Cemeteries In Edgar Allan Poe

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Cemeteries have gained the reputation of being haunted and with reason since this is the place where the remains of people are buried. Let us keep in mind that the skeletons will be found in the coffins here not the spirits and it is the spirits that for some reason have chosen to roam the cemeteries. Some may be troubled, some seeking someone or something and there are even spirits that find themselves lost between this world and the next. At the Old Western Burial Ground, Westminster Presbyterian Churchyard in Baltimore, Maryland you’ll find the graves of people like famous author Edgar Allan Poe, the son of Francis Scott Key, the grandfather of former U.S. President James Buchanan, five former mayors of Baltimore and fifteen generals from…show more content…
Some of the stories include ghosts who have been buried alive and now are trying to tell the living of their plight. Then there is Edgar Allan Poe, who in his lifetime wrote quite a few horror stories himself and a haunting poem or two. There are those who say they’ve seen him, felt him and talked to him. Personally I would love to have a chance to speak to Poe as it could be very inspirational for my poetry. They say he is seen dressed in black with a black fedora and a black scarf in order to hide his face. He has a walking stick with a silver cat’s head and he is seen strolling in the cemetery every year on or around January 19, which is the date of his birth. As a believer of the paranormal I find this quite interesting and wouldn’t at all mind encountering the gentleman. He is rather dramatic I must say dressed in all that…show more content…
It is known that he died mysteriously in Baltimore but apparently no one is really sure exactly how or of what he died and therefore was buried in the city. Perhaps his spirit is not at rest because of the unusual circumstances of his death. What is known is that he arrived in Baltimore and was at the time passing through on his way to visit his beloved mother-in-law in New York. Fate intervened and he met death unexpectedly. Apparently he was going to bring her back to Richmond, Virginia where Poe was going to marry his childhood sweetheart. Years before his first wife had succumbed to tuberculosis. During the four days he spent in Baltimore he was discovered lying in a gutter on East Lombard Street barely conscious. After being rushed to the hospital he died a short while later. During the brief time he was at the hospital Poe was delirious, crying and trembling and at one time he screamed out the name “Reynolds”. Finally he met death on October 7, 1849 at the young age of 40. This then brings me to a question – if the circumstances of his death were so unusual and to this day no one knows exactly how or why he died then, if people say they have seen him and even spoken to him, you would think someone would have asked his spirit what happened. I know that I certainly would

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