You must have heard of the trending Netflix documentary, “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”. Well guess what, we’ve been there last 2017 and the Elisa Lam case is not the only mysterious thing that happened there. The Cecil Hotel has always attracted the murderers! It’s like a place where these people can actually let their hair down… Yikes!
You can forget Bates Motel. There is a real life hotel notorious for harboring murderers and serial killers including the infamous Night Stalker, Richard Ramirez.
Richard Ramirez was an American serial killer, serial rapist, kidnapper, pedophile, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion and murder crime spree terrorized the residents of the Greater Los Angeles area and later the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area from June 1984 until August 1985. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Valley Intruder" (as his attacks were first clustered in the San Gabriel Valley) and the "Night Stalker" by the news media. Can you believe his last words when he was declared guilty at the courtroom was “HAIL SATAN!”.
In addition to that, the story of the Night Stalker was also featured on the Netflix Cecil Documentary which follows the mystery of Elisa Lam, the Canadian Backpacker who was mysteriously found dead in water tanks on top of the hotel.
In 2017, Lantern Ghost Tours visited the Cecil Hotel to find out more. They discovered that the hotel was not only home to The Night Stalker, but also countless restless spirits. The hotel was a home for people who were down on their luck and sadly suicides, murders and overdoses were commonplace. Staff said there was at least one death every other month. Jacqui, who runs Lantern Ghost Tours. saw faces in the elevator of the Cecil Hotel and felt a very uneasy feeling of danger. She has slept in morgues, gaols and asylum but said that nothing has ever felt as uncomfortable as the Cecil Hotel elevator. She couldn't spend more than 30 seconds inside, she had an overwhelming sensation that it would not end well.
Zoom in on her photo taken in 2017 and tell what you can see!