Scary. This animal sort of looks like it crawled out of my nightmares. It's skinny, scraggly, long-nailed, long-eared, and googly-eyed. It resembles a rabid squirrel- certainly not cute, but certainly peculiar and intriguing.
You're not the only one that might be creeped out by this nocturnal animal. It is often killed in Madagascar because of rampant superstitions there, which has resulted in its decreased numbers in the past few decades (What do you know- another peculiar animal that's endangered). Because the aye-aye displays an unusual degree of fearlessness around humans, people are more scared of it. A native group called the Sakalava believe that the animal enters houses through the roofs at night and murders its sleeping members by using its elongated skeleton-like middle finger to cut the aortic vein. Another superstition is that the aye-aye appears right before a villager dies, and the only way to stop the death of the villager is to kill the aye-aye. Those native villagers have a valid reason to be suspicious and afraid of the aye-aye- I would probably view it as an omen, too.
Here's a short video that shows an up-close image of the creepy skeleton finger and documents the aye-aye's process for finding food. Grubs- tasty, and nutritious!