• Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

This Day in History: China’s Qing Dynasty UFO Incident of 1892

This Day in History: China’s Qing Dynasty UFO Incident of 1892
On the 28th day of the ninth month within the 18th year of the Guangxu Emperor’s reign –1892 – a crowd gathered on Zhuque Bridge, advance the Confucius temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province to whisk looking out out a burning ball putrid the sky.

The Qing Dynasty scene was recorded by painter Wu Youru, whose ‘Crimson Flame Hovering within the Sky’ (赤焰騰空 ‘Chi Yan Teng Kong’) is the first illustrated story of a UFO incident in China. The work has became a precious ancient doc for UFO researchers.

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Wu Youru’s ‘Crimson Flame Hovering within the Sky’ (赤焰騰空 ‘Chi Yan Teng Kong’)

A translation of the 190-character description on the portray reads as follows:

“At 8 o’clock on the evening of September 28, a gleaming purple object regarded without warning within the southern sky of Nanjing Metropolis.

Its form resembled a extensive egg and it was touring slowly eastward. The object was clearly visible within the evening sky. Hundreds of civilians had been standing on Crimson Sparrow Bridge, jostling for a correct watch, standing on tip-toe, craning their necks upward.