In the world of strange disappearances and deaths, occasionally there are disappearance surrounded with odd events that capture the public’s imagination. One unsolved death is the tragic case of  Elisa Lam, which captured national attention. When 21-year-old Canadian college student Elisa Lam was found dead in the water tank of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013, the public was stunned on how it came to be. Her body was found after guests of the hotel complained about low water pressure and a strange taste, leading to employees to investigate their water tanks. Lam’s body was found naked in the tank and nothing else was found besides her body.

Conspiracies surfaced based on the pieces of evidence found surrounding her disappearance. Some conspiracies include:

  • The Cecil Hotel has attracted serial killers before, so could there have been one working there during Elisa’s stay? Perhaps someone who knew she was traveling alone and had access to her room, keys to the roof and the alarm code. This person would have known where to stand in order to stay off camera and along with having access to all the footage.
  • Apparently, Elisa posted online about a Pentagon funded, invisibility cloaking project right before she died. This project has been in the works for the United States and South Korea for some time now. Many have speculated the government or even a private company may have ordered her assassination for interfering or over-sharing.

A video released by the LAPD department shows how Lam was seen exiting and re-entering the elevator, talking and gesturing in the hallway outside, and sometimes seeming to hide within the elevator, which itself appears to be malfunctioning. This case is now closed, but this incident will remain a mystery.

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