Things in China are getting downright biblical.
First it was the floating animal apocalypse: who can forget the 16,000 floating pigs, followed by a thousand dead ducks, culminating with 5 dead black swans. But nothing quite beats the dramatic impact of the inner river of Wenzhou flowing blood red.
According to China Radio International, this is precisely what happened:
An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning.
Local residents say the river was running normally at 4am, but it started to redden at around 6am, and in no time turned as crimson as blood.
One villager who has lived his whole life by the river side said this has never happened before. The villager recalled that there wasn't a chemical plant along the upper stream.
Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental Protection Bureau said they have not found the cause of the incident, although water samples seem to indicate the suspicious color was a result of illegal dumping in the river.
And whatever the real cause, one can be certain the Chinese EPA will never disclose it.
“The really weird thing is that we have been able to catch fish because the water is normally so clear,” one local villager commented on China’s microblogging site Weibo.
Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning. Within an hour, the entire river turned crimson. Residents also said a strange smell wafted through the air.
This is what the Apocalypse may or may not look like one day, but one thing is certain: on that day spoos will be halted, limit up.
Finally, reverse engineered "True Blood":