Ghost Adventures at the Cecil Hotel
The Cecil Hotel has a long and troubled history. In the 1980s, a serial killer named Richard Ramirez lived here. One of his victims was a woman who jumped from the ninth floor. Another murder case was the killing of Elizabeth Short. The night stalker cut her in half and she was later known as the Black Dahlia. The Cecil Hotel was once a quasi-shelter for homeless people.
The Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia may have visited the Cecil Hotel, which is in downtown Los Angeles. When she was murdered, the hotel was a frequent stop for her. She had been estranged from her family and friends for years. When she was last seen there, she was going to meet her parents. The hotel had become a haunted place.
American Horror Story: Hotel
The Cecil Hotel was the scene of a murder spree in the mid-80s. Although American Horror Story: Hotel was not filmed at this location, it is thought that it was inspired by the real Cecil Hotel. In fact, sixteen reported deaths have been linked to the Cecil Hotel.
The Cecil Hotel has been the setting for many ghost stories and paranormal experiences. It is the setting for the popular TV show Ghost Adventures. An episode filmed at Cecil Hotel in early January explored the death of Canadian student Elisa Lam. Her body was later found in a water tank on the rooftop.
“Ghost Adventures at Cecil Hotel” follows Zak Bagans as he investigates Los Angeles’ most infamous hotel, one that’s rife with ghost stories and has a checkered history. In this episode, Zak retraces the steps of Elisa Lam and investigates the hotel’s water tower, where Elisa Lam was found.
Dorothy Jean Purcell
The case of Dorothy Jean Purcell at the Cecil hotel dates back to 1944, when the young mother stayed there with her boyfriend, Ben Levine. While she was there, Purcell went to the bathroom, where she gave birth to a baby boy. She believed the baby was dead and threw it out of the window. Despite her insanity, she was found not guilty of the crime, and was eventually committed for psychiatric treatment.
Elisa Lam, a Chinese-Canadian tourist, has been missing since January 31. Her parents were alerted of her disappearance on February 1. Her last known whereabouts are still unknown.