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"Only certain ghosts will talk through a Spirit Box when asked a question with your voice. Make sure the lights are off."

The Spirit Box is a piece of equipment used to find Spirit Box evidence. It creates white noise by constantly cycling through various radio frequencies, which allows the ghost to communicate with players.


To get a Spirit Box response from the ghost, the following is required:

  • The player must either be in the same room as the ghost, or within 3 meters of it if not in the same room.
  • The lights in the room must be off. Light emitted from equipment, including electronic and non-electronic equipment, does not affect this. Lights in other rooms, including rooms or hallways that are directly adjacent, may be left on, and any doors between the rooms can stay open.
  • Ghosts noted to respond only to "people who are alone" (as stated on the whiteboard and in the journal) will respond only if there is a single person in the room at the moment the question is asked. If the ghost is noted to respond to everyone, the number of people in the room does not affect the ghost's ability to respond.

The Spirit Box will work if thrown on the ground as long as it is left on and the player is within range to ask questions and hear the responses. If the game does not detect any microphone input, the Spirit Box will automatically attempt to obtain a response about every 10 seconds, randomly selecting an answer for any of the three question types if the conditions listed above are met.

If the ghost has Spirit Box as a valid evidence, it has a 2/3 chance[verify] to respond any time a question is asked. If the player is particularly unlucky, the ghost may simply decide to not respond, despite having the Spirit Box be one of its pieces of evidence.

It is recommended that the Spirit Box be tested as soon as the ghost room has been found in order to minimize the risk of the ghost starting a hunt, as the player using the Spirit Box must be very close, in the dark, and possibly alone.

A microphone icon on the top left of the Spirit Box's screen will indicate whether or not the Spirit Box is ready to receive microphone input; this will light up when pressing the push to talk key, or all the time if the player is using a VR headset. In solo sessions, questions can be asked directly without using the push to talk key even when the microphone icon is not lit up.[note 1] When a phrase is successfully registered, either the "X" icon will display with no voice, or the ghost icon will display as well as the ghost responding via voice. If neither of these two things happens, it is possible the game did not recognize any valid phrase, or the player's voice recognition is not working properly. In some cases, faulty voice recognition is caused by switching to another window out of the game, and can be fixed by pressing the Windows key twice to refocus the game.

Possible ghosts

Mare Spirit Box Ghost Orb Ghost Writing
Onryo Spirit Box Freezing Temperatures Ghost Orb
Phantom Spirit Box D.O.T.S. Projector Fingerprints
Poltergeist Spirit Box Fingerprints Ghost Writing
Spirit Spirit Box EMF Level 5 Ghost Writing
The Mimic Spirit Box Fingerprints Freezing Temperatures
The Twins Spirit Box EMF Level 5 Freezing Temperatures
Wraith Spirit Box D.O.T.S. Projector EMF Level 5
Yokai Spirit Box D.O.T.S. Projector Ghost Orb

Types of Questions

There are three types of questions you can ask:

  • Aggression
  • Location
  • Age

Aggression questions always have a murderous response.
Location questions indicate if the ghost is in the same room as you or an adjacent room.
Age questions give you a response based on the predetermined age of the ghost chosen when the level begins (note that the Ghost Model is randomized and therefore unaffected by this).

Aggression Questions

  • "What do you want?"
  • "Why are you here?"
  • "Do you want to hurt us?"
  • "Are you angry?"
  • "Do you want us here?"
  • "Shall we leave?"
  • "Should we leave?"
  • "Do you want us to leave?"
  • "What should we do?"
  • "Can we help?"
  • "Is anything wrong?"
  • "Are you friendly?"


  • "Kill"
  • "Death"
  • "Die"
  • "Hate"
  • "Hurt"
  • "Attack"

Location questions

The response you get from these questions depends on how far you are from the ghost and if they are in your current room or in a room adjacent.

  • "Where are you?"
  • "Are you close?"
  • "Can you show yourself?"
  • "Give us a sign."
  • "Let us know you are here."
  • "Show yourself."
  • "Can you talk?"
  • "Speak to us."
  • "Are you here?"
  • "Are you with us?"
  • "Anybody with us?"
  • "Is anyone here?"
  • "Anybody in the room?"
  • "Anybody here?"
  • "Is there a spirit here?"
  • "Is there a Ghost here?"
  • "What is your location?"

The ghost will give you two types of responses, depending on if you are within 3 meters of the ghost and if it is in the same room as you, or an adjacent room.

Within 3 meters:

  • "I'm here"
  • "I'm close"
  • "(I'm) behind you"
  • "Next to you"

In the same room but more than 3 meters away:

  • "Away"
  • "Far"

Age questions

Note: The Ghost Model used and the age are both randomized, and are not correlated to each other.

  • "How old are you?"
  • "How young are you?"
  • "What is your age?"
  • "When were you born?"
  • "Are you a child?"
  • "Are you old?"
  • "Are you young?"


  • "Old"
  • "Young"


Due to the nature of the game's voice recognition, sentences that are partially-recognized may be interpreted as a full question, even if it is one that the game would otherwise not answer, including silly ones. Use of silly questions for the Spirit Box is unreliable; conventional questions have a much higher chance of working.


  • "Are you French?"
  • "Are you hungry?"
  • "What do you want to eat?"
  • "Do you want to build a snowman?"
  • "Do you want to watch Spongebob?"



  • "Are you bored?"

Known bugs

  • Sometimes a Spirit Box will completely fail, even if you are asking a supported question and have a working microphone. Picking up another Spirit Box may rectify this.



  1. This is currently a bug.
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