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An old man died of a heart attack in the bathroom over a decade ago. He can be distinctly seen at a distance in the aisles in the main store and in the warehouse in the back, but with any attempt to approach him or get a closer look he vanishes. This only happens before and after operating hours in the store, never when customers are in. He also knocks things off of shelves, flushes the toilets in the men’s room (never women’s), pulls all of the paper towels out of the dispenser, and occasionally will even lock the door. There are often footsteps and cold spots. However, the presence is never threatening or angry, merely mischievous. We employees always like to joke that he scares away our shoplifters with his footsteps and with pushing things over.

(Submitted by Amy)

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10603 East Apache Trail
Mesa, AZ
United States

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33.41349329206288, -111.60245129524537
Maricopa County, Arizona
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Apache Junction, AZ (3.1 mi.)
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  1. I have unwilling gone into this store (my boyfriend always drags me in to shop for tools) I always felt uneasy and I thought it was the smell of rubber but I have never particularly felt uneasy while smelling rubber anywhere else, the feeling I get in this store is like a very draining sensation and usually accompanied by a head ache, I consulted my boyfriend and he said it was just because I didn’t like getting my hands dirty and helping him with his projects but I somehow feel as if it is this spirit maybe draining my energy?

    • Me and my wife were shopping in the store July 25 2023 , my wife wanted to use the bathroom, so she went back in the warehouse section to the bathroom that’s where the bathroom is ,when she came out she immediately told me she could hear someone, it sounded like someone old gasping and a feeling like someone was in there, the bathroom has no stalls and is just one single big bathroom and it is a unisex bathroom, so it doesn’t have another bathroom next to it ,so she didn’t hear someone in a joining bathroom next to that one,she said the sound was coming from within the bathroom she was in, I was aware of the haunting but she didn’t know ,so I told her about the story of how the man passed away in that bathroom back when that store location was a Walmart in the 90s .

  2. I never saw the ghost. But you can feel his presence. I did feel a cold draft near the air tool section in the mid summer. Not air conditioning either.

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