Giants players react on Twitter to bizarre blue light show in NYC
New Yorkers were witnesses to a bizarre presence of blue light on Thursday night, and like many others in the region, some New York Giants players took to social media to express bafflement over the foreboding scene.
C-R-E-E-P-Y! Electric blue lights, a.k.a. the #AstoriaBorealis, flickered across the New York City skyline last night because of an electrical fault at a ConEd substation in Astoria. NOT aliens https://t.co/veTgxncN5J pic.twitter.com/vPpjWBUKhc— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) December 28, 2018
Running back Saquon Barkley, linebacker Tae Davis and former Giants back Orleans Darkwa were among the Giants players who took to Twitter to weigh in on the ominous-seeming situation, as noted by the New York Post.
What just happened to the sky in New York…. or am I tripping!??— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) December 28, 2018
Thought i was tripping too..— Tae Davis (@Tae_Davis1) December 28, 2018
Darkwa opted to go with a pop culture reference in his tweet, mentioning a character from “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Thanos back in NY!?— Orleans Darkwa (@OrleansDarkwa) December 28, 2018
The eerie presence of the blue light looming over the city of course was neither aliens nor a fictional comic book super-villain. Instead, it was caused by an explosion at a Con Edison facility in Astoria, Queens.
Still, it made for a spooky scene for New Yorkers, including a handful of Giants players who were left in awe of the seemingly out-of-this-world spectacle.