Stunning videos show New York's sky lit up with an alien-like blue light after an explosion at a power plant

  • New York’s sky glowed bright blue on Thursday night.
  • The eerie, alien-like light was due to an explosion at a Con Edison facility in Queens.
  • Police said that no one was injured and there was “no evidence of extraterrestrial activity.”
  • Video footage shows the city lit up like something from a movie.

An explosion at a New York City power plant turned the sky in parts of the city an eerie, alien-like shade of blue.

The New York Police Department tweeted on Thursday night that it was investigating an incident at a Con Edison facility in Queens. Both the NYPD and the facility confirmed that the light was the result of a transformer explosion.

“Confirming incident in #Astoria was result of transformer explosion,” the NYPD tweeted, adding that it could find no signs of alien life. “No injuries, no fire, no evidence of extraterrestrial activity.”

Twitter users who shared video of the eerie sky noted that it looked like aliens, or something out of a film:

The NYPD’s 114th Precinct said early on Friday morning that the explosion was “determined to be a non-suspcicious equipment malfunction” and asked people to avoid the area.

Some video captured the scene close to the explosion:

While others show the eerie blue sky in other parts of the city:

The NYPD said that the incident was under control. It did not stop one woman from asking Twitter to “call the Ghostbusters.”^tfw

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