Skinwalkers

These “shapeshifters” travel by night spreading misery and can run faster than cars and jump cliffs without effort.
These “shapeshifters” travel by night spreading misery and can run faster than cars and jump cliffs without effort.

One of the creepiest urban legends is that of the skinwalker, a human that can shed its flesh to become an animal. Originating with the Navajo Indian tribe these beings are said to be powerful witches that can change into a bear, fox, raven, eagle, owl, or crow when wearing the pelts of the animal. Some believe they will steal a person’s face and if you make eye contact with one, you would freeze up with fear and they can then absorb themselves into your body.

These “shapeshifters” travel by night spreading misery and can run faster than cars and jump cliffs without effort. The Navajo rarely talk to outsiders about these skinwalkers as some fear the creatures may hear and follow them home. The beast will then beat on the walls, windows, and even climb on the roof to scare the person out. Spreading terror is the main goal for them as it increases their power which is used to cause unfortunate accidents and even death to those that have wronged them.
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