Bats that can grow up to 5 feet in length are endemic to Madagascar, but recent reports of mega-bats are giving nature lovers on this mysterious island, more than they bargained for. The Fangalobolo reportedly stands almost three feet tall, with a 10 foot wingspan, and a monkey-like face. Considered carnivores, these mysterious blood drinkers have been rumored to hunt aggressively after dusk. Also called "hair snatchers", the Fangalobolo have been said to dive onto unsuspecting human victims when their territory is threatened.
Since Madagascar is one of the least explored islands on earth, it could be the perfect place for these cave demons to have escaped detection by the modern world.The massive national preserves of Ankarana have the highest density of primates of any forest in the world, and more than 100 kilometers of bat-infested caves have been mapped below the surface.
Josh and the team decide to try a touristy Vampire haunted house before the investigation and realize sometimes that's scarier than the real thing.
Josh talks about why sometimes slowing down during your travels is the best course of action.
Josh gives you a sneak peek as to what to expect from the Hanging Coffins investigation.