Batsquatch is the name given to a reported unknown flying creature said to haunt the Pacific Northwest, especially around the area of Mt. St. Helens. The creature gets it's name from combining it's bat-like appearance with the legends of the unknown hairy hominid named Sasquatch. Sightings of Batsquatch first began to be reported in the early 1980s.
Appearance: A large, bat-like creature, with purple skin and red, glowing eyes. In some sightings the creature is reported as being covered in hair and having a head similar to that of a monkey, hence a synonym for the creature, "Flying Monkeys". Only rarely is the Batquatch described as a winged, humanoid being.
Lore: One of the most often reported sightings of the monster, that made by one Butch Whittaker, can be found on several websites and is likely to be a hoax. In the story, Butch Whittaker, a liquor store owner, snapped photographs of a Batsquatch while traveling by plane in route to Mt. Rainier in 1994. Whitaker went on to attribute the deaths of several animals to the work of the monster.
In April of 2009, paranormal researcher Paul Dale Roberts received a phone call from a man who claimed to have a sighting of Batsquatch while hiking on Mt. Shasta. Roberts communicated with the individual but then broke off contact after the man began stating his desire to bait and trap the creature.
Some Cryptozoologists believe that the Batsquatch might be a Flying Fox that escaped from captivity and has managed to survive.