BALTIMORE (WJZ)–A tradition that many thought was “nevermore,” but on Saturday the mysterious Poe Toaster returns to Baltimore.
Crowds caught a first–and last–glimpse of the new toaster during a birthday tribute to Edgar Allen Poe.READ MORE: Man, 57, Shot In Face In Northeast Baltimore, Police Say
The tradition dates back to the 1940’s when a dark figure would lay three roses and a bottle of cognac at Poe’s grave on his birthday.READ MORE: 28-Year-Old Killed & 18-Year-Old Wounded In Pair Of Baltimore Shootings
But back in 2009 the mysterious person disappeared.
So the Maryland Historic Society and Poe Baltimore held a competition to find a new Poe Toaster.MORE NEWS: Richardson Carries Colgate Over Loyola (Md.) 65-52
And keeping the tradition, this man’s true identity is still a mystery.