The Orang-Bati is a winged cryptid rumored to inhabit the Indonesian island of Seram. According to local folklore, the bat-like or somewhat monkey-like creatures abduct children and carry them away to be eaten. Other accounts sound more like encounters with living Pterosaurs.
It is said that islanders of Seram were faced with this creature when it raided villages to abduct infants and children to its home in Mount Kairatu.
- Missionary Tyson Hughes, an English man who became a believer in Orang-Batis was originally skeptical about "Orangutans with wings", but later claimed he actually encountered one.
- Missionaries on Seram as long ago as the 15th century were told about the beast and how it raided the town of Uraur.
What do you guys think it could be? Some say it could be a new species of Bat yet to be discovered. Others say it could be a flying primate. So if you like discuss about it then.
Edited by Still Waters, 13 January 2013 - 08:47 PM.
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