Bright, flashing light spotted above New York City; Transformer explosion reported

A transformer explosion at a power plant in Queens temporarily lit the sky bright blue on Dec. 27 2018 in New York

A transformer explosion at a Queens Con Edison plant turned the night sky a odd shade of blue over New York City Thursday evening, causing power outages, briefly shutting LaGuardia Airport and snarling some subway service. It's unclear if there were any injuries at this point, or how many people would lose power due to the incident.

According to NY officials, the incident-which resulted in the brief closure of the LaGuardia Airport in Queens-is under control and there are no longer signficant power outages in the surrounding area. "The roar stopped and it was dead quiet for a moment and then you could hear the emergency vehicles start to come in". Follow @fdny, @NYPD114pct and @conedison'.

"*Not* aliens. Blown transformer at Queens Con-Ed facility", Eric Phillips, the mayor's press secretary, tweeted, "Scattered power outages, including LGA".

"I'm tight cause I KNOW someone just got superpowers from that blue light".

The user would later update Twitter when the airport had restored its power. 'Passengers are able to de-plane via stairs.

Inbound flights were held at their point of origin during this time.

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The bluish light sent New Yorkers into a frenzy with residents posting incredible photos of the event and wondering whether a celestial visit from extraterrestrials was in the works.

Residents rushed out to the streets as lights flickered around the city.

And even the 43rd Precinct of the NYPD couldn't help but poke fun at the possible alien invasion. 'So bright I couldn't look directly at it'.

The source of the bluish light was apparently a transformer explosion, the NYPD said.

Locals first noticed flickering lights, before turning their gaze outside to see a bright teal light pulsating for minutes.

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