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Haunted Toys R Us

Johnny Johnson Haunts a Sunnyvale Toy Store


  • Hours: Open daily
  • Location Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale's Toys R Us houses more than playthings. Built in 1970 over an 1800s apple orchard once owned by John Murphy, the store is said to be haunted.

The Toys R Us ghost - Johnny Johnson - haunts aisle 15C, other back aisles and the women's restroom.

Johnson was a wood-chopper at John Murphy's farm where he fell in love with the farmer's daughter. His axe missed the wood one day, cut his leg, and he bled to death. He now roams the back aisles of Toys R Us seeking his love Beth, Elizabeth Yuba Murphy Tafee.

Women report feeling their hair brushed when no one is behind them, faucets turn on and off in the women's restroom and boxes fly off the shelves unaided.

Hunting the Toys R Us Ghost

Psychic Sylvia Brown conducted a seance here, bringing with her a a photographer and others to record any appearances. An infrared photograph taken during the seance shows a man leaning on a wall with his hands jammed in his pockets, an image which did not appear on a photograph taken simultaneously with high-speed film.

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Getting to Toys R Us

Toys R Us
130 East El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA

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