Forwarded from: Robert Ward <ward6at_private> Hello, Would you be so kind as to check out a new website that concerns Edgar Poe and cryptography. The site presents a novel theory that Poe is the author of The Beale Papers, a mysterious pamphlet published anonymously in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1885. The Beale Papers is famous as a work that contains the oldest unsolved cryptograms in United States history. Purportedly, solving the cryptograms leads to a treasure in gold and silver. The website, titled The Last Haunting of Edgar Allan Poe, sets forth evidence, admittedly cicumstantial, that examines Poe's background as a hoaxer and cryptographer. Much of the evidence involves word, phrase and plot comparisons between The Beale Papers and Poe's work. The similarities are amazingly close! Some of your readers might be interested in this mystery that touches on Poe. Some may even take up the challenge of The Beale Papers and prove Poe's authorship of this great treasure hoax. The site can be found at: http://www.bealepapers.com/ Thank you for your consideration. Rob Ward Ellicott City, Maryland - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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