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[[File:Ahool.jpg|thumb|288px|A full grown male Ahool descending on a jungle explorer in the high mountain jungles of Java. Height: 10 feet; Wingspan: 28 feet.]]
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[[File:Ahool.jpg|thumb|288px|A full grown male Ahool descending on a jungle explorer in the high mountain jungles of Java. Height: 10 feet (3 m); Wingspan: 28 feet (8.5 m).]]
The''' Ahool''' (Pterapus boomus) or the''' Athol''' is a winged cryptid. Some portrayed the creature as a giant bat, while others claim it is flying primate. It was first reported by Dr. Ernest Bartels in 1925. It is said to live in the deepest parts of the jungles of '''[[::Category:Indonesia|Java]]''', and can be found across most of Indonesia. Sub-species can be found on the nearby island of new guinea in the form of the [[Ropen]], a cousin to the Ahool, it has a long snout, large wings and a long thin crest made raised hair. It has a chimp's /[[Giant Bats|bat's ]] face, large dark eyes, Red skinned wings, large claws on its forearms, and is covered in grey fur. It is said to have a wingspan of 12 feet, or 3 meters. That is twice the size of the largest bat known to man, the flying fox. Although it mainly eats fish, it will occasionally attack humans. One scientist theorized that the creature may be related to another cryptid, the [[Kongamato]]. But its description describes more of a bat-like creature than a reptile-like one. So it may be more related to [[Orang Bati]].
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The''' Ahool''' or the''' Athol''' is a winged cryptid. Some portrayed the creature as a giant bat while others claim it is flying primate.
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==Description==
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It is said to live in the deepest parts of the jungles of '''[[::Category:Indonesia|Java]]''', and can be found across most of Indonesia. Sub-species can be found on the nearby island of New Guinea in the form of the [[Ropen]], a presumed cousin to the Ahool. The Ropen has a long snout, large wings and a long thin crest. It has a distinct face that has features of both a chimpanzee's and a [[Giant Bats|bat's]], large dark eyes, red skinned wings, large claws on its forearms, and is covered in grey fur. It is said to have a wingspan of 18 to 28 feet, or 6 to 9 meters. That is 3 to 4.5 times the size of the largest bat known to man, the flying fox. Although it mainly eats local fauna; such as large fish, it will, opportunistically; occasionally attack humans. Most likely because that the creature/animal is extremely territorial and an opportunist; meaning it will attack larger prey when the conditions present itself. One scientist theorized that the creature may be related to another cryptid, the [[Kongamato]]. Albeit its description describes more of a bat-like creature than a reptile-like one. It may be closer related to [[Orang Bati]].
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==Sightings==
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It was first reported by Dr. Ernest Bartels in 1925.
   
Height: 4'6 feet
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== Sources and links for researchers ==
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https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/11/mothman-spotted-in-argentina-and-ahool-seen-in-portugal/
   
Wingspan: 12 feet
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http://www.unknownexplorers.com/ahool.php
   
Female Ahools are very social, while the males live on their own, living in groups the females and their young remain together until the young are fully mature and capable to breed. Ahools are creatures, feeding on a large range of food sources, but will consume large amounts of flesh as they are very successful predators, preying on a range of large animals ranging from small cats to full grown humans. Ahools allegedly hunt their prey by upside-down stalking throughout the forest as the creature's large size proved to be easily noticeable if it were to stalk from the skies. The stalking usually lasted for about several minutes before the Ahool drops down from the treetops to its victim, jaws open wide, and "engulf" their victim with their large wings while delivering a fatal bite with their massive fangs to the victim's neck, cracking the spine and usually kills the victim instantly (Similar to the leopard's method of killing). Some believe that an Ahool is actually a giant owl or bat.
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http://cryptozoo-oscity.blogspot.com/2010/05/ahool-howling-giant-bat-of-java.html
   
== In popular culture ==
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http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-ahool-and-olitiau-giant-mystery.html
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https://sasquatchchronicles.com/the-crypto-files-the-ahool/
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== In Popular Media ==
 
The Ahool was a cryptid shown in [[Freak Encounters]].
 
The Ahool was a cryptid shown in [[Freak Encounters]].
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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Adventure_a_week_ahool_by_prodigyduck-d5ugq2d.png|A drawing of the full body.
 
Adventure_a_week_ahool_by_prodigyduck-d5ugq2d.png|A drawing of the full body.
 
Gigabat.png|An Ahool in Scribblenauts
 
Gigabat.png|An Ahool in Scribblenauts
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Screenshot 2017-01-13 at 9.16.07 AM.png|The size of an Ahool compared to the average Flying Fox
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Revision as of 13:17, March 28, 2020

Ahool

A full grown male Ahool descending on a jungle explorer in the high mountain jungles of Java. Height: 10 feet (3 m); Wingspan: 28 feet (8.5 m).

The Ahool or the Athol is a winged cryptid. Some portrayed the creature as a giant bat while others claim it is flying primate.

Description

It is said to live in the deepest parts of the jungles of Java, and can be found across most of Indonesia. Sub-species can be found on the nearby island of New Guinea in the form of the Ropen, a presumed cousin to the Ahool. The Ropen has a long snout, large wings and a long thin crest. It has a distinct face that has features of both a chimpanzee's and a bat's, large dark eyes, red skinned wings, large claws on its forearms, and is covered in grey fur. It is said to have a wingspan of 18 to 28 feet, or 6 to 9 meters. That is 3 to 4.5 times the size of the largest bat known to man, the flying fox. Although it mainly eats local fauna; such as large fish, it will, opportunistically; occasionally attack humans. Most likely because that the creature/animal is extremely territorial and an opportunist; meaning it will attack larger prey when the conditions present itself. One scientist theorized that the creature may be related to another cryptid, the Kongamato. Albeit its description describes more of a bat-like creature than a reptile-like one. It may be closer related to Orang Bati.

Sightings

It was first reported by Dr. Ernest Bartels in 1925.

Sources and links for researchers

https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/11/mothman-spotted-in-argentina-and-ahool-seen-in-portugal/

http://www.unknownexplorers.com/ahool.php

http://cryptozoo-oscity.blogspot.com/2010/05/ahool-howling-giant-bat-of-java.html

http://karlshuker.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-ahool-and-olitiau-giant-mystery.html

https://sasquatchchronicles.com/the-crypto-files-the-ahool/

In Popular Media

The Ahool was a cryptid shown in Freak Encounters.

Gallery

See Also

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