Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Morgan County

Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Morgan County

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By CAMERON TAYLOR
6 News Reporter


MOSSY GROVE (WATE) - A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee including Madisonville, Athens, Sweetwater and now Morgan County.

Hardly anyone knows much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove area Friday. Alexandria Schubert was ringing someone up at the convenience store she works at when she saw the woman walk by. 

"Nobody knows the story to her. She won't talk to nobody. It's like a mysterious story on the internet," said Alexandria Schubert of Mossy Grove.

The "woman in black" is sharing some details about herself. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office told WCYB in the Tri-Cities area that her name is Elizabeth Poles and she's from Motts, Alabama. 

"That is a first and I'm a 42 year old. I have never seen anybody dressed like that or around here like that," said Mary Hawn of Oakdale.  

The 56 year old woman claims she's on a bible mission and it looks like she's making her way down south. 

Last month, she was in Wise, Virginia and was captured on YouTube arguing with a man in a Walmart parking lot about religion. Videos like that and plenty of pictures posted to social media are making people pull over when they see this woman. 

"We passed her maybe twice and the third time we stopped to see if she needed anything because my daughter was telling me she's been on Facebook, everywhere," said Hawn. 

For most who saw her in Morgan County Friday, they can't believe they saw the woman everyone's been talking about. 

"Where's she going? What is she doing? Still wondering her story," said Schubert. 

6 News tried to ask the "woman in black" some questions, but it seems like she wants to remain a mystery. 


The "woman in black" also told Sullivan County Sheriff's investigators she was from an Islamic nation and worked at the Pentagon, but they determined that wasn't true.




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