This is going around. If you see the link, don’t click, it’s really not worth it.
The Cecil Hotel was once a part-time home to serial killer “The Night Stalker” and murder victim “The Black Dahlia,” but it may now be home to a haunting new visitor.
An Eyewitness News viewer claims to have captured a ghostly image outside of the famous downtown Los Angeles hotel.
Koston Alderete, a Riverside boy with a love of scary films and ghost stories, took the picture, which shows a ghostly figure outside a fourth floor window. He says it looks a little too real.
I should start a category called “Why is this news?” Well, ghost photos as with all other paranormal “evidence” claims do get the hits. But this one is an obvious worthless photo. How tall is the window? Is the figure 3 feet tall? Why is he standing on the windowsill?
The Cecil Hotel has its issues, known as a creepy place. It was the location of the still rather mysterious death of Elisa Lam. Her unfortunate death was even linked to ghosts and the paranormal which is a terrible slight to her memory. But so it continues. This pathetic picture, submitted to the newspaper by a believer who thought it was spooky and gave him nightmares. Gosh, things like this make me hate the 24-hr news cycle. This is ridiculous. As we go year after year, decade after decade without sound evidence of the “paranormal”, we are accepting worse examples of it into the public sphere. I don’t get it.
I also list this under “paranormal tourism” because I wonder if they may be enhancing their spooky reputation.