First off, I am not Navajo but do have a Native American background as Cherokee. Because I’ve been reading a LOT of creepy pasta this last month…for whatever reason. I’ve come across quite a few stories dealing with skin walkers and shape shifters of sorts. It caused me to want to know more about skin walkers because they are a real thing, just not in the sense that we usually read in stories found on the internet. It was kind of hard to find solid information which made me glad to see this video and get kind of a more in depth understanding. Even though I know I still don’t know the whole of it.
But it really got me to thinking, several questions came to mind because I’ve heard about skin walkers my entire life, usually in whispers or in passing. It’s always negative but given the history…that skin walkers weren’t always viewed as evil…it wasn’t until some unknown disagreement came up between the Navajo and the skin walkers sometime after The Long Walk.
I always wonder if all skin walkers are evil or if some of them simply get a bad reputation because a good deal of them come off as that way. Because in the distant past, it seems they weren’t.
Back then did skin walkers have to murder loved ones to get the power they had, if that is so…then why weren’t they seen as evil then? Has it always been like that? I know I read mention somewhere that some skin walkers are born into it. If you wanted to be a skin walker, does that mean you HAVE to be a bad person?
I know these are probably weird questions but…I have these same questions about all things that have such reputations. I know I’ll probably never get a real answer nor will I probably ever hear from a skin walker about their perspective of things but still it is an interesting thought. One I’ve been thinking about for awhile.
This story right here, Pretend also sort of got me thinking about perspective of things as well. Good and evil, are purely human as far as I can see. If we could see the perspective of what scares us…would it make any difference?
But those are my ramblings. If anyone has anything to add or information they’d like to share, please share...I can't be the only one who thinks like this about things like this.
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