‘Woman In Black,’ Who Appealed To U.S. Fascination With Wanderers, Arrested

Posted: August 1, 2014 in Veterans

The mysterious ‘woman in black,’ Elizabeth Poles. (Facebook)

A 50-something Army veteran who caused an Internet sensation as she traveled nearly 500 miles by foot, clad in long, black robes and sandals, has apparently reached what she calls “home” in Winchester, Va., police in Virginia say.

Elizabeth Poles traveled for two months, and was seen from Georgia to West Virginia in her wanderings. Those who tried to give her food and water or otherwise help her were often rebuffed.

When police took her into what they called “protective custody” this week, they reported that she said, “I wish people would mind their own business.”

Full Story @ [Yahoo! news]


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