The Haunted History of Waterdog Lake

Ghosts of Waterdog Lake

Located in Belmont California, Waterdog lake is said to be one of the most haunted lakes in California. Having grown up in the area, I had always heard of ghost stories about the lake, and a murder.  The lake is anything that you would expect to find featured in a horror movie, remote, full of weird vibes, and haunted.

The 100-million-gallon reservoir was built with its primary purpose to facilitate water flow to the Ralston Mansion, which was made a few miles below it.  Simultaneously, the European and Chinese workers assembled an elaborate piping system as the conduit to deliver fresh water down the hill to the estate house for irrigation and human consumption. Ultimately, Water Dog Lake became the primary source of water not only for Ralston mansion, but for the growing town of Belmont. The intricate network of pipes was not completed until 1874.

Why is Waterdog Lake Haunted?

A with most hauntings, tragedy can leaves a dark imprint on the land for the haunting to occur.  Such is the case with Waterdog Lake. On October 2, 1984, Lance Turner’s body was found on the trail at Waterdog Lake, murdered by Jon Dukel, a serial killer. After confessing to the murder, Jon Dunkel described his crime at Waterdog lake as a “Delight in Doing Evil.”

On October 2, 1984, about 7:00 p.m., Belmont resident Margaret Turner called the police to report her 12-year-old son, Lance, missing from soccer practice. That day, Timothy O’Brien had driven his two sons and Lance to soccer practice at the fields behind Ralston Intermediate School.

O’Brien began coaching his team and did not see Lance again. Later, when the practice ended, O’Brien asked Lance’s coach, Ray Williamson, where Lance was. Williamson told him Lance was not at practice that day. Several boys reported seeing Lance head toward Waterdog Lake, three-eighths of a mile from the soccer field. A search followed.

William Russell arrived at 6:00 p.m. to pick up his son from soccer practice and, after taking his son home, joined the search for Lance. About 8:20 p.m., Russell shined a flashlight onto some bushes in a gully off the path to Waterdog Lake and saw feet sticking out of the bushes. Lance’s body was found under the overgrown brush.

Pathologist Peter Benson, M.D., testified Lance had died from blood loss due to multiple stab wounds. Two wounds to the heart were each fatal; two other wounds to the lungs were potentially life-threatening. There were numerous defensive wounds to the arms and hands, as well as scratches, scrapes, and bruises.

Stephanie Olson, Kendra Durham, and Nicole Guthrie, students at Ralston Intermediate School at the time of the Turner homicide, testified that about 3:00 p.m. on October 2, 1984, they left school, skipping volleyball practice, and went down to Waterdog Lake to smoke cigarettes. A man whom Stephanie described as having dirty blond hair, pimples and dirty teeth with a retainer approached them and started a conversation. He told them his name was Jon and said he had graduated from Carlmont High School the year before. He was drinking beer from a tall Budweiser can, which he offered to the girls.

The girls left after about 20 minutes. Another Ralston student saw a man with dirty blond hair near Waterdog Lake about 4:00 p.m. (None of these witnesses was asked to identify the defendant in the courtroom. Olson, Durham, and Guthrie gave the police a description of the man that was incorporated into a composite drawing used in the investigation of the Turner homicide. In his confession to FBI agents, the defendant described talking with the three girls shortly before he killed Turner.)


The Paranormal Investigation – Video

Waterdog lake Haunting.

Interesting enough the legend of the haunting revolves around a boy that drowned at the lake, and there have been multiple drownings at the lake.  However one of the most exciting things about Waterdog lake is the old tunnels that were built over a hundred years ago where Satanic Rituals are believed to have taken place.  Is it possible that Jon Dunkel used these tunnels once to perform some ritual before or after he committed his murder?

During my brief stay there I did get multiple EVPs, and I did hear a disembodied voice that was captured on camera when no one was around.  Would you like to see me go back if so let me know by leaving a comment below?


Most Haunted Roads in America, McEwan Road

Most Haunted Road in America?

Haunted Road Ghost Hunt at one of the most haunted roads in America, tonight is LIVE. Join me as I venture off to this “Highway to Hell” to document paranormal activity. This Haunted road has had numerous ghosts caught on tape, spirit sights, and paranormal events. Sometimes these ghosts have attacked people who have traveled on this road. The last time we visited this road we captured numerous ghost evps, and spirit responses via the ghost box.

Will we be able to document more paranormal activity on this haunted road? Tune in and find out! and please subscribe to our YouTube channel livescifidottv.


Haunted Forests – The Suicide Forest in San Francisco

The Sutro Forest in San Francisco is a beautiful lush forest in the heart of San Francisco, and it is haunted.   The Forest is known for it’s vibrant, lush, densely-packed eucalyptus trees which were once the sight of numerous hangings.

Sutro Forest Dark History

The Sutro Forest was originally planted in the 1880s by Adolph Sutro.  This Forest as beautiful as it is on the outside houses a dark secret.  Since the early 1900’s numerous people came to this Forest to commit numerous suicides.  Most of the suicides that were carried out in this forest were carried out by hanging however some were facilitated by poison.  The forest was an ideal place for to commit self-inflicted death due to the forest being a very secluded place.  Due to the forest being so dense many of the corpses from the suicides would be discovered months after death, which would make identification much more difficult.

San Francisco Call – March 26, 1904:


The remains of a man that committed suicide in the Sutro forest were removed to the Morgue yesterday afternoon. They were found on top of the hill east of the Almshouse after a search of three hours and a half by Deputy Coroner Meehan and Messenger Carrick. The clothing worn by the suicide was a gray checked summer weight suit, well worn; a soft black hat and a pair of heavy black laced shoes. The body had been lying in the brush for more than a month and was unrecognizable.

San Francisco Call – April 18, 1904

Once Wealthy Resident of City, Later — Inmate of Almshouse, Kills Himself.

The body of Thomas Murnane, once a wealthy business man of this city, later a physical wreck and inmate of the Almshouse, was found yesterday hanging to the top branch of a tall eucalyptus tree in the Sutro forest. The body was found by L. K. Pryer of 660 Broderick street and A.E. Pinching of 1104 Divisadero street. Murnane had evidently been dead for two months. The body was taken to the Morgue. Nothing of value was found on it.

On February 27 last, Murnane, who formerly lived at 36 Sixth street, disappeared from the Almshouse. The day before his disappearance he told one of his friends, also an Inmate of the Almshouse, that he had tired of a life of poverty. “My last child died a few months ago,” he said, “and since that time I have been dependent on the city for alms. What is life to me, now, where once I had the best of everything?

The next day Murnane disappeared. He was last seen strolling toward the dense growth of trees near the Almshouse, known as the Sutro forest. Although 52 years of age, Murnane climbed the smooth trunk of the tree and, fastening the noose, swung himself into a better world.

San Francisco Call – November 24, 1904:

Baker Missing for Nearly Two Weeks Chooses Lonely Spot at Which to Die
Woman’s Search Ends in Park
Mrs. Daniel Pfeefer Finds Long Looked For Body of Her Husband in Forest

Two weeks ago Daniel Pfeefer, a baker, who lived at 4057 Twenty-fifth street, was reported missing from his home and his faithful wife, had spent the weary fortnight trying to find trace of him. The woman’s search was rewarded yesterday afternoon when she stumbled across his remains strung to the limb of a tree in Sutro Forest, near the Corbett road.

Every day since Pfeefer had been missing his wife hunted over the hills and among the sand dunes for her husband’s body. She was convinced that he had taken his own life and her surmise proved startlingly correct.

Until about six months ago, Pfeefer conducted a small bakery on Church street, near Seventeenth. When he sold out he made no effort to acquire another business or secure employment. About a month ago it was noticed that he acted strangely. He was pensive and he seldom spoke to anyone. On the morning of November 14, he left his home saying that he would return in the evening, but when he did not do so his wife started a search for him. First she visited all of her husband’s haunts, and when she found he had not been seen in any of these, she started about the city inquiring if anyone had seen “a man with a coat buttoned over an undershirt rambling about.” Yesterday, in company with her brother-in-law, Conrad Dettling, she visited the Sutro forest. After several hours tramp she came upon the body, then she went to St. Boniface’s Church for advice and the priests told her to notify the officials.

A strange feature of the case is that while Pfeefer has been missing nearly two weeks, he hanged himself within twenty-four hours of the time he was found. This was determined by the condition of the body. Just where Pfeefer spent the intervening time is hard to tell, but the Morgue officials will endeavor to ascertain. His family say he was, without doubt, insane, and the deed is attributed to insanity.

Paranormal Investigation

I decided to spend one night alone in the forest to see if I could document any signs of paranormal activity.  Immediately when I stepped into the forest I was surrounded by what felt to be a energy that seemed to follow me around.  As the night progressed I was able to capture numerous EVPs, strange magnetic anomalies, and shadow figures that seemed to materialize out of no where.  As I was endlessly walking through the labyrinth of Eucalyptus tree I had seen a figure in a gown on the trail which disappeared. Could this be one of the patients from the Alms House who had ended there life in the forest?

Types of Demons, A Complete Guide to Demons

One of the most common ways that types of demons are classified in the study of demonology is by domain.  When types of demons are classified by their domain, they attributed to a specific activity such as mortal sin, knowledge, questionable behavior that some people may be prone to, or certain misfortunes, sicknesses, or addictions. Each demonic entity within its domain has its tasks and abilities according to their authority, and each interacts with humanity in their unique way. Below are various ways that these dieties have been classified by domain throughout the ages.  We also have a list of general demon names if that is what your looking for.

What is a demon?

Before we get started, the definition of a demon according to Webster’s dictionary, a demon is:

“an evil spirit or devil, especially one thought to possess a person or act as a tormentor in hell.”
It is important to note that all of these different classifications for the types of demons below are based upon the western view that the demon is a fallen angel, cast out of heaven by God. The Devil or Satan will always be on the top of these hierarchies. Also, do not try at any time to communicate or summon a demon at any time!

Different Types of Demons

Demons in The Testament of Solomon

King Solomon purportedly wrote one of the earliest works in Western Culture where types of demons are classified by domain, the Testament of Solomon.  In this piece, King Solomon describes his interactions with Beelzebub and other demons who he enslaves to help build his temple. The book also contains numerous rituals and sigils that are still used to today to conjure demons. 

King Solomon evoking Belial by Jacobus de Terramo 1473

Demons listed by Psellus’

In the 11th century, Michael Psellus attempted to classify types of demons by domain. The types of demons that Psellus divided demons into were Empyreal (Fiery), Aerial, Subterranean, Lucifugous (Heliophobic), Aqueous, and Terrene (Terrestrial).

Demons Listed by the Seven Deadly Sins

1. Deadly Sin 1 – PrideThe Lanterne of Light (an anonymous English Lollard tract often attributed to Wycliffe) was an unknown work that is now believed to be written by Wycliff.  The book categorized types of demons based upon the Seven Deadly Sins. These types of demons that Wycliff used would be later found in the books by  John Taylor, the Water Poet.

St. Catherine of Siena Attacked by Demons1. Deadly Sin 1

  • 1. Deadly Sin 1
    St. Catherine of Siena Attacked by Demons
    • Demon – Lucifer
  • 2. Deadly Sin 2 – Envy
    • Demon – Beelzebub
  • 3. Deadly Sin 3 – Wrath
    • Demon – Satan
  • 4. Deadly Sin 4 – Sloth
    • Demon – Abaddon
  • 5. Deadly Sin 5 – Greed
    • Demon – Mammon
  • 6. Deadly Sin 6 – Gluttony
    • Demon – Belphegor
  • 7. Deadly Sin 7 – Lust
    • Demon – Asmodeus

Spina’s list of Demons

Inspired by different Legends and stories of his time, Alphonso de Spina, in 1467 classified demons by:

  • Demons of fate – Otherwise known as the angel of death
    An early depiction of a demon causing a nightmare, by Henry Fuseli
  • Incubi and succubi – Demons that have sex with the living
  • Wandering groups or armies of demons – otherwise known as Legion
  • Familiars – Familiars are animal spirit guides for witches and warlocks who are considered “personal demons.”
  • Drudes – In German folklore, it is an evil spirit that causes nightmares
  • Cambions and other demons that are born from the union of a demon with a human being.
  • mischievous demons
  • demons that attack clergy
  • Demons that entice people into the occult, or witchcraft

Binsfeld’s Types of Demons

In the Princes of Hell by Peter Binsfeld in 1589 different types of demons again are classified by the seven deadly sins, the only exception is that the names of the demon are slightly different than Lanterne of Light.

  • Lucifer: Pride
  • Mammon: Greed
  • Asmodeus: Lust
  • Leviathan: Envy
  • Beelzebub: Gluttony
  • Satan: Wrath
  • Belphegor: Sloth

The King James Bible’s Demons

Several years prior to the King James Bible in 1591, King James wrote  DaemonologieDaemonologie separates demons into 4 different types based on ways that the devil causes torture on the living and the dead. 

  • Spectra: In the modern world referred to a haunting, spectra or spirits of the dead that haunts places, or objects.
  • Obsession: Ghosts or Spirits that haunt people
  • Possession: Demon or spirits that take over the body and soul of the living
  • Fairies: Spirits or demons that give advice to the living


Types of Demons According to Michaelis

The types of demons that Sebastien Michaelis’s has in his book the Admirable History were given to him by the demon Berith when he was exorcizing a nun. His classification system is based up the sin the devil tempts the living to commit.

First hierarchy – Princes of Fallen Angels

  • Beelzebub – the demon that tempts men with pride, is opposed by St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Leviathan – the demon attempts people to give into heresy, and is opposed by St. Peter.
  • Asmodeus – the demon that tempts men into wantonness, is opposed by St. John the Baptist.
  • Berith – the demon who tempts men to commit murder, is opposed by St. Barnabas.
  • Astaroth – the demon tempts men to be lazy, opposed by St. Bartholomew.
  • Verrine – the demon tempts men with impatience, opposed by St. Dominic.
  • Gressil – the demon tempts men with impurity, opposed by St. Bernard.
  • Soneillon – the demon tempts men to hate, opposed by St. Stephen.

Second hierarchy – Demons of Powers, Dominions, and Virtues

  • Carreau – the demon of powers, and is opposed by St. Vincent and Vincent Ferrer.
  • Carnivale – the demon tempts men to obscenity and shamelessness, is opposed by John the Evangelist.
  • Oeillet – the demon that tempts men to vow of poverty, is opposed by St. Martin.
  • Rosier- a demon of dominions, this demon He tempts men against sexual purity,  opposed by St. Basil.
  • Belias – a demon of virtues, this demon  He tempts men with arrogance and women to be vain, raise their children as wantons, and St. Francis de Paul opposes gossip during mass.

Third hierarchy – Demon of Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.

  • Olivier was the prince of the Archangels. He tempts men with cruelty and mercilessness toward the poor and is opposed by St. Lawrence.
  • Luvart was the prince of Angels. At the time of Michaelis’s writing, Luvart was believed to be in the body of a Sister Madeleine.
  • Verrier was the prince of Principalities. He tempts men against the vow of obedience and is opposed by St. Bernard.

These demons and ranks also appear in the Sabbath litanies of witches, according to with Jules Garinet’s Histoire de la Magie en France, and Collin De Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal.

9 Types of Demons According to Francis Barrett

In Francis Barrett’s book The Magus (1801), offered this his classification for types of demons.

  • Beelzebub:
    • False Gods – Demon of False Idols, prophets
  • Pythius:
    • Spirits of Lying – Demon of Liars
      Demons as depicted by Francis Barrett
  • Belial:
    • Vessels of Iniquity – Demon of evil things
  • Asmodeus:
    • Demon of Wickedness
  • Satan:
    • Imitators of Miracles – Demon of Witchcraft
  • Merihem:
    • Aerial Powers – Demon of pestilence
  • Abaddon: Furies –
    • Demon of discord
  • Astaroth: Calumniators –
    • Demon of inquisitors and fraudulent accusers
  • Mammon: Maligenii –
    • Demon of tempters and ensnarers

Ouija Board Warning – ZoZo the Ouija Board Demon

Warning Signs of ZoZo the Ouija Board Demon

Every day we get emails from viewers and other Ouija Board users who claim that they have come in contact with the demon ZoZo. But what are the warning signs, and what should you do if you believe that you have come in contact with the entity?

Who is ZoZo the Ouija Board Demon?

First contact with it’s victims is always through the ouija board.  Even though some experiences may start off positive, they always end up being negative, which is one of  them main reasons why many researchers believe that ZoZo is a demon.  There are many false internet sites that are creating a false history of the entity.  Some falsely claim that the entity was responsible for the possession of Roland Doe, others claim the entity is connected to Annelise Michel, however, it’s origins remain a mystery.  We have only found two references to the name:

  1. Manuel A. Malet’s 1906, book the Infernal Dictionary, ZoZo appears under the name of the demon known as Pazuzu.
  2. According to a 1900’s article, Brook Kenilworth had her soul stolen by her husband “ZoZo” who was mystic.

The one thing that can be substantiated is the extreme negative psychological, and physical experiences that people have.  Some of these experiences include bad luck, depression, thoughts of suicide, and in some instances rape.  Some paranormal researchers believe that the demon may be either a incubus or succubus or a thoughtform.

What is ZoZo?

Thoughtforms or Tulpa beings are generated through the subconscious and grow by collective conscious over time.  One experiment that made this theory prevalent was the “Philip Experiment”.   The experiment highlights a case were in the early 1970’s, researchers successfully created a ghost, by using the collective conscious of its test subjects.  Could the entity be the modern day Philip? It is no doubt that the terms “ZoZo” and “Ouija Board demon” exploded once Darren Evans began posting his experiences on the internet in 2008.  Was this because people actually had similar experiences, or was it because his stories were something for horror and creepypasta fans to latch on too.

Even though most ZoZo experiences found on the net have ties with the Ouija board, many have reported contact with ZoZo by using other forms of spirit communication. People report that they have made contact with this entity during pendulum, automatic writing, electronic voice phenomena (EVP) and even spirit photography sessions.  I have personally recorded numerous class “A” EVPs of an entity proclaiming itself as the entity.

ZoZo’s power seems to come from the name being spoken. During one ouija board session that I had with another ZoZo Demon survivor Darren Evan’s the responses through the Ouija Board became stronger and stronger once the name was repeated over and over.  Many ouija sessions were true ZoZo communication occurs involve the plancette sliding over Z-O-Z-O, which causes not only the participants to say it’s name but to also focus their subconscious energy upon that entity.

Abracadabra is an ancient Aramaic phrase that means, “As I speak, I create”.   This phrase seems to hold true for the  ZoZo demon.

Ouija Board Warning Signs

Below is a list of warnings signs that may indicate contact with the entity during a session.  While there tons of paranormal entities, ghosts, and demons that may emulate the entity, these are the most common signs that it may be present.

  • Rapid figure eight movements of the planchette
  • Rainbow side to side movements of the planchette
  • Planchette spells out: ZOZO, ZAZA, ZiZi, MAMA, OZ, OZOZ, ABACUS
  • The number 28
  • Extreme sense of uneasiness, thoughts of depression during or after ouija board session
  • Dark shadow movements in or around ouija board area.
  • Mentions of PARADISE
  • It will try to befriend you
  • Give correct answers about the future
  • Will draw you back to the board
  • May make sexual advances to the participates, by physically touching, or by messages.
  • Ouija Participants will lose track of time
  • Sense of empowerment
  • Bad luck

How to protect yourself against the ZoZo Demon

  • Don’t Panic, darker entities especially demons, feed off of fear.
  • Close the session, as soon as possible.  If you are using a Ouija Board move the planchette over to Good Bye
  • Set boundaries, before starting any spirit communication it is important to set boundaries with ghosts, entities, demons that you may be communicating with
  • Smudge area, and Ouija Board participants
  • Do NOT use the same Ouija Board again
  • If the Ouija Board’s planchette spells out ZoZo or if a player feels compelled to say it’s name while playing, STOP.

Understanding the ouija warning signs is critical to protecting yourself when coming in contact with the demon ZoZo.  If you need help, would like to share your experience please leave a comment below, or send us an email.

Demon House History and Paranormal Evidence

We were contacted to perform an investigation of a private residence, which is being referred to as the Demon House due to the dark energy that has been experienced by numerous tenants in the building.  The dark energy has been so bad that it has caused many tenants to abandon their possessions in the house.  The current owners have been trying to renovate the property however they are now being attacked by unseen forces.  Tim Wood performed a 12-hour investigation in the home alone to access the paranormal activity and was shocked by the numerous paranormal events that ensued during the night.

Demon House History

For privacy reasons, we are unable to disclose the whereabouts of this location. However we can say that the house resides next to numerous well known haunted locations, and also lies between two structures that date as far back as the 1700s.  The house was built in the early 1900s by a Mormon minister and also rested on an orchard.  It is unclear at this time whether or not there was a previous structure on the land.  However there numerous documents that show that native Americans inhabited the lands the home now rests on. Once we get more information that we can verify we will post updates accordingly.


The following EVPs were captured during the first night of paranormal investigation using a Panasonic RR-DR60.  Tim was the only one in the house during the capture of the EVPs and there were no phones, TVs, or radios that were on, as the home was completely void of electronics.  Please leave a comment below and tell us what you hear!


Demon House Paranormal Investigation Videos