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This Guy Just Hiked The Appalachian Trail. His Before And After Pictures Are Crazy.

For the past 5 months, former Marine Gary Sizer made his way up the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine.

This week, Sizer posted pictures of himself on Reddit before starting his journey and after completing it. He doesn’t even look like the same person. 

Here is Gary Sizer in all his glory before and after his adventure.

Sizer says he burned between 5,000 and 6,000 calories a day on the trail. He ate throughout the day while hiking because of the exercise.

The real treats were days where he was “zeroing.” That is, hiking zero miles. On those days, he binged on pretty much any and all unhealthy, fatty foods that he could get his hands on. Sizer described his nutrition during the trip as a “five month cycle between starvation and binge eating.”

H/T: Reddit

That is one heck of an exercise program. Good on Gary for sticking to it and completing the adventure of a lifetime. Maybe I’ll start hiking instead of going to the gym…

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These Lights Appeared Over Phoenix In 1997, And No One Has A Logical Explanation

On March 13, 1997, the people of Phoenix, Arizona, experienced something that changed many people’s perceptions of the world around them forever. The Phoenix Lights hovered over the city almost 20 years ago, and the phenomenon has yet to be fully explained.

Starting around 7:30 p.m., reports began flooding into police stations and news agencies of mysterious lights appearing in the sky about 300 miles from the Nevada state line through Phoenix, and all the way to the edge of Tucson.

The most famous of these lights were the ones over Phoenix, which you can see in the image below. Thousands of witnesses claimed to have seen these lights hovering over the city. They lingered for a few hours before disappearing.

Witnesses who were close enough to the lights claimed to see a V-shaped UFO nearby. Below is a newspaper clipping containing a drawing by one witness who had been at a higher elevation when the formation passed over the city.

Needless to say, the sudden appearance and disappearance of lights in the sky stirred up some controversy. The government was quick to step in with an explanation.


Air Force officials claimed that the lights spotted over Phoenix were actually slow-falling, long-burning LUU-2B/B flares dropped by crafts on a training exercise at the Barry Goldwater Range at Luke Air Force Base.

While this is the widely held explanation for the Phoenix Lights, there are many in the paranormal and UFO communities who don’t buy it.

Many still cling to the explanation that the lights seen over Phoenix belonged to a massive UFO carrying out surveillance.


(via Skeptic)

What actually happened over Phoenix back in 1997? While the flare explanation does make sense, I still find it weird that the Air Force wouldn’t warn the city ahead of time about the exercise. I think there’s more to this story than the government lets on.

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