Baltimore, MD is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Horse You Came In On Saloon. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Established in 1775, the Horse You Came In On Tavern, is the oldest continuously running saloon in the USA! Could it be why this was the favorite drinking hoe for Edgar Allen Poe?
Yes, it was! and more importantly, it was the last place the author was seen before his 1849 mysterious death. His ghost has been seen walking down the street toward the saloon. In addition, Poe is known to sip cognac that bartenders leave out for him. Floating orbs of light also have been seen, attributed to his energies. Others have credited Poe for the chandelier swinging on its own. Sometimes, the cash register drawer will mysteriously keep opening without the staff initiating it.
The employees of the tavern have since nicknamed their ghost “Edgar”, freely speaking to him regularly. The female bartender says that when one of these occurrences happens, usually around closing time, she speaks to him, acknowledging his presence.
A fun story involves the tavern's manager and a bartender. Late one night they was closing up and went to lock the front door. Suddenly, a beer mug sitting on top of the bar shattered into a pile of broken glass for no reason at all. They both turned to each other, each having a a look of terror! What made this story even spookier is when the bartender took out his phone and showed the manager a picture he took the night before. It was of a shattered beer mug that exploded in the exact same place on the bar just as he was closing up. Needless to say, they are all believers.
Whatever the source of these phenomena is, the employees at The Horse You Came In On do believe in the existence of spirits, particularly that of the legendary Edgar Allen Poe.
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