The sky above New York City was cast in a pale blue light Dec. 27, and social media was lit with UFO conspiracies.
However, it was merely a transformer fire in Queens that led to the eerie experience for the millions of New Yorkers.
The fire was so brilliant that people in neighbourhoods of Astoria and Woodside reported it. Lights in homes and businesses were flickering and even LaGuardia Airport experienced a temporary blackout.
Con Edison, the power company responsible for New York and Westchester, is investigating the events from the small fire.
“It did create a spectacular effect on the sky, and certainly caused a lot of concern,” utility spokesperson, Bob McGee, told News 4, adding it was “abnormal event.”
One Twitter user, Alex Wyse, had the perfect response to the blue-hued scene:
FIRE IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA SKY
A South Carolina woman captured what appears to be a UFO off Kiawah Island – 25 miles southeast of Charleston – on Christmas Eve.
The bright orange sphere made no sound and flew around the airspace over the island long enough to elicit a, “What the hell is that” from Debra Thomson.
Unfortunately, the landmarks in the video are not clearly visible, but Thomson said she shot the object at about 9:30 pm while she stood on the deck of her home.
After TV station WCBD posted her video, additional emails came into the studio from people who had also seen something peculiar in the sky.
In an interesting deep dive into light phenomenon off Kiawah, a similar event occurred on New Year’s Day in 2015.
Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge continues his plunge into the paranormal, adapting his graphic novel, Strange Times, which he co-wrote with Geoff Herbach, for TBS.
The tale of five teenage skateboarders has a bit of Scooby Doo feel, as the attempt to outrun Deep State government officials while solving mysteries. Charlie Wilkins is the main protagonist who goes from superstar jock of his high school to weird loner after his U.S. Air Force dad goes missing.
In an interview with Variety magazine, he said it’s been a dream of his to cross over the graphic novel into other mediums.
“We hope to create something that could be described as sort of a ‘science fiction Disney,’ where our entertainment franchises are worlds that are inspired and informed by our own next-generation science division,” he said.
THE ONE WITH THE GHOST
Apparently, it wasn’t just Ross Geller’s quivering voice that was haunting Rachel Green post “Friends”.
While appearing on The Late Show with James Corden to market her new Netflix show, “Dumpling”, she broached the topic of her third roommate, who didn’t think much of the other one.
When she moved to Los Angeles, she hired a ghost whisperer – not Jennifer Love-Hewitt – to do an once-over on the house she was living in.
“This dishwasher would start to go, or the coffee-maker would start to go, or the stereo would just turn on at full volume,” she said. “And it was terrifying.”
THE EMPIRE STATE HAS ITS OWN MILLENNIUM FALCON
That was no comet flying over Utica, N.Y. on Dec. 6.
Denizens of the city known for its Comets of the sporting variety witnessed a disc-like object travelling at break-neck speeds.
The video, posted to UFO Casebook’s Youtube channel, and MUFON described the
Of course, Scott C. Waring, a prominent UFO investigator, was quick to hop on the sighting, declaring it, “proof of UFOs in New York State”.
BIGFOOT BLAMED FOR BULLET BARRAGE
A man from Helena, Mont. had the unfortunate experience of mistaken identity after being shot at by a hunter while target shooting in North Hills.
The Idaho Statesman reported on the issue Dec. 18, and recounted the tale of the 27-year-old’s brush with death as he ran further into the forest with bullets whizzing by whim.
Lewis and Clark County Sheriff, Leo Dutton confirmed the incident, explaining the victim confronted the gunman in a black Ford F-150 only to learn they were mistaken for another biped.
“I thought you were Bigfoot,” the shooter told the victim in the victim’s telling of the story, according to Dutton. “I don’t target practice — but if I see something that looks like Bigfoot, I just shoot at it.”
Though the victim has no interest in pressing charges, Dutton confirmed the incident warrants a charge of attempted negligent homicide.
In an interesting turn, another victim, female came forward with a similar incident and a better description of the shooter.
“We’re working to find this person,” Dutton said. “It is of great concern that this individual might think it’s okay to shoot at anything he thinks is Bigfoot.”
WE AIN’T SAYIN’ SHE A GOLD DIGGER
A New Zealand woman alleges that she is being haunted by her deceased sugar daddy “Brad”.
Entrepreneur Lydia Dupra blamed her bloated beau on giving her STIs, attacking her while he was on nitrous oxide and was the catalyst for her drug addiction.
In an Instagram post she tried to drum up positive memories of the 47-year-old who succumbed to a heart attack, perhaps brought on by his “untreated diabetes” bought her Louboutins, a Birkin bag and a racehorse.
Furthermore, on her Youtube channel, she alleged that she heard knocking sounds on the dresser next to her bed. She shouted at Brad to leave her along and the noises stopped.
In a final dig at her, she alleged Brad wrote her out of his will.
BOXER KNOCKED INTO STUPOR BY GHOSTLY ENCOUNTER
Dore boxer Kell Brook can now confirm he’s done some spectral sparring in Wardsend Cemetery in Sheffield, England.
In a mid-December investigation with resident ghost investigator, Phil Sinclair, at the abandoned graveyard, the 32-year-old had the name Elizabeth come through on the EVP device known as an
The ghost communicated with Brook at multiple points sharing its current status and that their father was with them.
REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE
Brazilian police officers had a bit of a scare while interrogating a medium who is accused of sexually assaulting over 300 women.
It all happened one Sunday night in Goiânia, Brazil, when detective Karla Fernandes was questioning the 76-year-old suspect, João Teixeira de Faria. Fernandes told the Sao Paolo newspaper, Folha de Paolo, that something seized the computer they were using to transcribe the interview.
“When the clerk tried to enter the medium’s statement, the keys locked on a specific letter and ‘OOOOOOO’ was recorded continuously on the screen for a few seconds,” she said, in her native Brazilian Portuguese.
The computer subsequently crashed, the printer started to print pages and the fridge blew up.
In fairness, it was hot, so the detective had used an extension cord to plug in an air conditioner. Perhaps the cord was unable to carry the current, thus resulting in the fridge explosion.
Teixeira, also known as João de Deus (John of God), denies having assaulted the women, including his own daughter, under the pretense of healing miracle surgeries.
THE JOKE’S ON YOU
It would be nice if one could live long enough to learn from their mistakes, but unfortunately, YouTube personality Rana Zuhair found out the hard way.
While attempting to perform a prank in which the trio behind Lahori Vines – Zuhair, Hasnat Ali and Abdul Saboor – were pretending to be ghosts in order to scare people, a couple of men opened fire on them.
The entire event unfolded in a park located close to Lytton Road in Lahore, Pakistan.
Police have arrested Ali and Saboor on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
HOW’S YOUR FLEMISH, E.T.?
UFO sightings over the land where the United Nations meet to discuss international affairs have increased by 49 percent in 2018.
Belgium, not overly known for its dalliances with the paranormal or supernatural, save for some ghosts stories from Sas-van-Gent, Goed Ten Briele and Miranda Château, had 255 sightings, according to Patrick Ferryn, president of Cobeps.
Most of the UFO sightings, 179, occurred in Flanders, while 76 were made in Wallonia. A suburb of Brussels, Wezembeek-Oppem made the news last summer when its mayor, Frédéric Petit, claimed he saw something strange in the sky.
“We don’t know why the numbers have increased this year. It was a hot summer and it may be simply that when the weather is good and the skies are clear, people look at the skies more often,”