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Exploring the Cecil Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring the Cecil Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring the Cecil Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring the Cecil Hotel

Exploring the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles has a long history of hauntings, crime, danger, and mystery. A good place to start is The Deadly Haunted History of the Cecil Hotel

The Cecil Hotel in the Skid Row district of downtown Los Angeles is arguably the most haunted hotel in Los Angeles. The Cecil’s haunted legacy goes all the way back to The Great Depression. Opening in 1924, it was only a few years before the Depression filled the hotel with transients, and suicides on the regular. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel Netflix documentary is out now.

The Black Dahlia was rumored to have had her last drink at the hotel bar. She turned up dead just a few miles away. Richard Ramirez, better know as “The Night Stalker”, convicted of a laundry list of heinous crimes, lived at the Cecil in 1985 during his spree.

The most recent head scratcher at the Cecil was the mysterious case of Elisa Lam. The Guardian explains: “An inspection of the cistern on the hotel’s roof, the naked body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam, a Chinese-Canadian tourist who had been decomposing for roughly 19 days. Elevator security footage shows Lam, who suffered from bipolar disorder, acting erratically, alternately hiding in the corner of the elevator and dashing in and out. At one point, she gesticulates as if addressing an unseen figure. Police ruled her death an accidental drowning.” Accident? Or another victim of the Cecil Hotel? The hotel is currently being renovated and redeveloped into a mix of hotel rooms and residential units.

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Exploring Janis Joplin’s Haunted Room | Landmark Hotel Hollywood

Exploring Janis Joplin’s Haunted Room | Landmark Hotel Hollywood

We rented Room #105 at the Highland Gardens Hotel (the former Landmark Motor Hotel, Landmark Hotel Hollywood, Landmark Hotel Los Angeles), the same room where Janis Joplin spent her last days. We talked to the hotel staff and had a medium read the room to explore the haunted occurrences.

According to Atlas ObscuraOn October 4th, 1970, Janis Joplin, one of the most iconic female musicians of the 1960s died from an accidental overdose of heroin in room #105 of the Landmark Motor Hotel, at the tragic age of 27.

Today that same lodging still stands, although now it is called the Highland Gardens Hotel, but you can still stay in the same hotel room where Joplin lived for the last few months of her life. During the height of her short career, Janis Joplin was the darling of the music scene, and lived the lifestyle to the hilt. Known as the “The Queen of Psychedelic Soul” to fans, and simply “Pearl” to friends, Joplin became somewhat of a superstar thanks to her magnetic performances and legendarily rock-and-roll lifestyle.

Unfortunately, like so many figures in Joplin’s position, the lifestyle eventually caught up with her and she died in a shocking overdose that sent shockwaves through the music scene and marked a decided change in the decadent vibe of the era.

The room in which Joplin spent her final hours is still a rentable hotel room, and her fans seem to know it. The closet contains a small brass plaque, commemorating Joplin’s life, and the walls are heavily decorated with fan art and notes, comprising a ever-evolving shrine to the late singer.”

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Exploring the Haunted Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Exploring the Haunted Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

We explore the haunted Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with a medium to see if we have a ghost encounter with Marilyn Monroe or another paranormal experience.

According to Hauntedrooms.com, “The hotel is famous for the celebrities who stayed in it during their lifetimes, and two very famous actors have never left it, even though they have been dead for decades. Actors such as Errol Flynn, Shirley Temple, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie are among its many guests over the years. But, it is Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift who are both rumored to be there still.

Marilyn Monroe still occupies suite #1200, where she has appeared to guests staying in the room. She has been seen in mirrors by many people staying in her suite. Actor Montgomery Clift, who was a good friend to Elizabeth Taylor and was nominated for an Academy Award for three different movies, is still most active in Room 928 and the hallway just outside.”