I saw a post about this on @doodledrawsthings feed and I couldn’t help myself. My favorite ink demon and my favorite holiday? Together? It was too good to pass up! That being said apologies in advance to all the lovely people named Mick out there, it just sounded like the douchiest name I could think of while I was writing, but it is not a reflection on you. Once again this takes place in Doodles’ Hell’s Studio AU. Some mild swearing, but that’s about it. Enjoy!
“Chyler has one of the most nostalgic, haunting vocals. It’s very angelic, it’s very pure but it’s got this vintage tone to it and just - it’s almost ethereal like you can’t really put your finger on it but it makes you feel at home. It makes you feel at peace.” - Nathan West
One of the most famous hotels in Los Angeles, California,The Cecil Hotel is rumored to be one of the most cursed hotels in the world, so much so that it is the inspiration behind Stephen King’s story 1408 and the television series American Horror Story: Hotel. Many believe that the hotel is haunted by the many people who have met their gruesome ends in the building and that they encourage others to kill themselves and commit murder.
When the hotel first opened in the 1920′s it enjoyed a great success as a tourist destination. This changed in the 1930s when it became a budget hotel for transients and salesmen. After that suicides started to happen regularly at the hotel. Many people have died due to throwing themselves from the windows of the hotel, earning itself the nickname of Suicide Tower by the 1950s. One woman jumped to her death after an argument with her husband and landed on a man in the street below, killing him instantly. Several murders have also been linked to the Cecil Hotel, including the death of Goldie Osgood, who was found robbed, strangled and raped in her hotel room. Her murder has never been solved. Years later, in the 1980s, the hotel became home to serial killer Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker, who killed 13 women during his stay at the Cecil. He was not the only serial killer to call the Cecil Hotel home, because in the 1990s, another killer called Jack Unterweger, murdered three prostitutes while staying at the hotel. Unterweger was an Austrian serial killer who murdered several woman in his home town in Austria before fleeing to America. It is also believed that the Cecil Hotel was one of the last places Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia, was seen alive.
One of the most well known and modern deaths that occurred in the Cecil Hotel occurred in February 2013 when the body of 21-year-old Elisa Lam was found naked in one of the water tanks on top of the hotel. She had been decomposing inside the water tank for two weeks before guests and hotel staff started complaining that the water had turned black and started to taste odd. No one knows how Elisa got into the water tank. Not only would she had had to get through a locked and alarmed door, but then she would have had to push open the heavy lid of the water tank and somehow close it after her. The last known sighting of Elisa was on CCTV in the hotel elevator where she is seen acting strangely and apparently talking to someone who is not there. During her autopsy she was found to have no drugs or alcohol in her system so that was ruled out hallucinogens as the cause of her strange behaviour on camera. Her death remains unsolved to this day and some believe that she was just another victim of the ghosts of the hotel.