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Transformer explodes at NY power plant, fills sky with blue light

New York City sky lights up bright blue after Queens power plant explosion Blue Light Illuminates Sky In Queens As Explosion Rocks Con Edison Power Plant
Leonard Rios | 28 December, 2018, 08:12

- Residents of northwest Queens reported hearing loud bangs and seeing a very bright blue light flashing on the city's skyline Thursday night. It's humming and changing psychedelic colors... tons of sirens?! The ground stop lasted about 45 minutes.

One Twitter user said: "The Sky in New York City is blue tonight".

Some observers wondered whether aliens were invading and joked that the trend of gender reveal parties had finally gone too far.

"Astoria got one of the craziest gender reveals", another joked alongside a video of the blue sky.

Mayor Bill de Blasio spokesman Eric Philips added that "scattered" power outages were reported elsewhere. While she didn't hear an explosion from about a mile away, Scott said the electricity flickered. Tebbett, an instructor with the local electrical union, walked down toward the facility to get a better look.

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Residents left their homes as the black sky turned neon blue, with several telling the Guardian they thought they were witnessing an alien invasion.

"Or give me another reason why the sky is blue on this NY night!"

But before you even start, it's not aliens. "We're now investigating the cause of the incident", Con Edison tweeted.

Deputy Inspector Benjamin Gurley of NYPD's 43rd Precinct quickly assured residents that there were no aliens involved in the incident, and the Fire Department of NY said in a tweet that the situation was under control.

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