Also known as the soul cannibal, the Kikiyaon is simultaneously one of the most terrifying and least seen of all cryptids in the Gambian forests.
The Kikiyaon has been described as having a huge, owl-like head with enormous talons on its feet and arms.
The Bambara, who reside in Mali, tell of a creature with feathered wings and a sharp spur on its shoulders. Others describe it as having short, greenish-grey fur and still others claim it has a tufted tail.Its deep-throated grunting has been heard more often across the African savannahs than the creature has been seen. The Kikiyaon has another call, however, one that sounds more like a man slowly being strangled.