S2E4 Going Down?

The Hotel Cecil

The side of the hotel Cecil

the Cecil Hotel has since been renamed and rebranded as “Stay on Main” in hopes to separate from the disturbing past.

The grand and lavish interior of the Cecil

Multiple people have reported seeing spirits roaming the halls and stairwells of the hotel Cecil.

Last known photo of Elisa Lam

Check out the full Elisa Lam surveillance footage here: https://youtu.be/_rfLSVIA0L0

The four water tanks on top of the Cecil hotel where Elisa Lam was found

Recently a lot of theories around Elisa Lam have been circulating due to the movie “Dark water.” Dark water was originally a Japanese film from 2002 however was adapted into an American version in 2005. *spoiler alert* it’s discovered in the film that the dark water people are seeing in their faucet is because of the body of a little girl in the water tanks for the building. Much like Elisa Lam’s case. The little girl was named Cecilia, a little too close to Cecil for comfort. They say life imitates art after all.

The most recent activity surrounding death at the hotel involved at 28-year old man who fell to his death in 2015. His death is believed to have been a suicide by investigators though the official cause of death was not determined.

The Crescent Hotel

The beautiful Crescent hotel
An advertisement for the cancer curing Baker Hospital, once known as the Crescent hotel
Norman Baker’s headshot

Huckleberry muffins? This recipe for huckleberry muffins is said to have originated at the Crescent hotel. A copy of the recipe was distributed locally around Eureka Springs

  • 1 cup huckleberries
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg

wash and drain huckleberries and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon flower. Sift dry ingredients and cut in shortening. To this add milk and beaten egg. Stir flowered berries in quickly, but don’t mash them. Bake in hot greased muffin pan for about 20 minutes

The Crescent Hotel was once a women’s college

On the Hotel’s Fourth Floor, guests can read about the earliest accounts of the hotel from stories in the hotel’s historic archives. A unique collection of Crescent College as well as a Calliaphone from the Baker era is on display.

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