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Recent NM ‘skinwalker’ photo ignites fear
A Facebook picture circulating Thursday has a lot of people up there worried. The post was shared thousands of times within a few hours and had a lot of people uttering the word skinwalker, a well-known legend in Indian country.
The picture shows an unexplained being lurking on the side of a road.
The person who posted it claimed it was taken near Lybrook and Counselor, which is near the Jicarilla reservation.
The story claims that a geologist was working in an oil field in the area and saw something odd and decided to take a heat signature of it. The next day, the geologist suddenly quit.
The story spread like wildfire with people on social media saying, “seriously freaking out,” “yikes … I’m driving through there tomorrow,” and “skinwalker!”
Skinwalker refers to a Native American legend which was brought to life by author Tony Hillerman.
According to the legend, a skinwalker is a person with the supernatural ability to turn into any animal and walks on all fours.