One of the most famous ghost pictures ever snapped, this image was taken during a seance that was being held inside of a Toys R Us store in Sunnyvale, California. The store is said to be haunted by the spirit of a young man who worked on the Murphy family farm during the 1800’s. The farm sat in the exact spot where the toy store was built. The legend is that the young farmhand was in love with the daughter of the farm owner but had his heart broken when she skipped town with a wealthy lawyer.
The young man allegedly named “Johnson” was later killed in an accident involving an axe, in which he bled to death. Old news paper clippings confirm much of the story, although it was psychic Sylvia Brown, who conducted this seance in 1978 that revealed much of this legend. The leaning man in the background was allegedly not there at the time of the photograph. Also, no other cameras that were taking pictures at the same time managed to capture the leaning figure.