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I was running the light board for a performance of an Off-Broadway show. Just as we started the second act, the stage lights went out. At first the stage manager (and I) thought I'd done something wrong, but it was obvious when the emergency lights came on that it was...[more]

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I was going to business school and living at the YWCA in Syracuse, NY at the time of the 1965 blackout. I remember we right in the middle of finals and didn't quite know what to do. Of course, not knowing how long the blackout would last didn't help either. One of...[more]

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I was 18, working part time at E.W. Edwards' downtown Syracuse department store. It happened just before the end of my shift. The lights had flickered, then dimmed and stayed that way. We were gathered around the time clock, waiting for it to click over to 6...[more]

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I wasn't directly impacted, being in Oregon at the time but ............. I like your site and will come back for some news of today's blackout. Pat...[more]

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I was 11 years old and watching television in my suburban New Jersey home in my bedroom, when BAM...nothing but static...Seeing as I lived in Union, NJ, we had power, but not TV signal, as it was being transmitted from New York City atop the World Trade...[more]

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I was visiting the TV station I interned at over the summer, the NBC affiliate WICU-TV 12 in Erie, PA. Around 4:30PM I was in the weather lab talking with the chief meteorologist when all of a sudden the lights dimmed and flickered. The phone server was knocked out...[more]

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