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The Bizarre Death of Elisa Lam
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2013: 21 year-old Elisa Lam was a Canadian college student that was found dead in a water tank of the infamous Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. She was found only when guests began to complain that the water tasted strange.

Her death sparked interest due to elevator footage released showing Elisa prior to her death where she was acting strangely. Some people believe she was playing a Korean elevator game in order to reach another dimension because she was pushing numerous buttons and stepping outside the elevator to look both ways. She steps in and out of the elevator and moves her arms in a way as if she’s speaking to someone who isn’t there.

Others believe she may have been on some sort of psychedelic drug, running away from a pursuer, or even suicide. The most plausible explanation is Lam had bipolar disorder given that she had taken her prescribed stimulants but not her stabilizers.

However, some questions still remain unanswered. Police say the tanks lid was closed not unhinged like it would if she had opened it herself. The tanks themselves are difficult to access since they are located on the roof which are only accessible through fire doors with alarms that did not set off.

Lots of unsolved mystery there! Not to mention the Cecil Hotel’s notorious and infamous reputation! White face

Here’s the article and elevator footage: How Did Elisa Lam End Up Dead In A Hotel Water Tank?
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vice.com Wrote:Nearly three years after Lam was found floating lifeless and naked—a detail Lopez did not acknowledge, but that was stated in the autopsy—the circumstances of her death remain unknown. (Officially, her death was ruled an accidental drowning by the Los Angeles County coroner.) It has since become a source of fascination for amateur internet sleuths around the world, owing in part to elevator surveillance footage that surfaced online showing Lam behaving strangely, and has inspired storylines for a spat of film and TV projects, including the most recent season of American Horror Story.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3bkmg...ves-on-511

a photo of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles

   

Here is where they found her

   

countryliving.com Wrote:Nearly five years ago, guests at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles complained to hotel staff about low water pressure and funny-tasting water. An inspection of one of the rooftop water tanks on February 19, 2013, revealed the problem: There, staffers found the decomposing body of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old Vancouver student who had been touring the city alone and staying at hotel before going missing for two weeks...

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Throughout the hotel's existence, there have been multiple deaths from unnatural causes, whether accidents, murders, or suicides. Helen Gurnee (1954), Julia Moore (1962), and Pauline Otton (1962) all jumped from upper-level windows, the last landing on and killing a pedestrian as well. Some, like the case of the still-unidentified woman who jumped or fell from the 12th floor in 1975, remain unsolved to this day.

http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel...s-angeles/

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#3
I'd swear we had a previous thread on this. I remember posting that I'd read online that she was taking some strong anti-bipolar prescriptions and that they think she had a manic break, thought she had to hide or something, and climbed into the water tower. There are curious circumstances, such as the contention that it wasn't possible to put the cover on the water tank from inside, but I don't consider it anything that isn't explainable.
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Not sure if someone had posted a thread about this but I did post a reply on a thread asking for unsolved mysteries. I figured Lam deserved her own thread and made it a tad more in depth. I’m sure every unexplained mystery has their set of theories that explains it all so I do try to include that to the reader. I like to put events that leave unanswered questions that you can try to answer but can’t necessarily prove (i.e. how she got in the water tanks) The fun of this is people’s responses to try to solve it. Thanks for your input, Dark Smile
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#5
No problem. I think there was also a question about how she got on the roof without a key.
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Believer: Black cats are bad luck.
Non-believer: It's just a cat.
Crackpot: Black cats are part of the New World Order government conspiracy.
Skeptic: I can test if black cats are more or less lucky than another cat.
Cynic: You only have a black cat to gain power and prestige.

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#6
Definitely strange but I remember reading something on another message board (Webslueths, I believe) that people were able to get onto the roof with out needing a key. One guy even posted photos from the roof.
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