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Mysterious Blue Light Shows Up In Night Sky Over NYC And Twitter Has Theories

New Yorkers were treated on Thursday night to a weird light show over Astoria, Queens. Pictures and video started to appear on Twitter, and a lot of people seemed to think it was either an explosion or a transformer fire at Con Edison.

Shortly afterward, Con Edison’s official Twitter account tweeted that it was “a sustained electrical arc flash & transmission disturbance” caused by an electrical fault. Sure, okay.

But that didn’t stop people on Twitter from sharing their own ideas about what the mysterious blue light really was.

Like maybe aliens?

Or time travelers?

Twitter had a zillion funny ideas.

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And even the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, got in on the jokes.

The NYPD clarified that there was “no evidence of extraterrestrials” but it’s up to you whether you choose to believe that or not.


Written by Dean

Dean Altman is a writer living in NYC.