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What Happened On This Cruise Can Only Be Compared To 'The Shining'


A chilling video showing a “sheet” of blood cascading down the doors of a cruise ship elevator after it crushed an electrician to death has emerged.

The electrician was 66-year-old Jose Sandoval Opazo, identified by Miami-Dade police. He was working on Dec. 27 when the accident occurred on board the Carnival Ecstasy.

A second person -- who appears to have been inside the elevator at the time -- ran out through the streaming blood.

The scene was described as the “nightmare after Christmas” by Fort Meyers resident Matt Davis, who recorded the video.

“To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet, and not stopping ... it was a real life scene of ‘The Shining,’” Davis told WFTX.

Davis, who took his wife and children on the cruise as a last-minute holiday trip, said the family was heading to dinner on the 10th floor of the ship when they witnessed the horrifying event. 

"One of the crew people from Carnival was trying to get people to go back to the restaurant," Davis said.

In the video, a woman can be overheard screaming, "Come inside please!"

Davis compared the sound of the gushing blood to “rainfall” and said he could smell it.

Somebody in the clip is heard saying, “No, that can't be right ... No.”

The Davis family and the other travelers were on the final leg of a three-day trip from Miami on the 850-foot-long Carnival cruise liner.

"I couldn't wait to get off the ship. I just wanted to get off," he said.

The cause of the accident is still unclear, but police are investigating.

Carnival Cruises confirmed to Daily Mail that Opazo had died at 6:15 p.m. on Dec. 27.

A representative stated: “The company extends its heartfelt sympathy to the family and loved ones of our team member. Our CareTeam is providing support. Appropriate authorities have been notified and a full investigation into the cause of the accident is under way.”

According to WFTX, Carnival Cruises offered to pay for the family to attend three therapy sessions.

Sources: WFTX, Daily Mail / Photo credit: WFTX

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