According to mainstream science, the world's biggest bat is the Bismark flying fox, an animal that never gets larger than six feet from wingtip to wingtip. At least some cryptozoologists think the Bismark's reputation should be sunk.
The island of Java, not very far from the Bismark flying fox's home of New Guinea, supposedly harbors the Ahool, a bat with a 12-foot wingspan. It cries "ah hool" and eats fish. It's fur is gray, it's skull is flattish, almost simian, and its eyes are as black as Hades without the flames. Yet the Ahool is not rumored to have supernatural powers, so maybe naturalists will give reports credence.
The Philippines: Pinatubo Monsters
Reports coming out of the Philippines describe huge, black creatures swimming the Tikis River, near the former mining village of Buhawen, scaring the daylights out of families for years. Locals first spotted the seven-foot creatures in 2001, after mistaking them for logs.
The strange creatures have been seen swimming in the river below Labuan, a village enclosed by tall, thick bushes. Since the monsters' heads and tails were not seen, no one could say what the "Pinatubo Monsters" are.Two tribal leaders have asked that "biasang tau," or scientists, come to solve the mystery. At least for the time being, they'll have to be happy with intrepid Josh.
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