Some cases are so strange and downright eerie they stick in your mind and refuse to go away. This is the feeling I often get when thinking about the Elisa Lam mystery.
Elisa Lam was a twenty one year old Canadian student who was found dead at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. The frightening thing is she wasn’t found in a hotel room – she was found in the rooftop’s water tank…
The L.A. County Department of Coroner came to the conclusion of accidental death by drowning. This seems a little strange in itself really doesn’t it?
At the same time the reports indicated that she was not drunk and there were no drugs in her system – why would she jump into a rooftop water tank?
The police reports seemed to satisfy the various departments involved with the case but not everyone was so convinced by their findings…
I think the creepiest element of the Elisa Lam mystery is the video we have included below. It’s an elevator surveillance tape that recorded Elisa’s behavior only a few moments before she died.
The video was posted online and it shows Elisa pressing the elevator buttons in an attempt to get it moving. When she realizes the elevator is not yet moving she begins to act very strangely indeed…
She stands back and waits for movement from the elevator but nothing happens – could this be because she’s pressed to many buttons?
She seems to get very agitated and starts looking around everywhere – all of a sudden she feels the need to hide. Was someone chasing her down? Was she actually attempting to hide from someone?
At 1:57 in the video, her arms and hands start moving in a slightly deranged or demonic fashion – we already know there were no drugs in her system so what was causing this?
When her arms starting moving in this fashion it seems as if she is trying to communicate with someone – as if she is actually talking to someone! She finally has enough and walks away leaving the elevator door to suddenly decide to close…
Right after the events of this video Elisa managed to get onto the roof of the hotel and climb inside the large water tank where she perished.
It took the authorities over two weeks to find her body inside the tank due to the fact nobody knew where she had gone. After a few days the visitors to the hotel started to complain about the color of the water in their rooms and the taste ( what an awful thought! ).
This surveillance footage is a real eye opener and shows us a very dark and eerie side to the events leading up to her death. She looks like she is off her face on some sort of drug but we already know that is not the case.
Was she haunted by some sort of stalker or was she suffering from some kind of mental breakdown. Who was she talking to and why was she acting in this strange manner?
The Elisa Lam mystery continues to be one of the creepiest cases I have ever come across – what are your thoughts on the subject?