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Ciera Roy, 22, of West Virginia spotted the 'woman in black' Tuesday walking along Route 50.

"I just want to wish her luck on her journey," she said.

And Roy isn't not the only one.

A Facebook page dedicated to following this woman's 500-mile trek was created this month, asking the question, "Where is the mysterious woman in black?"

She's been spotted in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, according to the social media page, which has 30,691 likes.

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"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 July 23 on the group's page.

Roy agrees with that sentiment. "She's really strong. I would never be able to walk as far as she has," she added. "I'm excited to see what her destination is. I just want to make sure she gets to where she's going with no problem."

Raymond Poles told Reuters that he was the woman's brother and said she was a U.S. Army veteran, mother of two children and widow. She had been getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals, the brother said, according to Reuters.

The woman was identified as Elizabeth Poles, 56, of Motts, Ala., in June, according to News 5 WCYB. Tennessee's Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Lt. Andy Seabolt told the station the woman claimed to be on a Bible mission.

"She said she was from an Islamic nation and worked at the Pentagon," the station reports. Investigators determined those statements were not factual.

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