Phasmophobia Survival and Detective Guide


For Phasmophobia players, thisi s a small guide about surviving and little things to think about when trying to ID the ghost/demon.


Remember: This can is an Investigation detective type game, where you should try figure things out and discover stuff on your own, however if you played enough and want to know more, or getting really stuck at specific things like how to properly hide or what to do when you only get 0-1 peice of evidence repeatedly, I may be able to help you.

Lack of Evidence.

WARNING: Potential SPOILERS AHEAD, This game is designed for you to investigate and solve a mystery by trial and error, seeing what works and doesn’t figuring things out. Game devs say you should try find things out and discover on your own but if you really want to then look up stuff.


There will be a time you will probably get 1 or 2 peices of evidence and take a good guess OR get nothing but have some activity happening but you have no idea what it is… Well, that book has more info than “evidence.”

Take note what is happening around you and the team, talk to one another asking what is it doing, Some spirits will be increasingly aggressive without being provoked and this can be, throwing stuff, opening doors, turning lights on and off, showing it self repeatedly and scaring you. This is what I call undocumented evidence because if you go to the list for evidence (written evidence) it will have specific selections. EMF Level 5, Ghost writing, Orbs, Spirit Box, Freezing Temp.

If you have a single bit of evidence USE that to help narrow down the suspects.

My team:
We was in a school, we only had freezing temps and nothing else, the board told us “it responds to anyone that is alone.” So we all left the room we found the freezing temp for 20 minutes and got nothing, me and one other walked in and moved the a spirit book and one other then the door opened with it standing there!

We decided to get the ghost box while one member stays to try get a response, we had lights flickering in the hallway, doors opening and closing as we made our way to the entrance and finally “Whisper” from a random room. We got the spirit box and nothing, our motion detectors kept going off in the freezing temp once I arrived with the spirit box, nothing came through. Activity increased but no hunt happened, lights flickered, phone rings. that was it. We walked back to the van to see if we had anything left to use and soon as we walked away we heard it make sounds behind us twice in two hallways, one of the members got salt, went back and left patches… Shortly after it showed itself again there was footstep in the salt. We decided its a banshee as it “stalks its pray.” and one Piece of written evidence is freezing temps. We returned back to base and got it right.

The only way we could figure this out was going through three lists.

  • ➤What written Evidence do we currently have:
  • ➤What Did it do and what matches it in terms of behaviour
  • ➤What is it not doing that others do in terms of behaviour

It helps list down to two choices sometimes.

Being Hunted.

So, you are being hunted but what should you do, how do you “hide” and survive, what causes it to find you or see you?

I advice you to try hide and try different methods and ideas yourself but if you’re at a loss or don’t care about “spoils” in regards to hiding then here it is.

During hunts it is important to reduce the chance being spotted and heard.

Does it make a sound?
Yes: Turn it off.
No: Keep it on.

Does light up bright?
Yes: Turn it off.
No: Keep it on.

It can be heard when used to lure it to YOUR or a team mates position
Talking or whispering will lure it to you.

Do you know the room the ghost is active in?
YES: Avoid it.
No: Try and guess where it may come from and hide somewhere away from it.

Are you in a room with no place to hide like a closet or locker?
YES: Find a corner of a room and hide
No: Go in the locker or closet and close the door.

My Team:
In the Asylum me and the team are walking to the van to finish up, we know what it is and it keeps hunting us repeatedly.
We been caught out in the hallway and dived into near by rooms, closed the door, turning off all equipment and stayed silent listening out for sounds of it which was always near and took note of its direction and tried to keep away while moving to the truck.
We got caught in a big room, we all went to corner of the room and heard it in the same room walking around.
We finally got to the exit and it closed the door on one of us, that team member quickly moved into a room and closed the door, it was walking around near the door of the room he was in.

If we spoke at any time or had our equipment on, it would of gotten closer each time and possibly found one of us, if we used the radio when our one team member was hiding, it would of gotten him.

Are you in a hallway?
Yes: Run into a room and close the door, keep away from the door and hide using the question above.
No: Good, use question above.

Are you in a HUGE room like a school basketball court?
YES: Try to find a corner of the room or stay still away from any doors
No: Phew, use questions above.

Are you in a very small room with no place to hide like a bathroom?
Yes: Close the door and hope for the best OR try attempt to exit and go into another bigger room.
No: Phew, Use questions above.

Spoilers (Story time)

This is based on in game events, please be warned I will detail explain some things that WILL SPOIL the game in some way, if you DO NOT want ANY SPOILS please stop reading now.

Me and some friends decided to take a job by this home owner who has been getting some ghostly activity.

We enter, going room to room, someone calls over radio “I getting freezing temps here”
I run over to the voice that was in the bed room and instantly level 3 EMF sounds strong at the door and stops in the room where its freezing, we all can see our breaths!
I placed one camera inside the room and one outside the room pointed to the location we had a EMF level 3.

Returning to the van grabbing the book and salt while a team member using the ghost box, “Adult”
is heard as I return with a book and salt, I decided to place one salt patch in the hallway, one in the room and outside the room by the door. “Leave” over the ghost box, the lights flicker but nothing happens.

“So far we only have Freezing Temps and voice on the radio thing, what could it be?” one member said
“Nothing friendly, evidence points to all dangerous ones” another member replies.

I walk down the hallway the lights start to flicker, someone else follows behind leaving a member inside the house as the other is in the van watching the screen “No orbs, activity level spiking to 6”

Lights flicker and im standing at the door way with a team member behind me
“I have a camera to take its picture.” they tell me
the member in the van calls on the radio “leave the bedroom for now and lets talk about what to do”
As this happens I call out its name and shortly “HUNT ME!”
It shows itself and I fall back as this happens the front door SLAMS SHUT!

“OOOOOOOH, That freaking scared the hell out of me!” i screamed
“She really took your challenge!”
“I had no idea that was really going to work!”
the door opens and we have disturbed salt.
A team member enters and the door shuts “COME ON! IM NOT SCA..A.A…”

the door opens, our team mates body is there, I taunt it more as i stand back on the door, it slams the door shut pushing me outside but not in a hunt, just to scare us, I reopen the door and we just start throwing things in, it shows itself again and we both step back outside and the door slams shut.

We look at the camera and pictures are flying off walls, the tv is flashing on and off the lights going nuts, we went back to base.

What was it….. I don’t remember apart from when I challenged it, within a SECOND it took my challenge and it scared me where i ended up shaking for a while.

That’s all we are sharing today in Phasmophobia Survival and Detective Tips, if there are anything you want to add please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll see you soon. Credit to MiniIsHere

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