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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  • Andrés Voysest

    Today I was looking some photos at home with my mom and my sister and I asked my mom “Did you play the ouija when you were a teenager?” (i aked her these because one day two summers ago my mom told me she played the ouija with one friend of hers) then i asked her “Do you know who’s Zozo?” my mom answered me “How do you know who’s Zozo?” i told her to answer yes or no then she answered “YES”, so I inmmediatly asked “did you have an encounter with this sinister demon?” she answered YES i was terrified, mom told me to end the conversation because it brought bad memories to her, she told to never ever play the ouija, i asked her what happened then after meeting Zozo, she told me she made so many mistakes while playing the ouija as ending it in a rude way, but the worst mistake was finding Zozo and start chatting with him, some catholic guys from a church (don’t know their names) came to my mom’s house and exsorcised it, since that my mom had nightmares each night she thought about Zozo. Now i think my mom is about to have a nightmare, well she’s laughing with my sister and my dad while playing with my dog, but i think I may have some Zozo nightmares, i’m too scared about going to sleep alone this night, i’ve investigating about Zozo since she told me she had an encounter with that demon which name i won’t say again in my hole life, i’m to scare to.
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  • Steven Mathews

    Ya gotta be over 18 to use a Ouija, so it was asking for an ID and no fake IDs don’t work trust me I’ve tried it.

  • Lea

    i played the quija board with my cuz and i said is this the devil he say yes

  • sophie

    sometimes sprits pretend to be something there not

  • sophie

    sometimes sprits pretend to be something there not so it probably wasn’t zozo i have played withe the board and a sprit pretended to be my grandmother. after asking it questions and getting them all right it said i was never alive… i was just tricking you

  • Dhane

    hello, ive been wanting to try this for the longest time to see if it works, im someone who really wants to see if this “ZOZO” is real im very spectral about ghost and demons and been wanting to find more of this because through out my life ive never really seen or got intouch with everything and i was wondering if anybody had skype or facetime to talk to me a little more about this.

    just email me at [email protected]

  • Nancy van der Meer

    I used a ouija board for the first time and it spelled out zozo, my friend suddenly said after zo that if it were to get back again to zozo she would say goodbye.. we tried it again later and for some reason now all the answers we get are weird stories related to zozo or the names: zozo, mama or mom
    This is not a joke and even tho spirits can steal identities I don’t believe we can just throw the whole thing away because it ‘doesn’t seem possible’.. I mean ghost don’t really seem to be real at all. And how would it explain that no other spirits can come through and we didn’t really know about anything from zozo besides a name before this happened..? Please explain that to me.

  • Emily

    Um hi wanna skype my skype is Emily Kempster

  • Kayla

    No you don’t. I got it when I was 16