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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