Phasmophobia Spirit Box Questions Guide

Are you having trouble with Phasmophobia's Spirit Box? You're likely not asking the right questions.

If you want to succeed in Kinetic Games' survival-horror Phasmophobia, then you are going to have to do some fine paranormal detective work and ask the spirit box questions.

For starters, it's important to break down precisely what kind of ghost you are dealing with.

Breaking down precisely which ghost you're dealing with requires the use of the spirit box, but it's no easy task. It's time to shake off those goosebumps, ask your apparition the right questions and master the dreaded spirit box.

Every Spirit Box Question


In order to effectively utilize the spirit box, you will first need to make sure you are in the same room as the ghost. Then, with the spirit box equipped or near you on the ground, begin speaking into your microphone.

You will know you are using the spirit box correctly when the phrase "nothing detected" appears on the display. This will signify that the ghost has acknowledged your question, but has chosen not to answer.

Simply continue to ask questions until the ghost responds. A list of all of the suitable questions you can ask the ghost may be found down below.

  • Can you speak?
  • Can you speak to us?
  • Are there any ghosts?
  • Is there anyone with me?
  • Can we speak?
  • Is there anyone here?
  • May I ask you?
  • Would you like to talk?
  • Are you the only one here?
  • Are you waiting?
  • Is there anything I can do?
  • Do you know who we are?
  • Are you happy?
  • Are you here all the time?
  • Are you male or female?
  • Do you want us to leave?
  • Can I ask you?
  • Can you make a sound?
  • Is this you're home?
  • Can you speak to us?
  • Shall we leave?
  • Do you want to hurt us?

How to Interpret the Spirit Box's Answers

In order to prompt an answer from the ghost in question, you will have to ask it one of the questions listed above. Of course, the questions are all quite different. Luckily the answer you will need will always be the same: anything.

The ghost's answer will change based on your question. Sometimes you may see oddly casual verbiage like "Adult" or "Away" appear on your spirit box. Other times, the response may be a touch more sinister. Sometimes the spirit box may read "Die" or "Kill". With all of that in mind, the important thing is that you receive a response.

Once you receive a response, no matter the specific word gained, you can mark the response as evidence within your journal. This will help you narrow down the type of ghost you have on your hands. There are still a number of things you will have to do before you manage to come out of Phasmophobia as a winner of course.

Check out our bevy of other Phasmophobia guides here on GameSkinny to learn all there is to know about surviving this horrifyingly good game.


Hunter Boyce has been writing professionally for a solid half-decade. During that time, he has written about everything from mixed martial arts to TV/film. Whenever he's not watching UFC PPVs or playing games in his free time, he's usually fantasizing about finding a Dungeons and Dragons group that won't flake on him. His favorite games are The Last of Us, Fallout 3, BioShock and Red Dead Redemption.

Published Dec. 30th 2020

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