The legend of Ahool comes from the deepest jungles of Java. Witnesses liken this cryptid to a giant bat and sometimes to a flying primate. It’s first sighting was reported in 1925.
Ahool will not commonly attack humans but it has been known to.
Looks like a giant bat or flying primate
It has a chimpish face
Large black eyes
Large claws on forearms
Six to ten feet (two to three meters) tall
Has a wingspan of eighteen to twenty eight feet (six to eight meters)
Lives on the island of Java in Indonesia
There’s a related species called the Ropen on New Guinea Island
Named after it’s call that sounds like “ahoooooool
It’s accepted to be real by the people of Java
Scientific classification is “animalia, eumetazoa, bilateria, deuterostomia, chordata, vertebrata, gnathostomata, tetrapod, mammalia, theria, eutheria, laurasiatheria, chiroptera, megachiroptera”
Diet and lifestyle
Females live in groups
Raise their young together
Eat on any meat they can get their claws on, even humans
Mainly eats fish
The ahool is a giant bat species that hasn’t been discovered
It’s a surviving pterosaur
It was first reported by Dr. Ernest Bartels in 1925, when it flew over his head
He saw the ahool again in 1927
The ahool has been seen by hundreds of natives
In june 2008 two experienced pilots, well flying saw the creature. They thought it was another plane at first, but it then flapped its wings.
The existence of this critter is controversial even amongst the cryptozoological community, but, hey, you never know.