Was Leiby a Gilgul of Rav Shach?
I wrote the majority of this post 2 days after the body was found. I will acknowledge that this post is very controversial for a whole host of reasons. Because of a these reasons, I've stopped myself from clicking the "Publish Post" button many times. However, I made the decision that the time is right to publish this. One may argue with that decision. That is fair. I personally argued with myself (figuratively) about it. If you disagree with my decision, please comment respectfully. Keep in mind that I'm a nobody and I'm only speaking from what comes into my own head. I have no idea if this is true - it is pure speculation. הנסתרות לה' אלקינו.
4) Sekila - part of his body was R"L thrown into a dumpster
However, this was never done to him because he verbally told his family that this would look arrogant.
During the search for Leiby Kletzky, the point was often made that we all had a great sense of Ahdut. Leiby was able to unite Kelal Yisrael in a way that Rav Shach was not able to. Despite 200,000 attendees at Rav Shach's funeral, it was more like ויבכו בני ישראל than כל בית ישראל (see Rashi), whereas no one can deny that for Leiby, it was כל בית ישראל. That was the Tikkun for us all.
Further credence to the idea of Leiby being a Gilgul can possibly be taken from Rav Chaim Kanievsky, who wrote the following to the Kletzkys (English translation by Matzav):
Be”H, 19 Tammuz 5771
It is with great grief that we heard of the tragedy that has transpired to you. We don’t understand the calculations of Heaven, and this is surely a cheshbon (calculation) related to the neshamah in a prior ‘gilgul.’ May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim, and may you see him [Leiby] upon techias hameisim, speedily.
Listen to the audio there on how Rav Moshe Meir Weiss explains that telling parents that their deceased child is a Gilgul is a consolation to the parents.