There are plenty of strange rumors surrounding Native American tribes, and skinwalkers are no exception. These creatures are said to be able to shift into animal form and also leave behind a putrid odor in the area they walk through. They can also run faster than cars and jump from cliffs. They are incredibly dangerous and, according to Navajo legends, they blame others for everything that goes wrong in their life: crop failures, bad marriages, sicknesses, even death.
Skinwalkers are most active at night and will often mimic the sounds of animals. It is believed that they can read a person’s thoughts, control the animals of the night (like wolves and owls) to do their bidding, call up spirits of the dead to attack their enemies, and cause disease or death in humans. They are also unable to be killed using standard weaponry. The Navajo believe that to kill one, you must get the help of a medicine man who knows how to turn the witch’s evil back onto itself.
If you’re looking for a sign that a skinwalker is near, the best way to detect them is by shining a light into their eyes and noticing that they glow bright red in animal form. They are also known to be afraid of the sound of their name, and will stay away from people if they hear it being called out loud. There are many different ways to protect yourself from skinwalkers, but the most effective way is to stay positive and avoid negative energy. You can also consult with a shaman or other magical practitioner who will be able to give you specific protection spells that will keep these creatures away from you.