The attached photo was loaned to John Abbott by Mrs. Gay Baggaley.

It shows the celebrity Dr Barbara Moore in Long Bennington in the 1950s on her walk  of the length of the country, to publicise her book and beliefs

She claimed she had reduced her food intake over many years and lived virtually on sunlight and air (Breatharianism).

She claimed she had beaten old age and predicted that she would live to be 150 years old. Sadly she did not reach that age as she was knocked by a car and killed while walking across America in the 1950s.

 

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