How to talk to ghosts in Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia is a spooky new early access game that you can play in standard and VR mode. This is a 4 player online co-op psychological horror game, so if you find yourself pretty unfazed by creepy things, then you might be ready to throw on the VR set and skulk around looking for ghosts. The premise of the game is that you are a ghost hunter, and are tasked to document the evidence of legitimate paranormal activity. This comes at your peril though, because the spooky things that reside in the dwellings that you will explore have the ability to take your life away from you!

Chatting with ghosts can easily be done:

Talking to Ghosts

To talk to ghosts in Phasmophobia, you have a few options available to you. One is to just talk and ask questions, you can do this via your microphone. Your mic is always open to the ghosts, so be careful when talking or making noise. Second, there's the Spirit Box, which is an item you can turn on and ask questions to when a ghost is nearby. Finally, there's the Ouija Board, interact with it to light it up, and talk into your mic to ask the ghost questions. If there is a ghost nearby, it will respond via the board.

We are going to be listing a bunch of the different questions that you can ask the ghosts in the lists below. Credit to Java on Steam for providing these useful lists!

General Questions Lists

There are questions you can just say while you are walking around the area you are exploring. You may or may not get a response or reaction, it's up to the ghost. Some ghosts are more shy than others, which means you might need to use more of the tools available to you to get them to interact.

  • Anybody with us?
  • Anybody in the room?
  • Anybody here?
  • Are you a child?
  • Are you old?
  • Are you young?
  • Are you male or female?
  • Are you a woman?
  • Are you a girl?
  • Are you a boy?
  • Are you male?
  • Are you female?
  • Are you here?
  • Are you with us?
  • Are you close?
  • Are you angry?
  • Are you friendly?
  • Can you talk to us?
  • Can you give me your name?
  • Do you want to hurt us?
  • Do you want us here?
  • Give us a sign.
  • Hello?
  • How old are you?
  • How young are you?
  • Is there a Spirit here?
  • Is there a Ghost here?
  • Let us know you are here.
  • Should we leave?
  • Show yourself.
  • Speak to us.
  • What should we do?
  • What are you?
  • What do you want?
  • What are you?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your age?
  • What is your location?
  • What is your gender?
  • When were you born?
  • Who is this?
  • Who are we talking to?
  • Who am I talking to?
  • Who are you?
  • Why are you here?

Spirit Box Questions

Once you think you have the area of where the ghost is residing, you can turn off all of the lights, place down or hold onto the Spirit Box, and then ask it questions. If the ghost is feeling chatty, they will respond through the box.

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

Here's an example of using the Spirit Box and getting a response from one of the ghosts:

Ouija Board Questions

There's a whole lot of questions you can ask via the Ouija Board, but you need to be careful because some of these could anger the ghost and send them on the attack! You will need to watch your Sanity Level when using the board, because it decreases it pretty significantly.

  • Are you old?
  • Are you young?
  • Are you alone?
  • Are we alone?
  • Are you here?
  • Are you close?
  • Are there any spirits?
  • Did you murder?
  • How old are you?
  • How long have you been here?
  • How long ago did you die?
  • How many are in this room?
  • How many ghosts are in this room?
  • How many ghosts are in here?
  • When did you die?
  • What is your room?
  • What is the name of the person you killed?
  • What is the name of the person you murdered?
  • What is your age?
  • Where are you?
  • Who did you kill?
  • Who is your victim?
  • Who did you murder?
  • Who died?
  • Who is here?
  • Who is in this room?

You can check out what the Ouija Board looks like in action with this video:

Trigger Words

There are certain words you might say into your open microphone that will possibly get the ghost excited. Always remember that your microphone is always open to ghosts when you are in the game!

  • I'm scared
  • I am scared
  • scared
  • scary
  • spooky
  • horror
  • scare
  • frighten
  • panic
  • fright
  • hide
  • run
  • Show your presence
  • Show us
  • Show me
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