Phasmophobia questions list: How to talk to the ghost

Learn the questions and phrases you can use to speak with the ghosts in Phasmophobia.

Consider yourself to have the courage of a lion? You’ll want to grab yourself a spirit box in Phasmophobia so that you can talk to the ghost and capture evidence of its existence. The box is only half the challenge, however, as you’ll also need to know the questions you can ask when you talk to the ghost in Phasmophobia. Fortunately, the game’s community has been hard at work piecing together the various questions and phrases that ghosts will respond to. Below, we’ve broken down how to talk with the ghost in Phasmophobia with the questions list and statements you can use to get a response.

How to talk to the ghost in Phasmophobia

How to talk to the ghost in Phasmophobia
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You’ll need a working microphone to talk to the ghost in Phasmophobia, as they respond only when physically asked out loud. Before you test it out, make sure that Voice Recognition is working in the game’s audio settings. You can talk to the ghost whenever you want, but you’ll only hear and record a verbal response when holding the Spirit Box. You also have to switch off the lights in the room you're testing. Sometimes the ghost will even do that for you, generous soul that it is. Candles, flashlights, UV lights, glowsticks, Motion Sensors and DOTS Projectors are all okay. Shy Ghosts will also only respond if you are alone in the room.

Finally, only some ghost types will respond to the Spirit Box. This is one of the ways you’ll be able to identify the ghost type. Some ghosts will only talk to lone players, so you’ll need someone to check the response in the truck to see whether they only react when a player is by themself. The question detection isn’t perfect, so sometimes you’ll get a response that doesn’t quite make sense. Try not to overwhelm the ghost with too many questions and you’ll typically fare better than with several players shouting over one another.

So to recap, to talk to the ghost you’ll need the following things sorted:

  • A working microphone (with voice recognition enabled)
  • Hold the Spirit Box
  • A room with the lights off
  • The correct type of ghost

Thanks to recent updates, the ghost will sound quieter or louder depending on how close you are to its room. You'll need to listen carefully to the Spirit Box for signs that it's responding.

Ghost question list in Phasmophobia

Phasmophobia questions list
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Below are all the phrases currently known to get a response out of ghosts in Phasmophobia. Many of these have been rounded up by the community since the game's launch. Most are questions, but some are demands. Speaking to the ghost can rile it up, which may make you more likely to be killed in a hunt. That's especially true if you call the Ghost's name, so we advise against doing that during the early stages of the hunt. You might need to do it eventually to make things happen, but you did take this job knowing the risks, after all.

We’ve split the list into questions and requests you can ask the ghost in Phasmophobia. Say the questions or phrases below slowly and clearly when you think you're near the ghost to get a response for the player holding the Spirit Box.


  • Are there any ghosts here?
  • Are you a child?
  • Are you angry?
  • Are you close?
  • Are you friendly?
  • Are you happy?
  • Are you male or female?
  • Are you old?
  • Are you the only one here?
  • Are you with us?
  • Are you young?
  • Can we speak?
  • Can you make a sound?
  • Can you show yourself?
  • Can you speak to us?
  • Can you speak?
  • Can you talk?
  • Do you want to hurt us?
  • Do you want us here?
  • Do you want us to leave?
  • How old are you?
  • How young are you?
  • Is there anyone here?
  • Is there anyone with me?
  • Is there anything I can do?
  • Is this your home?
  • Should we leave?
  • What do you want?
  • What is your age?
  • Who are you?
  • Why are you here?
  • Would you like to talk?


  • We want to speak to you
  • We mean you no harm
  • We are friends
  • Give us a sign
  • Do something
  • Let us know you are here
  • Make a noise
  • Open a door
  • Open this/the door
  • Scream
  • Turn on the lights
  • Turn off the lights
  • Throw something
  • Talk to me/us
  • Say the ghost's name

Those are all the ghost questions in Phasmophobia that we know of so far. There’s no one official list out there, but several key phrases have been shown to raise a response from the ghost. As such, you should try to work through a selection of choices from our Phasmophobia ghost questions list when you find the ghost room in order to get a response. As we noted above, remember that you’ll only get a response from certain types of ghost, and only with the Spirit Box will you hear words said back to you. Most of the ghost types which respond are dangerous, so good luck and try not to get killed!

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.


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