The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe’s Grave

For the 57th straight year, a mystery man paid tribute to Edgar Allan Poe by placing roses and a bottle of cognac on the writer’s grave to mark his birthday.

This guy is doing a cool thing.  Now, apparently from the story, a few people tried to mess the whole thing up by trying to figure out who the guy is.  Clue here, OK?  Some things just aren’t worth knowing, especially if it messes up a cool thing.  Don’t mess it up.  SOME people know who the guy is and don’t feel it’s worth messing with either. So, let’s do the tasteful thing and let the guy show his private appreciation for Edgar Allan Poe.  It really doesn’t mean anything if the whole knows who the guy is.  OK?



Editor’s Update, May 18, 2017: Presumably, the “Toaster” died around 1993. Some effort was made to continue the tradition until approximately 2009, the 200th anniversary of Poe’s birth. Since 2009, no cognac or roses have been left. That’s a shame.