I’ve seen enough movies to know that summoning ghosts is almost never a good idea. If you don’t end up having your soul devoured by a malevolent specter from the beyond, then you end up with a really annoying roommate that you can’t lock out of the bathroom while you’re in the shower. But hey, maybe I’m the weirdo here. Maybe you want a floaty dude phasing through your walls and leaving slime everywhere. Don’t let me judge you. Here’s how to summon Guidry the Ghost in The Sims 4: Paranormal.

As part of the Paranormal stuff pack in The Sims 4, you can summon spectral beings to your place of residence for a spot of pleasant conversation. One of these beings is Guidry, a friendly spirit that you can call up to bum around the house or clean up haunted stuff in the neighborhood. He’s a bit too flirty for his own good, but he does offer some genuinely helpful advice on living with the knowledge that there’s a world beyond our own. 

How to Summon Guidry the Ghost in The Sims 4: Paranormal

There are two ways to call up Guidry, and the one you should use will depend on your Sims’ personal living situation. If your Sims are living in a house with the “haunted house” residential lot type, then Guidry will simply show up on his own after they’ve been living there for about a day and a half. Keep an eye out for him around 9 PM.

If you don’t live in a pre-haunted house, you’ll need to conjure up a haunting yourself by holding a seance. To conduct a seance, you’ll need to purchase a seance table from the Build/Buy menu for §333 (half-price!). When you’ve got the table, just set it down anywhere and place a dining table chair in front of it. Click on the table in Live mode and direct a Sim to use it in order to summon Guidry. 

You might need to raise a Sim’s Medium skill a bit before they can summon Guidry, so build their skills by performing some simple rituals. When their Medium level is high enough, not only can they summon Guidry whenever, they can also gain the ability to draw a seance circle on the fly instead of needing to use the table.

Guidry will go about his day, offering services and flirting with Sims on his own, but if you’d like his advice, just click on him and access his special “Guidry” sub-menu.