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Poe birthday tradition nevermore?


BALTIMORE (WKOW) -- A mysterious visitor who for decades has left roses and cognac at the grave of famed poet Edgar Allan Poe failed to show up on the writer's birthday.

Tuesday marks the 201st anniversary of Poe's birthday and three dozen fans waited all night with the Poe House and Museum curator. But the visitor, who for years has appeared between midnight and 5:30 a.m. never showed.

The graveyard tradition dates back to at least 1949 and has never been interrupted before.

The museum's curator says he has no explanation for the missing visitor.

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