All Paranormal Activity locations and how ‘Alone in the Dark’ works in Destiny 2


Healing a ghost in Destiny 2’s Paranormal Activity event
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Heal the Ghosts, connect the Light and the Dark

Paranormal Activity events pop up around the Pale Heart of the Traveller in Destiny 2’s The Final Shape.

The Paranormal Activity events only appear in places where you have found and healed a Ghost. Once you turn in an “Alone in the Dark” quest to Micah-10, that location then becomes available for Paranormal Activity. There are 11 in total, so you’ll need to complete eleven Alone in the Dark quests to unlock them all.

If you do find and complete all eleven, you’ll get the Paracausal Geometries triumph and unlock the First Knife exotic ship. Here are the steps for finding and completing Paranormal Activity events in Destiny 2.

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How to complete ‘Alone in the Dark’ missions

The Alone in the Dark mission on the map in Destiny 2
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After finishing the campaign, you’ll link up with Micah-10 at a holoprojector in the Pale Heart’s version of the Tower. She gives you quests to find and return lost Ghosts in need of healing. After completing her initial missions, she’ll have a repeatable quest called “Alone in the Dark”.

The “Alone in the Dark” quest has several steps to complete. Those are:

  1. Find the injured Ghost
  2. Open Overthrow chests in a nearby region
  3. Follow the Vision of Light to a new location
  4. Defeat the boss, and heal the Ghost
An injured ghost in the Alone in the Dark mission in Destiny 2
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These “Alone in the Dark” missions are fairly straightforward. The first step of finding the Ghost can be marked on your HUD to make it much easier to track. Follow the marker until you see Near Objective pop up on the left of your screen. Once you get to the Ghost’s location, you’ll need to look around for the orange glow of the injured Ghost.

Opening a chest in Destiny 2’s Alone in the Dark mission
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Once you find it, you’ll be tasked with opening Overthrow chests in the closest region to where you found the Ghost. Overthrow is the Pale Heart’s equivalent of public events, so head to the location indicated, then find and complete Overthrow events.

Each time you complete an event, a chest will spawn. Opening a chest adds a percentage of progress to the meter; the higher the level the more progress you gain. I started an Overthrow from near the beginning of Level 1 and had all the progress I needed before finishing Level 3.

The Vision of Light in the Alone in the Dark mission in Destiny 2
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Once that’s done, follow the quest indicator to find the Vision of Light, the bird that guides you through the Pale Heart. Follow it to a new location, where you’ll need to defeat a boss and then heal the wounded Ghost.

Facing a boss in the Alone in the Dark mission in Destiny 2
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There are a handful of different boss encounters here, but they all work relatively similarly. Enter the boss arena, break crystals or blights to draw out the boss, and then deal damage to the boss. Once it loses a third of its health, it will gain a shield and you’ll need to repeat the first step to break it.

Healing a wounded Ghost in Destiny 2
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Keep doing this until you finish off the boss fight, then you can heal the Ghost. After that, you just need to head back to the Tower to hand in the quest.


How to complete a Paranormal Activity event

The Paranormal Activity event on the map in Destiny 2
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Once the work of unlocking a Paranormal Activity location by completing the corresponding “Alone in the Dark” quest is done, the event itself is very simple. Bear in mind, that you can only complete whichever Paranormal Activity is currently active on your map.

The Paranormal Activity starting point in Destiny 2
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To begin, highlight the event on your map and follow the indicator to the location. There you’ll find a glowing blue orb in a circle that you can commune with. Interact with it and you’ll get the Aura of Balance for two minutes.

You might have spotted some strange blue and orange cubes around the Pale Heart, but you’ll need to wait until they are active before you can interact with them. This is where the Paranormal Activity event comes in.

The goal here is to link two cubes, the Light one (with blue circles on it) and the Dark one (with orange triangles on it). You do this by shooting each cube with the appropriate damage type. Shoot the blue cube with a Light weapon, and the orange cube with a Dark weapon.

You’ll first need to find somewhere you can stand where you can see both cubes at the same time. This is mostly very simple, but there are a couple of tricky ones.


All Paranormal Activity locations and solutions

Here are all 11 Paranormal Activity locations, with screenshots of the cubes and descriptions of how to find them.

The order in which these appear seems to be different for each person, so I’ve put them in order from west to east on the map. You might need to hop back and forth through this list to find the ones you need; if useful, the top of this guide contains a drop-down table of contents to help you navigate each location easier.

Lost City Outskirts

Paranormal Activity Lost City Outskirts map location in Destiny 2
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As you make your way out from the Tower through the outskirts, you’ll find the Aura of Balance to the left of a gate just after a courtyard with a large tree.

Paranormal Activity Lost City Outskirts solution in Destiny 2
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Turn around to face the large tree in the middle of the courtyard. Go up the stairs to your immediate left, then jump onto the planter ahead of you.

From there, you’ll be able to spot the orange cube on the other side of the courtyard by looking under the tree. The blue cube can be seen in the distance by looking through the gate ahead. A ranged Light weapon with a scope is very useful for this.

Lost City

Paranormal Activity Lost City map location in Destiny 2
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Head out through the back of the old Tower and you’ll find the Aura of Balance just as you exit the door into the open area.

Paranormal Activity Lost City solution in Destiny 2
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Jump onto the roof in front of you where the large statue is. Turn 180 degrees and look up to find the blue cube near the large window, then look down to your right to spot the orange cube.

The Landing

Paranormal Activity The Landing  map location in Destiny 2
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From The Landing loading zone, go south past the large building and you’ll find the Aura of Balance on top of a rock formation beside a large tree root.

Paranormal Activity The Landing solution in Destiny 2
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The blue cube is near the water to the north, the orange cube is near the waterfall to the south. Walk along the root beside the Aura and jump up to the window in the central building, you can see both from there.

The Refraction

Paranormal Activity The Refraction map location in Destiny 2
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You’ll find the Aura of Balance just to the west of Ikora’s crashed ship.

Paranormal Activity The Refraction solution in Destiny 2
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Climb up to the rocky outcrop above Ikora’s ship and then look towards where the Aura was. You’ll spot the orange cube beside a waterfall. The blue cube is below you to your left.

The Blooming

Paranormal Activity The Blooming map location in Destiny 2
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Among the rock formations in the southwest corner, you’ll find the Aura of Balance on a small cliff.

Paranormal Activity The Blooming solution in Destiny 2
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Grab the Aura then jump up to the ledge above. Go around the corner ahead to the left and you’ll find the cubes. You can stand beneath the blue cube and shoot both, or stand on a rock near the orange cube.

The Blooming Deep

Paranormal Activity The Blooming Deep map location in Destiny 2
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Make your way through the Blooming Deep Lost Sector until you reach the enemies that you need to use Transcendence to defeat. On that ledge, you’ll find the Aura of Balance.

Paranormal Activity The Blooming Deep solution in Destiny 2
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You’ll have passed the blue cube on your way to the Aura, and the orange cube will be to your left as you reach it. Go back along the path to the spot where there is a gap in the side wall. From there, you’ll easily spot both cubes.

The Seclusion

Paranormal Activity The Seclusion map location in Destiny 2
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As you make your way through The Seclusion, you’ll find the Aura of Balance on the north end of the large cavern with the upside-down trees and waterfalls.

Paranormal Activity The Seclusion solution in Destiny 2
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The blue cube is plainly visible in the middle of the room, jump to the platform underneath it. From there, you’ll see a large rock pillar to the south. The orange cube is behind it, jump to the platform to beside the pillar to get a line of sight on both.

The Divide

Paranormal Activity The Divide map location in Destiny 2
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Starting from the Impasse loading zone, take the path through the wall to the snowy mountain area. When you come out of the cave, follow the path to the right to find the Aura of Balance under an arch.

Paranormal Activity The Divide solution in Destiny 2
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Then head up the path over the arch until you reach a broken piece of an airplane. The orange cube is inside the plane, walk to the end of it and look down to your left to see the blue cube below.

The Forgotten Deep

Paranormal Activity The Forgotten Deep map location in Destiny 2
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Make your way about halfway through the Forgotten Deep Lost Sector and you’ll find the Aura on the right as you enter a large room with a Hive Guardian in it.

Paranormal Activity The Forgotten Deep solution in Destiny 2
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The blue cube is above a wooden structure near the entrance of the room, the orange cube is underneath the balcony at the back left of the room. Stand on top of the metal structure near the back to spot both.

The Impasse

Paranormal Activity The Impasse map location in Destiny 2
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From where you load into The Impasse, look to the east and you’ll see a large structure with a door in the middle, leading to a stairway going up. As you’re looking at that doorway, you’ll see the Aura of Balance on a pedestal to the right.

Paranormal Activity The Impasse solution in Destiny 2
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Go left around the large structure and you’ll see a statue with a flat surface on top. Jump up onto it and face the central building. The orange cube is on your right, on the corner of the structure you just came around. The blue cube is to your left, below the ledge of the next structure.

The Transgression

Paranormal Activity The Transgression map location in Destiny 2
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Track this location on your map and it will lead you all the way to the end of the Transgression region, a room with multiple levels and a smaller structure in the middle. You’ll find the Aura of Balance on top of that middle part.

Paranormal Activity The Transgression solution in Destiny 2
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Stay right where you are once you grab the aura, the blue and orange cubes are on either side of the room and you can shoot both from that spot.

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