Phasmophobia: How to Find Ghost Writing

The Ghost Writing Book on the floor in Phasmophobia.

During your time as a paranormal investigator in Phasmophobia, you'll spend much of your time gathering various pieces of evidence and messing around with different equipment. One piece of evidence that is a staple, and easy enough to acquire, is Ghost Writing. You don't have to spend much time hovering around the book in fear, either!

In this guide, we've explained what Ghost Writing is, how you can find it, and what to do with it.

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How to Find Ghost Writing

First and foremost, you should try and place the Ghost Writing Book relatively early on in your game. We recommend placing it somewhere that you suspect the ghost might be, and you can always place more than one! When placing the book, ensure that it is open like the image below, so your ghost can easily go ahead and use it for their ghastly artwork or messages. You also don't need to ensure that the lights are off for any interaction with the book to occur.

Once the Ghost Writing Book has been placed, you can go about collecting other evidence by asking questions using the Spirit Box or hunting for fingerprints using the UV Flashlight. However, make sure to keep checking on the book throughout your contract. Successful Ghost Writing will take the form of scribbled drawings or ominous-looking written messages - anything that isn't the blank page that you placed down earlier. If you're lucky (or unlucky, actually), you may even catch the ghost in the act of writing. This will be shown as the book slightly hovering off the surface of wherever you placed it, or the pen being scribbled with frantically and then thrown.

You want to go and take a look at that Ghost Writing, but if you see that the ghost is in action, we recommend probably hiding for a minute or two first and ensuring the area is safe before gathering your evidence.

What to Do With Ghost Writing

The Ghost Writing Book on the kitchen floor of the Farmhouse in Phasmophobia.
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First things first, Ghost Writing acts of evidence of a few types of ghost in Phasmophobia, as listed below:

  • Demon
  • Mare
  • Myling
  • Spirit
  • Shade
  • Revenant
  • Poltergeist
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Additionally, Ghost Writing also counts as a ghostly interaction and can snag you some extra points, and therefore, money. It can also help you to narrow down which area or room your ghost is active in, so you know where to go about seeking the rest of your evidence.

Once you encounter some successful Ghost Writing, use the Photo Camera to take a picture of it and this will then be counted towards your points, and pay-out, at the end of your contract. Considering how easy it is to come across Ghost Writing, it's definitely something worth doing during all your contracts to earn some relatively stress-free points during Phasmophobia.

Mentioning stress-free, that's one thing that Phasmophobia is not. However, if you want to try to ward off ghosts or prevent hunting from happening for a few minutes whilst you place new equipment, collect old equipment, or go checking Ghost Writing Books, it's definitely worth learning how to make good use of Smudge Sticks and the Crucifix.