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U.S. social media asks: Who is that woman in black?
U.S. social media asks: Who is that woman in black? ^ | 29th July 2014 | Brendan O'Brien

Posted on 07/29/2014 5:51:21 AM PDT by the scotsman

'A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress and mysteriously strolling along busy highways in parts of the U.S. Southeast and Midwest has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

She has been dubbed the "Woman in Black," by TV stations, police and followers on the Web, including those on a Facebook page where she has been tracked on a nearly 500-mile journey with a black bag and walking stick in hand that has taken her from Ranger, Georgia, to Athens, Ohio, since July 18.

"If you meet this woman, please, offer her a drink, a meal, whatever it may be you feel she needs. Be hospitable. Be kind," said a post on the Facebook page, which has 19,000 followers.

Several television stations have covered the "Woman in Black" when she has passed through, reporting that some believe the woman, who rarely speaks, is on a religious mission.

An NBC affiliate in Sullivan County, Tennessee, reported she told deputies there that she is from an Islamic nation and worked at the Pentagon. Deputies later said neither was true.

Raymond Poles told Reuters he is the woman's brother, identifying her as Elizabeth Poles, 56, a U.S. Army veteran, mother of two children and a widow from Motts, Alabama.

Elizabeth Poles had been receiving treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals to deal with the deaths of her husband in 2008 and her father in 2009, he said.'

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: chitchat

1 posted on 07/29/2014 5:51:21 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

“Several television stations have covered the “Woman in Black” when she has passed through, reporting that some believe the woman, who rarely speaks, is on a religious mission.”

Over/Under in days until she is beheaded by Islamic radicals?


2 posted on 07/29/2014 6:01:08 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: the scotsman

She seems very sad. I hope nobody harms her.


3 posted on 07/29/2014 6:01:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: the scotsman
Who is that woman in black?

My first thought was how many "women in black" this news report could create?

4 posted on 07/29/2014 6:03:18 AM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe.)
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To: the scotsman

Sounds like a bit of emotional/mental illness. Poor thing - hope she’s not harmed.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 6:05:56 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: the scotsman

Made me think of an old song “She walks this hills in a long black veil...” Hope she comes to no harm, and is able to come to terms with the deaths of her loved ones.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 6:06:01 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: the scotsman

Probably a 90-day promotional stunt leading up to the product launch of Black Maiden Tennessee Sipping Whiskey.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 6:06:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: the scotsman

La Llorona. Run for your lives!


8 posted on 07/29/2014 6:08:33 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: the scotsman
Strange how apparently foreign the concept of Pilgrimage seems to be to so many. Nothing new about about that, remembering how difficult it would have been to make such a journey, without being molested (in the classic sense) say a century ago or more.

Still, these self-styled news readers and even the writers can conceive of no more context for noting the woman's passing by than the interest seen in another medium.

The fluttering laughter heard in the woman newsreader's voice at the end of the segment seemed desperately hollow, perhaps even suicidal.

Were they even listening, or did they miss completely what Shakespeare wrote, about there being "more things in Heaven and Earth than are dream't of in your philosophy"?

9 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:10 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: the scotsman

THE BEATLES
“Baby’s In Black”

Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?

She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
And though he’ll never come back, she’s dressed in black
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?

I think of her, but she thinks only of him
And though it’s only a whim, she thinks of him
Oh how long will it take
Till she sees the mistake she has made?
Dear what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?

Oh how long it will take
Till she sees the mistake she has made?
Dear what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?

She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
And though he’ll never come back, she’s dressed in black
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby’s in black and I’m feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?


10 posted on 07/29/2014 6:15:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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11 posted on 07/29/2014 6:21:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: the scotsman
Do any of you Southern Freepers remember "The Goat Man"?

IIRC, he wintered in Florida and would pass through Macon, GA on his way back north for the summer. He seemed quite old to me back then, but now I'd guess that he was in his 60's.

He had a small camping wagon pulled by goats. He must have had a dozen or more and probably worked them in shifts.

IIRC, (again) he would talk about the Bible to whomever stopped to chat.

Well, looky here! I just decided to try to look him up and found this article.

The Goat Man


12 posted on 07/29/2014 6:27:49 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "Our Emperor may have no clothes, but doesn't he have a wonderful tan" - MSM)
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To: the scotsman

I thought of David Carradine in the 1970’s TV series “Kong Fu.”


13 posted on 07/29/2014 6:30:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: knittnmom

I think you probably nailed why she is doing it.


14 posted on 07/29/2014 6:32:05 AM PDT by dforest
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To: the scotsman

I hope she finds a nice warm place before winter —


15 posted on 07/29/2014 6:34:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: knittnmom

The Band covered it.

“Long Black Veil”

Ten years ago on a cool dark night
There was someone killed ‘neath the town hall light
There were few at the scene and they all did agree
That the man who ran looked a lot like me

The judge said “Son, what is your alibi?
If you were somewhere else then you won’t have to die”
I spoke not a word although it meant my life
I had been in the arms of my best friend’s wife

She walks these hills in a long black veil
She visits my grave where the night winds wail
Nobody knows, no, and nobody sees
Nobody knows but me

The scaffold was high and eternity neared
She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
But sometimes at night when the cold wind moans
In a long black veil she cries over my bones


16 posted on 07/29/2014 6:40:50 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: BwanaNdege
...Do any of you Southern Freepers remember "The Goat Man"?...

Sure do. It was huge news when he'd come through my small hometown in north Alabama. Everybody would turn out to see him.

17 posted on 07/29/2014 6:43:43 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: Prospero

I think you nailed it. We’ve become such a conformist society and using tv and the Internet to gawk at anyone different.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 6:44:00 AM PDT by Williams
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To: the scotsman

She has to be very hot walking completely covered in heat-absorbing black in mid summer.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 6:50:52 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

20 posted on 07/29/2014 6:52:13 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: JudyinCanada
Sounds like a bit of emotional/mental illness. Poor thing - hope she’s not harmed.

I wish her well and hope she stays safe but as far as the emotional/mental illness part, she may be perfectly fine. She stopped for water and after receiving it, thanked them and said, "God Bless". She's doing better than a lot of people in this Country :-)

21 posted on 07/29/2014 7:01:36 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

True - she has manners. That’s not the part that makes me think there may be some illness. It the dressing in black and walking miles. It sounds like she’s snapped, poor thing.

I hope someone can rescue her and give her some comfort before she falls in harms way.


22 posted on 07/29/2014 7:04:25 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Eccl 10:2

That’s the one!


23 posted on 07/29/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: BwanaNdege

I remember the Goat Man. He came to Roswell GA several times and we would come across him other places as well, sometimes in the north GA mountains, sometimes down in south GA. He got around.

You knew you were coming up behind him when you could hear clanging pots handing off the wagon, but not before you got a whiff of the SMELL. He was an interesting guy, but hygiene wasn’t a big concern. I lived on a farm so I wasn’t a stranger to smells, but whoa he smelled bad.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 7:22:39 AM PDT by freedomlover
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To: the scotsman
The woman has walked from Georgia to Ohio Americans who spot her share her picture on social media Police identify her as Elizabeth Poles, 56, of Motts, Alabama

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2706891/Who-mysterious-woman-black-barely-speaks-walking-America.html

25 posted on 07/29/2014 7:42:46 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy
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.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2706891/Who-mysterious-woman-black-barely-speaks-walking-America.html#ixzz38rvkPcsW

26 posted on 07/29/2014 7:44:17 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: the scotsman

Like “Red Friday” showing support for the deployed military we should have a “Black Monday” to mourn the immorality of our nation. Ripping our cloaks and throwing dust on our heads is also appropriate.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 8:59:04 AM PDT by huldah1776
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