October 3, 1849

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1849, American author Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under very mysterious circumstances; it was the last time he was seen in public before his death. There was a rumor that a 16 year old teenager named Whipple Van Buren Phillips was responsible for Poe’s death. Whipple’s father was Jeremiah Phillips, who died in an “industrial” accident in 1847 in Providence, RI. From the hidden letters of Poe, it was learned that Poe had travelled to Providence, RI in 1847 and had set fire to a warehouse that had housed a coven of ‘sea’ witches that were secretly killing sailors and visitors to Providence. Poe wrote that he sealed every door and window in the warehouse with the help of the Masons so no one in the warehouse would escape. All were burned alive and the Providence police and Fire Department would not speak of the misshapen bodies uncovered from the rubble. It was believed that Jeremiah Phillips was the coven’s leader as well as the Chief Priest of Yidhra. After Poe’s death, Whipple Van Buren Phillips career and wealth escalated and he became very rich and successful, although the family life of his children and grandchildren were rife with tragedy and unfulfilled promise. His daughter, Susan Phillips, married a Lovecraft and their only child was HP Lovecraft, who eventually grew up and wrote of otherworldly demons and hateful and uncaring gods from deep space and the bowels of the earth.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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