Mon, 31 October 2016
This week, The Principled Uncertainty Podcast will be releasing one episode per day to celebrate Halloween, and to kick things off, we present: The Mysterious Death of Elia Lam.
This one is really bizarre. Elisa Lam, a Canadian tourist, checks into the Cecil Hotel on January 26, 2013. She's originally paired with someone else in a hostel-type room, but due to some odd behavior, she is moved to her own room.
Lam disappears shortly thereafter. A few weeks later, guests at the Cecil Hotel begin complaining of the smell and taste of the water coming from the taps. An investigation leads to the discovery of Lam's body. In the Water Tank. That people had been drinking from.
Okay, so here's where it gets really weird. Lam's body was found floating in that tank on the hotel roof. She was nude, and her clothes were floating beside her. It seems really inexplicable, given how difficult it is to reach the roof.
During the investigation, surveillance footage of Lam's last known moments was uncovered. This is perhaps the most bizarre aspect of the whole case, as Lam's movements are so...just...weird. She hides in the corner of the open elevator, pressing herself against the wall.
Eventually, Elisa Lam works her way out of the elevator and begins half-convulsing in the doorway, making alien movements as she appears to have a very insistent conversation with...no one.
It's one of the most bone-chilling stories I have ever seen, and I go into all the known details in this brief episode.
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