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The Mysterious Case of Elisa Lam

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by capslocked, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. The Mysterious Case of Elisa Lam

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    There are mysteries that are so eerie and strange that they boggle the mind for days on end. The case of Elisa Lam is one of them. In February 2013, this 21-year-old student from Vancouver, Canada, was found dead inside the Cecil Hotel’s rooftop water tank in Los Angeles.

    The L.A. County Department of Coroner ruled the death “accidental due to drowning” and said no traces of drugs or alcohol were found during the autopsy. However, there is much more to the story than what is implied by police reports. The first piece of evidence that needs to be considered is an elevator surveillance tape that recorded Elisa’s behavior only a few moments before she lost her life.

    At first, Elisa enters the elevator and apparently presses all of its buttons. She then waits for something to happen but, for some reason, the elevator door doesn’t shut. She starts to look around, as if she is expecting (or hiding from) someone. At 1:57, her arms and hands start moving in a very strange matter (almost not human) as she appears to be talking to someone, something … or nothing at all. She then walks away. The elevator door then shuts and appears to start working again.

    Right after the events of the video, Elisa apparently gained access to the rooftop of the hotel, climbed to its water tank and, somehow, ended up drowning in it. Her body was found two weeks after her death, after hotel guests complained about the water’s taste and color. Incredible.

    Seeing the surveillance footage, most people would conclude that she was under the influence of drugs. However, Elisa did not have a history of drug use and her autopsy concluded that no drugs were involved. When one looks at the context and the circumstances of this death, things become even more mysterious.

    Cecil Hotel’s Dark History

    Built in the 1920s to cater to “businessmen to come into town and spend a night or two”, Cecil Hotel was quickly upstaged by more glamorous hotels. Located near the infamous Skid Row area, the hotel began renting rooms on a long-term basis for cheap prices, a policy that attracted a shiftier crowd. The hotel’s reputation quickly went from “shifty” to “morbid” when it became notorious for numerous suicides and murders, as well as lodging famous serial killers.

    Another Strange Coincidence

    Shortly after the discovery of Elisa Lam’s body, a deadly outbreak of tuberculosis occurred in Skid Row, near Cecil Hotel. You probably won’t believe the name of the test kit used in these kinds of situations: LAM-ELISA. That is hardcore synchronicity.

    No Foul Play?

    LA authorities ruled in June 2013 that Elisa Lam’s death was accidental and that she was “probably bi-polar”. That being said, some questions remain unanswered. How did Elisa, who was obviously not in her right mind, end up in the hotel’s water tank, an area that is difficult to access?

    Was Elisa Lam Murdered by a Ghost?
  2. ano ba history ni Elisa Lam? bipolar is mental illness baka sa lahi nila. yung about 1920 and tubercolosis coincidence lang yun. nakita ko yan sa news noon naawa ako :(

    pero nice post capslocked (y)
  3. Hindi ko alam buong history nya boss. Sa case lang ng pagkamatay nya ako na curious tingin ko may third party :dead:
  4. may sakit talaga siya sa isip, may maintenance na gamot. ang mali dun pina travel and tour ng parents mag-isa. (n)
  5. anung nationality nya? nag suicide ba sya sa tank or may nagsadyang pumatay saknya duun?
  6. basta sabi hongkong. no foul play sinadya niya pumasok sa tank nag hubad pa. baka nakalimutan uminom ng gamot.
  7. Thanks for sharing :)
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