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.
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.