Woman Found Dead in Hotel Had Creepy Elevator Encounter Before Her Death (VIDEO)

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A 21-year-old Vancouver student named Elisa Lam went missing recently in Los Angeles, where she'd traveled alone for a visit. Yesterday, her body was found stuffed into the water tank on the roof of the hostel where she was staying. While investigators say they are looking into whether her death was foul play or some kind of strange accident -- videotape from the hotel's surveillance camera inside an elevator shows that Elisa was having a very strange, very creepy encounter right before she went missing.

The video shows Lam in the elevator of her hostel the night she was last seen. Lam enters the elevator and bends over and presses a bunch of floor numbers -- almost all of them. When the doors don't close, she quickly ducks out for a look -- as if she suspects someone is holding the doors.

She then pushes herself up against the side of the elevator, as if she's hiding from someone. She then pushes all of the buttons again. She then stands outside the elevator for quite awhile -- as if waiting for someone.

Throughout all of this, the elevator doors never close. She finally walks away. And still the elevator doors don't close. I live in the city and have been in a LOT of elevators in my time. I've never seen elevator doors stay open for so long. By themselves.

Could someone have rigged the elevator doors not to close? And if so, why? How could anyone have known when she would be in the elevator? Was she hiding from someone, or waiting for someone? And why doesn't this person ever appear on the video?! This is really tragic ... and creepy.

The next day, Lam's body found on the roof inside of one of the water tanks. Police say access to the roof is limited. So someone would have not only have to have gotten her up to the roof -- but then managed to put her inside a water tank. Would she be alive today if she could have gotten the elevator to work?

So many baffling questions. Like something out of a creepy horror film.

What do you think happened?

 

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nicol... nicolemead91

why isnt the door shutting?

mlg1989 mlg1989

I saw the video and its VERY fucking creepy. How could she of gotten to the roof IN the water tank?! I definitely suspect foul play.

ILove... ILovemyPaulie

Looks like someone sabotaged the elevator so she would have to take the stairs. That's my first thought. That's probably where she was abducted. Stair wells are very dangerous to travel alone. This is So Sad :(

doodledo doodledo

Not hard to jam or tape the elevator door open. I hope they catch the person responsible. My bets are on someone who works at the hotel, probably a maintence worker.

nonmember avatar Krystal

The way her hands are moving towards the end when she's outside it looks like she is explaining something to someone.

Irela... Ireland69

She is acting weird.  why would she press all of the floors at first and then when she's standing outside it's like she's talking to someone or something she keeps squatting. 

Autum... Autumnleaves87

Weird. She is acting very strange.

Angie... AngieHayes

But the thing is she was traveling alone in a place where no one knew her, how would anyone plan to do anything to her?

Gypsy... Gypsyqueen4life

Something about the way she was acting gave me the creeps. It seemed as if someone was in the hallway outside of the elevator & as if she was trying to maybe avoid someone at first,  then her hands are moving at the end like she is talking to someone. Her actions & mannerisms feel all wrong. She seems as if she is uncomfortable that the elevator doesn't seem to work, but she isn't sure what to do or where to go.

Jennie-Lynn Robinson

U can see the elevator door is about to close but then doesn't like it was made to stay open. Watch closly at the beginning when she first presses the button, u can see the middle rubbr part in the elevator doors come out and then it goes back in almost like someonepressed a button to make it stay open, And what the hell was she doing at the end? Almost like she was talking to someone and using alot of hand language. Very weird and creepy.

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