Residents in a Chinese city had a shock when they looked up and saw the sky glowing bright red – like something from a Hollywood disaster movie.

And if that wasn’t scary enough, people in the northern city of Aershan feared the end was nigh when the heavens opened and out of the sky fell… mud, covering them in a strange dark residue, according to the People’s Daily Online.

he scary natural phenomenon happened at 2pm on Wednesday in the city in Inner Mongolia. Just 50 minutes later the bright red sky had faded and the sky had returned to normal.

No one is quite sure what caused the bizarre red sky. Nor has any official comments been given on what the mud-like residue was.

But photos of people’s hands covered in the black soot have circulated widely online and many Aershan citizens are concerned over the possible health issues.

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Dina Amelia Kalmeta is the Founder and CEO of Your New Life in Christ Ministries - CWW7NEWS. Dina reports on world events as they pertain to Bible Prophecy. Before Your New Life in Christ Ministries, Dina served as a Leader for INCHRIST NETWORK leading teams online and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Her mission today is to bring hard evidence that what is taking place in the world isn't just coincidence, but indeed proof that the last days the Bible warned us about are upon us right now.