With initial intentions of Hollywood glamour and opulence, the Cecil Hotel quickly declined into a dark home of transients, crime and mystery.
The Cecil Hotel had seen its fair share of death, from multiple suicides to more recent phenomena of unsolved murders and deaths. Join us and guest Matt Bruce ( @blastchillerbruce ) as we discuss the dark history of The Cecil, the serial killers who called it home, the mysterious Elisa Lam case, and the hauntings left behind.
Trigger warning: Suicide is discussed in this episode.
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Researched, Written, Edited & Produced by Gabi Fiore
Guest Appearance by Matt Bruce
Music by Dan Moretti