Today in “This feels like it could be an X-File” news, the sky over New York City glowed blue last night, December 27th, due to an apparent “electrical fault” in a section of electric equipment in Astoria, Queens. Concerned citizens stopped and stared (and filmed) as a giant blue arc of light emanated into the night’s sky. According to ConEd, the electric company responsible, the issue caused a “transmission disturbance and a sustained electrical arc flash.” An “arc flash,” they explained, is “a visible plasma discharge between two electrodes that is caused by electrical current ionizing gasses in the air.”
Like we said: an X-File (or maybe a job for Ghostbusters?).
The footage of the arc is eerie AF.
And some people have, let’s just say, “alternate theories.”
We’re just glad no one seems harmed by the faulty equipment…or whatever it was.