When I was growing up, we didn't know about the dangers of a ouija board. In fact, it was often left as a Christmas gift under the tree.

We played with it some back then but I never thought much of it really, just figured others were moving it to be honest.

In fact, it wasn't until I was 17 that I witnessed me anyways, that this there was more to this board than originally had believed. 

My first ex wife, girlfriend then, were at a party at a friend's house. We were sitting around hitting a pipe with the group (hey it was the 80's)...when the subject of Ouija came up.

My friend's older brother was talking about it. I was like dude, that things just a bunch of bull. He was like no man it really works, you just have to learn to use it correctly and give it some time.

He asked if I wanted to play and I said no. My ex on the other hand was enthused so he brought out the board, set it up and they began.

I'll never forget that night. I was sitting across the room watching the two of them play.

They were asking questions, getting yes or no answers and I was thinking what a con. so I started thinking to myself OK... is this thing really working? Mind you I'm across the room nowhere near this board.

I start repeating a question over and over in my head. No one knows I'm doing this. I keep repeating in my thoughts "What's Tawnya's middle name?".

The board starts going really fast in a figure 8. I hear her ask him what's going on? He's like I don't know? Meantime I'm repeating my question in my head over and over.

It stops and I hear her say "A" then it starts again. then I hear him say "N" this continues "N", "E", "T", "T", "E" then the Ouija goes back to normal speed.

He says "ANNETTE" What's that about? She lets go of the Ouija with her eyes so wide open they looked like they were going to pop out and then she says "That's my middle name!" I was like huh "Guess it's not bull" He looks across the room at me and asks "dude were you asking that?" I just smiled and said yes.

Well needless to say, she was through playing with the Ouija that night...haha

Well, me being me; That really sparked my interest. So for a while, I started experimenting with the Ouija by doing sessions. It surprised me but it really seemed to be working.

I noticed though that just about every time we would sit and use this thing it would increase with intensity. We would always start out talking with one spirit but then others would come through and take over the board.

This one in particular would come through by the name of AJ.

Through time, we learned he was a young boy who had drowned. Honestly we came to think of him as a friend. But then after a few months his responses became more vulgar in nature.

Sometimes out right hostile. We would start getting on to him, threatening to end the session and not return again if he didn't stop. then the board would start going lightning fast it trailed to the letters ZOZO.

This would keep repeating, until we had decided that AJ was throwing a fit. We would say goodbye and put the board away then go on about our day. 

Well we were tired of it to be honest. It seemed like every time that we would get on it, AJ would take over and not let us communicate with anyone else. So we finally just quit messing with it altogether.

Then through the years we learned of the dangers of the board and decided good riddance. 

Now this is were this story became worth telling. Just a couple of years ago, I learned of a paranormal investigator's research into a world wide phenomena known as ZOZO.

ZOZO is a spirit or demon...I'm not sure that has been linked to murders and suicides throughout the world. He comes through Ouija sessions and begins working on the mental stability of its users searching, I think, for vulnerable victims. 

Now granted, we did not fall into his game to that point thank god, but I think it's important for anyone that's thinking on using a Ouija board to be aware of this things presence.

So I thought I would post this blog for you guys.

Sweet dreams, Steve.

Story credit: Steve King, TX.

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