People in the Guizhou county of Weining have recently been flocking out to the countryside and listening for the call of a dragon.
Rumors of a “dragon scream” being heard out in the hills around the town of Xiushui began circulating this week, causing thousands to visit the area each day with camera phones at the ready in case a dragon should appear.
Videos from the site show people looking around as a strange droning sound emanates in the background.
No dragon has yet been spotted. Local authorities believe that the initial sound which ignited the rumors likely came from a bird called the yellow-legged buttonquail.
Meanwhile, the sound heard on videos from the area appears to have been faked by some sly netizens using clips of roars made by tigers.