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Posted: December 30, 2016
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The last night of Matt and Susan Davis’ dream family vacation was anything but magical when a horrifying image confronted the couple as they were heading to dinner.
The couple was aboard the Carnival cruise ship Ecstasy when they turned a corner to board an elevator to the 10th floor of the ship.
To their horror, blood was pouring from an elevator and pooling in the carpet in front of the elevator doors.
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To Matt Davis, it looked like a scene from a horror movie.
“To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet, and not stopping was (like) a real life scene of ‘The Shining,’” Matt Davis told Fox 4.
Davis said crew members were hustling passengers away from the scene, and you can hear in the video one of them say, “Please come inside.”
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Forty-five minutes later, a sign went up in front of the covered elevator that read, “Sorry, but I’m not working at the moment.”
Matt Davis speculated about what may have happened.
“A crew member or somebody was inside or behind that wall when the elevator came down, and I don't know what happened, but something terrifying happened,” Davis said.
A Miami-Dade Police spokesperson confirmed the crew member was 66-year-old Jose Sandoval Opaz, an electrician aboard the ship who was working on the elevator when the deadly incident occurred.
The couple said Carnival offered to pay for counseling sessions for the family.
“I couldn’t wait to get off the ship. I just wanted to get off,” Davis said.
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