Ellie Light...the mystery that may never be resolved. Fox News has the latest update:
A California man is claiming to be "Ellie Light," the mysterious fan of President Obama whose letters to editorial pages have been published in newspapers around the country, raising questions about the writer's true identity.
Winston Steward, 51, a health care worker in Frazier Park, Calif., reportedly has the same e-mail address as the one"Light" used to send letters to The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Steward also called into the Michael Smercomish radio show in Philadelphia on Tuesday but didn't reveal himself as anyone other than the elusive Light.
The newspaper reported late Tuesday that Steward called in to reporters there and then sent an e-mail, saying, "I am Winston Steward and have been sending the letters from Ellie Light. ... I hope this ends any confusion and sets the record straight."
The prolific writer's letter has appeared in more than 70 newspapers in the last three weeks. Light has claimed to live in dozens of different cities, ranging from Long Beach, Calif., to Huntsville, Ala. -- depending on which newspaper he (or she) has written to -- fueling speculation that the letter was an inside job from the Democratic Party or Obama administration officials.
The Plain Dealer raised concerns about Light's identity after refusing to publish a letter it received on Jan. 16 that contained no hometown.