"NC motel deaths" has been trending on Yahoo! for a couple of hours, so I clicked. Of course the story is mysterious and you can't really blame the media for packaging it as such — "Authorities have confirmed that they do not believe there to be any immediate danger to the general public" — but perhaps just as mysterious is where they got the still for the video tour of the "haunted motel room" and how the Christian Science Monitor Post can call a YouTube an "exclusive".

The video may have been given to them and they've apparently watermarked it with a nondescript logo, but they put it on Youtube with no restriction on embedding or linking, so I think it's real a stretch to consider it an "exclusive".

(Oh, and condolences to the families of those who passed)