In the same way that the fairy tale presented on Facebook by the Watts family is inverted into a grotesque nightmare in real life, there’s another macabre mirror built into this story.
The fetus comes into being out of the oily soups, hot blood, salty sperm and sweat of the father, and the yolky red enzymes of the mother’s womb. What is the reverse of this process? Turning an egg back into its constituent elements – back into albumen oil, back into a separated yolk, back into its shell.
The intentional conversion of not only an unborn child, but three living people into oil is an inversion of the fairy tale we know as being alive, coming into being, and life itself. That’s exactly what happened here, and it took the mechanical psychology of an oil man to come up with, didn’t it?
Scott Peterson also worked with industrial chemicals and fertilizers. He also had a pregnant wife. His job was to sell stuff that helped plants grow, but stuff that’s toxic to human beings. Chris Watts’ job was to make stuff that helps engines work, and keep the lights on in his house. Oil is also toxic to human beings.
Now, since we know so much about Thrive and Multi-Level Marketing, what is there to know about Chris Watts’ job at Anadarko?
The oil and gas industry in general is a very industrial type of setting. It involves physical work, dangerous work, and the intentional attrition, transformation and transit of solid, liquid and gaseous geological materials.
In a basic sense it involves chemicals, storage and piping systems. The whole tanking arrangement is like human pregnancy – it’s a period of limbo before the “product” is ready to come out and be used.
In an even more basic sense the oil industry converts raw material into refined products that can be used – often as fuel. So natural building blocks in a raw form are streamlined and sequestrated into original elements, and these are then recycled as energy fuel.
The equation at its most simplest>
living things = organic compounds = purified = fuel for use by other more advanced living things
Chris Watts’ motive lies somewhere in that equation.
But let’s get closer to the industry Chris Watts worked in. In Multi-Level Marketing we imagine levels, products, milestones and consumers. We might also imagine a giant pyramid crushing downward on its user base, a pyramid actually crumbling at its foundations, but a beacon of blinding light at the top.
Andarko’s schematic also has levels, broken laterally into several dominoes, and broken vertically into different strata and hierarchies. But let’s examine just one layer of the pyramid.
Chris Watts’ turf was really the central green domino. The one with the cylindrical tank sitting on it. Site maintenance.
There’s very little information about what precisely Chris Watts did at Anadarko. According to his Andarko pay stubs, Chris Watts was an “operator” earning $61 000 a year, less than $5000 a month. We also know that prior to working for Anadarko he was an auto mechanic at a Ford Dealership. So it’s likely his work at Anadarko was similar; as a very low level mechanic-type technician, but with very little emphasis on the technical side of the work besides a basic grasp of mathematics.
In other words, Chris Watts was probably being paid to go out and get his hands dirty on many of the sites. As such he’d know where the sites were, which ones were more isolated than others, and which required the least maintenance.
Now let’s look at a day in the life of an operator.
In the above clip the operator refers to his job role, and that one has to be “self-motivated” and that the work has to be done “in a timely fashion”. In other words, it’s a tough, gritty, stressful job, and sometimes hard to keep one’s chin up day in and day out. There’s also a schedule, a timeline and a deadline to all of it. An operator is constantly on the clock, just as the oil that’s being “brewed” occurs to a perfect schedule.
An operator is the dog’s body of the oil and gas industry. He’s the mop up guy who gets sent out when a bolt breaks or a pipe springs a leak. Low level everyday maintenance stuff. He’s the dish washer of the industry. He’s there to keep the engines running and to make sure the processes keep going smoothly.
“Throughout the day we’re just checking mechanical integrity…”
Looking at the mosaic of activity above, there’s an impression of long, lonely hours in a hostile industrial environment. It’s a world with hard edges, a world that’s about the maintenance and sustainability of constant change.
Now, one can imagine after a day busting his butt in the real world, cranking bolts tighter, fixing shit, removing rusted structures, being burned by the Colorado sun and blown by the wind, the whole up at dawn spiel, Shan’ann’s cosy life singing songs on social media for Thrive had to be grating. And if her MLM spiel amounted to a lot of colorful noise but basically just nonsense [and no money] then his hard life had to feel even harder.
In contrast to what he was doing, it had to feel like she was doing nothing, or that whatever she was doing, he was working hard the whole time and she was out having fun and spreading smiley faces on social media.
Now with a third child on the way, he was going to have to work even harder. That unborn child heralded more labor and more suffering, not less. There seemed to be a transaction at work: the more he lost the happier Shan’ann became. The harder he had to work, and the more he had to pay, the happier Shan’ann became. All at his personal expense.
Returning to the level on which Chris Watts operated, once upon a time truckers would regularly arrive and convey oil product hither and thither.
But Anadarko had recently developed a system known as Lease Automatic Custody Transfer units [LACT]. Let’s avoid getting bogged down in the technical details. What LACT involves is an improved distribution system cutting out all the truck deployment and logistics. Instead of fleets of trucks running around, an operator like Chris Watts is sent to maintain the pipes and conduits that perform the same role. For more technical information on LACT follow this link.
Now let’s examine Anadarko’s own promotional material regarding their sites, but focusing specifically on Chris Watts’ role.
The CERVI 319 site was monitored remotely, and this monitoring was automatic. Inspections on site could be done using Infra Red scanning devices. Was it Chris Watts’ job to find and fix methane leaks? A decomposing body produces methane, so if this was his role, wasn’t he in the perfect position to maintain access control to the decomposition process. Not only that, no one else would easily be able to get access to the site, or if they could, make any sense of it.
The probes fitted into LACT units suggest that relatively small “contaminants” could be dealt with, and might not set off alarms.
The three illustrations below provide a rough idea of the structure of the oil tanks, with the third illustration the closest match to the faded tan ones found at CERVI 319.
The first illustration shows a movable ceiling and several venting orifices. If that’s a measuring sensor on the perimeter, it would also detect significant volume changes.
The staircase in this tank suggests that access is possible by technician within the tank to do maintenance. This means it may have been possible to get Shan’ann’s body in the tank after all, but not from the mushroom hatch. If it was possible to get Shan’ann’s body into the tanks, and Chris Watts chose not to, he had to have a good reason for it.
The tanks were in theory a much better place to get rid of a body – not only out of sight, but the tanks would contain the worsening cadaver smell as well. Some have speculated that Chris Watts intended to dismember her body later, and then dump portions into the tank. This is a gruesome thought, but certainly possible.
He could also have waited for her remains to deteriorate and break down and then place sections of her rotting remains in the tank.
The illustration below shows a mushroom shaped vent, and then a larger vent fitted with an internal ladder.
I’ve seen some folks speculating that Chris Watts didn’t dump Shan’ann into the tank because she was too heavy, or because he didn’t have enough time. By the time he reached the site it was still dark, and looking at the topography, there is no line of sight. The site is lower down compared to surrounding terrain.
Do you really think a hard-as-nails oil worker, a guy who has been jogging recently and lifting weights, a guy who does physical work for a living and went to the trouble of transporting remains tens of miles from home, wouldn’t use the drums if he could?
Dumping the body would also take far less time and effort than digging a hole, even a shallow hole.
Now let’s review more of the functions of an Anadarko operator. Note the highlighted text in the blue circles.
The above confirms the idea of “field alerts” and alarms, which is why I’ve suggested in Two Face that the three foot doll, which was approximately the height of his young daughters, was used to test the displacement and whether the monitoring pick it up in the tanks by remote sensors.
Chris Watts job was to make sure globs of oil that were once forests or dinosaurs could break down and flow through pipes. His job was to facilitate the transformation of a natural resource into fuel, and money for the fuel.
When Shan’ann fell pregnant, his initial [private] reaction may well have been that if he could have things his way, he’d have the child aborted. If he could be unilateral, that would be his choice. Shan’ann clearly wouldn’t go along with that, and by telling the world she was pregnant, took that “option” off the table. But what if he really didn’t want this child. What if he felt he really couldn’t look after it – he simply didn’t have the resources. If the thought started there, and then that the only way of unilaterally aborting the child was by killing Shan’ann, then eventually the family annihilation just became a natural [in his sick mind] means to that end. Bella and Celeste, and even Shan’ann in a sense, were just collateral damage in his efforts to make sure to have an abortion.
Wasn’t that what the murder of Caylee Anthony amounted to, just before she turned three? A lot abortion?
And once the die was cast, the idea of what to do with these bodies wasn’t so different from what he did every day for a living – replace, refurbish, recycle. Turn blood and bone into oil and money, and get the system operating optimally once more.
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