LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As the year draws to a close, it's a time to look back and reflect-- not only on the big news, but also on the bizarre.
So, without further ado, here are our picks for the top seven strangest stories of the year.
7. Photos taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover
Are there iguanas on mars? How about rats, a ghostly woman or the wreckage of the Imperial Star Destroyer from Star Wars?
That's what some people saw in these photos taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover.
Turns out, they were just rocks and shadows - or so the government would have us believe.
6. Creepy cemetery clown
A Chicago couple caught him on their phone camera. Cemeteries in the dead of night are spooky enough without a clown standing there waving at you.
He eventually ran off. This remains an unsolved mystery. Read full story.
5. All aboard the doggy train!
Eugene Bostick of Texas took in stray dogs and built them a little train to go on adventures.
The dogs love it, so did you. This story pretty much blew up our Facebook page when it first ran.
4. Ariana Grande licks donuts
This incident took place at Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore. Grande and her friend can be seen on surveillance video licking donuts - not donuts she bought but donuts sitting on a counter for anyone to buy.
She later apologized.
Unfortunately for Wolfee Donuts, their health grade got lowered from an A to B. Read full story.
3. Shade balls in the Los Angeles Reservoir
The little plastic balls, nearly 100 million of them, were dumped into the L.A. Reservoir. They save water by reducing evaporation and keep it clean by preventing algae blooms. Read full story.
2. Puppet show wedding
By the power invested in me ... as a puppet?
Joe Gold and Tammy Caplan of Sherman Oaks wanted a "different" kind of wedding. So, with the help of the L.A. Puppet School, they turned the ceremony into a puppet show!
Best of all, they kept it completely secret from their friends and family until the big day. Read full story.
1. Mitt Romney vs. Evander Holyfield
In 2012, he was just a few swing states away from the presidency. In 2015, he made No. 1 in our strangest story of the year.
Mitt Romney was beaten up by Evander Holyfield. It was all for charity, and nobody got hurt.
Though, Romney's famously perfect hair did get messed up a little. Read full story.
If there was a strange story we missed on our list, let us know in the comments below!