Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:32 am Post subject: Skinwalkers - An Old Woman and a Dark Road
Navajo Spaceships, Star Mountain and Life
Skinwalkers-An Old Woman and a Dark Road
by Johnny Rustywire
This happened one from dark winter night in Northwest New Mexico.
Way back in the day when I was a Navajo Policeman driving back from Shiprock to Window Rock at 11:30 at night in patrol car headed home. The sky was moonless, no cars on the road and it was dark and windy.
Anyway I passed an old woman it looked like, all covered up with a shawl by Red Rock turnoff. I backed up and reached over and opened the door. She got in, not saying anything, like some people do, she tapped on the door, meaning let's go. She didn't close the door, figured she was too tired, couldn't see her face or hands. So I closed it and we took off.
My radio quit working and my police radio was all static. We drove past Burnham Junction, then down by Sheep Springs, she didn't say a word, tried to talk but she said nothing.
Just before, Tohatchi near the mountains an hour later she banged on the door. In our neck of the woods, it is acceptable to just give a ride without having to talk or even say a word. So there I was I slowed to a stop, she didn't open the door, she was all hunched up so I reached across and opened the door. You know Navajos don't like to be touched so I opened the door carefully not brushing against her.
When I leaned back the door was open, she wasn't there. I thought, "Oh no, she fell out" I went around the car with my flashlight, the wind was really blowing, no moon, no tracks, no old woman. There was nothing there.
I looked all around and could see nothing. I got in the car and turned on the Code 3 lights, round and round, nothing in the lights.....felt a tingle begin to slowly crawl up my spine. Skin walkers operate at night and it's bad, bad karma to be around one.
I jumped in the old unit, man, I pushed 90 going into Tohatchi, didn't look back, going Code 3...I don't know what it was.....but I look over my shoulder even now talking about it.......eeeeee yaaaaaa
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