• Yes, Elisa Lam's Tumblr Is Still Up, and Here's How It Frames the New Netflix Doc

    16 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Elisa Lam's 2013 death at the Cecil Hotel has been marked by strange coincidences and conspiracy theories. The bizarre elevator video of her and the way that she was found in the hotel water tank only contributed to the mystery of her passing. To add to the enigma, most of the world singularly knew her voice from her Tumblr account nouvelle-nouveau. Netflix's docuseries Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel takes snippets from Lam's personal blog to establish the story around her death. While it no longer features new posts, Lam's Tumblr account is still up, and you can still sift...
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  • What's the Elevator Game? Here's the Creepy Ritual Linked to the Elisa Lam Case

    What's the Elevator Game? Here's the Creepy Ritual Linked to the Elisa Lam Case

    16 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel unpacks the tragic case of Elisa Lam, a young traveler who was found in the water tank of the Cecil Hotel in 2013. Her cause of death was officially listed as an accidental drowning with her bipolar disorder as a significant factor. However, the strange details around her case attracted amateur detectives who contested this ruling. Before her body was found, police released security footage of her behaving oddly in the hotel elevator. Unsurprisingly, web sleuths picked apart the video to formulate speculations about foul play. One of the oddest...
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