First off, WOW, somebody paid attention to something I posted! Amazing!
OK, now about the Skinwalkers.
I grew up in Utah and when I was in scouts I remember one of my leaders talking about them around the campfire. It was kinda a scary story thing. When I grew up and became a chef I started working at resorts. At 2 of the places I worked (Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon) there were alot of Navajos. When I was in Lake Powell, I was told by a older Navajo to watch out for the Skinwalkers if I was out side late at night, I could be attacked. This caused me to remember what my scout leader had told me so, I asked him about them. He told me that 2 brothers had been cursed for some reason. They had to forever walk the earth in a form other than their own until they broke the curse. He also said that they usually take the shape of a wolf but can become any creature they want, except human. For this reason, they dispise man and, they will attack and try to kill any man they see. I also heard similar stories at the Grand Canyon. I really don't know what to make of it though, I took the warning to heart. Like most legends, I feel that there must be some air of truth to it. Maybe the Skinwalkers are the same think as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Maybe their the same as werewolves. Maybe their something else entirely. I don't know but, I do know that when I'm in the desert at night, I always keep my eyes and ears open for them.
Originally posted by hiii_98
from some indians i've spoken to skinwalkers are demons that can manifest themselves in animals bodies. I'm not aware of a skinwalker being able to move 65mph in a limited physical body it posses.
But to my knowledge neither I, nor my indian friend ever saw one (she was afraid to even say the name "skinwalker"...says they can hear you..
Originally posted by Wolvaurynphamir
Another Arizonan! Hooray!
As for skinwalkers, I myself have never had an experience with one, for which I thank my lucky stars. However, there are a million stories out there. I've heard tales of similar cases to that which your parents told you: a skinwalker running alongside a car doing upwards of 60, 70, and sometimes even 80MPH. Most of the descriptions I've heard of skinwalkers tell of a coyote, a wolf, or some other carnivore with human characteristics (legs, arms, etc.) with glowing red eyes.
I wrote a topic here that you might find interesting. It has a link to a skinwalker story. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), most Native Americans whose culture includes the skinwalker myths are very tight-lipped about the subject. They're very superstitious about the whole idea.
Originally posted by antmax21
I think that all demons prey on the weak-minded and vulnerable. If you crack the door open such things push their foot and let themselves in.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
Just wanted to join the conversation about 'Skinwalkers.'
The Indians are absolutely correct believing in such things.
Because Skinwalkers.. as they aptly named them..existed thousands of years before the Native Americans ever spoke about them.
And these 'entities' live(d) all throughout the world.
Ancient man has left behind millions of artifacts..pictures..paintings..carvings, etc.. all depicting these images.
The problem is.. living in this 'technology' generation.. has caused many people to disregard these ancient stories as simply myths or legends.
Modern people are usually too wrapped up in the latest fad.. or too busy to take the time to research the past.
And if they did..what they would discover.. much to their amazement.. is that a lot of our scientific advances (which we proudly take credit for) ..were actually created thousands of years ago..long before our time.
So.. when you see theses supernatural images..(for example like the ones painted on ancient Egyptian pyramid walls). That display these half human ..half animal.. UFO types of creatures.
Take the time to reflect for a moment.
How did the ancients come up with such images?
Or more importantly.. why would they?
Unless of course they were attempting to explain the world they lived in..
not a fairy tale...but real magic.