Example of an objective board

The Objective Board can be found in the starting van players spawn in, opposite of the Computer and adjacent to the Site Activity Monitor and Sound Sensor Screen.

With the exception of the tutorial mission, it will always display 4 objectives and a paragraph with information about the ghost, such as its name and whether the ghost responds to everyone or only people that are alone (on Professional difficulty, only the name of the Ghost is provided).Once an objective has been completed, the text on the board will become grayed out.


The objectives written on the board are entierly optional and can be just ignored alltogether (forfeiting payment from those) and can be done in any order.

The first objective on the list will always be to discover the type of Ghost haunting the premises. This objective will only complete when leaving the mission if two or more players have one type of Ghost written in their journal when leaving the mission. If the guessed Ghost type was incorrect or everyone had a different type written down, the objective will fail. The reward recieved from the first objective will depend on the difficulty level.

The other 3 objectives are generated randomly and relate more to "side missions", such as getting the Ghost to walk through salt or capture a photo of the Ghost. These can be completed during the mission and will be greyed out on the board once done.

Objective description Condition for completion Recommended strategy Notes
Find evidence of paranormal activity with an EMF Reader The EMF Reader goes to level 2 or higher. Either look for the ghost room with an EMF reader, or if you know where the ghost already is, leave the EMF reader on inside the room. A player doesn't have to be present for the objectives to be completed.
Capture a photo of the ghost Use the Photo Camera to take a photo of a ghost either manifesting or hunting other players. Try to anger the ghost and have it manifest or enter a hunting phase, but make sure to keep an escape route or a hiding spot. It's easier to make the ghost hunt with lower sanity. Sometimes ghosts flicker in and out of view and are difficult to take a picture of.
Taking a photo of the ghost on the monitor does not count.
Detect a ghost's presence with a Motion Sensor The ghost must trigger a placed Motion Sensor. Place motion sensors into doorways or hallways the ghost might roam through and onto walls of the ghost room.
Prevent the ghost from hunting with a Crucifix A crucifix must be placed in an area where the ghost may manifest. If the cross is withing the range of the ghost trying to enter a hunt phase, it will be prevented and the ghost will not start hunting. Refer to Crucifix. As trying to enter a hunt is a dangerous move, it's recommended to keep a player in the van to inform you of the completion of the objective for quick escape if it has been completed. For Banshee, the crucifix area is nearly doubled (5 meters).
Have a member of your team witness a Ghost event A player must be present in a room where a Ghost event is taking place. Ghost event has higher chance of happening inside the ghost room.
Cleanse the area near the ghost using Smudge Sticks Light a Smudge Stick inside the Ghost Room with a lighter or a candle. Cleansing the area is one of the last things you should do, since smudging prevents the ghost from manifesting or hunting. Throwing the lit sticks at a hunting ghost also clears the objective.
Get a Ghost to walk through Salt The ghost must step in salt that has been placed previously by a player using a Salt Shaker. Leaving salt in choke points such as doorways or hallways will make the ghost more likely to step in it. The pile of salt will have an obvious mark in it after being stepped on by the ghost.

See also

(Starter Equipment is in bold italics)
Purchasable Equipment: CandleCrucifixEMF ReaderFlashlight (regular)Ghost Writing BookGlow StickHead Mounted CameraInfrared Light SensorLighterMotion SensorParabolic MicrophonePhoto CameraSalt ShakerSanity PillsSpirit BoxSmudge SticksSound SensorStrong FlashlightThermometerTripodUV FlashlightVideo Camera
Van Equipment: Objective BoardSanity MonitorSite Activity MonitorSite MapSetup Timer
Onsite Equipment: Bone EvidenceOuija BoardVoodoo Doll
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