And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

A river in Wenzhou, taking notes from a page in the Bible's book of Revelation, began flowing a sinister blood-red color overnight, local residents discovered yesterday morning, despite there being no chemical factories nearby.


The 350-meter-long river is located in a village of Wenzhou's Cangnan Country. By the time most residents woke up yesterday morning, they were shocked to see that the water had turned a bright red color.

According to a villager surnamed Chao, the river water looked normal around 4:00 a.m., but after an hour or so, the red coloring began to filter through. There was no detectable odor from the river, he added.


"The river's color was normal yesterday," another resident said. "It's really scary to see the clear river turned into 'blood water' in only a night."


Only a market, a few homes and domestic rubbish are found along the river. No chemical industries have been built in the village, and the residents claim that they've never seen such a phenomenon before.


The local environmental department is still investigating the red water flowing through the river. Due to a lack of evidence of industrial pollution, they suspect that the "blood river" was the result of people pouring red pollutants into the water

According to China News, the river was seemingly back to normal around 5:00 p.m. yesterday and maybe the world isn't going to end after all.

In 2012, water flowing through the Yangtze River in Chongqing baffled residents when it suddenly turned bright shade of red, and the previous year, the Jian River in Henan province's Luoyang turned red after being polluted by a powerful dye dumped by illegal dye workshops.

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By Jennifer Hui