Mystery Visitor Misses Poe's Birthday Every year in Baltimore, a figure dressed in black, whose identity is hidden by a wide-brim hat, appears at poet Edgar Allan Poe's grave on his birthday. The visitor leaves a half-empty bottle of cognac and roses. For the first time in more than six decades, the visitor didn't show this year.
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Mystery Visitor Misses Poe's Birthday

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Every year in Baltimore, a figure dressed in black, whose identity is hidden by a wide-brim hat, appears at poet Edgar Allan Poe's grave on his birthday. The visitor leaves a half-empty bottle of cognac and roses. For the first time in more than six decades, the visitor didn't show this year.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. Im Renee Montagne. Once upon a morning dreary, people waited weak and weary, near the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore. Each year someone dressed in black, face obscured by a wide brimmed hat, left a present for Poe's birthday. Rose and some cognac had been left, always before. This week, after more than 60 years, no one came, raising fears that Poes mystery mourner might be seen nevermore.

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