posted on Feb, 20 2014 @ 02:48 AM
reply to post by Komodo
It's called a crab walk:
In this case, the crab walking model is naked and has a mask on the back of their head to make it look super creepy.
Actually you're spot on. That's what I was seeing as well. You can see the way that the shoulders are rounded, the knees, and buttocks. He's
wearing a mask on the back of the head. Exactly what I saw.
The question is, though, is it a skinwalker? Contrary to popular belief, skinwalkers are not actual shape shifters. They are masters of animal
emulation. Those that have seen them will mistake them for being an animal because of their practices. They only go out after the moon is set or is
new, when the wind is blowing, and so on. They avoid light. Looking at something that appears to be a dog in your yard in that kind of lighting can
make it look like a dog. Until it stands upright.
Skinwalkers don skins and this is actually a pretty important thing. They are modeled after Coyote, who in all of his tales, is said to adjust and
clutch his skin about him like a robe. Coyote also loses his skin in one tale and he gambles for additional ones. An animal skin is extremely
important to a skinwalker as it is what imbues them with the power of the specific animal. Basically, bear skin? Strength. Cougar? Agility and
speed. Coyote? Stealth and speed. A skinwalker without a skin is one that has been abandoned
by his pack. This photo shows what appears to
be a naked man with a mask on the back of his head and more importantly, no animal skin. I've also never heard a report of a skinwalker wearing a
mask. They'll be naked and under an animal skin, but not necessarily wearing a mask.
This is what a skinwalker skin looks like in today's day and age. In the old days, the skull wouldn't be what is actually beautifully crafted paper
mache but the actual animal skull with the eyes gouged out. Nasty affair. Times must be tough for the modern skinwalker as only the central body
portion is actual rotting cougar skin. Charming, isn't it? The little brown things on the ground are sheep feces. Apparently the sheep in the area
didn't like it either.
The mask and no skin makes me think that it's not a Navajo or Apache skinwalker. I've also never heard of a skinwalker on fours like that. Face
forward for speed only and the most encumbered they'll get is when they use stilts to emulate a horse or donkey. However, other tribes are rumored to
have picked up the practice and there are a number of tribes in that specific area including some that probably use masks.