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After the newly released video featuring Lady Gaga (see below) it seems to have been confirmed that she will be in the next season, and it will be hotel themed! But the question is, what hotel will [American Horror Story](series:206668) base its 5th season around?

Cecil Hotel:

The more I think of it, the more it seems likely that season 5 of American Horror Story will be based around the Cecil Hotel. The Cecil Hotel, located in Los Angeles has a wide history of murders and suicides:

“Part of its sordid history, involves two serial killers, Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterweger.

Now on death row, Ramirez, labeled “the Nightstalker”, was living at the Cecil Hotel in 1985, in a top floor room. He was charged 14 dollars a night. In a building filled with transients, he remained unnoticed as he stalked and killed his 13 female victims. Richard Schave, said “He was dumping his bloody clothes in the Dumpster, at the end of his evening and returned via the back entrance.”

Jack Unterweger, was a journalist covering crime in Los Angeles for an Austrian magazine in 1991. “We believe he was living at the Cecil Hotel in homage to Ramirez,” Schave said.

He is blamed with killing three prostitutes in Los Angeles, while being a guest at the Cecil.

In the 50’s and 60’s the Cecil was known as a place that people would go to jump out of one of the hotel’s windows to commit suicide.

Helen Gurnee, in her 50s, leaped from a seventh floor window, landing on the Cecil Hotel marquee, on October 22, 1954.

Julia Moore jumped from her eighth floor room window, on February 11, 1962.

Pauline Otton, 27, jumped from a ninth floor window after an argument with her estranged husband, on October 12, 1962. Otton landed on George Gianinni, 65, who was walking on the side walk, 90 feet below. Both were killed instantly.

There was also a murder of one of the residents. “Pigeon Goldie” Osgood, a retired telephone operator, known for protecting and feeding pigeons in a nearby park, was found dead in his ransacked room on June 4, 1964. He had been stabbed, strangled, and raped. The crime still remains unsolved.”

– Las Vegas Guardian Express, Elisa Lam, Morbid History Of Two Serial Killers Unfolds At “Cecil Hotel”

Since this season is meant to take place during the present, the Cecil Hotel, now known as The Stay on Main Hotel; would be a suitable choice as the latest known death on its premises took place in 2013, when Elisa Lam died in the rooftop water tank after mysterious circumstances. The cause of her death is still unknown...

The Black Dahlia was also rumored to be staying at the hotel hours before she was murdered...

With so many deaths on its premises, I'll be surprised if the Cecil Hotel or its strange events are not included in American Horror Story's new season.

Even though many people believe Bates Motel will be featured in season 5, I think Cecil Hotel is just or even more likely.

HH Holmes Murder Castle:

My friend Declan Hollingworth also shared this murder hotel with me, I can't believe I hadn't already heard about this! The link below describes Holmes and the sickening acts he did to women in this hotel. It seems like another extremely likely hotel to feature in American Horror Story's 5th season. Thanks Declan!

So, which hotel do you think American Horror Story's upcoming season will feature?

Let me know in the comments!


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