The Heart of the Myth

Many explanations of the paranormal world derive from legends, superstitions, ghost tales, and cultural tales. When an occasion happens that doesn’t observe frequent logic, we would attempt to write it off as both a figment of our creativeness or it’s remodeled right into a tall story. Fear of the unknown is a good motivator to trigger us to elucidate away one thing that’s maybe very actual. Unfortunately, in consequence, the paranormal line between actuality and fiction is much too many occasions blurred. This blurring has finished nice injury for these of us who’re severe investigators. Our craft of exploring and documenting the paranormal world is being perceived as merely the work of overactive imaginations. Sure, the skeptics say, we noticed that on episode three of Supernatural. 

To drive the purpose additional, we now reside in an age the place actually anybody can take movie or picture footage and “doctor it up” with using such instruments like Photoshop and create “true paranormal” proof. Everyone is aware of this and, I am going to admit, I personally generally tend to debunk most of what I come throughout as pretend. It’s onerous to not rush to fast judgment as a result of this media is everywhere in the web and far too many individuals are determined for his or her 5 minutes of fame. So, I assumed maybe a greater method in discovering true paranormal experiences can be by means of myths and legends. 

By combing by means of the archives of antiquity, one may be capable of uncover some little identified secrets and techniques in regards to the paranormal world. Throughout all of human historical past we now have created myths and legends for issues we can’t comprehend or need to imagine really exist. The humorous factor about legends, although, is that they too blur the road between truth and fiction. And so the query that’s actually left to ask is: 

      How a lot of what we imagine to be legend, fable or ghost story is, in actuality, true?  

In order to start to reply this query, I assumed we would begin by exploring the world of the Dine folks. There space 562 Native American tribes that reside in North America. Nearly each single one, just like the Cherokee, Mohican or Apache, all have myths and legends which can be elaborately woven into their tradition. In a way, these oral traditions signify the paranormal perception values of their folks. These tales are intricately tied to their identities and form their perceptions of each the seen and unseen worlds. 

Tribes, just like the Navajo, use oral traditions as their “social media” to convey their supernatural and religious beliefs to the rising family members and tribe. These legends communicate of their relationships with Nature, increased powers, and co-existence with the animals on this planet. This “co-existence” might be very uniquely totally different for some Native Americans. There are claims that sure members of the Navajo and different tribes have found out alter their bodily atomic construction, reworking their our bodies into a number of the creatures present in nature. 

Cameron Navajo Reservation – Courtesy Julio Chauta, Flickr

The Legend of the Skinwalker

Within the Navajo tribes there are a small share of members who’re in a position to carry out this supernatural phenomenon. They go by the identify of yee naaldooshii, which interprets into “with it, he goes on all fours”. These people are known as Skinwalkers, and they’re medication males or the very best degree of clergymen who’ve chosen to make use of their energy by taking up the type of an animal for the aim of inflicting struggling and ache onto others. These males observe a type of witchcraft which is usually accepted inside most Native American cultures.

Researching this type of Navajo witch from the angle of the paranormal has confirmed very troublesome as a result of there may be little data accessible. “In Navajo cultural beliefs, witchcraft itself is regarded as a taboo subject because it deals with concepts and objects surrounding death. Therefore, Navajo people are strictly prohibited from even speaking of such things.” (CSI) Despite this nice problem (and I like an excellent one), herein lies what I used to be capable of finding in regards to the mysterious idea of the “Skinwalker”: 

“To becomes a skinwalker requires the most evil of deeds, the killing of a close family member. They literally become humans who have acquired immense supernatural power, including the ability to transform into animals and other people…these evil witches are typically seen in the form of a coyote, owl, fox, wolf or crow – although they do have the ability to turn into any animal they choose.” – NavajoLegends.com

An fascinating parallel exists between African voodoo and the Navajo Skinwalker. The Navajo medication man may be very comparable in operate like a “witch doctor” can be, for instance, in Haitian voodoo folklore. We all are very acquainted with the “voodoo doll” and the truth that they’re created to carry some type of hurt or evil to the meant sufferer. 

Some of the Skinwalkers make the most of this similar observe of utilizing haunted objects to transmit curses onto different people. They too perceive, in their very own manner, how emotional energies are in a position to entangle with bodily objects and, as such, create a desired, meant end result. Within the paranormal world, a majority of these phenomena are akin to spirit attachments. Supernatural attachment doesn’t essentially have to occur to an individual alone, however can be completed by means of objects as nicely. If you have an interest in understanding additional how all of this works, I encourage you to take a look at John Zaffis. 

There are dozens of tales on the market in regards to the mysterious skinwalkers. Ultimately it’s as much as you to resolve whether or not or not you imagine the non-public testimonies. This one is frightening sufficient:

“One story instructed on the Navajo reservation in Arizona issues a girl who delivered newspapers within the early morning hours. She claims that, throughout her rounds, she heard a scratching on the passenger door of her car. Her child was within the automotive seat subsequent to her. The door flung open and she noticed the horrifying type of a creature she described as half-man, half-beast, with glowing pink eyes and a gnarly arm that was reaching for her little one. 

She fought it off, managed to drag the door closed, then pounded the fuel pedal and sped off. To her horror, she says, the creature ran together with the automotive and continued to strive and open the door. It stayed along with her till she screeched as much as an all-night comfort retailer. She ran inside, screaming and hysterical, however when the shop worker dashed outdoors, the being had vanished. Outsiders might view the story skeptically, and any variety of different explanations could be recommended, however it’s taken severely on the Navajo reservation.” – rense.com

The skinwalker legend is infamous within the state of Utah on the website of the Sherman Ranch.  

This ranch, also referred to as the Skinwalker Ranch, is positioned close to Fort Duquesne and has been declared cursed floor by the folks of the Ute tribe. Disputes arose between the Navajo and the Utes again within the 1800’s and, in consequence, it’s claimed that Navajo skinwalkers had been despatched to this property in retaliation towards the Ute folks. Over the previous ten generations a skinwalker group has developed and with it, creating an enormous quantity of controversy. 

The land is mysteriously tied to huge quantities of cattle and animals being slaughtered. Strange sightings have been reported which can be intricately tied with UFOs and the presence of aliens. In the 1990’s the Natural Institute for Discovery Science carried out and in-depth investigation of this website. Multiple waves of helicopters strapped with the newest know-how had been flown over as nicely. This Native American legend continues to defy rationalization, evolving into our fashionable age and leaving even probably the most religious skeptics scratching their heads.

Here is a fast video of the territory. At the very finish you will note the unusual lights related to the skinwalkers that’s harking back to UFO exercise.     

Ever Heard of a Shapeshifter?

There are sure entities, like skinwalkers, generally known as shapeshifters who’ve the flexibility to tackle many alternative animal kinds. The public-at-large will probably be most acquainted with lycanthropy, or the transformation of people into werewolves or different were-animals. The Dine folks make use of this skill by sporting an animal pores and skin of the specified animal they want to remodel into bodily. It is claimed that after the “shape shift” has occurred, the person, and even lady, will tackle the entire traits of the specified animal. Stealth, heightened senses, and superior power are a number of the attributes acquired throughout this transformation. 

Our understanding of the bodily world is being challenged within the 21st century, particularly within the realm of quantum physics. We are discovering that there really are pure legal guidelines that exist, nonetheless, they run towards lots of the theories that had been developed by such males as Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. The Big Bang Theory will shortly be disproved and the bodily legal guidelines are being rewritten on the quantum degree. With this whole uncertainty in thoughts, might such entities like skinwalkers and shapeshifters actually exist? 

Here is one other “food for thought”. Demons have been notoriously documented as taking up the shape of a kid once they manifest themselves to us by means of the paranormal world. They do that as a result of they perceive that people will probably be extra apt to imagine within the innocence of kid that they’d a grown grownup. It is a trick, completed by means of shapeshifting, that permits them to work their deception. These entities perceive and make the most of this skill at will. 

The concept of bodily reworking into an animal does appear, on the floor, to be wholly fictional. How can it’s potential, actually, for a human to bodily remodel into one other animal or demon, for that matter? Even although it could be potential within the paranormal realm, how can atomic constructions be rearranged on this similar manner? It has been asserted that this skill is proscribed by physique mass, however it may be completed. There are many movies out on YouTube claiming to host shapeshifters. Heck, even Oprah Winfrey is portrayed as being a lizard-eyed demon as she interviews Scientologist Tom Cruise. What do you imagine?

A Call To Action

I would prefer to problem your notions of shapeshifters and even what you imagine in regards to the validity of legends and cultural tales. 

Here is a video, filmed by the Ghost Adventures crew, whereas investigating an previous Civil War website. Around 1:30 into the clip you will note one thing that ought to make you do a double-take. No one else is within the room, but Zak Bagans and his staff seize some very compelling proof a couple of shapeshifter.


Based on what you’ve got seen, are you able to say indubitably that entities who’re in a position to “shape shift” are usually not actual? Can you cross judgment, as we might be required to take action in a courtroom of legislation, to say that there’s not even a minute likelihood that this supernatural phenomena does exist? 

I would love to listen to what you assume. You can both reply within the remark part beneath or contained in the remark bins of the Google Plus communities the place this text is posted.

Works Cited

http://www.navajolegends.org/navajo-skinwalker-legend/

http://www.skinwalkerranch.org/timeline.html

http://www.skinwalkerranch.org/classificationsystem.html