Go Back Report # 1190



May 1295, I Hing, China

Two flying Dragons fall into a Lake


A strange phenomenon was witnessed in the fifth month of the year yih-wei, which corresponds with 1295:

       "In a short time a heavy wind came riding on the water, reaching a height of more than a chang (ten ch'ih or feet). Then there fell from the sky more than ten fire balls, having the size of houses of ten divisions. The two dragons immediately ascended (to the sky), for Heaven, afraid that they might cause calamity, sent out sacred fire to drive them away."

       The 14th-century chronicler of this incident, Cheu Mih, adds that he had personally observed the results of another 'dragonfall.' Seeing the scorched paddy fields of the Peach garden of Teh Ts'ing, he interviewed one of the villagers. "Yesterday noon a big dragon fell from the sky," he was told. "Immediately he was burned by terrestrial fire and flew away. For what the dragons fear is fire."


Reference for the above text is: Wonders in the Sky, by Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck, p. 112-113, © 2009.

Original reference: M. W. de Visser, The Dragon in China and Japan (Amsterdam: Johannes Müller, 1913), 48-49.




Asia – China, Jiangsu

I Hing     Latitude 31-22-14 N, Longitude 119-52-13 E (D-M-S) [Yicheng]

Reference: http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmaviewer/



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