The spirit of Zozo has been blamed for tormenting hundreds of people in the controversial world of the Ouija Board. Here is the story that brought Zozo into the public domain.
In 2009 a man by the name of Darren Evans wrote about a terrifying experience he claimed to have whilst using the Ouija Board, his report detailed how he had come in contact with a malevolent spirit by the name of Zozo, it was quickly realised that he wasn't the only one.
Evans claimed that the spirit of Zozo had come through to him on various different occasions whilst using the Ouija Board, sometimes even pretending to be a different spirit by lying, only to eventually make his self known by his malevolent ways.
Although Zozo only appeared to come into play in 2009, it actually turns out that the Zozo demon goes back at least 200 years.
The Story of Zozo, The Malevolent Demon
It was on March 24, 2009, when Darren Evans decided to speak of his experiences with Zozo on an online forum that was used by people to tell their stories on paranormal happenings and true ghost stories
Evans detailed how he had long had an interest in the occult and paranormal and that on his first encounter with Zozo the Ouija Board he was using went crazy and flew between the “Z” and the “O”, frantically spelling: Z-O-Z-O-Z-O-Z-O-Z-O-Z-O.
Zozo told him that it had come to take his family to paradise, when Evans asked the spirit where "paradise" was, he claims that the planchette slowly spelled out the word "H-E-L-L."
He also reported that during the same session, Zozo had started firing out aggressive obscenities in what he believed was either Hebrew or Latin.
Evans spoke about how he rushed into his bathroom, where his girlfriend has been bathing their one-year-old daughter, however, his girlfriend was gone and the bath tub was overflowing and his daughter was in there drowning.
He claimed that he managed to rescue his daughter on this occasion but also went on to report how he believed that the Zozo demon was to blame for having to take his daughter to the hospital later with an unexplainable infection.
What made this story even more terrifying is that Evans doesn't appear to be the only person who has been attacked by Zozo, after he made his post online about his experience, hundreds of other people came forward claiming that similar things involving a demon by the name of Zozo had happened to them.
The stories surrounding Zozo are almost exactly the same, they all start with someone deciding to sit down and play with a Ouija Board, some have even claimed to have come across the demon using a Ouija Board app or even anything that remotely resembles a Ouija Board.
It usually starts with them believing that they are speaking to a relative that is now deceased, asking it questions to try and ascertain what the spirit knows about their loved ones life, when suddenly the board will go wild and start to fly between the letters "Z" and "O".
This is when it is claimed that the threats, blasphemies and obscenities are said to come, often resulting in claims that themselves or their loves ones will be hurt or even killed.
“My nephew … started running around the house screaming ZOZO ZOZO ZOZO!! and we frantically made him stop,”
“The next morning my nephew wakes me up and as we’re waking up he asks if we can go get breakfast so I put him in the car and pull out the driveway, not 2 minutes later a car runs a stop sign and slams into us.”
Evans claimed that he shared his story after he googled the word "Zozo" and he was amazed when he found more than a dozen stories describing the exact same type of encounter he had experienced himself.
The frightening information that adds fuel to this story is that "Zozo" has been spoken about for over 200 years. The oldest "Zozo" story dates back to 1816 when a book called Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancy tells the horrifying story of a young girl who became possessed by three demons named, Capoulet, Mimi and Zozo.
Her strange movements, the girl had told people, were commanded by the demons who possessed her. This created enough of a commotion that a priest came to perform an exorcism on her. When the Zozo demon left her body, it was said, the windows in the room shattered.
“The girl went down the streets on all fours, sometimes forward, sometimes behind. Sometimes she walked on her hands, feet in the air, at the risk of putting passers-by in the confidence of her position.”
Numerous people actually believe that Zozo is derived from the Mesopotamian god Pazuzu, who was known in ancient times to be the ruler of the demons.
There was also a symbol which etched out the name "Zoso" as a code for the god Saturn which was published in an occult book that later got banned in 1521.
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