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People are convinced Elisa Lam was playing chilling elevator game before her body was found in hotel water tank

People are convinced Elisa Lam was playing chilling elevator game before her body was found in hotel water tank

Despite her death being put down to accidental drowning, some people are convinced there's more to the story

The Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel documentary series has been out on Netflix for over a year, with one particular scene from the doc much talked about.

The Joe Berlinger directed doc follows the eerie story of Elisa Lam's disappearance at the Cecil Hotel.

One of the most disturbing parts of the Netflix's latest series is the unsettling CCTV footage of the Canadian student Lam in the elevator of the Cecil Hotel.

The clip, which was released to the public in 2013, shows Lam behaving erratically just hours before she went missing from the hotel.

We later learn that she was found dead in the hotel's rooftop water tank, with theories around her whereabouts before her death being speculated.

One of the more outlandish theories is that Lam was playing the chilling ritual known as The Elevator game, which would explain her odd and distributing behaviour.

This rather distributing game sees the player visit a number of different floors in an elevator, in a bid to get to a 'new dimension'.

The rules state that the player must first enter the elevator alone, but things change later on when someone joins then.

From the first floor, they must then descend to the second floor, up to the sixth, down to the second again, up to the tenth and finally down to the fifth - and it is vitally important they do not get out of the elevator on any floor.

Some people think Elisa Lam was playing the creepy game.
The Cecil Hotel/Netflix

After reaching the fifth level, the legend says a mysterious woman will enter the lift, but the person playing must not look or interact with her.

Then, players must push the button to the first floor again where two things are said to happen here.

If the lift goes down, the player must leave the building and not look back.

If it goes to the tenth floor, once the player leaves the elevator, it's believed they'll be entering a new dimension.

As seen with Lam's CCTV footage before her death, she is specifically pressing a number of different buttons as she entered, leaving some conspiracy theorists convinced she is playing the game.

It has been ruled that Lam's death was ruled as accidental drowning and her bipolar disorder given as a significant factor.

The student disappeared at the Cecil Hotel in 2013.
ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo

Even so, that hasn't stopped some viewers speculating surrounding her tragic death.

One person wrote on Twitter: "That Elisa Lam case still reminds me of that elevator game, still gives me the creeps."

A second added: "I still get chills thinking about that Elevator Game and seeing that Elisa Lam footage."

And a third said: "I honestly think Elisa Lam played the elevator game.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film, True Crime