The Cursed Ho­tel

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The Ce­cil Ho­tel in Los Angeles was opened in 1924 and has since gained the rep­u­ta­tion of the ho­tel of mur­der and sui­cide, most no­tably be­cause it was the tem­po­rary res­i­dence of se­rial killer Richard Ramirez in 1985. The ho­tel was also the set­ting for the fa­mous 1947 Black Dahlia mur­der – it was El­iz­a­beth Short’s last stop before she was killed. The ho­tel has been the site of at least 15 deaths. At least 12 of these were

sui­cides – sev­eral peo­ple have thrown them­selves out of the build­ing’s win­dows, while

oth­ers chose its doomed rooms to over­dose on painkillers, swal­low poi­son, or slash their throats with ra­zor blades. In 2011, the ho­tel changed its name to Stay on Main, per­haps as a way to es­cape its dark past.

Fa­mous haunt

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