Yup. That Edgar Allan Poe. Author of arguably the best-known and best-loved American Gothic fiction, Poe is known for his macabre, haunting short stories like The Fall of the House of Usher and poetry, including The Raven as well as one full-length novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket . Though he was more popular in Europe during his lifetime, he is now one of the most highly regarded American writers in the States, as well. Though it is easy to imagine a man such as Poe living a life of mystery, his life was actually relatively normal, despite some misinformation that came out after he died, but we'll get into that later. He probably could never have imagined that 170 years after his death, people like me would still be wondering and investigating exactly what happened to him. What better time of year than Halloween to take a look at a man whose work is never as celebrated as it is right now?