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  • Today, we are gonna talk about one of the most mysterious cases of the last years, the

  • death of the young girl from Canada with Asian origins, Elisa Lam.

  • Her death seems like something taken out of the mind of a clever killer, and for some

  • people it is the perfect crime of the last century.

  • In January 2013, Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old student at University, decided to go on a

  • trip around the US on her own.

  • She wanted a change and wanted to visit the West coast of the country and Los Angeles,

  • city of stars.

  • Her starting point was San Diego, in California.

  • When she arrived in Los Angeles, she went to the old Hotel Cecil, nowadays

  • called Stay on Main.

  • Elisa called her parents every night to tell them how her adventure was going.

  • She was planning on going to Santa Cruz on the 31st of January, but her relatives never

  • got any news on whether she had made it there safely or not.

  • Worried about her, they contacted the authorities and they started an investigation.

  • The staff at the hotel said they had seen her alive that day, but there was no trace

  • of the young tourist.

  • Her disappearance was notified and they put signs all around the city.

  • There wasn't a single clue, until, going over the surveillance cameras of the hotel,

  • they found something disturbing.

  • It was a recording where Elisa went in and out the elevator, looking nervous, pressing

  • hysterically all buttons and talking to herself.

  • It seemed like she was running away from someone or suffering a psychotic attack.

  • The weirdest thing was that the doors of the elevator didn't close until she disappeared

  • on the hallway.

  • This disturbing video of the elevator went around the world and became viral, showing

  • the chilling last minutes of Elisa Lam's life.

  • After several weeks of investigation, a complaint from one of the guests in the hotel would

  • take the detectives to the location of the young girl.

  • The water system seemed to be having pressure problemsthe water coming out of it was

  • muddy and tasted weird.

  • When they checked the tank on the rooftop terrace they found the dead body of Elisa,

  • floating in state of decomposition.

  • There werent signs of trauma, abuse or agresion.

  • The autopsy confirmed she hadn't taken any kind of psychoactive substance, and it all

  • pointed to a natural death caused by drowning.

  • The water found inside her lungs was the same water there was in the tank.

  • Elisa's medical record revealed that she was bipolar, but that didnt explain how she

  • had ended up there.

  • The access to the rooftop terrace was restricted, and the cover of the tank was too heavyeven

  • the firefighters had to make a hole to reach the body.

  • So….

  • How is it possible that Elisa got herself inside the water tank?

  • As an answer to this mediatic case, conspiracy theories and possible explanations didn't

  • take long to start appearing, to try and shed some light on the case.

  • The Cecil Hotel has a dark history with a number of murders and cases of macabre suicides.

  • The serial killer Richard RamirezThe Night Stalker”, guilty of killing 14 women during

  • the 80s, had been living in that hotel.

  • Also The serial killer from Vienna, Jack Unterw(V)éger, the Austrian prostitutes killer stayed at

  • the Cecil Hotel, where he committed several homicides.

  • The Cecil Hotel has a dark history with a number of murders and cases of macabre suicides.

  • The serial killer Richard RamirezThe Night Stalker”, guilty of killing 14 women during

  • the 80s, had been living in that hotel.

  • Also The serial killer from Vienna, Jack Unterw(V)éger, the Austrian prostitutes killer stayed at

  • the Cecil Hotel, where he committed several homicides.

  • Other theories talk about the supernaturalthe gloomy history of the hotel is surrounded

  • by ghosts.

  • There are many testimonies from tourists that say they've been victims of attacks from

  • the great beyond in their rooms.

  • Maybe, it was a spirit the one that perpetrated the murder, possesing the young Elisa.

  • Some internet users detected a similarity in Lam's behavior with that of the Japanese

  • movie from 2002 Dark Water, by the Japanese Hideo Nakata.

  • In the film, where an evil spirit uses water to attack, Elisa's death seems to be represented,

  • with elements in common, such as the scene in the elevator or the water tank.

  • There is this crazy theory on the Internet, that says Elisa pushes the button for the

  • 4th floor first, by which a ritual originary from South Korea starts, in order to go to

  • a different dimension.

  • The order she should follow in the buttons would be 4th, 2nd, 6th, 2nd, 10th and 5th.

  • The circumstances surrounding her death are so mysterious that they inspired the plot

  • of many TV series, such asHow to get away with murderand the fifth season ofAmerican

  • Horror Story: Hotel”.

  • On TV, the Spanish tv show Cuarto Milenio (The Fourth Millenium) also talked about this.

  • 5 years have gone by and nowadays nobody knows what really happened to young Elisa Lam.

  • Just as Black Dhalia's case and other terrible crimes in history, it remains unsolved.

  • Do you have any other theories, Tiktakers?

  • Did you know Elisa Lam's story?

  • Stay away from elevators and be careful which hotel you go to if you travel to Los Angeles,

  • Tiktakers!

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