Facing The Skin Walker by LaFleureRouge1

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In northern Utah, there exists a ranch so strange, the National Institute for Discovery Science purchased it for research purposes. Located in the Uintah Basin near the town of Fort Duchesne, paranormal activities have been reported on the 480 acre ranch for hundreds of years.

Local Ute tribe will not enter the Skin Walker Ranch property. They discovered that the Ute Indians, who have lived in the area for thousands of years, believed the land to be cursed and plagued with mythical creatures called “Skin Walkers”. The Ute Indians referred to the 400 acre plot of land as the “path of the Skin Walker” and had referenced the land as such for hundreds of years.

The Utes take this very seriously.They think the Skin Walkers are powerful spirits that are here because of a curse that was put on them generations ago by the Navajos. And the center of the whole legend is this ranch. The Utes say the ranch is “the path of the Skin Walker.” Tribe members are strictly forbidden from setting foot on the property. It’s been that way for a long time.

For more on the Skin Walker Ranch I recommend:
Hunt For The Skin Walker by Colm A. Kelleher. PhD. and George Knapp

It has taken some time.
But I am happy to say my Skin Walker
has found his-her face.
Two Nikon D3000 photos altered
and manipulated in PS7

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  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Red! What a wonderful capture. What a great narrative, too. The late Tony Hillerman has a novel called “Skinwalkers” that is worth a read, too. In fact, all his books are worth a read.

  • TYVM Mike for your wonderful comments and support. I have not read that! I will put it on my list. Right now I am reading-
    Sinister Forces: A Grimoire of American Political Witchcraft By Peter Levenda
    Very interesting! Twenty years in the making.
    I recommended it if you are looking for a good read. Its on Amazon. Have a delightful weekend!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 4 years ago

    Awesome My Friend, I have heard of the stories from natives. Some get what they deserve

  • TYVM Vickie what I would not give to hear the Stories and legends first hand.
    You have a wonderful weekend…My very dear friend!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Wow- Red …what a story behind this- amazing and hauntingly beautiful work!

  • TYVM Rose the Skin Walker is my passion.
    I am so happy you enjoy my tale of my little friend.

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    I had heard of the Skin Walkers but I have not read anything on the sbuject – your intriqing capture and narrative have renewed my initial interest – thank you for such a great image.

  • TY Mattie I am so delighted by your comments.
    There is a lot of material out there.
    For me they are the true Shape Shifters.
    You have your Vampires and Lycan (Where Wolfs) But the Skin Walker is the real deal!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    excellent work red, and the notes are fabulous too… love your skin walker

  • TY GF I am so happy (I finally) helped him find his face. LOL
    Have a GR8 weekend!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Simply exceptional. More amazing work.

  • TY dear friend for your comment and support.

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthover 4 years ago

    an outstanding head, never seen one like it

  • TY Larry! It took a long time coming to me.
    I am very happy how it turned out and delighted you like it too!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchover 4 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • TYVM Kelly for taking the time to comment.
    I am happy I could share my vision with you.

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    beautiful work

  • TY Boo my friend! I am so happy it pleases you!

    – LaFleureRouge1

  • MelanieCollette
    MelanieColletteover 4 years ago

    Wonderful !

  • TYVM Melanie! It is my pleasure to share my vision with you.

    – LaFleureRouge1

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