No skinwalker thread? Skinwalker thread then
Sorry if anyone finds them annoying but I love them because, copypastas or not, they give me the chills like nothing else does
Skinwalkers are pussies. I could beat them in a fight. Thats why I drive out into the country and wander the wilderness naked and painted blue in woad looking for a worthy opponent. Nothing ever bothers me.
The new term is Fleshgait.
>if you're talking about the entity that mimics people and wears their skin
Or if you're talking the shape-shifting native-American wizards/witches - by all means, continue
No clue what provokes them further I figure being alone in the wilderness and naked painted blue wandering around would be enough but I never find anything. Sometimes I make a shelter and even stay in the woods for a week or more. Forests are really boring as fuck.
Bro, if skinwalkers were real humans would've wiped them the fuck out once we figured out what they were. So if they did exist they got mass-assrapemurdered by native americans back when there were 30 million of them in North America.
I don't know how many times I've said this. Skinwalkers are not this fucking stupid copypasta shit. Native American mythology is badass, and I don't understand why you faggots have to taint it.
Skinwalkers were like warrior exorcists. You know the myth of the wendigo? How when you ate a persons flesh, spirits come for and drive you crazy? It's not entirely correct. Men in a warrior society harbored many demons they acquired throughout their lives, and many carried around the ghosts of their enemies. So when you ate their flesh you absorbed their life energy, all these demons and ghosts surrounding them would be confused and think that you were the person you ate. The thing is, is that you are not mentally prepared to handle all their demons at once, and then combine that with your own ghosts and demons, and you go mad.
Now say that you are an individual in a tribe plagued by an unclean spirit you can't face on your own, and your local medicine mans remedies aren't doing much. A skinwalker would appear, deduce what spirit was latched on to you, prepare some of your flesh to be consumed and worn by him, and then when the evil attacked him thinking he was you, the skinwalker would defeat the spirit using his sheer willpower.
A Wendigo is a skinwalker who failed and was consumed by the great evil he faced.
The new term is shit. "gait" isn't synonymous with "walker" or even "walk." "Gait" is the way one walks. Also, "fleshgait" sounds like an autistic faggot made it up. Honestly, have you even said it out loud?
Me and my skinwalker bretheren are SICK of this discrimination against our peers!
For fuck's sake this shit wouldn't happen if we were allowed to live in your society! I mean, everytime we try to show up anywhere you guys live in it's always "AAAAH WATCH OUT EVERYONE OH MY GOD AN UPSTANDING ELK LIKE CREATURE WITH COPPER SMELL AND BLOOD AROUND THE MOUTH" and you people irrationally freak the fuck out!
All we want is to freaking have jobs and a house and maybe a car too! So we borrow your fucking skin to fit in. Is that so bad?
I mean, geez, I'll fucking give it back, man, no worries, give me a few years give or take and I'll give your fucking skin back.
It's a plains Indian myth, shared by northern tribes. Lakota, Pawnee, Apache, Osage, Cheyenne, Comanche, Crow, etc, etc.
I'm afraid you won't find many myth written down. Oral tradition and all of that. I can probably tell you what you need to know.
My mother is Lenape, and so is my family on her side, except for my grandfather, who is Lakota. He's the one who told me and my siblings and cousins the stories.
I want the indians to leave /x/.
>inb4 the /x/ 4chan server is built on an indian burial ground and the indian posts are actualy ghosts
they are called skinwalkers, that is the name we have given them, your culture can name shit what they want and we can name things what we want
Dear m00t, The indian spirits are really shitting up our board. We kindly request you let us at /x/ do an exsorcism and blessing of the 4chan servers.
-yours truely /x/
Bumping with some copypasta stories
Native americanfag here. this is what ive been told skin walkers are.. my medicine man has told me they are apparently ancient medicine men who took a dark path, and can shapeshift into various entities.
they can also "teleport", for lack of better terms.
they have extended life spans.
from what ive read in stories
>drugs kill it, it vomits alcohol, but if you can inject it with heroin its basicaly insta kill
>physical attacks hurt it
>shooting or stabing the face has killed them a few times
>strategy is your weapon, it can transform, but you have advantage in numbers and intellegence
>Dumbest they seem to be is the level of a bear, smartest they ever seem to be is a crazy homeless man who has lived in the woods since childhood
But seriously the best way ive read of killing one is to get like heroin or some kind of poisen in them by injection
Skin Walkers need to be respected, and feared. They walk with many demons, so that those demons don't mess with you.
Think of them like the Batman. They do dirty shit to protect you from powers no one should have to face.
no. they pretty much are insane former people. once a medicine man goes down the skinwalker path, thats it. they sorta turn their backs on humanity.
they arent good whatsoever... in fact its my suspicion that they might have something to do with what David Paulides is currently writing about. the missing 411 books i mean.
I thought it was like you do a little evil to do a greater good sort of thing since they did battle with the evil spirits no one else could handle.
I guess I was thinking like Catholic priest ;)
That is correct.
The only difference is that Catholic priests use their faith and bring the demons out and banish them from possessing the victim. Skin Walkers confuse the demons into attacking them, and then uses his willpower to overpower the demon and contain it within him so that it can't do any more damage while that Skin Walker is alive.
well im only talking from a Dakota Sioux native persepective mind you. and i've never encountered one first hand. this is just stuff i've been told.
i'm not trying to say this is exactly what a skinwalker is, or convince you mind you. so i totally encourage you to look more into it.
but either way i hope this helps!
no not at all, skinwalkers are dudes who wear the pelt of animals, and have the power to use those pelts to gain the attributes of the animal its from, like turning into a were version of that animal, or just a regular animal shapeshifter
wendigos are cannibals who got possessed by the hunger after death and turn into spooky lanky ass emaciated snow revenants with torn up mouths and sunken eyes, who get taller every time they eat, and they prefer to eat other cannibals
There was a guy who had two doors with a home security num pad. some skinwalker or something mimicked the sound of the keypad and door opening, then said in an anansi style cat voice "honey I'm home" and kept doing that all night outside an anon's house
Wow anon should've just killed it. Go into your garage, grab an axe or a maul. Beat it to death. Drag it into your backyard and set it on fire and then bury it in a shallow grave. I had a problem with skinwalkers in white button up shirts and black ties coming to my door and dealt with them like that.
I would've loved to fight a bear. I only took an axe with me into the woods. The only time I saw a bear it looked at me and when I picked up the axe it started running away and then kept stopping and looking over its shoulder at me like a bitch.
>be a bear
>be ambling through the woods
>find some berries in a bush
>out of the corner of my eye I see him:
>a fucking naked human painted blue sneaking through the underbrush with an axe, heading right towards me
>migrate out of there, human chases me yelling "FIGHT FAIR YOU BIG FAT PUSSY!"
Ever wonder what skinwalkers do while not being terrifying and stealing skins?
What do they do? Are they like animals in the sense that they just feed and need no entertainment? And if they aren't driven by primal instincts like that, how do they pass the time? How do they reproduce? How do they recognize humans psychologically (as food, as opponents)?
I will tell you a truth. In around 700 AD, a v?lva of the Seiðr created something unique in the Úlfhéðnar , which of course came after the failed "Berserker", which burned out too soon. Anyhow, the Viking transmitted the power to the Native American, which gave rise to legends of "Windigos" and "Skinwalkers". Eventually the shit spread all over Europe and "hit the fan" with the famous French "werewolf" trials. But they don't actually change into a wolfman. it's just the lunar increase of the already heightened agression. One might even say they are...lunatics, hah
One of the New England tribes, I remember. They did not wish to fight. There was enough land for everyone. A great people, very unsuited for symbiosis with Europe, which made war as easily as it took a breath.
>Live in Albuquerque, NM
>Two minutes away from Petroglyph State Park
>Be hiking with friends
>Sitting about five feet below the top
>Friend looks at me and says "I wanna fucking see something goddamn it"
>Me realize some stoned ass conversation about skinwalkers earlier
>Friend walks to top of Petroglyphs
>Me about 4 feet behind him looking other way for other friend
>Friend ahead of me says "HOLY SHIT!"
>Me instantly turn and see some tall white figure
>Heard sounds of wings flapping and foot steps at the same time all while we all stayed still
>Had flashlight on it the whole time but it was too fast to get a good look
>While walking and flying it gets smaller in size and goes behind a bush
>keep in mind we had flashlights on it the whole time
>I pull out my trusty blade and walk up to the bush
>nothing fucking there
I shit you not guys. I didn't believe in skinwalkers until several months ago. They'e real.
I imagine they get off on spooking people
maybe raping deer or something
I don't know
Also do you think their jugulars are in the same place as most other creatures, like if you slit ones throat it would bleed to death?
>The new term is Fleshgait.
No it isn't. Fleshgait is terrible.
"Skinwalker" always peeved me too, because the term is improperly applied to the creatures of this board's "Skinwalker" meme, and relates to an actual native american legend with its own merits. However, making up something that sounds as stupid as "fleshgait", are you fucking kidding me? Perhaps you're a non native speaker, but it sounds utterly idiotic.
No doubt. It is great stuff, real mythology tends to be. I too hate the misuse of the term, but for chrissake, if someone wants to come up with a unique term for it, it better be something less inane than "fleshgait"
Look, we are sick of you ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS taking our jobs. I don't know where you vomitously scented, twitchy, autistic assholes are from, but APPLY TO GET INTO OUR COUNTRY LEGALLY AND WAIT UNTIL YOU GET A VISA OR STAY THE FUCK OUT.
Sheesh. Didn't know my post would garner such hate.
We really don't have to call them Fleshgaits. I'm cool with Bodysnatchers or whateverthehellelse. I was merely commenting how most people who don't lurk here often confuse the two.
This is wrong. Wendigo != Skinwalker - different myths from different native american cultures. Skinwalkers are beings of Plains indian mythology, Wendigo of Northeastern/Algonquian cultures.
I remember growing up on the reservation, the drunks always told me not to look outside of the windows or I would see myself out there.
Other than that, skinwalkers were something you could meet if you entered a sweatlodge alone.
That's all I can remember
Dude, almost hit one with my car once on a back road near clarksburg califorina this year not but a month and a half ago. It was fucking terrifing and I was armed to the hilt as I was doing night security. Those things are fucking monesters compared to normal wildlife!
I am six foot two, nordic, armed, in a vehicle, did two years security in stockton a night on a property with three bars on the weekends. One armed on sacramentos murder hotspot called mack road, and two years guarding wildland out doors at night. Im use to wildlife, even ran into a mountian lion once. This this was not natural, not normal, and not right at all. It turned its head at me with big soild black eyes and opened its mouth as if to speak. I noped and drove away at about 110 Miles per hour, cuase fuck that.
muh natural selection, muh darwinsim, muh white man giving blankets with smallpox that mu sub par immune system couldn't handle.
We got your land, we killed your buffalo, and it's a fucking skinwalker. Go do a ghost dance at wounded knee or something and post about it on tumblr.
>my 18th birthday party
>live out in the country in tennessee
>dark as all kinds of fuck
>perfect chilly weather
>around 25 people all gathered at my house
>we're playing manhunt
>one guy runs off into woods
>everyone else waits an hour then hunts him with paintball guns
>plan on multiple rounds through the night
>couple rounds go by, no big deal
>my 10 year old brother draws short straw
>almost didnt let him go hide but he begged
>what could happen
>we tried to find him for ~6 hours
>eventually find him terrified in a hunter perch thing in a tree
>friend who found him said he kicked him in the face and almost knocked him off the tree at first
>i ask him why
>he tells me that he heard me trying to find him below the perch hours earlier
>he peeks out
>it isnt fucking me
>it isnt a fucking person
>it stayed below the tree calling his name for a few hours
>ran off when it heard us coming to actually find him
we had a big argument about what a skinwalker should really be called and fleshgait was a popular but that's because everyone who liked it was an autistic piece of shit.
I call them Mr. Mime.
Not him, but this is from Wikipedia.
Paulides' current project is entitled "Missing 411," and documents unsolved cases of disappearing people in national parks. His work on this subject began when he was doing research in a national park when an off-duty park ranger found him and expressed concern about the questionable nature of some of the disappearing persons cases which occur in the parks. The rangers knew Paulides' background and requested that he research into it and see if he could find any leads. Paulides obliged, and since then has uncovered multiple lines of evidence to suggest negligence on behalf of the park service in keeping track of their missing people, and a continuous series of disappearances from all across the U.S., and even other parts of the world, that seem to defy all logical and conventional explanations.
Currently, Paulides has written four books on the topic of missing people who disappear under an odd set of criteria in National Parks and wilderness areas. According to his most recent book, "The Devil's in the Detail," his group does not yet have a theory on what is causing the disappearances, although their field of suspects is narrowing. He advises that readers go outside of their normal comfort zone in trying to nail down who or what the culprit is.
Is this the story you are talking about?
I still think we're getting skinwalkers, and the fucked up copper smelling twitchy mimic things mixed up. If an Indian shaman/medicine man could shape shift why would it poorly replicate a human? The twitch mimics are something entirely different. We get stories of them in Northern Europe and all over the US. I'm sure there are evil shaman that can be killed with white ash. But what kills twitch mimics? And wtf are twitch mimics?
IDK whos tits you've been seeing, but obviously it
has been a dudes. I just posted in hear because
I have the tattoo, and since I got it why not show
it ? No need to be an ass lol
Well the reason I got the tattoo and how it is
written in that western font is all me.
So I don't think there is a person out there who
got it for the same reasons as me.
But if someone else has the same tattoo as me
then please by all means show me, I'd actually
love to see what he did with his.
From what I was told it was someone in the tribe born with the power to protect the tribe who lose more and more sanity every time they transform into animals , until they become very fucked up.