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Congressman William D. Upshaw - Unassisted By Crutches in 1923

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Congressman William D. Upshaw - Unassisted By Crutches in 1923:

Earlier this month, we published information concerning two instances of Congressman William D. Upshaw being "healed" prior to William Branham's claim to have healed the congressman from a bedridden condition doomed to a life confined to wheelchairs. In 1915, the Congressman claimed to have been healed for twenty years. In 1930, the Congressman claimed that Sargon medicine had healed his physical body.

Later, in a 1936 article of The Morning News (Sat, Jul 18 1936), witnesses in Congress caught the Congressman running, unassisted by his crutches. According to his peers, Upshaw's use of his crutches was nothing more than a "costume."

As it turns out, the Library of Congress has a photograph of the Congressman standing, unassisted by crutches as early as 1923. In the photograph, William D. Upshaw is holding a large bone in his left hand as a prop while raising his hand pointing with his right (much like William Branham did in his early photographs.) If you look closely at the photograph, one of his crutches is leaning against a concrete pillar while the other is resting gently against his side.

The problem? ... it's the wrong side.

In the photograph, the Congressman's weight is in his right leg, while his crutch is leaning against his left side. His left leg is slightly forward, bearing no weight. Quite literally, all of the weight in his body is in his right leg.

Was William Branham being truthful? When former Congressman William D. Upshaw entered Branham's meeting confined to a wheelchair, was he really crippled? Or was it just another promotion, similar to that of his advertisement of Sargon?

Our page on Upshaw has been updated!

The original photograph in the Library of Congress: