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What is a skinwalker

What is a skinwalker

What is a skinwalker

A skinwalker is a creature from Navajo folklore that can shapeshift into any animal or human-like being.The Navajo Skinwalker nevertheless has deep roots in aboriginal American folklore. Other tribes throughout the region also have their own version of the Skinwalker. The Pueblo people, Apache, and Hopi each have their own unique interpretation of what a skinwalker might be.The myth behind this shapeshifting being known as the Skinwalker has mostly been consigned the label of either hoax, too much peyote, or simply oral traditions transfixed to a culture’s beliefs.

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There are many anecdotes about Skinwalkers online, particularly in Reddit. These occurrences usually transpire on Native American reservations and are supposedly only interrupted by the blessings of medicine men. The descriptions of the being are essentially always the same: a four-legged brute with a disturbingly human, albeit marred face, and orange-red gleaming eyes. Those who have seen a Skinwalker also stated that they were fast and made fiendish cries.Peering past a set of horse’s ears, we mosey down a dirt road just as the sun starts to sink in the sky. John Soto (@that1cowboy on TikTok), has been speaking about possible encounters with a ‘skinwalker’ on his property for a few videos across several months now, but this is it – the first time he’s managed to record some evidence.

As he scans a cloud of vultures in the trees lining the road, we hear someone frantically call out, “Hey!” The horse stops, the voice cries out again, and the horse bolts in the opposite direction.Dickey also points to the uncanniness of the skinwalker before they reveal their true nature; the sound of your friend’s voice in the woods where they weren’t expected, the pitch of a cry for help that isn’t quite right, the coyote that moves just a little too off-kilter. “The horror of the uncanny is that something is nominally familiar but then in a scary moment turns out to be different and dangerous,” he says. (Source:www.dazeddigital.com)

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My uncle is Mexican and Native American. This happened in the Mojave Desert in southern California. He was driving around with his girlfriend late at night and they saw something that looked like a huge black dog on the side of the road. He slowed down and the dog began crossing the road. Instead of walking like a normal dog would, this thing moved like a toy rocking horse. He said it stopped in the middle of the road and stared right at them and it’s eyes had a red glow. My uncle is the most badass person I know and it scared the crap out of him.

I ran out into the middle of the field, and just in time I see two dogs, they were standing up facing each other and fighting. I think “perfect two for one.” So I pump a shell into the chamber of Mr. 12 gauge and then it happened. The two dogs heard the rack, they both stopped, looked over at me, and ran away, ON THEIR BACK LEGS. Immediately I froze, and every ghost story about Skinwalkers and all the other Native legends I grew up with flew through my mind. Keep in mind I am a white guy, and up until then, these were all just boogie man stories the Native kids like to tell to scare us. That night, they became real to me. (Source:thoughtcatalog.com)

 

 

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