A mysterious figure dubbed ‘the woman in black’ who is walking alone across America has captured national attention.
Dressed in a dark, floor-length robe and carrying black luggage, the woman has already traipsed from Georgia to Ohio and keeps to herself.
No-one knows why she is walking, but speculation is rife online that she is on a religious mission.
Who is this woman in black? This woman dressed in a black robe pushing luggage has been spotted walking alone around America [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Identified: Police said the woman is Elizabeth Poles, 56, of Motts, Alabama [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Nobody knows the story to her. She won’t talk to nobody. It’s like a mysterious story on the internet,’ Mossy Grove’s Alexandria Schubert, who spotted the woman in east Tennessee, told WATE.
Police have identified the woman as Elizabeth Poles, 56, of Motts, Alabama. Beyond that, details are sparse.
WATE reported Poles told Sullivan County Sheriff’s investigators she was from an Islamic nation and worked at the Pentagon, but they determined that wasn’t true.
The Inquisitr reported that some people think she is on a ‘Bible mission’ and is heading to Virginia, referencing a YouTube clip in which she is seen arguing with a man about religion in a parking lot. Others think she is mentally ill.
In for the long haul: The mysterious woman in black has already traveled all the way from Georgia to Ohio
Curious: The mysterious woman walks alone down US highways and keeps to herself [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Mixing it up: The mysterious woman doesn’t just walk. Sometimes she sits, and sometimes she shops [Photo Credit: Facebook]
To help solve the mystery of the ‘woman in black’, a Facebook page has been created to track her travels and document her mission.
Have you seen the mysterious woman/women in black drifting through your area? We want to know! Where is she headed? What’s her mission?’ the page, which has more than 9,500 likes, states.
The creator of the fan page claims it wasn’t meant to ‘harass, stalk, endanger, or belittle this woman’.
However it traces Pole’s every step, inviting people to post photos of the woman. She has already been spotted in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The woman in black is still walking.
Napping: The mysterious woman in black was snapped sleeping on a bench at Brushscreen Motorsports Complex in Ohio [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Spotted: A person photographed the mystery woman walking near a park in Athens, Ohio about 6.50pm Friday (pictured) and posted it online [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Spotted: Jody Tipton shared this snap of the woman who she spotted walking through Harriman, Tennessee on July 18 [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Selfie: Rachel Jackson shared this picture of her with the mystery woman with the caption, ‘First selfie’ [Photo Credit: Facebook]
Playing games: Some Americans are so fixated with the mystery walking woman they have mapped her travels (pictured) and posted it to a Facebook page called ‘Where Is The Mysterious Woman In Black?’ [Photo Credit: Facebook]