- Editor's note: I'm fully aware that this is not 'news,' but it cracked me up. So I'm posting it as a Thursday pick-me-up. If you're looking for hard news, read the rest of the blotter later tonight or on Friday.
On April 2, a man sitting by the bank of the Hudson River in Irvington was alarmed to see a "discoloration with a blue-ish hue in the middle of the river," said Irvington's Sgt. Michael Buck. "And like any concerned citizen, he called the police to express his concern."
An Irvington police officer confirmed the odd discoloration and alerted the Coast Guard, who reported to the scene only to find that the "unknown substance" was just sunlight.
According to Irvington Sgt. Andrew Bessinger's detailed report, "Wind created a current allowing light to flow through the water in one specific spot. This created the alleged discoloration."
That's it. Physics.