Taken with an infrared sensitive camera, the photo shows the seated group, together with a figure standing at the back, watching. No one present remembers seeing anyone standing during the séance, and other cameras shooting the same view all failed to capture this figure.
Murphy set up a ranch/plantation, and when he needed a few employees to work the land and its resources, he hired Johan Johnson (Johnny Johnson). Johnny fell in love with Murphy's daughter Elizabeth, but she rejected him.
Johnny's bad luck was not complete until he was infected with encephalitis, and was left slightly brain damaged as a result. Luckily he was still capable of working on the ranch. However, he was given the nickname 'Crazy Johnny' thereafter.
It was in 1884, while he was chopping wood, that Johnny accidentally smashed himself with the axe and bled to death alone, near the orchard.
The Murphy ranch continued to be occupied by several generations of the family until 1950, when it was given to the city of Sunnyvale.
In 1961 the building was gutted by a fire and was soon demolished. In 1970, a 60,000 square foot Toys'R'Us store was built on the location, and then the hauntings began.
Also attending the séance were several photographers / experts. The store was darkened, as the gathering settled down in one of the more active aisles of the store. A few lights were left on at the end of the aisle to provide some light for one of the cameras using high speed film. Another camera was using infrared film. Both were pointing in the same direction.
As the séance progressed, the others gathered stated that they could hear and/or feel a high pitched buzzing in their heads, as Sylvia talked with Johnny.
Sylvia made contact almost immediately and told the group that Johnny was presently manifested to some degree, however no one could see him.