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49 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elisa Lam. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elisa Lam, often where they are interviewed.

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49 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Elisa Lam. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Elisa Lam, often where they are interviewed.

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6: Elisa Lam: The Haunted Cecil Hotel

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Elisa Lam was found dead in a water tank at the notorious & haunted Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013. To this day, nobody knows how she died or how her body got there. But many believe that the hotel's dark history may have had something to do with it.

May 15 2020

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Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

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A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon—and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths.

Twenty-one-year-old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked into downtown L.A.’s Cecil Hotel—a 600-room building with a nine-decade history of scandal and tragedy. The next day, Elisa vanished. A search of the hotel yielded nothing. More than a week later, complaints by guests of foul-smelling tap water led to a grim discovery: Elisa’s nude body floating in a rooftop water tank, in an area extremely difficult to access without setting off alarms. The only apparent clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa, uploaded to YouTube in hopes of public assistance.

As the eerie elevator video went viral, so did the questions of its tens of millions of viewers. Was Elisa’s death caused by murder, suicide, or paranormal activity? Was it connected to the Cecil’s sinister reputation? And in that video, what accounted for Elisa’s strange behavior? With the help of web sleuths and investigators from around the world, journalist Jake Anderson set out to uncover the facts behind a death that had become a macabre internet meme, as well as a magnet for conspiracy theorists.

In poring through Elisa’s revealing online journals and social-media posts, Anderson realized he shared more in common with the young woman than he imagined. His search for justice and truth became a personal journey, a dangerous descent into one of America's quiet epidemics. Along the way, he exposed a botched investigation and previously unreported disclosures from inside sources who suggest there may have been a corporate conspiracy and a police cover-up. In Gone at Midnight, Anderson chronicles eye-opening discoveries about who Elisa Lam really was and what—or whom—she was running from, and presents shocking new evidence that may re-open one of the most chilling and obsessively followed true crime cases of the century.

Apr 18 2020

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Gone at Midnight: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

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A Los Angeles hotel with a haunting history. A missing young woman. A disturbing video followed by a shocking discovery. A cold-case mystery that has become an internet phenomenon—and for one determined journalist, a life-changing quest toward uncomfortable truths.

Twenty-one-year-old Vancouver student Elisa Lam was last heard from on January 31, 2013, after she checked into downtown L.A.’s Cecil Hotel—a 600-room building with a nine-decade history of scandal and tragedy. The next day, Elisa vanished. A search of the hotel yielded nothing. More than a week later, complaints by guests of foul-smelling tap water led to a grim discovery: Elisa’s nude body floating in a rooftop water tank, in an area extremely difficult to access without setting off alarms. The only apparent clue was a disturbing surveillance video of Elisa, uploaded to YouTube in hopes of public assistance.

As the eerie elevator video went viral, so did the questions of its tens of millions of viewers. Was Elisa’s death caused by murder, suicide, or paranormal activity? Was it connected to the Cecil’s sinister reputation? And in that video, what accounted for Elisa’s strange behavior? With the help of web sleuths and investigators from around the world, journalist Jake Anderson set out to uncover the facts behind a death that had become a macabre internet meme, as well as a magnet for conspiracy theorists.

In poring through Elisa’s revealing online journals and social-media posts, Anderson realized he shared more in common with the young woman than he imagined. His search for justice and truth became a personal journey, a dangerous descent into one of America's quiet epidemics. Along the way, he exposed a botched investigation and previously unreported disclosures from inside sources who suggest there may have been a corporate conspiracy and a police cover-up. In Gone at Midnight, Anderson chronicles eye-opening discoveries about who Elisa Lam really was and what—or whom—she was running from, and presents shocking new evidence that may re-open one of the most chilling and obsessively followed true crime cases of the century.

Apr 18 2020

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E1: “The Water Tank” - The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

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Elisa Lam was a bright, thoughtful, and imaginative student. Her interests in
fashion and talents for writing were weighed down by the unfortunate demons of bipolar
disorder and mental suppression, clouding the circumstances that most assume led to her initial vanishing and tragic death. As a hope to provide a more substantial reasoning built upon observable evidence and situational analysis, this is an examination of the bizarre circumstances surrounding Elisa Lam’s confusing death...


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Apr 08 2020

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Unexplained demise of Elisa Lam – part 2

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In the elevator, Elisa Lam wore a red hoodie and a white shirt. In the elevator of the Cecil Hotel, we can see she is wearing this outfit. Very strangely, this is identical to the outfit a character called ‘Cecilia,’ wore in the horror movie ‘Dark Water’, where a woman ends up dead in a water tower on the roof of a building. There is also a very creepy elevator scene in the movie, with a young woman dressed identical to Elisa Lam in the elevator. What happened to Elisa Lam is almost identical to this horror movie; yet the movie was made before Elisa’s death. Elisa died in 2013. The movie was released in 2005. It is a remake of a Japanese horror movie made in 2002, and the story originates from a book by Koji Suzuki who also wrote ‘The Rings.’ The American version of ‘Dark Water’ stars Jennifer Connelly as ‘Dahlia,’ who has a young daughter called ‘Cecilia.’ They move into a run-down apartment.

Not long after they move in, water begins to drip from
their bedroom ceiling. The elevator in the building is prone to malfunctioning,
like Elisa’s elevator. Cecilia sneaks up to the roof one day and finds a
back-pack sitting next to the water tower. In time, Cecilia and Dahlia cannot
help but notice the dark water which starts to run out of their taps and
toilet. Dahlia goes up to the roof and to her horror, she finds a girl’s dead
body floating in the water tower; just like the real-life case of Elisa Lam at
the Cecil hotel. How can it be that a movie released before Elisa vanished,
seems to mimic so precisely the last known hours of Elisa’s life; even down to
the exact outfit she is wearing in an old elevator that malfunctions just like
the elevator in the movie? Naming one character ‘Cecilia,’ and the other
‘Dahlia,’ we also cannot but help think of the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ case in
LA, and indeed there seems to be many similarities between Elisa Lam and the
‘Black Dahlia’ victim, Elizabeth Short.

Many believe that the Cecil Hotel where Elisa vanished was
the last place Elizabeth Short was seen. Elizabeth Short was a young aspiring
actress who was found mutilated in January 1947. Her face was carved into a
‘Glasgow Smile’, her body drained of blood, and cut in half, then washed in
gasoline. When a local resident happened across her body, at first, they
thought it was a store mannequin. Her body was left on display, deliberately to
be found and seen. The notorious case of ‘The Black Dahlia,’ as Elizabeth Short
came to be known, is an as yet still-unsolved murder-mystery that has beguiled
so many. Elisa was ‘washed clean’ by the water, and some believe she too had
been drained of blood, because there was so little blood left in her body that
it was not even possible to carry out many of the necessary forensic tests.
There are other striking and unsettling similarities between Elisa Lam and
Elizabeth Short, whose severed body was found on Leimont Park. Both Elizabeth
and Elisa were petite, brunette, and pretty, both were called names that derive
from Elizabeth, both were in their twenties, and both sadly suffered from
depression. Both were known to travel alone and both had travelled from San
Diego to downtown LA just prior to their deaths.

Both Elisa and the Black Dahlia vanished after last being
seen in a downtown hotel, and many say this was the Cecil Hotel. Both were not
reported missing for a number of days before their bodies were found, and both
died horrifying, inexplicable deaths that would become notorious. Both appear
to have been drained of blood. Both cases ‘went viral.’ Newspapers around the
world and armchair detectives have been fascinated with the mystery of who killed
‘The Black Dahlia’ for decades, and now Elisa too. Notably as already said, the
movie ‘Dark Water’ has a central character called ‘Dahlia,’ and ‘Dahlia’s young
daughter is called ‘Cecilia’; so similar to the word ‘Cecil,’ Elisa’s Hotel.

It would almost seem as though this movie ties the Black Dahlia and Elisa Lam together in a way that is impossible to explain; other than that, this was a destiny planned by a cosmic jester, having fun with us. Or, it was a plan devised and put into play by human hand, with the movie paying sick tribute to the horror of the mutilated Black Dahlia and at the same time, providing us with an exclusive preview of the terrible real-life fate to come for Elisa, who would indeed go on to end up dead in a water tower atop a building as the movie had shown us. Was this movie influenced to be made by people who knew very well what was to happen to Elisa at some point in the future? If so, who would these people be? And do their connections span aeons of inter-generational esoteric evil?  Surely, that’s just nonsense, isn’t it?

Yet, there is much more to come….

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Mar 27 2020

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Unexplained demise of Elisa Lam – revisited. Part 1

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What
was in the mystery box? And did this have anything to do with the synchronicity
of the two Zip codes….? The new revelations about Elisa Lam.

For
anyone has read some of my earlier books, they may recall that in “Something in
the Woods” in 2014, I discuss the strange case of Elisa Lam which was very
current at the time. I have spent a considerable amount of time over the last
few months re-visiting the case of Elisa Lam.
The
fate of Elisa Lam is a tale of tragedy, synchronicity, and perhaps of how the
hunter became the prey in a game that was quite possibly crafted, as Gnostics
would say, aeons ago and put into play by shadowy figures of dark power, across
centuries. Elisa Lam’s unexplained death is a deeply mysterious story, full of
unanswered questions which yearn for revelation of the method, and yet the path
to truth lies shrouded in obscurity, layered in riddles, and revolving in
astonishing synchronicities.

The baffling unsolved death
of Elisa Lam seemed to grip much of the world in February 2013, largely due to
the bizarre video capturing her in an elevator just before she vanished. She
was gone for 19 days. The video capturing some of her last known movements were
taken from what was strangely said to have been the only security camera in the
Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. LAPD released the footage of her inside
the elevator, in an appeal for information about her whereabouts, after her
parents reported they had not heard from her and this was highly unusual. An
official missing person’s case was opened, and the world became transfixed by
Elisa inside the elevator.

Her behaviour was very odd,
playful perhaps in moments, but the overall tone was incredibly eerie and
sinister. It was as though she was in a desperate fight for life; her enemy
however, was both unknown and unseen. It would not be until guests staying at
the hotel began to report to staff, 2 weeks later, that the water in their
rooms tasted most odd, that she would be found; naked, dead, and floating in
one of the water towers on the roof of the hotel.

In June 2013, authorities
determined that Elisa Lam’s death was ‘accidental,’ and caused by her own hand.
Many crucial questions however, have been left unanswered; One of which is, why
would she climb over 15 feet up the side of a water-tower, on a roof at night,
without her glasses, alone, and climb in? Another question, is what is
happening to her in the very disturbing footage inside the elevator, on the
night she disappeared? Captured in immemorial now, it is chilling and unnerving
to watch her. There is something very wrong here. She is seen entering the
hotel elevator, pressing lots of buttons quickly, and then peeking out of the
open elevator door into the corridor, several times, while she waits for the
elevator to close.

Its almost as though she is fearful that someone is after her, and perhaps they were. Peering along the hotel corridor, she waits as the door fails to close. Becoming increasingly agitated and distressed, we watch her begin to make increasingly odd gestures with her hands, then step out of the elevator and she seems to hide in the corridor, but then quickly she returns, appearing terrified yet not fleeing the scene. Is her imagination playing tricks with her? Or is her killer there?  – Out of sight of the camera but lurking within inches of her? Strange shadows and movement can be seen inside the elevator; even face-type forms appear on the walls of the elevator. It looks like a scene from a horror movie. The video quality is not good however, and perhaps this accounts for the shadows and blurs and unnerving atmosphere, although in hindsight, we are watching it in the full knowledge that soon Elisa would die.

Some people think, that on
studying the video, they catch sight of a foot in the corridor. Adding to the
mystery is that for some reason, when the police released the footage of Elisa
in the elevator, it had been chopped and cut, and the speed at which it plays
had also been altered. It is missing one minute of viewing. The video appears
to have no timestamp and nearly 1 minute has been cut from the footage. Why was
some of the video cut out? What did it show? We are left to guess, given that
the total footage is not available.

The video is running slower than real-time, making her movements appear even more unhinged and inexplicable. At one point, she puts her hands out in front of her, as though feeling for something that is with her in the small enclosed space but is not visible. As we watch her, when she realizes there is an intangible invisible ‘thing’ enclosed with her, the expression of horror on her face grows and she wrenches her hands together in anguish, trying to stem the panic, bending her knees as the weakness of fear envelopes her; trying to maintain her grip on her sanity. Something she does not understand is happening to her. Her behaviour is of disorientation, shock, fear and perhaps hopelessness.

Part 1.

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Jan 19 2020

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Elisa Lam Ft. JJ

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In this episode, James is joined by his partner JJ, where he re-tells the horrifying true story of Elisa Lam's disappearance from the Cecil Hotel in 2013. JJ re-tells a traumatic story from his past, and the two chat about some incredible horror films!

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Jan 06 2020

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The Unfortunate Death of Elisa Lam

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The 2013 Death of Elisa Lam has been surrounded by conspiracy and rumors. Find out my take on the different theories as well as hear how she ended up contaminating the water of the 700 room Cecil Hotel.

Nov 24 2019

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Ep 64: The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

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What's good, friends!? How are you? We hope you doing well! So today we bring you the new Kills and Chills episode format in which we will talk about one topic that includes murders, as well as conspiracies or a chill! Let us know how you like that. Today we've got the super weird mysterious death of Elisa Lam. Was it murder or paranormal? What do you think?

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Nov 18 2019

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