Saturday, 18 October 2014

The Death of Elisa Lam

The Death of Elisa Lam

In February 2013, 21 year old Canadian tourist, Elisa Lam, was found dead, floating in the water supply tank on top of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.

Ms Lam was visiting Los Angeles from Vancouver, Canada. She was last seen on January 31st in “The Last Bookshop” a small store not far from the hotel. Ms Lam was in the shop buying books and records for her family back in Canada, and from the conversation she had with the store clerk, it was obvious Ms Lam was planning on traveling further around the USA in coming months.

Guests at the Cecil hotel began complaining early in February 2013 about the drinking water in the hotel being “dark” or “black”, tasting and smelling funny, and about the lack of water pressure.
On February 19th, the Cecil Hotel sent a maintenance worker into the rooftop tanks to find out where the problem originated.
The worker, came across the decomposing body of a naked young woman in a tank, Elisa Lam.

Things then got strange.

The Hotel issued a statement to all its guests to vacate the premises immediately. Which they did, some were interviewed on their way out of the building, saying they thought the water had tasted sickly sweet, and was often black, but if you left the tap running long enough, it would turn clear and was drinkable.
Tests were down to establish that no bacteria had grown within the water tank, which is highly unusual considering the amount of bacteria inside a decomposing body in a dark cold water environment.
The County stated that the Chlorine pumped through the water system stopped the bacteria growing...but it didn’t stop the black liquid when the taps turned on

Even more bizarre was a short security video that surfaced of Elisa in a hotel elevator acting erratically. In the video Ms Lam can clearly be seen hiding from someone, then talking animatedly to someone of camera, reacting as though someone had stepped inside the elevator with her, and also pushing all the elevator buttons, before, she suddenly moves away from the elevator and isn't seen again,
Whom, or what was she reacting too?

The LAPD and Coroners office were very reluctant to release finding on Ms Lambs body and toxicology reports, stalling the media at every opportunity, until an almost total media blackout occurred.
The Coroner then stated the autopsy reports would be released on May 16th, only to stall again until June. Then a statement was made saying that Ms Lams death had been accidental and that no drugs of any kind showed up in her toxicology report, and that “Bipolar” disorder was the culprit.

Ms Lam was found with no drugs in her system.
Ms Lam passed through numerous locked doors, and a security alarmed section of the Cecil Hotel
Ms Lam was found naked.
Ms Lam had no signs of trauma, or struggle on her body.

Ms Lam had suffered from depression previously, as stated on her blog - - and it is very possible that her depression, that became bipolar led her to a state of schizophrenic hallucination, which in turn led her to the act in the erratic way the video footage shows...but things get a little weirder.

A YouTube user recently claimed that the Elisa Lam CCTV footage had been slowed down and possibly edited. He makes a case that the tape was tampered with and that we have not yet seen the full extent of Elisa Lam’s final video appearance.
Another twist that has come forth to the case is that of a “False Flag” attack of biological weaponry that happened at the same time Ms Lam was found dead. An outbreak of Tuberculosis, reportedly affecting 4, 500 people hit Los Angeles, the most bizarre thing though, the TB test used to diagnose patients during this outbreak was known as LAM ELISA TEST (

Also, the Cecil Hotel was the very hotel that serial killer Richard Ramirez, ( better known as “The Night Stalker” (1985) and lesser known Austrian killer Jack Unterwager (1991) had lived in while committing atrocities across Los Angeles.
It was also the last place that Elizabeth Short, aka “The Black Dahlia” was seen before her viscous and brutal murder in 1947

With all the twists and turns, co-incidents, cover up and false lag allegations, one thing remains constant through the whole story, Elisa Lam lost her life. Whether it was drugs, a conspiracy, mental illness, possession from ghosts or demons, Ms Lam suffered a horrible end to a very young life. May she find peace where ever she is now.

After these horrific events, the Cecil Hotel was rebranded “Stay on Main” and is considered one of the most haunted hotel in Los Angeles.

© 2014 – Allen Tiller

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1 comment:

  1. One of the weirdest coincidences in the case is this -