New Yorkers freak out after sky turns bright blue

It looked like a scene out of Independence Day just before the aliens descended on New York City. A strange blue light flooded the night sky over NYC around 9:12 PM 2 days agot, and New Yorkers gazed with wonder and a little fear. Bill San Antonio, who was watching the phenomenon from a terminal at LaGuardia Airport described it to The New York Times as “a sort of unnatural, fluorescent shade of blue.” Yiota Andritsakis, a resident of Astoria, said, “We thought it was a U.F.O.”

The sudden and strange plume of smoke and blue flash was caused by a transformer explosion at the Con Edison energy company in Queens. According to the company’s statement on Twitter, there was a “brief electrical fire…which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area.”The sudden and strange plume of smoke and blue flash was caused by a transformer explosion at the Con Edison energy company in Queens.

According to the company’s statement on Twitter, there was a “brief electrical fire…which involved some electrical transformers and caused a transmission dip in the area.”

 

While there were no injuries, and no evidence of extraterrestrial activities, the phenomenon was undoubtedly frightening for many New Yorkers.


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