People thought New York’s mysterious blue light was an alien invasion.



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.
tina @grandesprfct
bro the aliens are in new york 
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Craig Bro Dude✔@CraigSJ
Why is the sky neon blue on my block though?
Craig Bro Dude✔@CraigSJ
I've seen Attack the Block, and I'm ready for the mess.
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H.E.R.✔@HERMusicx
Why is the sky in New York flashing green????? It’s aliens??????
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To be honest, there are two very good reasons why this could have been the start of an alien invasion. Aliens always come to New York first. It’s 2018 nothing is off the table anymore. Unfortunately, the 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. 
Eric Phillips✔@EricFPhillips
*Not* aliens. Blown transformer at Queens Con-Ed facility. Scattered power outages, including LGA. Con-Ed, FDNY, PD, OEM all working on it.
Eric Klinenberg✔@EricKlinenberg
Something insane is happening in the sky above Manhattan right now.
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NYPD NEWS✔@NYPDnews
ADVISORY: The lights you have seen throughout the city appear to have been from a transformer explosion at a Con Ed facility in Queens. The fire is under control, will update as more info becomes available. Follow @fdny, @NYPD114pct and @conedison.
NYPD NEWS✔@NYPDnews
Confirming incident in #Astoria was a result of a transformer explosion. No injuries, no fire, no evidence of extraterrestrial activity. Please continue to follow @FDNY and @Conedison.
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But then again, that is exactly what they would say...
NYPD NEWS✔@NYPDnews
Replying to @NYPDnews
Confirming incident in #Astoria was a result of a transformer explosion. No injuries, no fire, no evidence of extraterrestrial activity. Please continue to follow @FDNY and @Conedison
Alex Z@RallySim
Your swift and flat denial of extraterrestrial activity raises concerns of a possible cover-up
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NYPD NEWS✔@NYPDnews
ADVISORY: The lights you have seen throughout the city appear to have been from a transformer explosion at a Con Ed facility in Queens. The fire is under control, will update as more info becomes available. Follow @fdny, @NYPD114pct and @conedison.
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That’s exactly the type of explanation I’d expect to read if there was an alien invasion!
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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.
Lorraine Klimowich@MsKlimowich
Looks like a transformer at the Con Ed plant blew. Fire seems to be out now. Is everyone ok?
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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.
Perrin Aybara @caseyjonez_
Jay z predicted this New York alien shit years ago. He’s basically Nostradamus
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Aliens or no aliens, last night was still a good trial run for how people might react to a real extra-terrestrial invasion.
Sara Alfageeh / Ψ³Ψ§Ψ±Ω‡ Ψ§Ω„ΩΩ‚ΩŠΩ‡@TheFoofinator
Everyone's reaction to the blue light/ConEd explosion in Astoria in NY is proof that we would really be out here making memes .3 seconds into any alien takeover.
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Brandy Jensen@BrandyLJensen
so ppl thought aliens were invading new york and not a single fucking friend texted me about it wow okay
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If anyone gets superpowers in the next few weeks, we know what to blame.