of the murders of six people.

Haigh was born in Lincolnshire and was raised by parents who were members of the Plymouth Brethren, a conservative Protestant sect who lived strict lifestyles.

He was a ‘bright student’ and won a scholarship at Wakefield’s Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and another scholarship to Wakefield Cathedral, where he became a choirboy.

Later in life, Haigh moved to London and was arrested numerous times. But it was during this time he dreamt up the idea of dissolving a body with acid.

He began experimenting with mice, and then carried out a horrific murdering spree which resulted in the deaths of six people.

Rob said: “I chose John Haigh myself. I chose him because he is a serial killer worthy of being well known, but for whatever reason, he isn’t. I like bringing lesser known serial killers to light.

“I think the most alarming thing about John was the fact that he drank blood. All his other behaviors made sense to further his criminality. Drinking blood was simply for the pure enjoyment. His ability to kill good friends just like perfect strangers also makes him a bit more interesting.”

WARNING: Video contains content which may be distressing to some.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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