Phasmophobia: How to Use the Spirit Box and What Questions to Ask Ghosts

Phasmophobia has everyone gripping their mouses way too tight as they commence on contracts alongside friends and experience some serious scares. The game was recently released on Steam as a co-op multiplayer where you play as a paranormal investigator, either alone or with friends.

A feature of the game that is currently a fan-favourite is the fact that you can actually make attempts at communicating with the ghosts while you try to track them down. One of the ways in which you can do this is by using a Spirit Box.

In this guide, we explain what the Spirit Box is and how you and your friends can use it.

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How to Use the Spirit Box

The Spirit Box is one of the many pieces of equipment on offer that can be purchased to hunt ghosts in Phasmophobia. You can use the item to help figure out which type of ghost you're dealing with, as well as gather important evidence for meeting objectives.

If you've just introduced yourself to the game, it's likely that you have no idea how to use this small box, but it's really easy once you know how it functions. The Spirit Box is a means of communicating with ghosts and finding out where they are on your map.

While using the Spirit Box, you'll likely hear random words or noises from the ghost as you ask it questions, which we have suggested below. The Spirit Box will show more activity and create a lot more noise as you get closer to, and enter, the room that the ghost is active in. However, for the ghost to interact with the Spirit Box, a player must be alone and have the lights off as they wander around and investigate using it.

To use the Spirit Box, equip it and right-click or right trigger on the controller. This will turn the box on, and you can then simply talk to the ghost by asking it the questions listed below. The response you receive doesn't matter; as long as you receive a response, this counts as evidence and will help you to narrow down which ghost you're dealing with.

There is the chance that you'll hear nothing from the Spirit Box, which means the type of ghost you're dealing with doesn't respond to this and you should move on to the next piece of equipment.


  • Are there any ghosts?
  • Are you happy?
  • Are you here all the time?
  • Are you male/female?
  • Are you the only one here?
  • Are you waiting?
  • Can I ask you a question?
  • Can we speak?
  • Can you make a sound?
  • Can you speak to us?
  • Can you speak?
  • Do something.
  • Do you know who we are?
  • Do you want us to leave?
  • Give us a sign.
  • Is there anyone here?
  • Is there anyone with me?
  • Is there anything I can do?
  • Is this you’re home?
  • Knock on something.
  • Let us know you are here.
  • Make a noise.
  • Make a sound.
  • May I ask you?
  • Open a door.
  • Open the door.
  • Open this door.
  • Scream.
  • Show us.
  • Show us your presence.
  • Talk to me.
  • Talk to us.
  • Throw something.
  • Turn on/off the light.
  • We are friends.
  • We mean you no harm.
  • We would like to speak to you.
  • Would you like to talk?

Questions sourced from AOTF.

With that, we wish you the best on your search for ghosts. If you're playing solo, we've got some tips on how to make the most of your time here. Otherwise, good luck trying not to deafen your friends with your screams.

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