"Report of a monster sent to the Emperor from the Governor of Sichuan Province. China [circa] 1643-1661”
"From the report: Several soldiers, including Ding Wanghu, discovered in Guo Duoli a beast with a human body, but no head, and instead a hand growing from his neck. It has eyes on its belly and a mouth on its belly bottom. This beast came to the army camp and ate rice, but caused no harm to any people or animals. —- Later the soldiers chased him to a place called La Ha Huo. There, in the valley, there were many deep caves, and the beast jumped into one of them, where the soldiers discovered hundreds of these beasts —-. The Jesuit Martino Martini (b. 1614), lived in China 1643-1661. He was a geographer, and prepared the first modern atlas of China."