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Published:December 8th, 2011 07:40 EST

Shannan Gilbert Is Now Famous! Levels of Mordancy Stacked Ever Higher and Higher!

By John G. Kays


Levels of mordancy stacked higher on more levels of sardonicism, is all I possess this morning, when contemplating the latest developments in the Shannan Gilbert mystery, that has endured obstinately for the past 18 months. Just to frame the irreconcilable, missing puzzle pieces, if Shannan died as a result of drowning, and if her disturbing disappearance (on May 1, 2010) has nothing to do with the other ten bodies found on Gilgo Beach, then my world must be turned upside down, inside out!


Yet, I don`t believe the cliffhanger is entirely transparent at this sitting. One, the Suffolk County Police haven`t been able to recover Shannan`s remains yet (in the boggy muck and thickets), although they did manage to find her pocketbook with a photo ID, her jeans and shoes, and even her cell phone. I have one question for Commissioner Dormer, though. 


How could they find her jeans and shoes but not her body? Had Shannan already taken these items off as she waded through the quicksand-like bog, struggling to stay afloat as she sank deeper and deeper in the muck? This makes little sense that her body was not still inside her jeans. Well, I suppose, wild animals could have taken it out, or perhaps it was Hurricane Irene, which could have disturbed the scene.


And what about the dramatic events that proceeded her possible drowning? Was it Michael Pak (Shannan`s chauffeur that night) who confronted Gus Colletti (a neighbor of Joseph Brewer), wanting to know if a frantic girl had just been around? Is Michael Pak the oriental man in a sports utility vehicle who ominously searched the neighborhood for a lost girl? This is what the authorities are now saying.


At one time, many were thinking this man was the Long Island serial killer. Is Michael Pak oriental? And why did Shannan become so upset that night, when at a client`s (poor Joseph Brewer again) residence? Did Shannan do some drugs when over at Brewer`s? She became unhinged and paranoid about two hours before leaving Joseph`s house. 


This state of mind can often be attributed to methamphetamines. Michael Pak might be able to shed some light on what may have happened to Shannan. If she did too much bad meth, then this would explain a lot about that the strange occurrences of that spring night. She places a twenty minute 911 call, where she is paranoid that someone is after her. I always assumed this must be the ;Seaside Sicko` who was trying to get her.


And the irony that a search for Shannan Gilbert, one year ago, leads to a makeshift graveyard created courtesy of a clever serial killer, is a coincident that makes it hard to unglue SG from the other ten cases. The randomness of these two seemingly connected events contributes to my inability to disassociate one from the other. The Craigslist link is another difficult obstacle to overcome.


Michael Pak has said that Shannan had often expressed her belief that she would one day be famous. Here`s another layer of mordancy, it`s under mostly bizarre circumstances that Shannan is now famous. SG is a one off loose end, a smokescreen for a crackerjack of a tricky phantom, who is laughing as the cops are cold on his trail. In this case the dots don`t connect, yet they do in an extraordinary paranormal way, if you get my drift.