An explosion at a New York City power plant Thursday night sky-lit with a sky eerie blue light – triggered a wave of speculation in social media.
Some wondered if extraterrestrials had landed. Others thought that something supernatural could be responsible for the ghostly appearance.
Others wondered if the hand of God works over New York. A new Pope or the moment when the evangelicals say that true believers are swept up into heaven or "raptured".
The New York City Police Department took to Twitter to assure the public that the strange light was caused by something more than cause to earth – a transformer explosion at a Con Edison power plant in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens.
And Con Edison illuminated the cause of the excitement.
The Blackout hit LaGuardia Airport in New York, warning travelers to prepare for delays.