Truly one our top ten scariest subjects we've talked about on the show (especially since we kept experiencing technical problems while recording the episode).
The most known encounter of this demon was written by Darren Evans in 2009. But there is the belief that this demon has been around for over 200 years at least.
The most common experience with Zozo usually begins with people believing they are speaking to a dead relative through a Ouija board. One of the reasons for this can be explained as people typically asking questions that already have a pre-determined answer and since these users are thinking of the answer as they are asking the question, the demon can easily tap into their thoughts and answer correctly. As the session progresses, Zozo will begin to reveal itself. It has also called itself MAMA.
The oldest “Zozo” story comes from the 1816 book Dictionnaire Infernal by Collin de Plancy. Some speculate that Zozo is actually derived from the Mesopotamian god Pazuzu, who was known to be the ruler of the demons. Further, a symbol etching out the name “Zoso” as a code for the god Saturn appeared in a banned occult book in 1521. This would later be copied by Led Zeppelin as the symbol for their guitarist Jimmy Page.
There is also reason to believe that Zozo is just a complete manifestation of our own minds. Much like Slender Man and Momo, these supposed entities are a result of scary stories going viral on the internet. The encounters are mostly made up.
But what about the handful that sound very real? Our theory is a mix of all this.
While we very much warn our listeners to not play with any devices that claim to connect users to spirits, we also know that people are going to do it. We also believe that just like chat rooms being used by sexual predators to trick children into believing they are children themselves in order to create a connection, evil spirits will use whatever form, or in this case popular name, they can to create connections to people who are attempting to communicate with any being from the spiritual world. So while this may not be the actual name of the demon (since demons don't typically just give away their names), it is the name the demon is using because it creates instant acknowledgement. And that's all a demon is looking for. It needs you to believe in it first.
Once again, our advice is to NOT COMMUNICATE WITH SPIRITS AT ALL! Especially if you are not someone who continuously practices any form of spirituality. Leave it to the professionals. And even though the Ouija board is made by Milton Bradley, it's not meant to be a fun party game.