Edgar Allen Poe's Mystery Visitor Fails to Show
Edgar Allen Poe's mystery visitor failed to show up with the birthday gifts of roses and cognac. The mystery visitor to Edgar Allen Poe's gravesite has left three roses and a half bottle of cognac every year since 1949 to mark Edgar Allen Poe's birthday.
The tradition dates back to at least 1949, according to newspaper accounts from the era, Jerome said. Since then, an unidentified person has come every year on Jan. 19 to leave three roses and a half-bottle of cognac at Poe's grave in a church cemetery in downtown Baltimore.
Poe's burial plot in Baltimore has become the focus of fans who journey to the site hoping to glimpse the mystery visitor. This is the first time in 60 years that the mystery visitor has failed to leave roses and cognac, leaving Edgar Allen Poe fans to worry that it will happen nevermore.
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