Navajo 'skinwalker' legend gains massive popularity on TikTok

Navajo 'skinwalker' legend gains massive popularity on TikTok. A spooky Navajo legend has TikTok shaking in its boots. In the Navajo tradition, a skinwalker or yee naaldlooshii is a mythological creature that is able to shape-shift into or possess an animal. Skinwalkers are sometimes referred to as witches. In the lore, a witch is also often a medicine person or high-ranking priest. a witch can become a yee naaldlooshii, gaining supernatural powers through acts like murder, seduction or corruption. sci-fi series The X-Files popularized the skinwalker legend outside of the Navajo community with its 1994 episode "Shapes". The hashtag #skinwalker currently has 821.3 million views on TikTok