skinwalker- a legendary cryptid among navajo indians. the legend says the skinwalker is actually a human with magic powers. the skinwalker is said to be able to turn into an animal by wearing its skin. the best known skinwalker form is a wolf or coyote. the skin walker is also known as yee naldooshii. the skinwalker can even mimic the voices of other people. the skinwalker may have been inspired by the coyote, which is depicted as a prankster in native american stories. a similar being was the berserker, a human who gained amazing strength by wearing the skin of a bear. the skinwalker is possibly the only cryptid that is human. navajo legend says that its eyes glow like an animals eyes in human form and not glow in animal form. the skinwalker also inspired a hopi indian ritual called the ya ya cerimony, where people are said to become animals by wearing the skin of an animal they killed. the hopi use certain atributes like strength or sight from the animals. the ritual was banned after members inexplicably developed eye disease. often, witnesses say they saw an animal attacking livestock. when they try to shoot it, the bullet has no effect. the only sign of a skinwalker is animal footprints that become human footprints. some say that when the skinwalker changes from one animal to another, it leaves the first animal's skin behind. according to one legend, the skinwalker can read minds. the only way to kill a skinwalker is to say the skinwalker's full name and the skinwalker will die three days later. because only saying its name can kill a skinwalker, only people who know the skinwalker can kill them.