Several videos came out of New York overnight showing a wonderful blue glow. Videos and photos across social media have shown strange pulsating lights illuminated in completely unnatural shadows all over the sky. Lots of weird and pretty pictures and footage of people guessing we’re going to face an Independence Day-style aggression, or if you feel optimistic, the first Avengers movie scene.
It wasn’t even the usual bad UFO report. In fact, LaGuardia Airport has been briefly shut down, NDTV reported, and lost thousands of power across the city. Sorry, but no. There is a mundane explanation instead of ridiculously beautiful and mysterious lights.
“The lights you see across the city seem to have come from a transformer explosion at a Con Aid facility in Queens,” NYPD confirmed in an explanation that had to be read in exactly the same way that any foreign attack would hopefully use them.
Con confirmed Edison, however, confirmed that a substation in Astoria actually had a brief electrical fire that drowned an infection, which it is now investigating. The transformer explosion combined with bad weather made for a spectacular view across the city, though. The NYPD said there were no reports of injuries from the incident, which was caused by a “suspicious equipment error”.
“There were a commotion and a noise and a flash,” Fire Department New York spokesman Jim Long told Reuters. “It’s all under control but we’re still getting calls from residents wondering what happened.” With that, everything became clear and people went about their lives. Nah, we’re just kidding, everyone is still calling it an alien.
Although the original explanation is a bit dull, it was made to show the lighting just in time for the New Year, so sit back and enjoy the view. Strange, neon-blue lights bathed in New York City’s skyline on Thursday night caused a fire at the thousands-volt electric-utility substation. The voltage created an electric field that could snatch electrons from the atom, and according to Scott Collis, an atmospheric scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, these electrons created an electric field strong enough to scatter electrons from the atom. The charged particles formed a soup.