A decade ago, I went public with my experiences into what has become known as The Zozo Phenomenon. I had found similar encounters with something that surfaced during Ouija sessions, and I began a quest for the truth. What was it? How is it that so many individuals across the world had encounters with this little known entity? I wanted answers. Ten years later are we closer to unmasking the mystery of Zozo?
I believe we are. In this article I will show indisputable proof that this being has shown up in history hundreds of years before my research ever began. Hundreds of years before the modern invention of the infamous Ouija. I have been accused of fabricating the phenomenon, and that thru the years my story has changed. Let's examine the facts, and separate the mask of misinformation and false rumors from the actual events.
There have been statements proposed in video's and forums on various social media that there was no mention of a Zozo Demon before 2009. That could not be further from the truth.
I will mention several examples, a few of which is not in my book with acclaimed paranormal author Rosemary Ellen Guiley. Lets look at the facts.
First let me shatter the claims of a paranormal scholar claiming that there is no mention of Zozo coming thru on Ouija boards before 2009. Here is a Nigerian paranormal forum with a direct reference posted in 2005. Nairaland website click here for the reference.
Here is a screen shot of the above referenced Zozo Ouija board account, posted in 2005 at Nairaland.com ..... It was posted at 10:28 pm on November 22nd, 2005. This was a full 3 years before I went public. I will post more like this as I locate these accounts. Let's look at the bigger picture.
The Dictionnaire Infernal was written by Colin D'Plancy in various editions in the 1800's. This was my first find when I began research in 2009. In the description it tells the strange tale of a young girl who became infested with three demons. One of them was the little known Zozo, who according to an exorcist, resided inside the girl, and broke a stained glass window of a church when it left her body.
It is not my intent to somehow prove that this encounter is factual, but rather to point out that Zozo is mentioned as an actual demon. That is a fact, not some fabrication. Just because the words Zozo Demon aren't registered in Google search engine statistics before 2009, does not mean there are not many literary sources, grimouires, and other apocrypha that mention Zozo as a demonic entity. Let me move on to the next example.
A quick google search using the keywords Zozo and "devil" brings up a startling revelation in that this play written in 1966 depicts Zozo as TEMPTING ADAM IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. It goes on to describing a character named Zozo who is an INCARNATION OF THE DEVIL.
Now I am no paranormal scholar, but I don't think it takes one to quickly realize that just because search engines do not show searches of a Zozo Demon before 2009, that these direct mentionings aren't there for even a modest researcher like myself to discover. I do not make this stuff up, nor do I pull them from the dark recesses of my brain. Anyone with an internet connection and a computer or mobile device can find these, and more. This book, available on google, contains the second direct reference to Zozo being demonic. Again, although it is a play, and not making claims that Zozo is a real character, it mentions Zozo as an incarnation of the devil PERIOD. What difference does it really make? I am refuting the claims that there is no mentions of a Zozo Demon before 2009. Those claims are BOGUS. Here's another example, this one going back 700 years to an early Catholic POPE!
The Month and Catholic Review was a monthly periodical available to subscribers from 1864 to 2001. In 1876 the publication mentioned the sermons of the Fransiscan Saint Bernadino of Sienna who lived from 1380 to 1444. In the screen shots of the actual article available on google for view, is yet another example of the direct reference to a DEMONIC ZOZO.
Bernadino describes what he refers to as The MASS OF ZOZO! In Latin the description is COMMUNE OMNIUM DAEMONUM..... or translated to:
COMMON TO ALL DEMONS
This is an incredible example of Zozo showing up in history as an actual demonic force. Perhaps he was correct in that there may be legions of demonic entities who's common denominator is in the harassment of mankind, and using the word Zozo as their method of communication in Ouija boards and other ITC contact here in modern times.
Folks seriously, I did not fabricate the Zozo Phenomenon. I merely exposed it.
Look, I understand it is impossible to prove that this thing is an actual demon, and I admit that I cannot prove that even exists at all. But I can show the evidence, and I can refute all the claims that this whole thing was just the makings of a Hollywood Hoax. Yes, I have been at the epi-center of the research, and many of the roads to Zozo lead back to me, but I have spent years on the internet, digging up bones. Ten years later the bones have formed a skeleton. My story never changed. It's still unfolding. The skeleton is no longer in the closet of nightmares, it's now under the bed.
The story of electricity will always lead back to Benjamin Franklin. We discover new species every day in the animal kingdom. In the field of medicine, new discoveries and breakthrough's are made daily.
I have yet another dramatic reference to Zozo being demonic, and if it were not from a foreign exchange student contacting me in regards to a creepy Zozo story from Tibet, I may have never found it, but YET AGAIN it shows up on google search engines. This reference is translated by a professor of Asian Studies, published and available for anyone to view and interpret. The story is from Tibetan demonology, and has a chilling prophesy for mankind. This is simply astonishing, and being revealed here for the first time. But that doesn't mean I am saying it is going to unfold exactly as the prophesy states. I will provide stunning proof that a demonic Zozo may have existed in someone's mind 7 THOUSAND YEARS AGO! Is this another chilling example of this Zozo manifesting in it's own strange way? YOU be the judge!
Here is a screen shot of a book written in 1998 by Samten Gyaltsen Karmay and Philippe Sagante, a Professor of Asian studies who specialized in Tibetan culture. The name of the book translated from French is Lesneuf for es de l'homme: or The Nine Forces of Man, narratives of the confines of Tibet.
One of my secrets in finding these amazing connections is that I search for things in different languages other than English. This is how I found this bizarre mentioning of Zozo /LORD OF DEMONS
On page 151 of this book we see the actual screen shot here, and in particular the words Seigneur de tous les demons, which means Lord of all Demons. In this prophesy from the 8th Century, we read the following omen:
That until then, a Lord of Demons, a man named Zozo, was enclosed in the ninth story underground inside nine citadels of copper,. He is unhappily released by the 13th King of Yarlung. The begins the age of declines. The power of Zozo and all his demons becomes stronger. Humans pass from one epoch, to another even worse. The demons extend their power all over the world.
The most incredible part of this prophesy is it goes on to describe events that mirror the major headlines in modern society. Yet again we see a clear link to a character named Zozo and it's links to the demonic world.
Yet again another reference to Zozo and his links to the demonic world before 2009. Clever Hollywood hoax? NO. Yes I played the role of my self, a Zemonologist in the film called I am Zozo. I agreed to be in the film by One World Studios. An indie film company, not some Hollywood giant. They had seen my story that I posted on a paranormal website True Ghost Tales. I still have the original emails from director Scott D'Lalla. And yes, they filmed a spooky trailor to help kickstart the film. I have never claimed that video to be real footage of a Zozo encounter. But the film is based on my research into cases involving the Zozo entity.
Yes, I appeared on Ghost Adventures where we investigate the home I lived in during some of my research and very strange things happened during the filming. Bizarre circumstances were also reported by hundreds of people who watched the episode on television. The fact is I had received hundreds of Zozo stories sent to me from people all over the world PRIOR to that episode airing in 2014.
There has been statements made that the fact that I did not mention the double sided Ouija board to Zak Bagans during that episode proves that it did not exist. YEA RIGHT. Like I felt that was something that should be mentioned at the house in Oklahoma City. The double sided board was found in Tulsa Oklahoma. Another example of misinformation by these critics. The fact remains is that I did not invent the double sided board after an interview in 2016, for I have mentioned that board going all the way back to when I went public in 2008. The story never changed as it has been reported by skeptics. I mention the board in several interviews from that time period. The board was not in my possession very long before I stashed it in the trunk of an abandoned car in the woods of Jennings Oklahoma. My story has never changed.
Yes I was, and still am a fan of Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page had adopted the Zoso symbol found in early grimouires. How does that equate to me fabricating Zozo, when I have shown irrefutable proof that links to a demonic Zozo are found in history. NOT ZOSO the demon, but ZOZO....a distinctive difference exists.
Is there some magical power in the root Zo? I believe there is evidence to support a resounding YES.
I have found additional proof of an evil Zo:
The above screenshot is of another book pertaining to ancient Buddhism. In this publication it refers to an EVIL ZO!
Again, if you do not believe me, look it up yourself before you declare it false. The fact remains is there are plenty of links to this entity being real. Yes I continue to research the Zozo Phenomenon. The claims of me purposefully fabricating this phenomenon are ridiculous and absurd. One only needs to do look into the actual literature in history to see that this Zozo has been mentioned for hundreds of years. I almost every link, it is described as evil. The burning of the Zozobra, The Zo Shamans of Africa, The Zo people of Burma, the connections are many, and almost always negative. People need to WAKE UP.
I continue to warn people that Ouija communication can be dangerous. And yes, I still on occasion get back on the board to satisfy my own curiosity in regards to spirit attachments. It is always there, waiting. I do not ever use a Ouija board around children or in my home. I will from time to time use the Ouija during paranormal investigations. Iv'e been using them off and on for the last 30 years. And despite what Ouija proponents say, there is a danger involved regardless of an internal or external origin of communication.
Just because bad things do not happen to everyone who uses Ouija does not mean that bad things do not happen. For they do. Once again do some real research before making any blind and non researched opinions. I have never forced my beliefs onto anyone. I merely provide the evidence. It's up to readers to make up their own minds. Healthy debate is welcome, not nasty attacks and stone throwing from people who live in glass houses, or their Mother's basements. People who use fancy female voices in their videos to hide their identities should be suspect. These are the people who fabricate things in order to push their agendas. When I went public ten years ago with my research and experiences, I never dreamed it would turn into what it has. It has taken the form of an egregore the likes of which have never been seen in modern times. I may have regrets exposing this to the world, but never did I fabricate this phenomenon. It existed before me.
Demonologist John Zaffis has gone on record that the name has come up time and time again during his long career of investigating the paranormal. Long before I revealed it.
I have responded to hundreds of cases sent to me via email. I have worked dozens of cases in multiple states where I have attempted to help people overcome the influence or rid them from this entity. In every case I have repeated that you must not be afraid of this thing. That can be difficult, but it can be done....I did it.
I fully admit that I cannot prove what this thing is, but I know what it IS NOT. It is not some figment of my imagination. The proof is out there. I encourage everyone to look at the evidence and formulate your own opinions based on the available data, and that is considerable. To thine own self be true. Look at multiple sources, and the encounters of thousands of people across the world. I am not the only one talking about it and researching it. There are other investigators who are filming their encounters with Zozo both in the USA and overseas. Debunking should involve both sides of the story, NOT a one sided diatribe. Read testimonials, and watch interviews. I had nothing to do with the Zozo story featured on the show Paranormal Witness. There are hundreds of videos on Youtube in regards to Zozo that I am in no way affiliated.
So before you claim it's all a fabrication, look at the evidence in history. It's out there. And never trust anyone who claims to be a paranormal scholar. Posting assumptions andf false statements as a means to accuse someone of a fabrication goes against the natural pursuit of the truth. I hope they resolve their own demons.
My story has never changed. I had run-ins with this Z starting in the mid eighties. When I found multiple stories on the internet I decided to group them together and begin research into what has become known as The Zozo Phenomenon. Unbelievably small particles existed before the electron microscope. There was light before the bulb. The fact is people have had experiences with it. And while the phenomenon has taken legendary status due to circumstances beyond my capability of explanation does not change the reality that through history there are many examples of Zozo being referred to as a demon.
Are we to dismiss all the literature simply because it is not listed in the Necronomicon or Goetia? I haven't even got into the connections found in occult works, such as Aleister Crowley. The way it shows up in synchromystical circles such as the synchronicity described by authors such as Jake Kotz's Rant in Z minor.
Read about George Williamson's Ouija experiences with something that called itself "Zo" in 1958. Here it is mentioned in a book on beings from other dimensions. CLIK HERE
Zozo in Time-Life
The demonic argument is futile. There are forces in this theater of life to which we have no explanation. I encourage everyone to form their opinions based on their own experiences. I will be adding links to this as I find the time for reference.
The picture above is from the film Chester B Demented, and was produced in the year 2000. Clik here for the video clip: Cheste
In the clip she says her Dad's name is ZOZO and is the two headed dog that guards the gates of HELL.
And to everyone who has had encounters with Zozo.....be not afraid of it. Be afraid of those who condemn you for sharing it. Be afraid of keeping it bottled in. Face the fear, it will go away. I'm still here, and so are you.