Top 5 Demon Zozo Facts That Will Haunt You

Top 5 Demon Zozo Facts That Will Haunt You

December 16, 2019 69 By William Hollis


Ah, Zozo. My favourite Ouija board-possessing internet
icon. I know in the past we’ve taken a look at
many demons in one video, but today I want to take a closer look at one in particular. We’ll be able to delve a little deeper into
the backstory, get a better idea of how Zozo came to be, and even look at some strategies
for dealing with this demon on your own. Gotta make sure you folks are playing safe
out there! Hello horror heads and welcome back to the
scariest channel on YouTube: Top5ScaryVideos. I’m your horror host, Keegan Hughes, and
today we’re going to dive right in to some demon lore with the Top 5 Demon Zozo Facts
That Will Haunt You. Never heard of demon Zozo? Well you’ve come to the right place. This video will serve as a crash course for
all things Ouija-demon. Before we begin, would you kindly allocate
a like to the thumbs up button below, and subscribe if you want to see more paranormal
activity. ROLL THE CLIP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9nEbKO5wh0 3:57-4:06
That clip was from 2014’s Ouija, and provides us with an example of what can happen if we
play with these coffin-communicators. Zozo didn’t show up in this case, but he
very well could if you try! Let’s get started. NUMBER FIVE: HARASSMENT VIA OUIJA BOARD
Demon Zozo is one of the more famous Ouija board demons. While some people manage to actually contact
their dead relatives through these alphabet planks, it is always a risk that a demon will
show up instead. Zozo will hide its intentions at first, and
play along, pretending to be whoever the contactees are attempting to summon. It will communicate benevolently for a while,
before switching up entirely. A sure-fire sign that you got Zozo on the
other end is if the marker on the board starts moving around in a figure eight pattern before
rapidly sliding between Z and O. ZOZOZOZOZOZOZOZO. Then it will get downright nasty. It’s been known to spell out obscenities
and blasphemies in all sorts of ancient languages. Folks also credit Zozo with promising to drag
one’s first born son down to hell. Not the friendliest first encounter, huh. NUMBER FOUR: POPULARIZED BY ONLINE ATTENTION
A lot of demons became well-known through religion, or folklore, or through a horror
movie that cooked up a plot featuring the devil in question. But we live in the age of the internet now,
and nobody’s gonna wait around for some Hollywood exec to show them the latest and
greatest in supernatural forces. A man by the name of Darren Evans originally
posted his demon Zozo experience online, and soon after it became a terrifying viral phenomenon. Evans was always interested with Ouija boards,
and has lots of different stories of otherworldly contact from when he was an adolescent. Zozo is the only demon to consistently appear
in his life. In a post on paranormal forum called True
Ghost Tales, Darren detailed his first experience dealing with Zozo. In this post, he warns readers that Ouija
boards are not toys, and that anyone using one should be extremely careful. Evans recalls Zozo being friendly at first,
before commenting about how it wanted to possess his girlfriend and take her to paradise. He asked the demon where paradise was, and
was answered H.E.L.L. Soon after, Evans entered his washroom to
see his one-year-old daughter in the tub, about to drown. Her mother had left her alone in the tub “just
for a second” and somehow the water was turned on and overflowing. After this near-death experience, his daughter
was hospitalized with a strange infection, and kept at the hospital for fourteen days
as the doctors tried to diagnose the illness. At this point, Evans suspected demonic attack. This story blew up online, and many people
reached out to Evans with Zozo stories of their own. He says he was shocked by how many people
had experienced the same demon, especially because they lived all over the country. At one point, the team from Travel Channel’s
Ghost Adventures met up with Evans at the house where he first encountered Zozo. Multiple voices were recorded throughout the
filming of this episode, which didn’t sit well with audiences. NUMBER THREE: ZOZO ISN’T A TOTALLY NEW PHENOMENON
A quick look at Google searches over time will show you that Zozo was not a popular
or well known before Evans’ story in 2009. Skeptics will point to this as proof that
Zozo is just a figment of the public’s imagination, encouraged by online storytelling. However, the name Zozo was actually first
penned hundreds of years ago. In Colin de Plancy’s 1816 book, Dictionnaire
Infernal, this malicious presence is mentioned. It tells the story of a young girl possessed
by demons. She claimed that their names were Mimi, Capoulet,
and Zozo. These demons would compel her to walk up and
down the streets on all fours, and sometimes walk around on her hands, kicking people with
her feet as she passed. She was reported to have contorted into strange
shapes, and move in odd ways commanded by the demons. When a priest was brought in to perform an
exorcism, the demons left, shattering all of the windows in the house. Now, make sure you take these accounts with
a grain of salt, because there are plenty of folks out there who are willing to fake
demon possession for attention and fame. The author of Dictionnaire Infernal also wrote
that the girl was often feigning possession, and at one point was arrested for doing it
so often. I guess the townsfolk were tired of putting
up with her crap. NUMBER TWO: POP CULTURE CONNECTIONS
Zozo’s notoriety doesn’t stop with online stories. This demon has showed up in a bunch of different
places, spanning all sorts of media. The most famous instance could possibly connect
Zozo with Led Zeppelin. Have you ever taken a look at Led Zeppelin’s
albums? The more eagle-eyed among you might have noticed
the four symbols representing the members of the band. A triqueta, interlocking rings, a feather,
and ZOSO. That last one seems familiar, right? Chosen by Jimmy Page, the Zoso emblem has
been a source of mystery and controversy among fans of the legendary band. Some say it is derived from a symbol used
to represent the planet of Saturn, as Page is a Capricorn ruled by Saturn. Others claim its from an Aliester Crowley
spellbook, where the symbol has been used in part to represent Lucifer. The band has never shied away from demonic
and hellish imagery, so this would be a pretty likely explanation. It might even have threads connecting it to
the Mesopotamian god Pazuzu. There’s enough z’s in that name to warrant
a raised eyebrow or two. You might be thinking, what does this have
to do with ZOZO though? How can we connect the two? Well, Evans is an outspoken Led Zeppelin fan,
and even cites Page’s ZOSO in his original post! So we could all very well be interacting with
a demon brought to life via classic rock mania. In addition to the rock-and-roll connection,
there have been multiple books written about Zozo since 2009. Evans co-authored one of them, but other authors
worked on their own versions of the story too. The tale became so popular that it spawned
a 2012 horror movie called “I am Zozo.” The whole thing was shot on 8mm film, giving
it a very grainy and old-school feel. Not bad for a Ouija board flick. NUMBER ONE: HOW TO DEAL WITH ZOZO
It’s nice to know all sorts of facts and stories about our demonic pal Zozo, sure,
but what if you come into contact with him at some point in the future? Nobody likes a demon swooping in and causing
mayhem in their life, right? Well, I’ve compiled some tips on how to
make sure you survive an encounter with this malevolent spirit. First, make sure you stay calm. Demons feed on fear, so freaking out will
only encourage it more. Take some deep breaths, and do your best to
ground yourself. Next, say sayonara. Move the Ouija marker to Goodbye, and close
the game. This will prevent you from communicating further
with the demon. Now, even if you close the game, Zozo might
still attempt to make contact with you. It might go full poltergeist and start throwing
things around, or attempt to possess you. Make sure you cut off all communication. Don’t react to what is happening around
you. And seriously, don’t use Zozo’s name. Saying it out loud gives him power, and you
don’t want that. Lastly, if all of the above fail, seek some
professional paranormal help. A priest should know what to do, but if they
pull the classic horror movie move and refuse to continue, find yourself a paranormal expert. Think Ed and Lorraine Warren, but maybe with
a lower profile. Not everyone can afford Hollywood demon hunters. I hope that was informative! There’s lots of information about all sorts
of demons out there, so let me know if you want to hear more specific demon stories! Hopefully I’ve inspired you to be responsible
while communicating with the dead, and maybe to go give the Led Zeppelin discography another
listen. Before we wrap up, let’s take a look at
some of your comments from last time: Rogue Ronin says “The number one should’ve
went to the God Hand from Berserk” The God Hand is indeed terrifying! But, I already gave a number one spot to the
God Hand on our Scariest Gods in Literature list, and I wanted to make sure we covered
a wide range! Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access says:
“No One: Demons: DEMONIC NOISES” Bigfoot! How did you get internet access! Erik Soberanis asks “Yo what up Keegan what’s
the craziest thing you’ve eaten?” Ass. I mean, one time I had 50 chicken wings in
one sitting? Just Me says “Hello”
Hi! Jacob Griffeth says “I feel like Demon Slayer,
Berserk, and blue Exorcist belong here too… Maybe some Fate franchise characters like
Gille De Rais?” All good choices for sure! Give it time, and I’m sure we’ll have
a chance to talk about all sorts of anime missing from this list!” And that is all the time we have for today. Thank you for watching, and I’ll see you
next time!