As has become my habit each January 1, here are the most popular posts presented on my obscure little blog over the past year. This look back is fun for me, and, I hope, not overly boring for you. I'm always curious to see which posts got readers and which sank like the proverbial brick. They are ranked in order, with the most-read first.
Without further ado, I present The Year in Strange Company!
1. The Mystery of Annie Hearn's Sandwiches
I always say, you can't beat a good old-fashioned British poisoning mystery.
2. Newspaper Clipping(s) of the Independence Day
Fourth of July body-counts are always a popular favorite.
3. Grace Sherwood, the Litigious Witch
An early American lady who spent more time in courtrooms than she did in covens.
4. The Awful Greatness of the Cherry Sisters
This post was a particular favorite of mine, so I'm glad to see the girls made the list.
5. The Devil of Macon
An unusual 17th century poltergeist case.
6. Newspaper Clipping of the Day, November 2
This particular "Famous Cats of New England" post made the top ten due to being shared on what must be a popular Facebook page. Unfortunately, my stats don't allow me to see which page this was, but whoever you are, thanks!
7. The Ghosts of Antigonish
Canada's most famous fiery poltergeist.
8. Weekend Link Dump, May 27
The WLDs usually get fewer hits than my "regular" posts, and I have no idea why this one in particular was so popular. Full credit must go to Potter, I guess.
9. The Hinterkaifeck Mystery
The strangest and most chilling mass murder mystery I've ever heard of.
10. The Midsomer Murder of Rose Harsent
Sex, scandal and violent death in a quaint English village. Paging Tom Barnaby!
And with that, we say goodbye to 2016. Many thanks to everyone who read this blog over the past year. I hope you find something to your liking here in 2017, as we bring on more ghosts, murders, witches, and elephant-sized cats!