Thursday, February 12, 2009

Navajo Skin-Walkers

Just recently, fellow creature-seeker and friend JC Johnson sent me a DVD copy of an excellent new documentary he has directed titled Navajo Skin-Walkers and Legends: Crypto Four Corners.

This is definitely one of those "Do Not Miss!" productions - and I urge one and all to click on the link above to learn more about the film, to contact JC, and to get all the information on the film, those who worked hard to bring it to life, and much more.

And with that said, let me tell you a bit more about JC's DVD.

Basically, it is a personal, on-the-road style study of the whole Skin-Walker phenomenon (and if you're not fully sure what that is, click right here) that dominates the so-called "Four Corners" area: Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.

Filled with fantastic imagery of some truly magical-looking scenery, and suitably atmospheric music to accompany it, Navajo Skin-Walkers is the type of film I enjoy watching a great deal.

Made by a dedicated team of investigators who have a deep passion for their subject matter, and who are willing to go the extra mile to find the answers, this is the sort of thing of which we need much, much more.

There's no doubt that when it comes to cryptozoology, the most important thing of all is the witness testimony. Without witnesses, we have nothing - absolutely zero. And, firmly recognizing this, JC and his team seek out a good and varied group of people to interview, and who are all willing to talk about their extraordinary experiences with Skin-Walkers.

Night-time encounters with paranormal entities prowling around their homes, banging on doors and windows, and generally scaring the you-know-what out of those with whom the Skin-Walkers have crossed paths, dominate the film.

And, you also get a very good indication of how the events in question have left a deep impression on those whose lives have been touched by the Skin-Walkers.

As JC's DVD makes abundantly clear, the Skin-Walkers are not mere out-of-place, misidentified animals. No. We hear tales of animals walking on two-legs and then four; of bullets having no effect on the beasts; of witness Ivan's weird encounter with a clawed, Kangaroo-like beast; of giant 8-foot-tall entities; of glowing red eyes; and a great deal more, too.

For anyone already fascinated by the Skin-Walker phenomenon - and for those new to the subject, but who want to learn more - I strongly urge you to check out Navajo Skin Walkers and Legends: Crypto Four Corners.

7 comments:

cryptidsrus said...

I first became acquainted with the whole Skinwalker phenomenon through the book Hunt For The Skinwalker. I'm sure you've read it. Was not able to sleep well for about three-five days.

This is definitely NOT a fully flesh-and-blood creature. This is akin to the Wendigo---if not more terrifying.

Thanks for the sotry, Nick. Looking forward to getting my hands on the documentary.

Regan Lee said...

Sounds fascinating, can't wait to see this one! Like cryptidsrus, I loved Hunt for the Skinwalker; couldn't put it down, and I reference it a lot. Thanks for the link Nick.

Nick Redfern said...

Regan:
I definitely think you'll enjoy it - it's packed with very interesting accounts.

Raven's Mysterious Haven said...

I read Hunt for the Skinwalkers as well,Cryptids! and that was my introduction to them as well.
Great review Nick! I got my copy of the documentary a couple weeks ago and I LOVE it.
Its one of those you can watch over and over again and never get bored,and I also learn something new each time I watch it.
Kudos to Crypto Four Corners!!

natvelinguist said...

Skin walkers are not beasts but they are shapeshifters....those who wish to cause harm to others by practicing black magic and only to use them against people whom they come in contact with...they will stop at nothing until they are killed or until they finish their objective...its best not to get too involved with them they are not ones to tamper with

natvelinguist said...

Skin walkers are not beasts but they are shapeshifters....those who wish to cause harm to others by practicing black magic and only to use them against people whom they come in contact with...they will stop at nothing until they are killed or until they finish their objective...its best not to get too involved with them they are not ones to tamper with

Brian said...

The Navajo believe that skinwalkers have the power to steal the “skin” or body of a person. That if you engage eyes with a skinwalker they can immerse themselves into your body. Skinwalkers avoid bright light and their eyes glow like an animal’s when in human form. When in their animal form their eyes don’t glow as an animal’s would. In researching this topic I found a strange comment attached to this post (http://www.quileutes.com/native-americanlegends/navajo-skinwalker.html) the girl describes her encounter with what she thinks is a skinwalker. It sounds quite convincing as well as terrifying.