For the last few years there has been a growing interest in ‘Zozo’, the supposed demonic entity that is often times depicted on paranormal reality television shows as having been conjured up using the Ouija or spirit board. Little has been written about Zozo throughout the decades yet the reports range from the 1800s to recent days. People from across the world are claiming to have come in contact with someone, or something calling itself Zozo. What or who is it?

Paranormal Television

The name Zozo exploded into popularity just a few years ago when paranormal reality shows began using the name as an explanation for supposed hauntings or cases of demonic possession. It’s been spread around that when you use a Ouija board to conjure up spirits, Zozo might just answer the call. When this happens, you’re as good as haunted. However, the stories of Zozo are just that…stories.

It’s absurd to believe that there exists a demonic entity that waits around for drunken teenagers to make contact. Or that a certain type of evil lurks inside your Parker Brothers brand Ouija board. But this is what these paranormal reality shows are feeding the viewers that want nothing more than to gobble it up. Every other week a demon infested home is getting fumigated by part-time ghost busters and every week millions tune in to see nothing happening.

If you talk to these paranormal teams it seems like Zozo is haunting a different home each week across America.

Spirit boards

Science will tell you that ghosts don’t exist. History will tell you that the claims always have.

It’s a fact that police stations across the United States receive strange calls regarding paranormal activities. Filtering out the whack-jobs and the cases with reasonable explanations, there remains a sliver of cases that go unexplained.

And in that sliver, an even smaller slice of cases in which phenomena is observed by credible witnesses.

By far one of the most intriguing cases is that of The case of Doris Bither (The Entity) is one such case. Doris, a single mother of four found herself fighting for her life in Los Angeles in 1972. Professors and researchers from UCLA Medical and Psychology were present inside Doris’s small home when something demonic manifested in front of their eyes. Before any of this happened, Doris had an unhealthy obsession with the Ouija board.

The Enfield poltergeist case is another well documented case in which police officers, neighbors and members of the media observed the paranormal happenings going on inside the Hodgson residence.

There are a few of these types of cases where credible witnesses are present to experience the incredible claims of the paranormal. It’s in these cases that the use of the spirit board yielded unwanted communication with a negative force. A force that does not go by Zozo or any other name.


Psychokinetic forces

Psychokinesis, or PK, is the claim that a person can physically manipulate the environment around them without a physical medium. In other words, they somehow are able to move things without touch. RSPK or Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis is the term many researchers use to define a set of unexplainable observations that repeat throughout time. In the Doris Bither case, the phenomena of unexplained globs of light, as well as a full figured manifestation was something that kept happening in front of the eyes of several witnesses and researchers. Regardless of their inability to capture any of the lights on film, they all claim to this day that what they saw in that house was something more than just Psychokinetic force at play.

Whether Zozo is real or not is not the right question to be asking. Instead, we should always look for the common denominators in such cases and try to find a correlation between agents and their environment. If you Google ‘What is Zozo?’ you are bound to come across many stories that read like bad fan fiction.




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Based in Brooklyn, NY, I write about all things creepy and strange. My book based on the real haunting of Doris Bither (The Entity 1982 movie) will be released soon. Got a question? Drop me a line.

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  • Jenny

    The thing is I have encountered zozo, but only a week ago. I am not dead, nor have I had many type of complication. Once it stated it’s name as zozo, I said goodbye and closed my board.

  • ozzy ray

    hi zozo

  • ozzy ray

    hi zozo how are you

  • Kai

    We just played the board and found the truth about zozo

  • Ethan

    Never let it count down the alphabet or numbers dont let it go back and forth and dont let it go to the corner of the board suh dood my girlfriend was murdered 1 year after we contacted zozo it was the scariest thing of my life and now she is dead… leave zozo the fuck alone he dont take shit lightly…. if you have contacted ZoZo you must seek help immediately as my girlfriend was murdered a year later possibly coincidence but maybe not. . .


    Um, Whoever wrote “Who is ZoZo?” Has never actually had an encounter with the paranormal. However, I have had a face to face encounter with a spirit and according to my sister, one night three different entities were conversing through me while I was sleeping. I would have brushed this claim off if it wasn’t for the fact that these “entities” were ALL MALE,SPEAKING AT THE SAME TIME,AND were SPEAKING IN A LANGUAGE SHE COULD NOT UNDERSTAND. First off, I AM FEMALE and have never been able to imitate anyone. Second, My Family SPEAKS ENGLISH ONLY. And third, when I said some Latin roots to my sister (WHILE I WAS AWAKE) to get an idea of what language it was, she said that the language the entities were speaking sounded like the Latin roots I had spoken! Also ,When I spoke these Latin Roots,I DIDN’T TELL HER THAT IT WAS LATIN BEFOREHAND. As further proof, after she said that, she started Bawling! and she Was NOT faking. I had to assure her 11 TIMES that everything was going to be okay!


    If you say that oijia boards are Bull then you have never played with a antique oijia board. Those are the ones that ACTUALLY work.