Flickering blue light in the night sky over New York has led on the net to wild speculation ranging from aliens to super heroes to a divine appearance. The statement banal, but: The blue light came from a transformer Explosion at a power plant in the district of Queens, as the New York police announced on Thursday evening via Twitter. "There is no reference to the activities of alien", it said.
Videos and photos from the lit sky above New York with conjectures about the cause previously had quickly made the rounds.
"No aliens", noted the spokesman of mayor Bill de Blasio, Eric Phillips, on Twitter. The energy provider Con Edison, said, in a plant, in the district of Astoria, there had been a brief fire. Affected several transformers. "We are currently investigating the cause of the incident." The fire Department also reported that the incident was under control. Has been violated, therefore, no one.
However, the Explosion caused a power outage led to short-term problems at the New York city domestic airport, LaGuardia. Some flights may not start, wrote of the airport operator. Later it was said that all of the Terminals have power. Was also affected the New York city subway line 7. (AFP)