Deep in the forests of the island of Flores, Indonesia, local legend describes a human-like creature - smaller in stature and one with a voracious appetite - that would kidnap children and eat human babies.
Known as the 'Ebu Gogo' - "Ebu" means grandmother; and "gogo," means "he who eats anything" - the local people called the Nage have passed down monstrous tales of this mythical beast for centuries.
The Ebu Gogo were said to be nasty, gluttonous beasties - described as fast runners with wide, flat noses, broad faces, large mouths and hairy bodies. They were said to mumble in a distinct language of their own and were able to mimic human words, similar to parrots.
Because these creatures would kidnap children and steal food from villages, legend says they were driven deep into the rainforest and many killed by their human neighbors. Oral history accounts say they began to disappear with the arrival of Portuguese and Dutch settlers, starting in the 17th century.