In mid February 2013, the Cecil hotel of Los Angeles received complaints of a peculiar dark tinge to the hotels drinking water. People described how it had a funny taste and a strange odour. One guest even detailed how “the shower was was awful, when you turned the tap on the water was coming black first for two seconds”.
A maintenance worker was sent to investigate the tanks located on the roof of the building, when he lifted the steel lid of one of the rear tanks he received the shock of a lifetime as what he found inside was the bloated, naked body of Elisa Lam.
The cause of death was ruled an accident by the police but the bizarre circumstances of it attributed to Elisa’s struggle with bipolar disorder. However in the following months and years many have been left unsatisfied with this conclusion seeing many amateur investigators from across the globe suggesting an array of theories which dispute the judgment of the Los Angeles police department.
As a result the mysterious death of Elisa Lam has turned into something of an internet meme, with some sensationally describing it as “the most mysterious case of the 21st century”. This film aims to tell a more humanised story of the intelligent and passionate young woman who sadly lost her life.
This film is brought to you by the YouTube channel The Paranormal Scholar.