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The Dangerous Game
Subject Names: Lisa Dobrowolski, Mike Dobrowolski, Zac Woehler
Subject Location: Virginia Beach, 2008
Paranormal Experience: A Ouija board brings a family an unwelcome guest
Lisa Dobrowolski was skeptical, yet curious about the concept of the Ouija board so she and her husband Mike bought a board, and began experimenting. They couple ended up consulting the board multiple times a day.
Lisa's son Zac was a doubter, and thought they were giving too much credence to the board's answers. Lisa knew that there was a risk to Ouija, depending on the spirit the user encountered.
Lisa and Mike sat down to the board for a consultation. They asked if any friendly spirits wanted to speak to them. The answer was no. When they asked who it was, the board spelled out "Vox". The planchette began to move of its own accord, with "Vox" telling Lisa it loved her, and that she was a porn star. According to Mike, it was out of his control and frightening. "Vox" told them they'd never be rid of it, and then began using the board to count down. Lisa screamed and threw the planchette before the countdown could finish.
The Dobrowolskis put the board away in a closet, and didn't think about it again.
Lisa gave birth to their son, Brodie, in July 2009.
In Spring 2010, odd things began happening. Lisa was home alone and heard heavy footsteps from upstairs. Thinking Zac had come home and she hadn't noticed; she called for him. Silence. Lisa went upstairs, but the house felt wrong. She was certain someone was there. On another occasion, they heard voices right beside them. Food was thrown across the room to land on shattered plates.
That Thanksgiving, during a friendly gathering of family and friends, Brodie's toys spontaneously begin turning on, making noise, cars moving across the floor and bears singing. Just as quickly as the cacophony had begun, it stopped. The guests, quite disturbed, took that as their cue to leave the party.
Zac always felt a cold chill coming down the stairs, and the sense that something was watching from above. He knew whatever it was, it was near Brodie's door.
One night, Lisa awoke suddenly feeling her leg was on fire. She examined it, to discover a six-inch long scratch. No sooner had she seen the scratch than a blood-curdling scream came from Brodie's room. Lisa ran and picked up Brodie from his crib. The baby kept pointing at the closet, which had been shut when he went to bed. At that point the doors were wide open. Two nights later, the same thing happened. This time, Lisa tied the closet doors shut. When she closed the door to Brodie's room, something immediately sounded like it was trying to break out of the closet.
Lisa went to pick Brodie up from an afternoon nap. She turned toward the hallway when she saw a black figure standing there. As soon as it disappeared, she took the baby and walked out of the house. It was time to fight. It was time to take back their home.
They were put in touch with Johnnie 'Grey Wolf' Florez, who came to investigate. He was drawn to the stairs, and asked what was upstairs that they hadn't told him about. That was when the Ouija board came back out. Grey Wolf believed it was the door through which Vox was attacking. They submerged the board in water, where it remained for 6 months. In January, 2011, the paranormal activity resumed. This time, Grey Wolf burned the board. There has been no further unexplained activity…
Trumbull County UFO
Subject Names: Roy Anne Rudolph, Toby Meloro, dozens of residents of Trumbull County, Ohio
Subject Location: Trumbull County, Ohio, 1994
Paranormal Experience: Mass UFO sighting
Roy Anne Rudolph expected the same night she always had working as a 911 dispatcher, until the first strange call crossed her headset. A man called to report what he thought might be fire coming out of the back of a plane. Within seconds after hanging up with him, a mother and daughter called in to report lights in the sky, hanging there absolutely silent. Even the news media were getting reports of strange lights.
The calls became too many to be coincidence or prank. So Roy Anne asked Officer Toby Meloro to go in and investigate. Toby drove to the road where the sightings were taking place. A man stopped him in the street, nearly hyperventilating. He told Toby that there were lights over his house and wanted Toby to look.
Roy Anne called the local air base to see if they had anything, but there was nothing within a 60 mile radius.
Toby saw some lights in the distance, but what he found literally stopped him in his tracks. Within a quarter-mile of the lights, everything electronic in his squad car died, including the radio. Toby was out there by himself. Roy Anne kept trying to call Toby, but there was no response. She proceeded to direct a couple of cars to investigate Toby's sudden silence.
Toby, however, was face to face with the light. He could identify a structure behind the light, but the light was so bright, he couldn't see anything clearly. It appeared to be the size of a football field, and hovered silently over the trees. While he stood there, it began to move off. Nothing below it was affected. Toby jumped as his car suddenly began to run, Roy Anne calling him over the radio. He reported back in, but needed to collect his thoughts.
The radios began going nuts with officers in other jurisdictions in the county reporting sightings. Reports were coming in from miles off in every direction. Using the radio reports, Toby triangulated its position, jumped back in his car, and headed off.
An officer in nearby Brookfield climbed a radio tower with binoculars and got some very good visuals. He was praying it was just an airplane.
Roy Anne called the air base again. There was nothing on radar within 60 miles of the Youngstown area. Roy Anne coaxed an officer to take her out to see the thing. She was amazed. She couldn't hear it, and it wasn't moving, but its presence was massive.
While she and the officer are examining it, the object suddenly shot off and disappeared.
The case remains unexplained.
Paranormal Witness Credits
Season 1, Episode 105 Trumbull County UFO/The Dangerous Game
InterviewsDirector of Photography Mark Molesworth
Story ProducersAmy Lee-Jones
Casting DirectorGloria Mann
Director of PhotographyBen Joiner
Sound MixerChad Hunt
Key GripRobbie Barton-Taylor
1st Assistant CameraGarth Archibald
Camera TraineeDevon Chytil
Make-Up &HairRobert Prince
Location ManagerDimitri Komessarios
Location P.A.John O’Leary
Unit ManagerDaniel Lee
1st Assistant DirectorJames Rait Rob Fowler
2nd Assistant DirectorBen Marrello
Set P.A.Ryan Delaney
Art DirectorSasha Tolstoy
Set DressersKyle Thornhill
Nicholson Michael Hall
Costume SupervisorGinger Martini
Production Co-OrdinatorGuillermo Garcia
Assistant Production Co-OrdinatorGerson Pe¤a
Field ProducerTim Riding
Associate ProducerSarah Zammitt
Costume DesignerPeter Olzcak
Production DesignerFlorian Schuck
Drama Line ProducerEric Beldowski
Producer for Cream ProductionsKate Harrison
Executive in Charge of ProductionPiers Vellacott
Production CoordinatorGeorgina Buck
Production CoordinatorKavita Chopra
Legal ServicesSmithdehn LLC
Insurance ServicesMedia Insurance
Editing FacilitiesPrime Focus
Special EffectsFluid Pictures
Dubbing MixerWid Cook
Online EditorAlex Pickering
Offline EditorTom Fulford
Line ProducerSimon Mills
Executive ProducersDimitri Doganis