Destination Truth

Episode 210: Ahool / Pinatubo Monster

  • Season 2
  • , Episode 10  | 
  • Aired: 9/24/2008
    • Length: 43:38
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

Indonesia: Java -- According to mainstream science, the world's biggest bat is the Bismarck flying fox, an animal that never gets larger than six feet from wingtip to wingtip. According to cryptozoology, mainstream scientists might be wrong. Many sightings from seemingly reliable people suggest that this might not be the case. The island of Java, not very far from the Bismarck flying fox's home of New Guinea, is supposed to harbor a bat with a twelve-foot wingspan called the Ahool. Its cries sound like A-hool and it eats fish. It has gray fur and a flattened face with black eyes. Its head resembles a monkey's head. This creature is not attributed with supernatural powers, and seems like such a plausible animal that it has drawn the attention of naturalists. The Philippines: Pinatubo Monsters -- Reports coming out of the Philippines describe five huge, black creatures swimming in the Tikis River, near the former mining village of Buhawen, scaring Aeta families six years ago. Aeta natives first spotted the 7-foot long mysterious creature in 2001, after mistaking it for floating logs. The strange creatures have been seen swimming in the river below Labuan, which is enclosed by tall, thick bushes. Since the monsters' heads and tails were not seen, no one could venture what these locally named Pinatubo Monsters could be. Two tribal leaders were requesting that biasang tau 'scientists' come and assist them with the mystery surrounding what the creatures might be. At last word, no scientists have volunteered to go look and reports of the huge creatures continue to emerge.

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