Ahhhhhh! Figured it out. LOL (Edit: this is the guy named after a famous duck, right?)
Yes, this explains many things.
Astoria's where it happened, though, but it's probably a diversion by the aliens.
Actually, I messed that up badly. He's from Jamaica Estates. Astoria's way up by Laguardia. No idea why I thought Astoria.
And where I was from is now officially called Rochdale (even though the post office was Jamaica).
Oh well, you know what they say is the first thing to go...
He who shall not be named, but espouses many conspiracy theories and falsities.
Just noticed the sidebar message. Wonder who it is...
Wouldn't be shocked at that either.