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In 2009 I introduced my research into what has become known as The Zozo Phenomena. The information found here is for information purposes. I hold no responsibility if you or someone you know becomes haunted by zozo or any other entity. Use Ouija Boards at your own risk.

Zozo quotes

"The name has come up time and time again in my investigations."
John Zaffis ( Respected field demonologist and Haunted Collector )

" This is the craziest thing I have ever heard."
Steven LaChance ( Haunted Survivor and Author)

" Zozo appears to cause psychological problems, poltergeist activity, and the ability to linger around in the physical world." Rosemary Ellen Guiley
( Paranormal Researcher and author of over 50 books including "Ouija Gone Wild.")

I am fascinated by the Zozo Phenomenon and all the stories! Robert Murch ( Ouija collector and Historian)

Darren Evans research has put the Ouija back on the map! Stephen Lancaster III ( Paranormal Investigator and Author )

Coming Halloween 2012

Coming Halloween 2012
Based on actual events

FACT OR FAKED features my vanishing raven footage!

Click here to view ZoZo the Raven Video In the ancient Basque language the word Zozo is defined as "blackbird or crow." I filmed this Raven as it began to taunt me while on the set for a ouija horror film. The video is completely unedited. Could this be a shape shifting Zozo? Permission was granted to TV show Fact or Faked to use this video footage for their series. However the film I Am Zozo is in no way using the above video, nor is the film using the image of a raven or crow in the film to represent the zozo demon.

Chasing A Madman - By Darren Evans

Chasing A Madman - By Darren Evans
A true Ouija story

Sent to Ghost-Space.com

It was her father who had passed. he were testing the spirit asking questions that only she knew the answers to. After 20 minutes it switched over and claimed to be MY mother. Once again answering questions correctly. We were both in tears and before we knew it the spirit switched over and we asked who we were talking to, the pointer went O Z O Z O Z O Z O. we called him Oz , we asked him to blow out a candle to prove himself and before we completed the sentence the candle was out. We asked him the time( neither of us had watches and we had been outside for over an hour) and we ran inside to look, it was exactly right to the minute. He then preceded to tell us that it was him the whole time, not her father, not my mother, him. He said he knew what we were thinking and that’s how he gave us the answers to our questions, he was in our heads.

By the end of the conversation he began to curse at us so we stopped playing. A few weeks later we used the board again, and instantly Oz was back and he was nasty. cursing at us, saying dark things, we stopped.

That summer my sister in law and I both went through series of unfortunate events, we couldn’t catch a break, one thing after another, negativity loomed over us.

At the end of the summer we used the board one final time. It was him, and he said that he made all of those things happen to us and that he created the negativity that was following us. we never touched it again. a year later while I was at their house she told me she still had the board in the garage and she asked me to look on the computer for proper ways to get rid of the board. While doing this I realized their were endless websites and stories about ZOZO the Ouija demon. we were both scared and white as a ghost, as I was reading about him to her aloud, my nephew (her son)started running around the house screaming ZOZO ZOZO ZOZO!! and we frantically made him stop. I then read on a website that he will try to claim your first born son, I didn’t actually believe that but it surely freaked me out. the next morning my nephew wakes me up and as were waking up he asks if we can go get breakfast so I put him in the car and pull out the driveway, not 2 minutes later a car runs a stop sign and slams in to us. now that could have been coincidence, but it was just too eerie for me to shrug off, ever since then I have developed anxiety and often feel panicky, and when I talk about him I feel the negativity pressing on my chest and my brain.

Written By Nynou 2012 Ghost-Space.Com

Texas Ouija Spirit Zozo?

Texas Ouija Spirit Zozo?
Investigation underway

Darren Evans interviews Ouija Guru Robert Murch

Darren Evans interviews Ouija Guru Robert Murch
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Unlocking secrets of the zo by Dr. Joseph Suantak


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Message to those under 18

Ouija boards are marketed to a young demographic folks. And it's no surprise that the majority of Ouija users are in fact young individuals. It can be fun, or quite boring to use. However there is one thing that we have to consider.

Science and reason tell us it is merely a game. But the truth is many people have negative experiences with the Ouija. Multiply these experiences with the explainable events that take place within these encounters and we have reason to be cautious.

The spirit world is not explainable. Until it is, use Ouija boards with proper intent and respect to yourselves and others. Be careful what you ask, it very well could come true.

Have You encountered Zozo?

In the last three decades Zozo has surfaced on Ouija Boards all over the world. Also, spirit entities such as Zam, Zaza, Zono, and other Z-Entities continue to be reported during Ouija and automatic writing sessions. Oddly enough the entity who's name is "Mama" is commonly encountered along with the Z-Entities. If you encounter these names during Ouija sessions use extreme caution as they have shown dangerous agendas.

If you have an encounter you would like to share please contact me at DarrenEvansParanormal@gmail.com

Questions and answers with Darren Evans

How far back does this phenomena appear to have been reported?

That is still under investigation. Research on the mysterious word Zo indicates it could be a religious term used in early African Voodoo. ( See article above ) While contact with Zozo appears on the surface to be largely as a result of Ouija Boards, in my research I have uncovered evidence prior to the advent of the "modern" Ouija. Zozo is listed in an 18th century French dictionary as one of the demons responsible for a severe possession of a young girl in 1816. In another book written in 1906 that details Greek tourism at the time mentions that Zozo is a "nickname" or other term to describe the demon Pazuzu. Can this name give us clues as to it's origin?

A large number of Zozo encounters on Ouija Boards appears to have suddenly exploded during the early eighties. Stories of these encounters began to show up on the internet in the mid nineties. In the last three years since I began this site I have recieved hundreds of emails from people claiming to have had contact with this entity.

Do the emails you have received share similarities?

Most definitely. In most instances Zozo surfaces during Ouija sessions. Using what seems like advanced intelligence it often pretends to be a dead loved one or other alter ego. This is to increase the interest of the participant and can result in the entity answering questions that defy scientific rationality. Dates of birth, middle names, and other "unknown" information is exchanged and has proven very accurate. In my opinion this can indicate the presence of a more highly advanced spirit intelligence, and one that could be potentially harmful.

Other similarities show that Zozo often surfaces amongst other Z named spirits such as Zam, Zono, and others. Of particular interest is a strange relationship with the perplexing "Mama" entity. Stories and personal experiences shared with me have shown Mama and Zozo can appear together during Ouija sessions. As strange as it may sound they often argue with one another and struggle for "control" of the board. I suspect this is just another strategy to gain entrance by causing confusion and opening the door towards their negative agendas.

One thing of importance that I must share is Zozo has shown perverse sexual attractions to females. Zozo is also attracted to people with suicidal tendencies, depression, and other psychological disorders. This is why I cannot stress with enough importance that people diagnosed with these disorders should simply avoid Ouija's entirely.

How do you respond to the skeptics that say this whole phenomena is something you fabricated in an attempt to gain notoriety? Why were you involved with a film entitled "I Am Zozo?"

I agreed to play the role of myself in the film ( a paranormal researcher ) in order to show my message to those who decide to dabble with Ouija Boards. After hundreds of Ouija sessions I have first hand experience of what can happen in regards to this entity.

To the skeptics I simply ask them to keep an open mind. People from all over the world have reported contact with Zozo. Other paranormal researchers have revealed the name has come up time and time again during their investigations. I have witnessed amazing paranormal activity during Ouija sessions, and the historical evidence is there.

I maintain this site and continue to warn people that Ouija Boards can be dangerous. Many hauntings are thought to have resulted by the contacting of spirits through these talking tablets. Target marketing of Ouija Boards are aimed at children and I feel it is important to understand they are not simply "games."

Zozo shows up in spooky old Virginia display case?

The following was sent to me via the TrueGhostTales website:

I read with great interest your story and here's why. I live in rural Virginia, where just about every other house has a family cemetery plot on it property it seems. I had just moved here from So Cal. I wanted to create a coffee table with glass top and display some local artifacts underneath that represented the Virginia area and its rich history. I went to a yard sale and bought the table I wanted to refurbish and construct to display some of the items. When I took the top off the table I found a home made ouija board in the hollow space under the top. There was no planchette. At first I thought nothing of it, but when I told this story to a few elder locals they both bristled and told me that when a board is separated from its planchette, its an effort to sever the "access key" of certain spirits that came thru that particular board using that particular planchette. I have a healthy curiosity and interest in the "super natural" but Im not driven by it, nor do I "crave" the adrenalin rush that comes with dabbling in the art.

I constructed the table and one of the object I place in the table was the ouija. The first day I had it on display, along with several other items. I found that all the items were pushed to the very furthest sides of the table and only the board was the focal point of the display. Thinking perhaps someone in the house moved the table and tilted it thus shifting its contents, I simply removed the glass and re-arranged the display items, this time securing them with glue. I let that dry before replace the glass.

Two nights later I heard my dogs growing in the bedroom where I sleep and they were staring at the door. I got up to see what they were upset at, and when It turned on the lights in the adjoining family room, I saw the table. The glass was scratched/etched with something sharp from underneath...and there was no mistaking the letter Z in that etching. I then knew something was up with that board or with one of the objects in the display. I have since dismantled the table and put ALL of the display items, including the board, in a box. There are a few religious items that are in that box now as well. I have had no other experiences, but until I read your story about the entity ZOZO, I had no way of connecting the Z etched in the glass with the ouija.

Email received June 11th, 2011

My name is Brianna ( Last name withheld).

I am from Tulsa, Oklahoma and have had two very weird experiences with a ouija board. I borrowed one tha belonged to a friend, thinking it was a fun game and was just a joke. I got a small lavender candle and made sure my room was dark. I had done the board with my friend before, and thought she had a trick to it. I did the set up, and asked if there was anyone there. At first it didnt move, so i thought it was fake. Then the cursor shot out of my hand. I checked my windows and everything but had no explanation. I asked it again, and slowly, it moves to spell ZoZo........ then Lily? It had done this before, and since i knew it wasnt fake, was very scared. I had heard stories about her before, and was worried. I asked if it knew anything about me, and it described to me a dream i had had the night before. I was kinda freaked..... especially when she told me the main character was her, ZoZo. I immediately put up the board, but still cant help but feel as if Im being watched? One night, I had another dream about her and it involved me being killed by one of my friends, who tuned outto be ZoZo??? Weird and unexplainable things have been happening to me, and I feel I may be being haunted by her. I believe in it all, now.... very much. I just wish other people knew about these stories and did, too.

Darren Evans would like to thank Brianna for sharing her experience.

Robert Murch - Ouija Expert

Robert Murch - Ouija Expert
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Gallery of Ouija Boards

Gallery of Ouija Boards
The Museum of Talking Boards

Another Tulsa Zozo encounter

Recent Zozo encounter used with permission
Hello Darren, my name is Maryah ( last name withheld ). I Live In Tulsa Oklahoma. I Went to target in about feberuary to buy a glow in the dark Ouija board. Well last weekend Me and my friends decide to play with it. We met this nice spirit named Lily, and she needed help. We were trying to help her but nothing worked. Later that night around (12:00am) she left. We then again asked if anyone was there. It said ZOZO and we didnt think anything about it. We asked questions and she seemed friendly. So We all got up and went to the living room with the board still out. we sat around talking and drinking mountain dew.

After about 10 minutes we put our glasses in the sink and went back to her room only to discover that the board was gone! We looked everywhere for it. So after a while we gave up and went back into to the living room to find it there. So we went back into the room and played with it some more. At about 3:33 am my pony tail holder broke and my hair went over my face and i guess i blacked out. My friends said i was possesed and that when Lily came back she said ZOZO her sister is in the room, they asked where and the pointer flew to me.

They said i tried to hurt them, that i was speaking a different language like Latin. The most freaky thing was that we had a candle lit and when ZOZO left i was waking back up and the candle was out and when we turned on the lights the center of the candle was gone no wick nothing. It was like a cup without the bottom. This happened many times though out the night and we used brand new candles every time. I believe i was possesed by the demon.

In further correspondence with Maryah she says the spirit Lily described Zozo as her evil twin sister. Lily told the girls that Lucifer was their Father, and Lily was punished for not wanting to become evil like her sister Zozo.

Lily explained Zozo as an immortal spirit that chooses certain people to become attached to their "self" where it remains. Maryah says Zozo will only come thru on Ouija sessions when she is on the board.

In recent weeks I have been sent accounts of encounters with a "Mama Zaza." Also a spirit entity that identifies itself as only "Mama." Stories of the Mama Ouija spirit are found on the internet.

Some deities were thought to have the ability to be either gender, and the Zozo Phenomena includes encounters in which it represents it'self as female. Some believe it is a real demon, and it's minions operate using it's identity as Zozo. Others have indicated they do not believe it is demonic, but a spirit anomaly none the less.

Whatever it is, it is out there. And the amount of people who report it is very disturbing. When when we be able to put the pieces together and identify what is really going on?

Book written in 1906 describes Zozo as nickname for Pazuzu!

Book written in 1906 describes Zozo as nickname for Pazuzu!
Zozo was considered an alternate name for Pazuzu long before the modern Ouija

Is the Military experimenting with Ouija?

Is the Military experimenting with Ouija?
The Infamous Gulf Breeze 6 Incident!

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Shocking discovery January, 2011

I have applied the Kabbalistic Atbash Cipher technique to the word Zozo and the resulting translation is "ALAL."

Is it mere coincidence that ALAL is a word used in Assyrian demonology that is defined as " Demons of Destruction?"

In Chaldean texts we see ALAL is described as a shape-shifting demon that causes men to commit sin.

When we apply the Caesar Code Decipher to the word Zozo the first translation is "APAP," the Egyptian Serpent of Evil! Called a "Devourer of Souls," is it possible this is symbolic of Lucifer in Christian Theology?

In any case, can this be dismissed as coincidence?

Unfinished novel of evil

Unfinished novel of evil
Joshua Hendrickson

Zozo Experiences


I too have had experiences with Zozo, but I am just now finding out that others have come in contact with the same “spirit” through the quija board. My experiences were all about 5 years ago and I now refuse to touch a quija board. I would always play with my grandmother and husband on my grandmother’s board. The board would only work if I was touching it with them, never without me. Everytime I touched the board zozo would come through..just like Darren’s story nice at first, perhaps a little mischievious..then “zozo started telling me specific things like…”I was with you in your red truck when you went to Ashley’s house” and so on and so forth, saying that Zozo was following me and always with me. This was all about 5 years ago and had left my mind until I got a call from my husband at work today saying that he had talked to a coworker about quija boards and that he had shared my zozo story with his coworker. His coworker told him that he had heard of a demon named zozo and to do his research. So that’s what I’m doing now and came across this page…does anyone know where I can find some good information? Other than personal stories??

I haven’t used the ouija board in about 8 months, I used to do it all the time. I stopped because I was sick of getting Zozo, I got him every single time. I live in New York and I’m close friends with someone who lives in New Mexico, and we would get off the phone and do the ouija board at the same time. She used to get Zozo all the time too, and stopped around the same time I did. And since then she’s been hearing and seeing things constantly, and she’s NOT schizophrenic. I think that has something to do with Zozo, maybe but I’m not sure. Actually I remember one night after using the ouija board, I was going to sleep and i heard something on the floor. It sounded like someone was crawling, but quickly, around the bed. I didn’t have my cats in the room, and it wasn’t a rat or mouse because we didn’t have those in our house. I have quite a few experiences regarding Zozo, really.

hello, i purchaseda ouiji board at a garage sale from an elderly couple. I have always had an interested in the spirit world and had a great interest in trying to make contact. I did not dare to play the ouiji by myself so I just left it packed away until I had a friend convinced me to use it last night. FOr a hour we spoke to this woman spirit and as we went on with the session the word zozo kept being spelled out. as a newbie at this I had no clue what it meant until i looked it up and found it on your website. The energy on the oracle was wild and i am certain if we had removed our hands it would have flew off the board. several times it tried to spell out the alphabet. It was scary as heck and was terrified to see that it was evil… do i still need to cleanse the house even if we went to “goodbye”? I have children and am scared for them.

Hope says:

How do I find your picture?? I recently purchased a ouija board and this spirit contacted me right away calling himself zozo over and over. He is sexual in nature with me and told me that he wants to come into me.

My room mate came home late last night from work and said that she could hear me talking in my room. She didn’t stand by the door to hear but she thought that I was on the phone having a conversation with someone. I have no memory of this conversation. I would like to see your picture but can not find it here. Please help me find it so I can see what this zozo looks like.

disha says:

i live in orlando florida. and the other day my friend and i were using the ouija board. we use the ouija board alot. and we came upon a spirit. we asked it its name and it said ZOZO. we kept on asking questions and it tried to get out of the board by going down the alphabet. then we got off. we didnt know what ment. ”it” also kept on repeating ZOZOZOZO again and again. she looked zozo up and came upon this.

Jamiee says:

The other night me my uncle and my uncle’s friend were talking to zozo. I think the creepy parts were when zozo said that five sisters die. My uncle was the only person in the room who has five sisters. zozo also said that my uncle was evil. After a bit Zozo told my uncle’s frined to die. Zozo called me stupid.

Satansgirl66 says:
I have spoke to Pazuzu(Zozo) many times and have never felt scared. I have a website on wetpaint called thegoldeneagle88 and I will be making a page for Him in His honor. Here is my experience with Zozo:

“He is bird-like or bat-like and skinny. He is very smart and funny(albeit He can have a dark sense of humor). He is really into sex magick but has never made me feel uncomfortable, He is long hair and claws. When I channel Him in my mind I see blue light like orbs moving across my field of vision.”

My idea about Zozo is that He is a very ancient and powerful God whom I revere greatly. He is not all rosy though(most ancient Gods are not) and has very bitter feelings towards christians of all types.

Sent in from anonymous source May 2010

This is the honest truth. One day I was at my friends house and we were bored, and both of us wanted to try out a Ouija board so we figured we would give it a shot. Probably around 14 years old at the time.(best guess) We asked it some questions like when would we die and stuff like that. For some reason I don't remember the answers, maybe cuz I figured it was fake and never tried to remember. Anyway, for the last question we asked it who is answering our questions and it came up Zoso. We were like "Zoso, what the hell does that mean, who's Zoso?" I have been wondering that for years since that happened. Now, i remembered that name because it just seemed oddly familiar to me, couldn't shake it. Then i saw the post that said how a band used that name and it made sense because my brother was/is a big rock fan and I put 2 and 2 together. Anyway, I am now 31. So imagine my surprise when I visited this site today and came across this. It's like a 17 year puzzle for me that has finally been figured out. Thankfully nothing weird ever happened to me or my friend (that I'm aware of) but just thought i should pass this along. That was the only time I have ever used one and will probably be the last.

Zozo encounter in Australia

Sent in June 2010 from Arron in Brisbane Australia

Hi there, my name is Arron and here's my ouija board experience with ZoZo. My curiosity with the ouija board began about two years ago when me and my fiance started a session with a friend of ours.Anyway, we decided to make a board of our own and this particular night a spirit or entity came through, we asked what it's name was and it said zozo.We never once asked questions about the future or when we were going to die or anything like that.It never once said that it was a bad spirit nor did it show any signs that it meant us any harm. During the session it seemed as though it was anxious or something because the planchette started circling around the board uncontrollably. Nothing else happened while we were using the board to make us think that this was bad. A couple of days later we used it again and the same spirit came through, this time it was telling me I should start writing a book about a boy who was kidnapped and has never been found.He gave me details on why this boy disappeared,and where to look for evidence for this book. After this session I started having strange dreams about the book I was supposed to write, so I did actually start to write it. When I didn't write, my fiance would hear a voice telling her to tell me to write the book, this went on for about three weeks or so. Stuff in our apartment started go missing, the tv would turn on by itself, and the subtitles would come on the tv all by itself( it seemed to like tv). I stopped writing this book it wanted me to write, and stuff seemed to get worse. One night my fiance woke up during the night to find a black figure hovering over me with it's arm reaching out to grab me, but when she touched me it went. The next day I was getting ready for work and went to have a shave and found my razor wasn't where it usually was( in the second drawer), it was in the corner of the shower, so I put it back in the usual spot. This happened two days in a row. The next day,again getting ready for work, I was in the shower, my fiance walked out of the bathroom but left the door opened slightly, about a minute later the door slammed shut with an almighty bang. I immediately got out, dried myself, got dressed, and tried to open the door but couldn't. It was as if someone was on the other side holding it shut, when eventually it came open.
At night we would see shadows walking up and down the hallway,and my fiance would always hear these voices talking to her. It was this that made us decide to do something about it. We saw a mediumistic clairvoyant, told her what was happening and she said that there was a demon of sorts, but could not say what or who this was. She gave us instructions on how to cleanse our house and car(because it apparently went with me everywhere I went). We did as she said and everything returned to normal, until about two months ago when things started to disappear again. We have used the ouija board recently, but have had no contact with anything, no activity whatsoever. Well that's my experience. I live in Brisbane, Australia.

Oz Ouija Entity or Zozo?

When I was in the Army stationed in Fliegerhorst, our base was an old german army base during the war. Our barracks was an old hospital and we had our own pub inside our barracks. The pau/bar was in the basement in the morgue. Anyway, had to let you know that because if your going to screw with a quija boaud, theres no better place to get movement. We had a lot of fun drinking beer and playing that. Well, for the first few nights anyway.

There was a spirit that claimed to be that of a little boy. We also talked to a few other spirits on the board until one time this spirit came across and said his name Oz. I figured initials because I don't recall any spirits giving there names, just initials. Anyway, he was no fun and just plain mean. Everytime we would try to talk to one of the other friendly spirits, Oz always came back like he was much stronger than the others. When you would ask a question and he got angry, the eye would move frantically in a figure 8. He was just mean. Well, one night we got pretty trashed and asked some real mean things and acted mean back. It was funny at first, but it got serious in a hurry.

We started arguing with one another because some were getting spooked. We then came to our senses and said, "let's get rid of this darn thing. We threw it away and nothing strange happened afterwards. Not sure I beleive in them or if they really even work. But it was a freaky experience. Although I talked a lot of smack that night, I was sort of fearful for a few days. I can't remember to this day what Oz said, heck its been 20yrs ago. But, it wasn't good at all!

Editors note: This was sent to a Cincinnati Bengals message board in 2006. This Zozo encounter happened 25 years ago, and shows classic signatures. The figure eight in my theory is actually a continuous inverted Z. Notice how this "Oz" entity basically took over the Ouija board, exactly in the same manner it took over my sessions. I wonder if it told Mike, the same things it told me?

AN encounter with Zam on a Ouija

AN encounter with Zam on a Ouija
Sent to Discovery's "A Haunting"

Darren Evans assumes no responsibility if you become Haunted by Z-ENTITIES

When I started this blog in May of 2009, I had no idea it would spawn the incredible controversy that seems to have taken a life of it's own. When I received hundred of email's, I realized that I have a responsibility to educate people of the real dangers involved in using Ouija Boards. Not just Zozo, but Zaza, Zam, Zetoh, Zoso, and other peculiar "Z-Entity" names commonly repeated in Ouija sessions.

I am not on some caped crusader mission to glorify these entities, nor am I a practitioner of the arts. I have had many, many Ouija sessions dating back to the early eighties, and although experienced, I am still searching for answers as to what's really going on here. I ask alot of questions, i research until I'm blue in the face, but in reality, I am just an ordinary person just like you.

I coined "The Zozo Phenomena," when i reached a crucial turning point in my research. When I found out many other people had experienced Zozo on Ouija Boards, I become totally convinced that this is indeed a real phenomenon. I was no longer alone. I began to notice meaningful coincidences, and things began to happen regarding the phenomenon that cannot be dismissed as a result of mere chance. I know I have seen Zozo perform incredible paranormal events. Was this a result of a sub-conscious association with what could be a demonic archetype within the minds of the Zozo experiencers?

Who knows what is really going on with spirit communication. The fact remains crystal clear to me through all of this, I believe that Zozo, and other Zentities comes to certain people through the usage of Spirit Boards and Ouija Boards. Zozo is mentioned in French Grimoire, and French Occult Websites as a "little known" spirit that possessed a young woman near Picardy in 1816. Along with Mimi, and Caproulet, and caused the young woman to crawl around on all fours similar to the scene cut out of the original film The Exorcist. Click here: I am Legion

Spiderwalk Video

Not every Ouija session I become involved with had a negative outcome. I realize to many, Ouija Boards are simply a game. Some have used it as a useful tool in medium-ship, and many people have used spirit boards for many years with no negative activities to report. But folks, MANY people have reported stories that all defy rationality, that defy logic. Many people believe it opens a door to an unknown world.

Do I find it interesting that George Rubinstein from The University Of North Carolina, in his essay called Luinguistic BioAcoustics: Fragments of Russian and English, that he describes Zozo as "An imitation of rude laughter?" Yes I do. One of many definitions you won't find in most dictionaries. People often question my resources, I will indeed provide proper citations when the time is right.I've scanned thousands of websites, and spent an large amount of time compiling the information for my upcoming book.

Do I find it interesting that in 1906 A book on Ancient Greece mentions Zozo as being diminutive with the horrible Pazuzu? Do I find it interesting that Zozo is also listed in an early book on demons and demonology written by a French writer Simon Colin Plancy, also mentioning Zozo as another name of Pazuzu? Again, yes I do, because I don't make this stuff up.

While I continue to warn people about these dangers, I have to also state that I have never claimed to be a demonologist. During my research into the term Zozo, and it's potential esoteric connections with spirit phenomena, I cannot ever hope to prove beyond a shadow of doubt that these coincidences and string related definitions are definitive proofs of Demons, or Entities. I admit freely, that Zozo is hard to find in any known demonic hierarchies, or religious pantheon. That to me is perhaps the strangest part of The Zozo Phenomenon. Maybe, this is why it has been written almost 200 years ago as "a little known devil." Another French List of Demons. I have talked to several demonologists who claim to have never heard of Zozo. John Zaffis is perhaps the only demonologist that has to my knowledge.

"I am familiar with this entity. The name has come up time and time again." John Zaffis

"This may be the craziest thing I have ever heard"
Steven LaChance
Extreme Haunting Expert / Author

Demonologists, Religious Clergy, etc. cannot "officially classify this term in association to an actual demonic name. But here again Zozo shows up according to Robert Muchembled, professor of modern history at the University of Paris XIII

Why do these Ouija Spirits associate themselves with The Zozo? Could it be a legion of lower elementals joining forces in some archetypal game of tug of war? Or is is all simply explained as over-active imaginations?

You decide. I know from personal experience that Zozo exists. If you tend to have a Christian or Catholic belief system, consult your priests and clergymen BEFORE conducting "Ouija Sessions." If you are contacted by a spirit that vibrates towards these terms: Zozo, Zoso, Zam, or Zaza proceed with caution. Do not ask it questions pertaining to future events. Do not provoke the spirits. Close the session appropriately.

Recently, Zozo has shown up in The Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, Israel, Brazil, and Japan. Log on to my public site meter to see the cross-cultural interest.

Special thanks to demonologists John Zaffis and Dwayne Claud. Paranormal expert/author Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Dave Shrader at Darkness Radio, Madam Star, ParaNikki at ParanormalUtopia.com, and Tara Ciampa at VisionsMagazineOnline.com

Also, I would like to thank Stephen Lancaster and Valerie at MonsterVisionTV.com. for their knowledge and support.

I would like to thank all the people that have emailed me their Zozo stories. I appreciate all the nice comments, and I do go out of my way to answer all of them. Peace to everyone. And may God be with us.

Darren Evans - May, 2010

Zaza Ouija Spirit

Zaza Ouija Spirit
Sent to UnexplainedMysteries.com in 2001

Zak Ouija Spirit story from 2006

Ooh I've got one!
Well, my house is kinda.....full of spirits. Call me crazy, but I've felt em. Gots a Ouija board and used to be obsessed with that and found out: in my house I gots 27 spirits. 7 of them were in the room at that time XD fun stuff to have floatin in your mind, huh? Twas hard to sleep at night, knowing that some spirit dude could be watching you while you're sleeping, trying to find out how to get revenge on the friend that killed him...ha...
But yes...onto a story. I was in my furnice room one day with all my friends. We were using the Ouija board n talkin to a guy named Zak. He stopped movin the opticle thing so we asked him to give us a sign he was still was with us. He moved this large box of toys closer to us. Most of my friends got really freaked out but I was iiinto it!! I asked for another sign, and he did it again. Twas so kool. And that's not all! Later, he stopped talkin to us again so we asked for another sign. Note: no one was outside of the room at this time, and that is where the light switch was. He turned on the light! We got pretty freaked out at that point and all ran outta the room. Not a smart move cuz if you don't close the board properly, they stay with you. dun dun DUN!!!!

so...any other ouija stories, add away

Shania B comes forward......

ShainaB says:

I too have had experiences with Zozo, but I am just now finding out that others have come in contact with the same “spirit” through the quija board. My experiences were all about 5 years ago and I now refuse to touch a quija board. I would always play with my grandmother and husband on my grandmother’s board. The board would only work if I was touching it with them, never without me. Everytime I touched the board zozo would come through..just like Darren’s story nice at first, perhaps a little mischievious..then “zozo started telling me specific things like…”I was with you in your red truck when you went to Ashley’s house” and so on and so forth, saying that Zozo was following me and always with me. This was all about 5 years ago and had left my mind until I got a call from my husband at work today saying that he had talked to a coworker about quija boards and that he had shared my zozo story with his coworker. His coworker told him that he had heard of a demon named zozo and to do his research. So that’s what I’m doing now and came across this page…does anyone know where I can find some good information? Other than personal stories??

Psychic studies photograph of ZoZo!

At 3:10pm on April 18, 2009, Kat - Administrator said…
HI Darren, I stand corrected..there are more than 8, I took a much longer look this time to really check out what is in this picture. I think I found out what you call Zozo...look up in the left corner by the girl in the pink jacket...right next to her shoulder is a clown still wearing his make-up. No lie...I am serious about this. Maybe this is what people are thinking is evil...though there are not too many people that like clowns.
But there are many faces within this picture...when you open the doorway...anything can come through.
Now on the other picture..stand back away from your computer and look at the whole picture. Do you also see the large face? very narrow face with a pointed chin, has a mustache too.
Do you see him? This might be your main guy..perhaps.
But there are all these other faces all around him.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Who or what is Zozo?

This is a reverse image of a photograph I took during an intense ouija session back in the year 2000. As crazy as it may sound the zozo entity requested that I take a picture of it, and I did.

Zozo had claimed it was attached to a skull necklace which is being held over the board on it's direct instruction. Of the three photos taken, this was the only one containing what appears to be a face.

We asked where it was and it spelled M.I.R.R.O.R. There was only one window in that bedroom and we all looked up towards it. The necklace was casting an image from that mirror, and at our angle we all watched in shock as inside the mirror was the skull necklace swaying gently back and forth with it's black-tooth grin and glowing red eyes.

I cannot describe the fear that blanketed everyone present in that room. Hours before, I conducted a session with two female middle school children while blindfolded. They were able to recite information straight out of an encyclopedia with astonishing accuracy when asked about King Arthur. They had absolutely no prior knowledge of this character in history, yet proceeded to answer every question with immediate vigor. It  was if the entity was taunting me by insulting it's intelligence. I was completely amazed by how zozo was able to channel information thru these girls. And while they were giggling, I was shuddering.

The subsequent events and experiments I conducted during these sessions are bewildering. It had been a few years since my last zozo sessions, and now things were progressing at a break neck pace. The zozo entity was a very prideful individual. It seemed to thrive on my focused intentions of making it "SHOW" itself. And while zozo showed a perverse and sarcastic sense of humor, I knew deep inside that it was zozo that was playing a game.....not us mere humans on a toy talking board.

My first encounter with zozo was by accident, or was it? A grizzly looking double sided ouija board was found underneath an old home near Sand Springs Oklahoma. On one side was an early 1930's William Fuld board. But was made all the more creepier by the opposite side. We referred to it as the "dark" side because it was grotesque in the manners in which it were created. Someone etched ZOZO into the board with wings similar to this image above. The double sided zozo witchboard as we named it had creative symbols etched into it's surface. It's maker had carefully spilled different colored candle wax onto the surface, making a spiderweb like plethora of sinews and trails. Burnt marks were on the corners as if someone had tried to burn it repeatedly. and after using the board we discovered immediately the rainbow shaped indention from Z to O. It was eroded and very smooth to the touch. it would slowly circle the zozo letters, and continuing in formation, spin out back to the letter Z, then to O.....sometimes with such great intensity the planchette would fly across the room.

The board would disappear for days on end. Then found back in it's usual location, in a bedroom closet covered with a purple silk cloth. The board was very heavy not only by it's considerable weight, but by it's menacing visual presence. Heavier still given the fact that this board was found underneath a house surrounded by jars of preserved blackbirds!

I remember crawling underneath the home and grabbing a few of these lightning jars. On the outside of these was a strange oily and chalky substance that was not easy to wipe off. But despite getting it all over my hands and clothes I was able to hold the jars up two the sun and see what was inside.

Fluids were at the bottom but what a strange feeling I had when I stared into the blood red eyes of a perfectly preserved corvid! Why were these birds preserved in such a manner? And why are they circling a bizarre double sided witchboard?

And so the next chapter in the story begins. It was obvious to me at the time that this board was created by a coven of witches, or someone with knowledge into the world of the occult.  I began researching the ouija anywhere I could. Tulsa had a very reputable occult book store on Cherry Street and I would spend hours researching the paranormal. I become obsessed with everything ouija, and from there the next ten years were perhaps the most challenging of my life.

This closeup from the same photograph  as above shows a striking similarity to the skull necklace zozo claimed to have attached to. This "floating skeleton" appears to have wings and what resembles a triangular planchette positioned in the skeletons face.

Paradolia? Possibly. I only know the sessions from which this pic was taken were as intense and paranormal as anything I have ever witnessed. A deep terrible moaning could be heard emanating through walls after these sessions. I developed sleep paralysis, and become very reclusive to society in general. I was once again messing with zozo and ouija boards despite my earlier sessions in which I promised myself I would never do it again. But again and again I did.

The picture to the right is from a private case in Oklahoma. The family reportedly had Ouija sessions that produced a zozo encounter. They claimed a ball of fire was seen hovering around areas of the house. This photo has been enlarged to see the image of what appears to be a demonic looking humanoid with its back turned towards you. Above the torso is a skeleton shaped head, with HORNS that resemble the horns in the first photo above!

Mid way down the torso you can make out bony elbows that look as if it were cradling a baby. The innocent babies head can be seen above the fire entity's right shoulder.

There was a baby in this same home where this zozo haunting took place. This photograph has not been released, you are seeing it here for the very first time. Contrast was increased in the bottom photo to show the traits in more detail.

I was not allowed to investigate this case in person, but consulted a local paranormal team as they made their own evaluations.

Zozo is mentioned in this french demonic encyclopedia as one of the demons responsible for the diabolical possession of a young girl in 1816. Along with the demon Mimi, and Caproulet. Modern zozo encounters involve the powerful entity that goes by the familiar name of MAMA. Is this just another coincidence? I think not.

John Zaffis is a famous demonologist that has gone on record to state he has heard this strange name zozo come up "time and time again" during his 40 years investigating hauntings. He also has said many hauntings are a direct result of the use of ouija Boards. He also was quoted on a paranormal radio station as saying he usually doesn't repeat demonic names, but he feels zozo is not a demon by todays modern definition, but an actual Deity. Immediately I was concerned by hearing this from such a prominent demonologist!

Zaffis stars in the popular paranormal series Haunted Collector.

So after having some pretty intense discussion with Zaffis on a few radio shows, the zozo phenomena began to raise eyebrows within the circles of many researchers and investigators. One of the biggest questions was and still remains who or what exactly is this ouija spirit that calls itself zozo?

Some believe it to be a guardian spirit. Some believe it is a demonic entity. Now here is a demonologist that believes it to be a deity existing before the advent of Christian Theology, and I think Zaffis may be on to something with this train of thought.

How is this zozo able to communicate with so many individuals? In many reports during ouija sessions zozo has claimed to be the son of Satan himself. If spirits or demons are not supposed to have omnicient powers, how can this entity effect so many different people in so many different geographical locations across the world?

Some people have written that they think zozo is an egregore or collective group thoughtform created by occultists for a certain purpose. While I recognize the phenomena has gotten out of hand on the internet with youngsters and other practical jokesters, it is not within my opinion that zozo is a magical entity created by humans. An egregore while functioning on it's own will, is unique in that it is strictly a human creation. What purpose would zozo serve to humans? I am also understanding of the fact entities may be using the word zozo to instill fear into ouija participants and there is evidence to support that demonic ouija entities indeed feast and obtain energy from the participants by using fear to their advantages.

Some people believe I have simply made up the entire phenomena for some viral movie campaign to which I respond to as complete balderdash! The zozo stories have been on the internet for many years before I decided to put some serious research into what I believe to be a very real paranormal phenomena. If it were not for my own experiences I too would be skeptical of such a disturbing set of circumstances. When I started to realize there was simply too many similar experiences reported I came out to talk about what the hell could be going on. I have never made a penny on any movie, book, or other media result from my association with this phenomena.

So we are left with alot of questions and not many answers. We may never know. One thing we do know it is still happening with increasing frequency. Recently in some of the zozo encounters sent to me via this site it seems zozo has some apocalyptic message or prophesy not for the year 2012, but instead the year 2020. After reading these I noticed 2020 was very similar to the name zozo itself. Numerology, sigils, astrology, occult symbology are a few things I look into when researching this phenomena, as zozo always told me it was a King of demons, and used cryptic numbers and speech in some of the intense sessions. It asks participants to chant strange words that resemble Latin or Hebrew. I believe without a doubt that this zozo has a profound intelligence and ability to accurately forecast future events. And while some accuse me of glorifying and bringing attention to a demon, I remain steadfast in attempting to understand the hows and whys of this disturbing phenomena.

The debate and arguments within the various circles of paranormal celebrities has been both frustrating and comical. It would seem just in the last five years the number of "demonologists" has risen exponentially. On media outlets such as facebook and twitter EVERYONE with an interest in this type of paranormal activity has suddenly graduated into a demonologist. Some are charging people outlandish amounts of money for their unique services. I too have studied the various religious aspects of demonology as well as pagan and magic based occult systems of belief. And I do draw conclusions from the various belief systems I have examined. However I do not charge people for my involvement into cases involving zentity hauntings or activity. I suppose someday I will self publish a book of some sort on my zozo research, but I choose not to travel the paranormal circuit of puppets I see in today's artificial convention networks. The information on zozo and other strange entities described in ouija sessions should be made available to anyone interested. I attempt to respond to each email I receive in regards to the phenomena.

Who or what is zozo? Does it really matter? The fact remains that an entity or group of entities are harassing ouija participants all over the world. Language is not a barrier. Geographical locations on earth are no barrier. It is best left alone. If you experience aggressive interaction and planchette movements while using a Ouija take precautions. It is not just a game. Be aware of the circular patterns, and do not let it count through  numbers forward or backwards thru the alphabet. Figure eights while common, can result in some type of manifestation.....I have seen and felt this behavior from the zozo entity. Names such as Zam, Zetoh, Zaza, and others can spell trouble for ouija participants both on and off the board. More information coming soon on this site.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Zozo 2012 news update

This is a recent screen capture of the hits received on this website. The interest in what I coined "The Zozo Phenomena" has proven to be perhaps one of the most polarizing issues to hit the paranormal world in decades. Some claim that I started all of this in hopes of publicizing a film based in part on my research.

WRONG!.......While I did agree to appear as myself in the upcoming horror film I AM ZOZO.....I chose to be involved because I feel it is important to WARN people about what can happen when people decide to dabble with Ouija boards. The film is about to be released to the public and people need to know the truth.

I had been in contact with film director Scott DiLalla for almost a year before filming began in Seattle Washington. Scott decided to do a film on Zozo because of the amazing stories he found on the internet. When he asked me to come aboard for the film I was excited but also very concerned about the message that it would convey to audiences. I made the decision to appear in the film as a WARNING to those who are considering speaking with the dead on Ouija boards. I went through years of suffering because of my involvement in Ouija sessions with Zozo.....and so my work continues. 

The Zozo Phenomena has become larger than I had ever anticipated. I continue to receive emails from people claiming to have encountered Zozo thru talking boards......even Doctors! Here is a recent one:

Hey Darren, so to start off right, I am 30 years old, I am a doctor. I never really believed in the quija, was a skeptic. Being a man of science. Recently my little sister (22) brought one over to use, for a night of "scary" fun.

The first time the planchette moved an individual whom recently killed themself contacted us, it turned out to be a friend of someone in the room, who wasn't touching the planchette, to give her a message. After that we were all a bit spooked, being the 2 whom were touching the planchette had no idea who this was, or that they ever existed for that matter. Only one person in the room did.

Now after that... ZAZA over and over again, spelled out S-E-X , then jibborish, we put the board away. Last night one more time we tried, spelled out MAMA, at an alarmingly quick pace. As if the planchette was being pushed by myself and another. Upon asking questions of what that means and is it a name? The planchette continued on to the corners of the board (the pictures) and continued on in a figure 8 all around the board. Even at one point counting down the alphabet backwards from Z - A. When we took our hands off the planchette it continued to move for another second at max on its own.

I just did some research and I am realizing this may be an evil entity trying to harm any one of us.Is this true ? Please tell me what I should do.

Best regards,
Name witheld 

This encounter is incredible, yet typical of what I find in my inbox at DarrenEvansParanormal@gmail.com on a weekly basis. Since I created this web blog in 2009 I have received hundreds of emails from all over the world about this phenomena. I find it disturbing that it continues to affect so many people. The skeptics will continue to mock me and those who have had very real experiences, but it's funny how they are always scanning the world in search of proof of the paranormal. 

Well we can get back to the paranoid skeptics later, but consider this. Why are Vatican officials carefully monitoring this site and the Zozo Phenomena? The site tracking technology on this site logs many visits from people within this organization. I am interested to ask this question.....WHAT DO THEY KNOW? The Vatican possesses the world's largest collection of apocryphal manuscripts and documents known as the "bibiloteca secreta."  Could it be possible that they have in their secret archives, information on this Zozo Phenomena? Or are they in the dark and searching for answers like myself? Is Zozo listed as an actual demom in their archives? We may never know.

One thing we do know is Zozo is listed in an early 19th century encyclopedia of demons known as the Dictionnaire Infernal. Click here for information on this wild collection of demonic accounts and drawings:  DICTIONNAIRE INFERNAL.

One of the interesting things concerning this book in it's connection to The Zozo Phenomena is that Zozo is mentioned in an account of severe possession. Démon qui, accompagné de Mimi et Crapoulet, posséda, en 1816, une jeune fille du bourg de Teilly en Picardie. Translated into English means Zozo accompanied entities Mimi and Crapoulet in a severe possesion of a little girl in a Town near Picardy.  

The significance of this account has lead to various french demonic lists to include Zozo as an actual demonic name. I didn't discover this until 2010 well after my Zozo research began. One can imagine the very chills that ran up my spine to discover historic evidence of Zozo in literature. In many of the encounters with Zozo shared with me, it is often reported to be in unison with, or in liaison with other entities such as the curious entity "MAMA." Could this account cited by Garinet in the Dictionnaire Infernal be mistaken. Ouija encounters with a spirit that identifies it'self as Mimi can be  found on the internet. But in many Zozo encounters the participants are very aware of the presence of this "Mama" entity. Could Mama have been one of the demons in the possession case in 1816? We can only speculate, but I find it relevant that in actual reports of Zozo experiences, Mama is often there as well. 

I have received many emails asking me when my book on the phenomena will be released and the answer is I just don't know. I have had many of my writings lost due to computer crashes, but the reality is when i re-live some of my experiences I have strange things that begin to take place. And so until then I can say that paranormal researcher Rosemarie Ellen Guiley is coming out with her new book titled "Ouija Gone Wild." In this book she takes a look at some of my experiences I have shared with her. They are both frightening and very personal to me. Anyone interested in the phenomena should be made aware of Rosie's new book with co-author Rick Fischer. 

Some know I host a paranormal radio show on Canada's ParanormalEh? Radio network. You can hear some of the shows here: HELLS BELLS RADIO  Having been interviewed on so many paranormal radio shows, i felt it was time to expand and host my OWN radio show. After 6 episodes I have interviewed such names as psychic Robyne Marie, paranormal interventionalist and hypnotherapist Teddy Skyler, but one of the best interviews was with Ouija expert and historian Robert Murch. In this interview, Robert shares his take on the Zozo Phenomena and he is considered one of the world's leading expert on Ouija boards. The exciting full interview can be heard here: 

In this interview many listeners reported hearing strange sounds and whispers during the episode. Co-Host Brittany Ervin breaks out her Ouija board live and we ask it questions. Robert reveals that he has been working on what is being called the DEFINITIVE Ouija documentary. Here is a sneak peek of this:

Because of the huge interest in the Zozo Phenomena, Robert has asked me to be involved in this one of a kind film documentary. I would like to personally thank Robert for his invitation and for his numerous contributions to the field of paranormal research. 

I have recently been contacted by a paranormal research group in the Netherlands who are also planning to film a documentary there. I feel that is very important to continue to educate and expose people world-wide as to the very real dangers involved when one decides to dabble with spirits of the dead. 

The recent events in Texas have caused me to investigate a very strange Ouija case as seen on national news. Read about it here:  OUIJA TO BLAME FOR AN ATTEMPTED MURDER?

Is this recent incident a result of contact with Zozo? I am currently trying to reach students, parents, and criminal investigators to find out. And so the controversy continues. One thing remains clear, The Zozo Phenomena is NOT an Urban Legend. I believe it is REAL PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. 

I am currently making plans to film my own documentary on this phenomena. Any film makers who want to be apart of this can contact me at DarrenEvansParanormal@gmail.com   I think it is time to tell my story on film. The movie I Am Zozo while based on actual events is not my experience. Until it is told, I will continue to monitor Ouija events world-wide. Thanks for stopping by.....and God bless.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Zozo Numerology

Z, or Zayin is the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and if you look at this Chaldean Numerology chart what letters do you plainly see resting under the seven? 

The numerical equivalent of the letter Zayin is seven, as is the letter O. So if we add the four letters that spell ZOZO we come up with four sevens, that equals 28. 

What symbolic meaning could this have? Lets examine the possibilities. In Gematria, the Hebrew system of Numerology, the number 28 corresponds to the word koakh, meaning power. 

Some have written the number 28 is the most unlucky of numbers, a number of misfortune, a number to avoid at all costs. 

One disturbing possibility is some information I have dug up concerning what is known as "The feast of the beast." Click here to read the article by Fritz Springmeier. Feast of the Beast

The Feast of the Beast is associated with the number 28 (as well as its reverse 82, and as well as the combination 7 times 4). One of the best books on providing the occult world’s meanings of numbers is Aleister Crowley’s books Gematria and Tables of Correspondences.  On page 58 of Crowley’s Table of Correspondences under the Orders of Qliphoth, we’re informed that 28 is the number of the Beast, that is Bahimiron which is Bestial. Crowley also teaches that the number 28 is associated with the unicorn, the peacock, the peacock & the rainbow, artificial glass (& chalcedony which suggests clouds), astrology in general, a number of perfumes such as Rhubarb and Stammonia, and a 3 headed beast (heads of a bull, man & ram) riding a dragon. In his book Gematria, about the numerology of mystic numbers, we are told that in the static universe 28 means power (Netzach,  also spelled netsach), and in the world the magician makes it means “My victory, my power.”

I cannot help but wonder if the zozo entity has chosen the word zozo to represent itself because of the significance of the number 7. The letter Z is made up of two sevens. Many believe the number seven is a magical number. Look around and you will see it everywhere: the seven deadly sins, the seven seas, the seven days of the week, seven dwarves, and seven colors of the rainbow are but a few examples. 

The number seven is considered a divine, spiritual number. In India they speak of the seven sages, in Budhism it is said that as soon as Buddha was born he walked seven steps.....culminating in the seven fold path. In Christianity there are the seven virtues and the seven deadly sins. Even in the Islamic religion there are seven heavens and seven gates to hell.

In ancient Babylonian as well as Sumerian texts we translate their beliefs of seven gods and seven demons. The number seven is directly attached to the letters Z and O in the Chaldean numerology chart, but strangely enough when you apply the word zozo to the phythagoeran  numerology system it ALSO corresponds to the number 28! 

In some of the zozo stories sent to me thru this site it has been commented that zozo will sometimes represent itself as a Z followed by an 8, thus spelling Z8. An clever abbreviation? The figure eights are often reported in planchette movement and some believe it to be a symbol of infinity, or the never ending disobedience to God. Just as the Z and S are often interchangeable the number 2 is very close to the letter Z in it's visual symmetry. Could the number 28 actually be symbolic with the demonic zozo? 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tribute to Randy Snodgrass RIP brother

Randy Snodgrass was more than a brother, more than a friend, more than a loving father. When we started our friendship in 1983 I knew I had found a life-long friend, who's memory now, is not far behind the quickest of thoughts.

And although Randy leaves behind a legacy of unforgettable memories, his spirit remains with his friends and family members.

This is the actual crash site of our dear brother in spirit, minutes after his funeral. The pain is in our eyes, and still tugs at our consciousnesses.

Randy was the life of parties, a brilliant public speaker, a menacing nose-tackle, and a friend that would give you the shirt off his back anytime, although he may tell you that you'd have to rip it off......then smiling like only Randy could. His smile rivaled that of any alligator, and so too, did his voracious appetite.

Randy and I were virtually inseparable, thru our high school years and beyond. He loved the band ACDC, and could sound exactly like Bon Scott, his idol, and possibly a lifestyle that led to both of their demises.

One evening in 1985 we jumped on a Ouija board in an apartment I was living in while attending Charles Page High School in Sand Springs Oklahoma. We had already involved ourselves in Ouija sessions, and lit candles, turned on the black lights, and knocked back a few shots of Tequila Gold, with lime.

Randy wanted to summon Bon Scott, his obsession with was quite the talk of the school. Randy was on suspension for wearing a "Highway to Hell," t-shirt, and I was ready to help him in his quest.

" We want to talk to Bon Scott of ACDC!"......Randy exclaimed. The planchette moved in circles, and spelled A.Y.E. Mate! We looked at each other in amazement! The entity was using Australian dialects! We become convinced we were talking to Bon, and it asked US a strange request. It asked us to light a cigarette, and place it in the hole in the planchette! What proceeded both made us laugh, and well.....become quite spooked. We lit a Marlboro 100, took a few drags and placed it cherry up into the planchette hole.

We put our fingers on the smoking center-piece, and it spelled thanks, while we witnessed the cherry light up like ol Bon was enjoying perhaps his first cigarette since 1971! We were bright eyed school kids enjoying ourselves until things took a different spin.

When the cigarette was smoked down to a snipe, the planchette spelled FUCK YOU RANDY!  I had hope this wouldn't happen, but had seen it before. It was Zozo all along! The planchette spelled out that he was going to banish Randy to hell, Randy didn't take kindly to threats, and proceeded to cuss out Zozo like only Randy could. Then Zozo spelled "I WILL HAVE YOUR SOUL."

I quickly ended the session, and tossed the board like a frisbee outside my balcony on the second floor of a complex in Sand Springs. The next day our Indian guitar buddy knocked on my door. He brought inside the Ouija I threw out the evening before.

Randy began a series of lows after that session. He lost his wife Kathy, endured a bitter divorce, but was awarded split custody with their son Chance. He lost his Harley Davidson motorcycle, which sent him to years of depression and alcohol abuse. I was with him every step of the way, until we too had a falling out. I didn't speak to Randy for three years, until I showed up on his birthday as a surprise, and to mend old wounds. That night we become Indian blood brothers.

Randy and I traveled across the country chasing storms, as my Father worked for various Insurance Companies as a catastrophe adjuster. We met a cool group of Australians who overheard Randy singing ACDC on Bourban Street in New Orleans. As chance might have it, the original bass player for ACDC was with this group, who made plans for an ACDC tribute band. As fate would have it, they invited Randy and me to fly to Melbourne Australia the following month for the audition. Unfortunately, we never made it, as Randy couldn't leave his precious Chance. And I could not leave my children as well.

Randy was discovered by Francis Ford Coppola in a restaurant in Tulsa Oklahoma. He invited him to be paid stuntman actor for the film The Outsiders.

Notice the ZOetrope Studios logo? The Z connects to it's inverted relationship with the the letter S. Is this synchromysticim? The film was shot entirely on location in Tulsa Oklahoma, many scenes shot at The Admiral Twin Drive-In which burnt to the ground in 2010. As it write this, I see this connection for the first time.....you never know when the syncs will reveal themselves.

Randy gave me a bandana worn by Matt Dillon in the film, one of his prized possessions. Randy also went on to have roles in the films Rumble Fish, Tex, and others. Randy turned down a lucrative career in Hollywood to be with his son Chance, and was not willing to take a chance by leaving his only son.

Randy felt like he was in a prison, and one of his favorite ACDC songs was Jailbreak. He also enjoyed Ronnie James Dio, Rob Halford, and of course, Jimmy Page.

In our last Ouija session in 2005, Randy asked Zozo when he would die. The board responded by saying I-N  C-A-R......A-T  N-I-G-H-T.....A-L-O-N-E

Randy died in 2007 in a violent head on collision with a telephone pole at a dangerous turn on Wikiowa road less than a mile from his home. His last words to me hours before the accident, and I will never forget the pain in his voice....."Darren, I will see you in HELL."

The next morning I got the call from his girfriend Alicia. 
"Randy never made it home last night Darren." 
The tears were are rolling down my face.
The chills run up and down my entire body.
"Randy is dead."
I punched the brick wall, the tears now joining my blood, and my brother flowed  away.

Randy dedicated this song to me after the untimely death of Dime-Bag Darrell of Pantera, just months before he died. And his last hug he gave me lifted my large frame up off the ground. That was the last time I saw my best friend alive.

Our dear friend and brother Greg Lee says goodbye. Greg is tattooing Randy face on his back, because thats what Randy had, was your back, without question, right or wrong he stood to defend his friends and family.

Me and Dallas De'Priest say our final goodbye's, the pain on Dallas's face will forever show the pain of losing a brother such as what was, and still is the legacy of Randall Lee Snodgrass. A cloud formed over the burial and rained on us all that day. And now every time I hear the old songs, I cry, and I laugh at the same time.

Randy left his son behind, and Chance is doing well. He is pursuing his father's dreams for him, and is also going to law enforcement training. Someday Chance will find himself through his fathers eyes which burn inside him. Randy's father was once a world class powerlifter, and we called him superman. Randy emulated his Father in many ways, and his spirit keeps us strong, focused, and passionate.

Goodbye my brother, you will always be a thought away.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Man's life is laid in the loom of time
To a pattern he does not see
While the weaver works and the shuttles fly
Till the dawn of eternity

Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
And some with threads of gold
While often but the darker hues
Are all that they may hold

But the weaver watches with skillful eye
Each shuttle fly to and fro
And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
As the loom moves sure and slow

God surely planned the pattern
Each thread, the dark and fair
Is chosen by His master skill
And placed in the web with care

He only knows its beauty
And guides the shuttles which hold
The threads so unattractive
As well as the threads of gold

Not till each loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God reveal the pattern
And explain the reasons why

The dark threads were as needed
In the weaver's skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
For the pattern which He planned

“The Loom of Time” - Author Unknown