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Are vampires real? What is an out-of-body experience? Are crop circles proof that aliens exist? HowStuffWorks explores what is real and what is urban legend with this collection of Science Versus Myth articles.
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The ahool is a flying cryptid, a legendary giant bat, or by other accounts, a pterosaur. It is said to live in the rainforest of Java, but has been sighted all over the world.

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