Statue of Liberty Goes Dark, Conspiracies Arise Around A Day Without Women

Lady Liberty went dark for two hours Tuesday evening. The Statue of Liberty looked hauntingly stunning against the New York skyline with nothing but her crown and torch glowing. Instantly the internet went wild with speculations about the timing of this outage with it being 'A Day Without Women,'  where many women won't attend work in protest of gender inequality. However, National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis says the outage probably was related to an ongoing project they have been working on since the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

PHOTOS: There was an issue reported with the lights on The Statue of Liberty on Tuesday evening. Only the light from the torch was visible in the skyline, [TOP PHOTO] and not Lady Liberty's full body. [BOTTOM PHOTOS] The Parks Department said the issue was related to improvements on the site's backup generator, and they would further review the problem in the morning. #statueofliberty #ladyliberty #newyork #nyc

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Thank you Lady Liberty for standing with the resistance and going dark for #DayWithoutAWoman 🗽 📷: Randall Balsmeyer #StatueOfLiberty

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