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Episode Recap: The Dangerous Game/Trumbull County UFO


The Dangerous Game

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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


Director of Photography Mark Molesworth
Donna Bertaccini
Story Producers
Amy Lee-Jones
Peter Johonnett
Paul Windle


Casting Director
Gloria Mann
Director of Photography
Ben Joiner
Sound Mixer
Chad Hunt
Mike O’neil
Brett Hughes
Michael Preuss
Key Grip
Robbie Barton-Taylor
1st Assistant Camera
Garth Archibald
Camera Trainee
Devon Chytil
Make-Up &Hair
Robert Prince
Location Manager
Dimitri Komessarios
Location P.A.
John O’Leary
Unit Manager
Daniel Lee
Kyle Brunet
Blazing Kitchen
1st Assistant Director
James Rait Rob Fowler
2nd Assistant Director
Ben Marrello
Set P.A.
Ryan Delaney
Art Director
Sasha Tolstoy
Set Dressers
Kyle Thornhill
Bobby Adabie
Nicholson Michael Hall
Costume Supervisor
Ginger Martini
Production Co-Ordinator
Guillermo Garcia
Assistant Production Co-Ordinator
Gerson Pe¤a
Field Producer
Tim Riding
Associate Producer
Sarah Zammitt
Costume Designer
Peter Olzcak
Production Designer
Florian Schuck
Drama Line Producer
Eric Beldowski
Producer for Cream Productions
Kate Harrison


Executive in Charge of Production
Piers Vellacott
Production Coordinator
Georgina Buck
Production Coordinator
Kavita Chopra
Legal Services
Smithdehn LLC
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Editing Facilities
Prime Focus
Special Effects
Fluid Pictures
Tom Howe
Graeme Hayes
Dubbing Mixer
Wid Cook
Online Editor
Alex Pickering
Offline Editor
Tom Fulford
Line Producer
Simon Mills
Stephen Kemp
Mark Lewis
Executive Producers
Dimitri Doganis
Bart Layton