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Skinwalker Alert


Added by Phillip Hamilton • Updated 6 months ago by Phillip Hamilton
Added by Phillip Hamilton • Updated 6 months ago by Phillip Hamilton

image of a mock up of a skinwalker alert
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2021 Origin: TikTok Region: United States
Type: Creepypasta, Participatory Media,
Tags: skinwalkers, what is a skinwalker, skinwalker alert real, are skinwalker alerts real, skinwalker amber alert,
image of a mock up of a skinwalker alert

Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2021 Origin: TikTok Region: United States
Type: Creepypasta, Participatory Media,
Tags: skinwalkers, what is a skinwalker, skinwalker alert real, are skinwalker alerts real, skinwalker amber alert,

About

Skinwalker Alert refers to a series of creepypasta videos in which people receive emergency alert system broadcasts or warnings to enter lockdown because there's a skinwalker in the area, a skinwalker being a cryptid that can shapeshift into any animal. Skinwalker alerts started appearing on sites including TikTok and YouTube as early as October 2021, becoming increasingly popular over the following years.

Origin

A skinwalker is a cryptid based on Native American legends of a person who can shapeshift into animals.[9]

The earliest known example of a skinwalker alert video was posted by TikToker[1] @skinwalker.lockdownn on October 30th, 2021, garnering over 81,500 views in two years (shown below). In the video, the user shows what appears to be an amber alert-like text warning about a skinwalker. The TikToker says their parents aren't home and starts packing up to survive the skinwalker attack.

@skinwalker.lockdownn #greenscreen help!! #skinwalker #fyp #help #viral ♬ Spooky, quiet, scary atmosphere piano songs – Skittlegirl Sound

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On November 21st, 2021, YouTuber[2] jtcdxx posted a mock-up of a skinwalker alert warning, garnering over 45,000 views in two years (shown below).



Skinwalker alert videos became increasingly popular on TikTok throughout 2023. On February 5th, 2023, TikToker[3] @y2k.4ng3l1c posted a video about receiving a skinwalker alert, garnering over 130,000 views in eight months (shown below, left). On February 11th, TikToker[4] @roleplayvids..xo posted a similar video, garnering over 1.3 million views in the same rough span of time (shown below, right).

@y2k.4ng3l1c #skinwalker #firstvid #fypp #fyp #blowupxx ♬ Spooky, quiet, scary atmosphere piano songs – Skittlegirl Sound

@roleplayvids..xo #roleplay #foryou #skinwalker #skinwalkerrp ♬ Creepy, scary, horror, synth, tension – Sound Production Gin

On February 26th, TikToker[5] @paranormal._.gurls posted a video about receiving a skinwalker alert that gained over 14 million views in eight months (shown below).

@paranormal..gurls #skinwalker blank" title="♬ " href="https://www.tiktok.com/?refer=embed">♬

On September 16th, TIkToker[6] @skinwalkerstiktok posted a video of a fake skinwalker alert at a school in Ohio, garnering over 45 million views in a month (shown below, left), On October 13th, TikToker[7] @spookings posted a video of people panicking in the streets while a siren plays, claiming it's a skinwalker alert in London, garnering over 1.5 million views in a week (shown below, right). On October 19th, HITC[8] reported on skinwalker alerts.

@skinwalkerstiktok #fyp #fypage #foryou #viral ♬ Spooky, quiet, scary atmosphere piano songs – Skittlegirl Sound

@spookings #skinwalker #skinwalkers #spooky #scary #fyp ♬ Amityville Horror – Scary Halloween Sound Effects – Halloween Sound Effects

Various Examples

@misshaleymichelle Skinwalkers 😱 #storytime #skinwalker #skinwalkers #hauntedtiktok #staysafe #paranormal #paranormalactivity ♬ original sound – Paranormal Princess

@skinwalkeralert._xoxo

Please be safe and please please keep hiding.

♬ Suspense, horror, piano and music box – takaya

@ehchristpaw8

It is fake y’all

♬ Creepy, scary, horror, synth, tension – Sound Production Gin

@spookings #skinwalker #skinwalkers #spooky #scary #fyp ♬ Spooky, Quiet, Scary Atmosphere Piano – Bucyrus Audio

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