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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 53 trips to carry that many people.

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Vale End Cemetery, Wilton NH

OK, so I have heard all the scary rumors of demonic little creatures jumping on cars, chasing people, and causing wierd things to happen. I read about the strange lights (Don’t all supposedly haunted cemeteries have THOSE?) and the spirit of a woman who may have been spurned (Or just upset that her cheapskate hubby burried his 2nd wife with her when she died as well).

All this sounds like a typical day in the life of Vale Mary Ritter SpauldingEnd Cemetery in Wilton NH if you believe everything you see on the internet. Odd how only the “investigators” are the only ones reporting these occurences while the locals seem barely aware. They have heard the stories of poor Mary Ritter Spaulding whose grave is home to some strange blue lights, but other stories I’ve seen, they know nothing about.  The only blue lady we saw today was a wildcrafting woman who often roams the cemetery but couldn’t find any mushrooms on this occasion. Local authorities monitor the site well (due to tresspassing intruders at night, go figure) and none have reported seeing anything odd.

No funny lights (of course it was day) and no odd cold spots, no gnome like creatures out of the corner on they eye, no car trouble caused by gremlins. Who started calling these little demons “grovers” in the first place? Too much LSD in the Kool-Aide while watching Sesame Street I’d bet.

Vale End Cemetery is NOT the hot spot of phenomena some would like you to believe. What it IS is a beautiful rural woodlandChild's Grave cemetery set on a hill near a bright blue pond that you can glimpse through the trees at one end. The back road leading there is narrow and if another car approaches one has to move over a bit to make room, taking care as the car brushes against the bushes on the side of the road. The earliest stone I saw was 1769 and the only sad thing I noticed was a center area where there seemed to be a lot of children’s graves.

Go visit during the day if you can. It’s peaceful and the location is beautiful.

Spring is here and out I go to explore once again. This time, accompanied by a large woodpecker and other birds, I checked out a small cemetery I drove by one day but couldn’t find listed on any map.

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2010. That’s about 7 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 7 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 21 posts. There were 37 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 14mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was February 22nd with 52 views. The most popular post that day was And Now You Know the Rest of the Story….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were thegraveyardrabbit.com, facebook.com, directory-gyra.blogspot.com, peteralexandervaughn.wordpress.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for witch bonney, gilson road cemetery, witch bonnie lowell ma, gilson rd cemetery, and clara bonney.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

And Now You Know the Rest of the Story… September 2009
4 comments

2

Witch Bonney December 2008
9 comments

3

Gilson Road Cemetery December 2008
1 comment

4

Clara Bonney aka Witch Bonney June 2010
1 Like on WordPress.com,

5

Out For Blood May 2010
10 comments

Jack Kerouac

A “pioneer of the Beat Generation” and friend of Continue Reading »

Today I was roaming cemeteries in Lowell, Ma yet again. Of course, one can’t  roam Lowell cemeteries without going to THE Lowell Cemetery. On top of that, on can’t go to the Lowell Cemetery without Continue Reading »

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