Alphagaia wrote:Crossposting this because it seems more relevant here:Just my fan fixing idea: Ivo Shandor was initially buried up North, but after the events of the video game, his remains were brought back to Summerville by members of the Gozerian Cult, and through dark rituals, he was restored albeit in a Semi-Corporeal, Zombified state, to be allowed to rise again if/when Gozer were to return. Gozer, remembering that Ivo took the Mandala power for himself promptly destroyed Ivo, and then set out to finish what it started in 1984.
Doesn't Shandor Island alone mess with the canon of Afterlife? In the game, it's owned by the Shandors for centuries until Ivo dies and it sinks in the river and disappears from this realm.
You would think he wanted to buried there instead of near the mine, as it descended right into the spirit world, and you know is his ancestral home in the videogame.
The only question in my mind is why is there a mine all the way in Summerville when all of Ivo's structures are in NYC? My guess is that Ivo did not build the temple in the mine. In my mind, the Gozerian Cult built it after Gozer was defeated in 1984. They harnessed the spectral energy from the sacrifices of the Shandor Mine Co. miners, hoping that it would open a gateway for Gozer to find its way back into our world.