This RP is set in modern times in a universe whose history was, for the most part, identical to our own. In the very beginning of the RP, however, an unexplained event occurs that fundamentally changes the world. For most people, it would amount to little more than a bright flash of light that lasted only a few seconds, but for a very small percentage of people, it grants them supernatural abilities, or otherwise alters them in a supernatural way. The RP would be about trying to survive with such a drastic change in our characters’ lives. Directly after the event, the few people across the globe who were open about their abilities were quickly captured or silenced by various governments, or they went into hiding. To prevent mass panic, governments covered up these events, so the vast majority of the population is unaware anything supernatural happened. Officially, the bright light was blamed on a celestial event. Our characters would need to figure out what to do about these abilities, and find a way to hide from government agents trying to keep it all quiet.
As far as the actual abilities go, you can have pretty much anything you want, as long as it isn't overpowered. The event had widely different effects based on the psyche and desires of the people who were affected. It could be something from popular culture, or something entirely new (I personally am going with a werewolf). Our characters will need to start around the same area (Austin, Texas, in this case).