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Edgar Allan Poe fans call an end to 'Toaster' tradition

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Jeff Jerome, top left, curator of the Poe House and Museum, and Jeannette Marxen stand watch at a window in Westminster Hall, which overlooks the grave of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore early in the morning of Jan. 19, 2012, as they wait to see if the mysterious "Poe Toaster" will return.

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A flashlight shines on items left at Poe's gravestone by people who pretended to be the "Poe Toaster".

The Associated Press reports from BALTIMORE

Edgar Allan Poe fans waited long past a midnight dreary, but it appears the annual visits to the writer's grave by a mysterious figure in black called the "Poe Toaster" will occur nevermore.

The tributes of an anonymous man, who leaves three roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac at Poe's original grave on the writer's birthday, are thought to date to least the 1940s. While three impersonators appeared this time, the real "Poe Toaster" did not, Poe House and Museum Curator Jeff Jerome said. Read the full story.