The Mysterious "Poe Toaster" Strikes Again!

Every year on January 19, on the anniversary of Edgar Allen Poe's birth, a mysterious man places 3 red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac on his grave.

And this year, despite being watched, the "Poe toaster" managed to pull of his annual feat undetected:

Undeterred by controversy, a mysterious visitor paid his annual tribute at the grave of Edgar Allan Poe early Saturday, placing three red roses and a half-filled bottle of cognac before stealing away into the darkness.

Nearly 150 people had gathered outside the cemetery of Westminster Presbyterian Church, but the man known as the "Poe toaster" was, as usual, able to avoid being spotted by the crowd, said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum.

The tribute takes place every Jan. 19 — the anniversary of Poe's birth.

The visitor did not leave a note, Jerome said, electing not to respond to questions raised in the past year about the history and authenticity of the tribute.

Link (Photo: Jeff Jerome, the curator of the Poe House and Museum. Photo by Rob Carr/AP) - Thanks Sara!

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