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Old 12-17-2015, 01:57 AM   #1
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Remember the Elisa Lam suicide? Inside the Haunted Cecil Hotel

This is one creepy ass hotel...





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Inside the Haunted Hotel that Inspired American Horror Story
Welcome to the Cecil Hotel, the infamous home of suicides and serial killers on L.A.'s Skid Row. Now, as American Horror Story shines a spotlight on the Cecil's grisly past, one of America's top developers is attempting to resurrect and rebrand it. Can the country's most cursed address really become the latest hipster hot spot?
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Are you ready to sign your life away?"

That's what the receptionist asked the day I checked into the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. I would say I was taken aback—were this not among the most cursed addresses in America, the site of shocking murders and untold suicides, the erstwhile home of junkies, prostitutes, sex offenders, and serial killers.

Over the decades, the Cecil's history had grown so dark and sinister that by February 2013, it seemed to have infected the hotel's very infrastructure: The water ran a bilious shade of black before turning clear and even then had a pungent, tangy taste to it.

For days, guests said nothing; after all, this was a near-century-old structure in the heart of Skid Row. Then, on February 19, following a rash of complaints to the front desk, a maintenance worker named Santiago Lopez was sent to inspect the rooftop water tanks. There, in one of four eight-foot-tall cisterns, he discovered the naked, bloated body of a young woman, her skin marbled and visibly decomposing. "I noticed the hatch to the main water tank was open and looked inside and saw an Asian woman lying faceup in the water," Lopez recalled in court documents.

The body belonged to 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a Canadian student who had checked into the Cecil on January 26 and was last seen alive in a grainy elevator video from January 31. In it, Lam, who had previously been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, steps into the elevator alone, appearing agitated. She shifts from foot to foot, dances a spastic two-step, and ultimately disappears off-camera before the doors silently slide shut behind her.

After Lam's parents reported her missing, cops and cadaver dogs searched all 15 floors of the hotel—including the rooftop—and found nothing: At the time, nobody thought to look in the cisterns. And so guests drank and bathed in the water contaminated by Lam's corpse for as long as 19 days.

It is still unclear how the young woman made it to the roof undetected, let alone into the tank; to do so would have required disabling the alarm system. Maybe she found her own way up, on a manic mission divorced from reality. Or perhaps she just chatted up the wrong drifter in a neighborhood full of them. Her cell phone was never recovered. The coroner would ultimately rule her death an accident.

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Old 12-17-2015, 02:35 AM   #2
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i bet no girl in vancouver has seen it.
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No way that was suicide.. Just saying. Seems insensitive to say so
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First pic totally reminds me of the mansion hallways in resident evil zero...
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This is one creepy ass hotel...
If you didn't know the history behind it, it just looks like a dumpy hotel. 99% of it is in your head. And it's sad to see people try to market and capitalize off this place on such a tragedy.

I don't believe in this hocus pocus bullshit. But I hope people who are going only for the thrills die a tragic death.
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If you didn't know the history behind it, it just looks like a dumpy hotel. 99% of it is in your head. And it's sad to see people try to market and capitalize off this place on such a tragedy.

I don't believe in this hocus pocus bullshit. But I hope people who are going only for the thrills die a tragic death.
What's the story behind the hotel?
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its 2015 and people still believe in ghosts and hauntings fucking lol
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What's the story behind the hotel?
This is a great article about what has happened at the hotel

Before the ghost photo: The disturbing, gruesome past of the Cecil Hotel
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Wasn't the latest season of American Horror Story - Hotel, based it on this hotel?
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No ghosts just a lot of nutjobs.
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why the need to go that far.
Hotels on Hastings should do the trick.
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This is one of those stories that scares me so much it makes my stomach turn. Nothing, and I mean nothing is more terrifying to me than the thought of your own mind turning on you, which is what I believe Elisa Lam went through.
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Wasn't the latest season of American Horror Story - Hotel, based it on this hotel?
It is the very same hotel.
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its 2015 and people still believe in ghosts and hauntings fucking lol
So as time progresses, ghosts are suppose to just gradually disappear? Lol.
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So as time progresses, ghosts are suppose to just gradually disappear? Lol.
No, as time progresses people hopefully become more informed.

like people back then thought sleep paralysis were like demonic possessions or alien abductions. or that epileptic seizures were demonic possession.

also in the case of ghosts...low frequency sounds and scary surroundings can cause hallucinations
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Werd... next time you hear someone say that ghosts are made of pure energy.... ask them how many Joules they think a typical ghost has...

Or ask them if the following makes sense... if ghosts=E and E=MC2 then ghosts=MC2
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RS group trip and book the entire hotel and lets go Ghostbusters on this shit... if it fails, PAINTBALL!
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Elisa lam? oh yea that Girl people thought they cared about for 5 minutes
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you can make any hotel a hookers and blow hotel if you got the right numbers

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