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If you were in New York or just about anywhere on the internet last night, you might have noticed people freaking out about an eerie neon blue light.
And because this year has been a weird one, when New Yorkers saw their city's famous skyline light up, a lot of people jumped to the same conclusion - aliens had finally landed.
I've seen Attack the Block, and I'm ready for the mess. — Craig Bro Dude (@Craig Bro Dude)
Why is the sky in New York flashing green????? It’s aliens?????? — H.E.R. (@H.E.R.)
To be honest, there are two very good reasons why this could have been the start of an alien invasion.
Unfortunately, New York Police Department and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s spokesperson came up with a much more boring answer.
The blue light was not the work of aliens. It was actually the result of a transformer explosion at a power plant in Queens.
*Not* aliens. Blown transformer at Queens Con-Ed facility. Scattered power outages, including LGA. Con-Ed, FDNY, PD… https://t.co/LKhy6gjfhu — Eric Phillips (@Eric Phillips)
Confirming incident in #Astoria was result of transformer explosion. No injuries, no fire, no evidence of extraterr… https://t.co/xJhTEfKIcn — NYPD NEWS (@NYPD NEWS)
But then again, that is exactly what they would say...
@NYPDnews @FDNY @ConEdison Your swift and flat denial of extraterrestrial activity raises concerns of possible cover-up — Alex Z (@Alex Z)
@NYPDnews That’s exactly the type of explanation I’d expect to read if there was an alien invasion! — ncbjd (@ncbjd)
Sure, it makes sense it was just a transformer explosion, but we can't completely rule out the possibility it might have been an alien invasion.
Looks like a transformer at the Con Ed plant blew. Fire seems to be out now. Is everyone ok? https://t.co/lydIkhYMy5 — Lorraine Klimowich (@Lorraine Klimowich)
Some people also noticed the explosion at the Con Edison power plant was weirdly similar to a line by New York native Jay-Z from eight years ago.
Jay z predicted this New York alien shit years ago. He’s basically Nostradamus https://t.co/dM8MRiJUjw — minimalist in training (@minimalist in training)
Aliens or no aliens, last night was still a good trial run for how people might react to a real extra-terrestrial invasion.
so ppl thought aliens were invading new york and not a single fucking friend texted me about it wow okay — Brandy Jensen (@Brandy Jensen)
If anyone gets superpowers in the next few weeks, we know what to blame.
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