The locals in Wenzhou, China believe that the end of the world is imminent as a river turns bloody red.
A 350-meter-long river located in a village of Wenzhou, a popular town located in East China's Zhejiang Province, turns bloody red overnight. Wenzhou is surrounded by mountains and is facing the Pacific Ocean.
The residents nearby quickly associated the event to Armageddon coming as there were no factories nearby that could have possibly dumped its industrial waste in the river. The river was surrounded by mountains with
Chapter 16, verse 4 of the Bible's book of revelations stated that an angel will be dispensing a bowl into the rivers, turning the waters into blood.
"And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood," the verse said.
The residents discover the occurrence in the morning. According to witness, the water was still normal in colour by 4:00 am. However, the water turned bloody red at about 5:00 am. They said that the river did not emit a foul smell as its colour shifted.
"The river's color was normal yesterday. It's really scary to see the clear river turned into 'blood water' in only a night," a resident said.
The resident confirmed that there are no chemical industries nearby and that it was only the first time that such event occurred in the river.
Local environmental officials were already looking into the matter. They said that since industrial pollution can be ruled out, the only possible reason was that it was the people living nearby that dumped the red pollutants.
The river transforms back to its normal colour at about 5:00pm during the same day.
The phenomenon was not an isolated one.
Back in 2012, the Yangtze River in Chongqing made it in international headlines as it turned bright orange-red. The sight became fascinating as the bright orange-red colour started to spread from Yangtze unto the Jialin River.
In 2011, the Jian River in the city of Luoyang found in the north Henan province also turned red. However, it was found that the red colouring were dye pollutants that were being illegally dumped by an industrial factory nearby.