What Just Happened? Episode 6: The Death of Elisa Lam


21 year old Elisa Lam was a college student from Vancouver traveling in Los Angeles when she went missing. Her parents called the police, and LAPD asked the public for help in finding her. What happened next was bizarre and mysterious, and became instant fodder for conspiracy theorists worldwide.

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Cecil Hotel’s elevator surveillance footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YO4QbaNDjI

Film Transformer’s video of their investigation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YweZJeZo13A&t=14&app=desktop (see comments for subtitles)

Lam’s autopsy report: http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/02/24/el-autopsy/

Josh Dean, “American Horror Story: The Cecil Hotel,” Medium.com: https://medium.com/matter/haunted-947d642a6d59#.8ifch0x8n

Tanis Podcast, Episode 103, “The Girl in the High Tower”: http://www.tanispodcast.com/

You May Be Dead and Dreaming blog: http://ymbdad.blogspot.com/2015/02/everyday-strange-elisa-lam-part-ii.html