Zozo The Demon Of The Ouija Board: Fact Or Fiction?
Before I start on this subject, for those of you that don’t know me my name is Ian and I am a Paranormal Investigator of 20 years and a Demonologist of 11 years. I am part of two paranormal teams Knights Templar Paranormal Order and Project Paranormal. I have many books that relate to demonology yet none of them list this supposed demonic entity known as Zozo. This sparked my interest to start digging into why exactly a demonic entity or should I say a ‘supposed’ demonic entity that is said to have been documented in the 18th Century is not mentioned in any of the scriptures(books) on the subject of demons.
Zozo described as one of the most powerful demons ever to be known so much so that some theories on Zozo is that it’s Lucifer himself.
Zozo is reportedly first believed to have been documented in the 18th century and is said to be mentioned in the dictionnaire Infernal an 1818 published book on demonology. The dictionnaire infernal lists 65 demons none of which are named or nicknamed Zozo.
So fact number one is that the claim of when this entity was ‘supposedly’ first encountered is false and the claim of where this entity is documented is false. The story of Zozo is slowly starting to unfold.
The first actual account of an encounter with Zozo first found its way onto the Internet in 2009 by a man named Darren Wayne Evans who claims to be a self professed Zozologist (An expert on the entity Zozo).
I find it very compelling that the first encounter started circulating the Internet in 2009 for one reason alone and that is it would be a perfect time three years before the release of a film called I Am Zozo (known in the UK as Are You There?) if stories were circulated before the films release of supposed real life encounters with this entity for promotional purposes. Also films are a long process to make so 2009 the film would have already have been in production.
Darren Wayne Evans from Oklahoma also happens to appear in the film as ‘himself’ (a Zozologist). I don’t know about you but already I’m starting to see it’s all adding up.
From there on out the seed was planted and suddenly a mass of people started doing Ouija Board sessions and supposedly contacting Zozo from there. Now as the seed had already been planted by a few circulated ‘accounts’ of encounters with the Zozo entity it’s not hard to imagine that subconsciously a lot of people would be moving the planchette themselves without realising it and getting the name Zozo spelled out.
Now don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that the Ouija Board isn’t a legitimate way of contacting the spirit world but what I am saying is suggestion and subconscious thought can play a big part in the results obtained, which is why as a paranormal investigator I won’t use Ouija Boards as there are too many false positives to produce it as actual evidence like for example the subconscious mind sending electrical impulses that you may not even be aware of that can cause a involuntary movement to happen and then of course there is the reason that Ouija Board evidence is easily faked.
As hype and popularity in the accounts of encounters with Zozo grew suddenly a surge of investigators and investigation teams who are after more viewers, more subscribers and more likes of their shows suddenly started making contact with Zozo through Ouija Boards helping spread what started as a mere modern day urban legend into a much talked about and much believed in demonic entity.
Verdict- Zozo is the creation of Hollywood and not a real demon.