In Phasmophobia, the Monkey Paw is a supernatural item used to interact with the paranormal world. This item can be used to provoke spirits, allowing players to reveal their presence, as well as summoning them to a set location. To use the Monkey Paw, you must first set it down in the location you believe a spirit is haunting.
When the spirit is close enough, they will interact with the item, allowing you to work out their location. You must then use a piece of evidence such as salt or chalk to mark the spirit’s presence.
Once the spirit is marked, the Monkey Paw will be consumed, and you can move on to the next phase of investigation.