The Hyperbat of eucalyptus forests in New South Wales, Australia, is a fairly new phenomenon. Despite the fairly obvious size and description, the first sighting was in 1991.
The Hyperbat is a strange creature. It has 2 arms and 2 legs, both ending in claws. The body is like that of an ape, but the head is compared to a fanged kangaroo. The Hyperbat has a thin coat of grey-brown fur. 2 bat-like wings erupting from the back complete the ensemble. The most unusual factor of the Hyperbat is its speed: it has been claimed it can fly at up to 100 miles an hour.
The first Hyperbat sighting took place on May 1, 1991, and it was the least descriptive of sightings. It was reported by Dr. Bill Parker, a veterinary scientist, who was investigating the sudden and unexplainable deaths of a group of koalas.
While in a small eucalyptus forest, inspecting a koala corpse, Dr. Parker heard a strange noise in the background. It sounded like flapping wings, but much louder than any bird.
When he turned around, he didn't see anything. The doctor heard the noise again, this time right above his head.He looked up, and saw what he vaguely described as a "bat man" winging its way up into the trees. The creature suddenly took a sharp turn and was gone.
A more descriptive sighting occurred in June of 2011. May Wallace, an elderly woman, was in her back yard one evening when something caught her gaze. It was a twinkling in the eucalyptus trees lining the edge of her property. Confused, she cautiously approached.
The twinkling turned out to be light glinting off the eyes of a brown, bipedal half-bat, half-man creature perched in the trees. Wallace screamed, and, as if in reply, the monster issued an unearthly screech, and took off out of the tree, flying at unimaginable speeds.
- Dr. Parker's sighting, and other similar ones, could be misinterpretations of regular birds or bats. However, more descriptive sightings, like Mrs. Wallace's, this does not work.
- A blatant hoax is often regarded as the best idea.
- Some form of mutated bat monster seems the most likely explanation for a real creature