Vigil for Edgar Allan Poe

In 1949, a frail figure was spotted visiting Poe's grave on the writer's birthday and has continued to do so every year. In 1993, the original visitor left a cryptic note saying, "The torch will be passed." The man, who died in 1998, has apparently handed down the tradition. This year's mystery visitor, as has been done previously to mark Poe's birthday, arrived to place a half-empty bottle of cognac and three red roses at the grave.

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