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

    BALTIMORE—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.


    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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