Illustration of the guiafairo by an unknown artist.

Other names: Gina foiro
Country reported: Senegal

The guiafairo (Wolof: "fear that flies by night"[1]) is a cryptid bat-like animal reported from Senegal in West Africa. It is grey-furred with a humanlike face, batlike wings, and clawed feet. It is nocturnal and has a nauseating odor that engenders fear. It is also said to be able to materialize behind locked doors.[1][2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eberhart, George (2002) Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology
  2. Shuker, Karl "The Secret Animals of Senegambia" Fate 51 (November 1998)