Mystery visitor to Poe's grave is a no-show

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    Mystery visitor to Poe's grave is a no-show

    [​IMG] Cynthia Pelayo, of Chicago, leaves roses and cognac at the burial site of Edgar Allen Poe Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010 in Baltimore. She left the roses and cognac after a mysterious visitor who has left roses and cognac at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe each year on the writer's birthday failed to show early Tuesday, breaking with a ritual that began more than 60 years ago. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    By Ben Nuckols and Joseph White Associated Press Writers / January 19, 2010



    BALTIMOREĀ—It is what Edgar Allan Poe might have called "a mystery all insoluble": Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor would leave roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on Poe's grave on the anniversary of the writer's birth. This year, no one showed.

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    Did the mysterious "Poe toaster" meet his own mortal end? Did some kind of ghastly misfortune befall him? Will he be heard from nevermore?"


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