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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Florida man said his family vacation on a Carnival cruise ship took a horrifying turn into a bloody mystery that looked like it was right out of a horror movie.
It was a Christmas getaway for Matt Davis and his family but there is one image he said will never get out of his head.
Video of the incident shared by Davis shows an elevator door with blood dripping down from it.
You can hear someone saying, “No, that can’t be right. No. That’s not possible.”
“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,” said Davis.
He and his wife Susan said time stood still. It sounded like a rain storm and they could smell the blood.
They were heading to dinner on the 10th floor on the Carnival Ecstasy Sunday night when they saw the horrifying scene.
“One of the crew people from Carnival was trying to get people to go back towards the restaurant,” said Davis.
In the video, you hear someone saying, “Come inside please!”
As the doors struggled to open, the couple said a man was inside.
“He ran through the blood that was coming down,” said Davis.
Forty-five minutes later the area was sectioned off with a sign by the elevator reading, “Sorry but I am not working at the moment.”
Davis said he was still uneasy and looking for answers. A waiter told him an electrician got hurt and later a Carnival supervisor told him he passed away.
In the video you hear someone saying, ” The man was working on the elevator up there.”
“A crew member, somebody was inside behind that wall when the elevator came down and I don’t know what happened but something terrifying happened,” said Davis.
Miami-Dade Police is investigating the death. A spokesperson for the department said the victim is a 66-year old electrician aboard the ship. He died Sunday night. The cause of his death is still under investigation.
“I couldn’t wait to get off the ship. I just wanted to get off,” said Davis.
The couple said the Florida-based company has offered to pay for counseling sessions for the family.