Another Theory on ABC’s Lost


The contents of this post were left in a comment by one of our readers. It was a pretty good read and figured I would turn it into a post so others could see it.

The island is largely black rock – a naturally occurring magnetic mineral. It has the uncanny property of storing electromagnetic currents – like a big magnetic tape.

Magnus Hanso – grandfather of Alvar Hanso and venture capitalist – captained his ship The Black Rock to the island in the nineteenth century. He intended to use slaves and dynamite to mine the fabled black rock and sell it. However, he was caught in a storm – as many have been near the island – and was shipwrecked.

He survived, but the slaves were lost. Whilst making a boat to leave the island, Magnus thought he could hear the screams of his cargo as the ship sank. He thought the melancholy would pass, but it did not; in fact, it was as though he could literally hear their thoughts in the last moments of their lives – even in their foreign tongue.

The whispers, the voices, the memories were stronger in those areas that were predominantly black rock. They were coming from the black rock itself. As lava cools it records the earth’s pattern of magnetic currents at the time; in a similar way, the black rock was storing all electromagnetic activity – light, sound, thought, memory.

Of greater significance to Magnus was that the black rock also held the pattern of the future. Magnus was able to faintly sense how things would be.

Magnus made a boat, returned home, kept his mouth shut about what he’d discovered, and bought the island. He came back many times and was able to navigate the safest approach. On the island, he would meditate on what the future held – what the rock was telling him – and then commit this to paper. He would then return to centres of commerce and use these predictions to speculate and invest in forthcoming wars, selling munitions. He amassed a great fortune. The secret of the island and the wealth was passed down through the Hanso family to Alvar Hanso in the 20th century.

. . .

A mathematician named Valenzetti calculated a mathematical formula for the end of the world, the ‘core numbers’ of which are 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. These numbers occur everywhere, he said, and predict earth’s destruction. This finding was presented to the United Nations; they did not believe or care and so discarded it.

Alvar learnt of this formula and knew that it was correct as it correlated with what the island had revealed to him. He enlisted the help of Valenzetti and many others to form the DHARMA Initiative, the purpose of which was to change these numbers – and so avert the predicted destruction of earth.

DHARMA was based on the island. Although the organisation was highly secretive, Alvar felt he had to share the island for the greater good of mankind. The greatest scientists he could find were brought to the island – as were gifted children who had great mental ability bordering on psychic.

Various stations were set up on the island to perform these experiments: the objective of which was to change Fate itself. One experiment was the Swan; initially, it was just a Skinner Box – a psychological experiment to test two subjects’ willingness to repeatedly press a button because they were told it was important. The intention here was to see if their faith in their ‘duty’ was sufficient to budge Fate a millimetre. It didn’t work.

Another station – the Pearl – was set up. This experiment was based on another pair of subjects who were told to observe the actions of the occupants of the Swan. The objective here, based on Quantum Theory, was to see if – by observation alone – the outcome of the Swan could be affected. It was not and neither was Fate.

. . .

It was decided to try and dam the flow of Destiny from the island to the outside world – to stop the current.

Jacob was selected as the most gifted child. He was able to move small objects with his mind, which is shown in the Orientation film.
It was hoped that if the rock could store human memory electromagnetically then, perhaps, the reverse could happen and a human mind could absorb this electromagnetic memory from the rock. The intention was always to change Destiny.

Jacob was placed at the epicentre of the island’s power in an underground chamber. Powered up, wired up, and observed by a team of scientists including Dr Marvin Candle, Jacob attempted to absorb Destiny from the black rock. Unfortunately, he failed; there was an explosion, referred to later as the “incident”.

At that moment, Jacob lost all corporeal form and was merged with the black rock itself. But he survived. His consciousness was embedded in broken fragments of the rock. His consciousness was able to move objects – as he had in human form… but now it meant he could lift himself – in the form of rock fragments and move freely. The naturally-ocurring electromagnetic field around the area of the Swan assisted in his mobility and sustained his life.

Jacob was able to move as a black cloud of dust and re-form himself into different shapes. He soon learnt that he could also use electromagnetism to conjure up images and sound. And later still, that he could ‘read minds’ as we saw he did with Eko.

DHARMA had failed in changing Destiny for the better and had actually made things worse by creating a massive anomaly. Alvar was despondent. He and his wife returned to the island to die. They laid themselves down in two alcoves and allowed Jacob to peacefully end them. In Alvar’s pocket was a pouch containing two stones – one black and one white – one for him and one for his wife. They thought that if they could, after death, find these two stones and reside in them as separate consciousnesses then they would allow Jacob to absorb them into his form. As long as the black rock existed, they would be immortal. It worked; and Jacob became a ‘three-headed’ entity, referred to as ‘Cerberus’ on the blast door map created by Radzinsky. (Cerberus was the three-headed guard dog of Greek mythology).

. . .

The ‘incident’ (as described by Dr Marvin Candle – who lost an arm – in the Orientation film) now necessitated the periodic release of the electromagnetism. The periodic build-up of power sustained Jacob/Cerberus and allowed for continued analysis of Destiny by the remaining scientists; the periodic release prevented another disaster. The whole area of the ‘incident’ was concreted. And now the Swan had a genuine use: to release electromagnetism every 108 minutes to an orbiting satellite with a 5 minute pass-over. For this task they conscripted the help of two people they knew to be spies: Radzinsky and Inman for USSR and USA respectively.

They realised they could not – or should not – try to change Destiny. However, the long-term effect of the incident was to create an anomaly in Destiny that might itself be the cause of the predicted cataclysm on earth. This needed to be corrected now. The anomaly had pulled in a ship of scientists – including a pregnant Rousseau – and shipwrecked it. [What was left of] DHARMA realised that this ship was never ‘meant’ to be shipwrecked on the island and that their meddling with Destiny would create anomalies of wider and potentially more dangerous significance.

The scientists sought to correct their mistake before it snowballed. It was a difficult task to perform without screwing up Destiny further but they had the resources.

. . .

Bea Kulgh, a DHARMA initiate, sensed a shift from an idealistic community in ‘Otherville’ towards a totalitarian cult headed by a powerful triumvirate leader. She reached out for others who felt the same, but it was impossible – any disobedience meant being brainwashed in the re-programming room (where we saw Carl). During her tour of duty in the Pearl, which was still active at the time, she was able to secretly communicate with Radzinsky and Inman via the computer. She fed them information from which – with their own reconnaissance – they were able to produce a map of the island and the hatches, which John Locke saw on the blast door in Lockdown. They removed part of the Orientation film that forbade communication via the computer so that, if they were found out and replaced, their replacements would not be hindered by that rule. And they formulated a plan to escape.

Radzinsky had been seeing images of his past – as all of the Losties have. He saw people he had tortured whilst working for the KGB. These visions were actually produced by Jacob/Cerberus. The point of the visions was as intense, life-changing therapy. It is believed that a person can overcome their own past, nature and fears to transcend into something pure and fit for DHARMA. Radzinsky had been seeing visions of a person he had tortured; he had cut out the prisoner’s eye.

The culmination of the ‘therapy’ is a Test. We saw Eko fail his Test by refusing to repent for his past – this ended badly for him when he chased after Jacob/Cerberus. We also saw Hurley fail his test when he refused to take a leap of faith off a cliff – as urged by his imaginary-turned-real friend Dave.

Radzinsky’s Test was to cut out his own eye – “an eye for an eye”. He knew none of this was real, but they had a plan to escape for which he would do anything. Kneeling before his victim, as Eko would do, Radzinsky used Inman’s US Army knife to cut out his own eye, thereby passing the Test.

. . .

When Radzinsky awoke, he was greeted by Benjamin Linus and the other Others. He was given a tour of ‘Otherville’, told the rough outline of DHARMA and what it meant. He was given a glass eye and was put to work. He appeared to be receptive to DHARMA’s aims but, in reality, all he wanted was to escape. He proceeded with the plan.

At the right time, he blew up the Arrow hatch, killing several people. He radioed Inman, in the Swan, immediately and ran across the island towards him. It did not take long before Jacob/Cerberus tracked him down, but he timed it right so that his dash would coincide with the rain showers to give him the biggest headstart possible.

Radzinsky made it to the Swan where Inman had prepared the trap. It was dark by now, and a bright light shone from the hatch; Jacob/Cerberus followed it down. Inman could see Jacob/Cerberus through his array of mirrors from the safe vantage point of the Swan lounge area. He saw Jacob/Cerberus approach; Jacob/Cerberus moved toward the open door. Radzinsky fused the lockdown door bringing it crashing down and turned the water on. The area outside the door – where Jacob/Cerberus was – filled with water. An exposed fusebox near the ladder caused a massive electrical current to pass through Jacob/Cerberus. Unfortunately, a small part of Jacob/Cerberus got under the door before being completely disabled. This part reformed as someone from Inman’s past – a daughter perhaps, or a fallen comrade – whoever it was, Inman had not yet had the visions and was frozen with emotion. He could not act to destroy this loved one in front of him and would not heed Radzinksy’s frantic pleading that it was not real and that they needed to escape now while they could. Radzinsky left him behind.

[The fusebox and water pipe are seen by Jack the very first time he goes down the hatch ladder - season 2, episode 1.]

Radzinsky continued with the plan and left the Swan with the film cutting. He made his way to the Flame where he knew he would be able to communicate with the outside world and be rescued. When he got there, he was surprised to find it deserted and, what was more bizarre, prepared for him: there was a plentiful supply of Vodka, there was a computer that played chess, there was a cat, there was even a picture of Nadia Comaneci on the wall – the Olympic gymnast who shared his birthday. He sat in front of a bank of monitors and began trying to reach the outside world – it had been such a long time. Flicking through the channels, it became apparent that the Berlin Wall had fallen and so had the Soviet Union with it. Communication was pointless. He spent the next few days in a drunken stupor. At last, Benjamin and the Others came to him.

They agreed on a truce; he had killed some of them but he could not be held completely responsible as he had not passed the Test in truth and had not been truly ready to join DHARMA. They allowed him to live so long as he never came to their camp, never fraternised with any of them, and worked at the Flame as their communications man. He would be completely autonomous, with his own livestock. He asked about Inman; they told him that Inman had been ‘persuaded’ that Radzinsky had killed himself – they had placed a faceless corpse in the Swan for him to discover when he woke up, which he would assume to be Radzinsky’s and so bury him without questioning.

At this point, the cat changed shape becoming a swirling mass of black dust – it was Jacob/Cerberus albeit temporarily smaller. Jacob/Cerberus renamed Radzinsky as Bakunin – after the famous Russian anarchist – as he had rejected his leadership. He told him that his trap in the Swan had interfered with the release of electromagnetism and had created another anomaly: a light aircraft from Nigeria was brought down. The crashing of a small plane and the loss of a few lives in itself might not be such an anomaly – as Destiny can ‘course-correct’ to a certain extent – what was more problematic was that the plane was carrying drugs. The consequence of the plane crashing – when it had never been destined to crash – was that there would be a massive slump in supply of the drug, affecting many more lives (including Charlie’s) – and the knock-on effect was incalculable.

Bakunin was tasked with tracking down the effects of the anomaly as it spread through the world and to profile each person whose life would be significantly affected by it. These people were connected one way or another to this crash or to each other and the anomaly would ripple outwards creating greater and greater waves. Bakunin tracked them down using the Flame. These people were – one way or another – put on the same plane at the same time and brought to the island so that Destiny could be corrected…. Jack, Kate, Charlie, Sawyer, Rose and the rest of Flight 815. Destiny and DHARMA were course-correcting.

. . .

Bakunin returned to the burntout Arrow station. He was remorseful. He deposited his hollowed-out Bible containing the film cutting, his glass eye which had been a gift from DHARMA, and the radio he had used to communicate with his friend Inman.

. . .

When Desmond turned the failsafe key in the Swan and caused it to implode, he was rescued by Jacob/Cerberus, but not before he had absorbed much of the Swan’s power. Now, DESmond does not see the future but DEStiny – how things are planned to happen – not necessarily how they will happen.

165 Responses to Another Theory on ABC’s Lost

  1. Jim

    This is very convincing

  2. davidjcarney

    Okay — but what about the Second Other on the Grassy Knoll?

  3. John locke fanboy329

    This “THEORY” makes no sense. In my opinion ur talking through ur arse and for gods sake get a life and stop watching every episode in slow motion. I mean its a freakin tv show, its entertainment, its not real, keywords in last sEntence NOT REAL!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE OH PLEASE GET A LIFE AND STOP THIS MADNESS. I BET U DONT HAVE A GIRLFRIEND, ARE U A VIRGIN, I THINK U ARE. UR LIKE ONE OF THOSE WIERD GUYS FROM TO CATCH A PREDATOR ON NBC DATELINE HOSTED BY CHRIS HANSON!

    PS I LOVE LOST

  4. Mr S.B

    JUST WATCHED SEASON 4 EPISODE 6 ( I THINK ) CALLED THE OTHER WOMAN . THIS THEORY IS FAR FROM WATER-TIGHT , HOW DO U EXPLAIN THE FRAITER OFF THE SHORE AND MR WIDMORE HIRING PEOPLE TO KILL BEN ??? HOW DOES HE KNOW ABOUT THE ISLAND ? WHY JOHN LOCKE HAS SUCH A STRONG CONNECTION WITH THE ISLAND ? WHY THERE IS A POLAR BEAR ALSO ? WHY JACOB SAID ” HELP ME ” TO JOHN LOCKE ? THE OCEANIC 8 ( FUTURE SURVIVORS ) SAYID JACK KATE BEN CLAIRES BABY( WALT AND FATHER … MAYBE ) ( THATS ONLY 6 ?? WHOS ELSE )WHY SAYID IS WORKIN FOR BEN ASSASINATING PEOPLE ? WHY THE ROCKET TOOK SO LONG TO ARRIVE ON THE ISLAND ( FARADAY EXPERIMENT ) HOW DESMOND TRAVELS BAK IN TIME TO MEET FARADAY AND MAKE HIM HIS CONSTANT ANDTELL PENNY TO FONE HIM 7 YEARS LATER OR SO ?

  5. Rob Angus

    sayid is soo bens man he should have a tee shirt with “bens man” written on it in big black letters. i now reckon he was on the plane as he was hired by ben to be on the plane so he would blow it up mid flight and make it land on the island. all part of bens plan you see. claires baby is not really a baby but a walking bomb that was swapped for the real baby by the australian pyschic. and set off remotely by sayid who was preparing himself for the explosion. but in a bizarre twist the real baby was actually on the flight all the time as well as it was in Hurley’s hand luggage disguised as a twinkie bar. But, I hear you holler, Claire’s baby wasnt even born at that stage you fool. so I adapt. okay. so it wasnt a baby it was bernard. bernard was a plant. no bernard is a plant. a vegetable. an exploding vegetable that upon sayids subliminal command was set to suddenly explode causing the plane to come crashing down, kill a couple of hundred people, festoon the island with tonnes of fiery wreckage and disrupt the book club discussion which was about to get racey as they had reached the chapter in Alan Titchmarshes book where the housewife and the garden boy start getting jiggy in the potting shed. Only it wasnt a potting shed. Well it was. But it was also the shed that Eko’s brother used to hide his droogs in. Hence Eko saying ‘tek me to tha shed’ and the very same shed that Sawyer once slept in overnight whilst he was on the run from a young lady who he had fleeced out of her inheritance. Money that she had been set to spend in a boutique where shannon worked. And shannon would of kept the money instead of putting it n the till which would of meant that she was out of debt and would not have called that eyebrow guy, boone, over to australia to save her and they would of not been on the flight. but in a bizare twist of fate if she had not been on the flight then her seat would of been taken by Jacks half cousin who actually earns a living making wheelchairs and is on first name terms with John Locke who bought a traveling folding wheelchair from him before he set of for his outback trip in Australia which was being run by the pilot who should of been flying the plane but had to have the day off because he felt unwell because he had had a dodgy pint served to him by a barman that looked uncannily like desmond. and the pub was called ‘Brother’. Ha! But I’ll have you know that the man really loves pen ah. And you will respect his authori tah!

  6. clarebear

    i once saw an episode of this show…Where are they?why dnt they phone home like ET did in that film….i cant remember the name of it…i think it was JAWS…….DID THE PIOLOT FALL ASLEEP??and how is Jack on the Island,i seen him on party of five today??Whats goin on?? is the dogs name Happy?? i seen that dog in seventh heaven so im guessin he was on the same plane as Jack back home in the future!! can someone fill me in?? xxx

  7. Confused

    I agree with clarebear cause i seen that jack guy on a party of five yesterday, and that dog was in seventh heaven so heres my theory, lost is actually a spin off show of both party of five and seventh heaven and lost is actually set before those shows and at the end of it theyll explain how jack and happy the dog will get into those shows. BOOM IM GOOD!

  8. Scott

    BRILLIANT!!

  9. KMC

    great theory, but a couple of things confuse me. and I don’t think Lost will ever explain them as well as these theory do!

    firstly, what is going on??????????
    secondly, why can’t they just pull lost off the air for a few weeks while they write/shoot the rest of it, and then air it all at once over the space of a week. That would be awesome. I have been watching it since day 1, and I spend so much time waiting for the next episode and it’s just too much!!!

  10. roger

    witmore knows about the island because he bought that journal of the black rock at the auction where desmond talked with him, it explained the island’s uniqueness, thats how penny knows about the island and has been searching for it.

  11. Nancy Petersen

    Many elements of this theory resonate with me. But there are some holes as with ALL the theories presented thus far. I want all readers to understand one basic premise: None of these people are “lost.” They are in the “L.(land) O.(of) S.(space) & T.(time). The acronym was my sister’s brilliant discovery, not mine. I’m no scientist but I’ve read a little Einstein and Hawking and I know that outside our limited framework of reasoning there is a universe where space and time are defined differently. Time is a human invention. Everything we experience with our senses does not begin to explain the nature of the universe. We are all traveling through space at thousands of miles per hour yet we feel like we are standing still. The Earth is spinning constantly and everything in the universe is moving and spinning as well but we can’t see it or hear it or feel it because the law of relativity states that all physical matter as well as energy is relative to all other matter and/or energy. Nothing is as it seems. This island of space and time escapes the confines of our senses. It somehow, someway, exists in a different dimension. Remember when Desmond said “it’s a bloody snowglobe?” He’s right in one sense….except that the island is not what is inside the globe…the island is outside…looking into the “relative” world of human consciousness. Just some other things to ponder.

  12. lostie

    If you want to read a decent theory go to
    timelooptheory.com

    This guy created his own website to discuss his theory. It’s a great read with very possible ideas

  13. Row

    you know. not trying to be mean, but its just too boring of a theory. i couldn’t get passed the first few paragraphs.

  14. messeis

    I think this was a really good read and a great theory. To all the people bashing it. Don’t be so rude, this is someone else’s creative work…what have you done that is so great? Also, realize the date this was posted, at the time I think it fits everything together really well.

  15. what

    yo lost is crap
    get a life u sadoes
    oh no !!!!!!!!!
    HERE COMES THE SMOKE MONSTER

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  16. Melissa

    Then why do you watch it ;)

  17. Mikeopedia

    This is a neat theory! I think you bring up some interesting ideas and make some good points. Another great, well-thought out theory is the “Timeloop” theory. Check it out. Both of your theories mashed together may actually hold something close to the real story.

    http://timelooptheory.com//index.htm

  18. Miles

    wow that was well mint !!!!

    I love the parts about jacob/cerberus xD

  19. JOEBURNER

    THE ONLY LOGICAL THEORY:

    JACK IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN IN A COMA EVER SINCE HE PLAYED TAG WITH AN OAK TREE, DOING 130MPH IN HIS SPORTSCAR DURING A DRUNKEN STUPOR HE INITIATED AFTER A PATIENT HE OPERATED ON DIED IN SURGERY(OR SO HE THINKS!) EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON EACH EPISODE IS WHAT IS PLAYING OUT IN HIS COMATOSE HEAD RELATIVE TO ALL THE CONFLICTS HE HAS FACED AND STRUGGLED WITH IN HIS LIFE RELATING TO HIS FAMILY AND MEDICAL CRISES HE HAS UNFORTUNATELY EXPERIENCED. WHEN THE ABC EXECS DECIDE THAT THE SHOW HAS FINALLY “JUMPED THE SHARK”, THEY’LL PULL THE NOT-SO-ORIGINAL “WHO SHOT J.R.” TRICK FROM THE ’80′S MEGAHIT TV SERIES, “DALLAS”, AND REVEAL THAT IT’S ALL BEEN A COMA-INDUCED DREAM(OR NIGHTMARE, IF YOU WILL) AND FINALLY PUT ALL YOU “LOSTEES”(YES, INCLUDING ME, DAMMIT!)OUT OF YOUR BLEEPIN’ MISERY! WHAT DO YOU THINK?
    ANY CREDIBILITY TO THIS THEORY? LET ME KNOW BY POSTING A REPLY ON MY WEBSITE: http://WWW.GETYOURHEADOUTOFYOURARSE.POOPYFACE

  20. JOEBURNER

    DID YOU ACTUALLY GO TO THE WEBSITE?

    DIAGNOSIS:

    YOU’RE AN IDIOT!

    PROGNOSIS:

    NOT GOOD.

  21. Bert

    Here is my theory: the island is a spaceship. Remember Adam and Eve? They are the original aliens. The smoke monster? It is the ship’s defences, a metallic cloud that is moved through electromagnetism. The others? People kidnapped by aliens. Boom, Bam, Pow! How’s that?

  22. John

    Not bad. I bet a lot of this even makes it into the show, but it seems a little dense and expositional and how exactly are the writers able to work all this in without putting the audience to sleep?

    My biggest problem with the logic is with this:

    The crashing of a small plane and the loss of a few lives in itself might not be such an anomaly – as Destiny can ‘course-correct’ to a certain extent – what was more problematic was that the plane was carrying drugs. The consequence of the plane crashing – when it had never been destined to crash – was that there would be a massive slump in supply of the drug, affecting many more lives (including Charlie’s) – and the knock-on effect was incalculable.

    Bakunin was tasked with tracking down the effects of the anomaly as it spread through the world and to profile each person whose life would be significantly affected by it. These people were connected one way or another to this crash or to each other and the anomaly would ripple outwards creating greater and greater waves. Bakunin tracked them down using the Flame. These people were – one way or another – put on the same plane at the same time and brought to the island so that Destiny could be corrected…. Jack, Kate, Charlie, Sawyer, Rose and the rest of Flight 815. Destiny and DHARMA were course-correcting.

    HUH? Care to be a little more specific? I do like the patchy/Rudzinski connection, though I’m a little tired of the writer’s game of telling us one thing and then doing another and it being okay because the person (most often Ben) was lying.

  23. John

    Example: Ben saying he didn’t know what Dharma was, then saying he did; Ben saying he didn’t know what Cerebrus was, then saying he did… it gets a little old and feels like a contrived way to keep the show moving without having to answer questions. Don’t mind not get answers, just don’t like it when it feels forced they are not giving them… like with Ben.

  24. Jen

    One major hole in this theory is the fact that the showrunners have confirmed that theories that Radzinsky and Mikhail are the same person are wrong. From Lostpedia.com:

    An early on-set name to describe the character, Patchy, was referenced by script coordinator Gregg Nations on the Fuselage forum.*

    *Nations also confirmed that Mikhail is not Radzinsky and that Radzinsky is in fact dead.

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  26. Electromagnetism

    Just a little note: electromagnetic waves are light waves, only light waves. Sound is a wave, but not electromagnetic. Thought and memory could be translated as electricity (through synapses between neurons in the brain), but not waves since those usually use neurotransmitters (chemicals) and some direct electric connections. Whew. So anyway, I’m gonna read the rest of the theory because it’s fun. Maybe I’ll comment again when I’m done.

  27. Sheila Levine

    That’s not just another Lost theory; it’s full on fan-fiction. Pretty well thought out.

  28. Nabil Anwer

    Quite excellent, and impressive, but much is incorrect I believe.

    For instance, Smokezilla and Jacob I don’t believe are one and same. Ben directly harnessed Smokezilla, while he cannot even find Jacob anymore, I find it tough to believe the two are the one and same.

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  30. JackNKate

    Superbly written ! Hats off !

  31. Ian

    “Said is not Arab btw, he’s indian and has a hard arabic accent from what i hear. Why can’t they get a real Arab those ABC dumb idiots?”

    He’s not Indian either, genius. He is of Indian descent. His parents are Indian, but Naveen was born and raised in South London. He has a very South London accent. And given your (lack-of) mastery of the English language, and how to communicate in it, I’d refrain from calling others dumb idiots.

  32. Lost FaNaTiC!!

    I like it. I missed some episodes her and there so I am going back through the archives and watching them but this theory is great. It presents a credibal possibility of the dervivity of the Island and its existance inhabitants leading up to the current day!! More please!!!

  33. LostMommyof3

    This theory, which I linked to beucase of Jnensen’s most recent article, is not new. It’s old as the date above clearly shows. Not only that, but I doubt that the original poster was the actaul author. I have read this theory in 2 other places. At least one of those places the person claimed to be the original author.

    If you want some good theories go to http://theoriesonlost.blogspot.com/ and look for the top rated theories. They tend to be the best ones!

  34. mike

    nice

  35. pfwhy

    This is an astounding analysis that not only displays your breadth of insight, but also your capabilities as a storyteller. I see Lost in a new light now.

  36. Bishop

    Doesn’t matter what you think or theorize, just enjoy the show.

    That’s partly why it is called “Lost” — you’re not supposed to get it, you’re just supposed to watch it. writers are allowed to write things anyway they want. Nothing needs to make sense

  37. Super Mario

    One addition:

    The numbers were broadcast from the island to the outside world as a way of keeping the non-island members of the Dharma Initiative up to speed on the progress of the experiments on the island. If one of the broadcasted numbers were to change, they would know that dharma had been successful in averting the coming disaster.

    It was this broadcast that led Rousseau’s boat to wreck on the island, as well as to drive Sam Toomey to commit suicide, and Leonard to go insane after they picked it up from a Sydney listening post.

  38. eldreamo!

    my theory is split between the garden of eden and the resurfacing of atlantis. both are excellent theories but i swing towards the eden theory best, not being a religeous man but i think the flashbacks could have some reference to stories in the bible. some characters names reflect biblical ones ie. michael, jacob, aaron etc. i think locke could be a jesus christ character, and the object of the island is a gateway to heaven itself for those who deserve to go through. the others are really believers who wish to see a higher power. the smoke monster is really a serpent who judges those who it deems fit to survive which is why it spared ecko only to take him at a later date. the numbers add up to 108 which if u check psalms 108 talks about a way into eden. lost is my favorite tv show and i love the fact that theres so many theories as to what is going on. think im going to start watching again from the beginning to see if ive missed anything.

  39. M

    Amazing, really. Just missed one thing…what about “the purge” and the hostiles??
    I agree with the whole Hanso part by the way. It came to me when Widmore bought the log book one of the sailors on the “Black rock” had written (I mean, what kind of a ship name is ther uh??hehehe). He obviously used it to help track the island-or tought it would anyways.

  40. lethal-blondie

    last finale jack now wants to go back to the island…how exactly is he going to find it, i like the show and dont want it to end i just want to know who kate ends up with jack or sawyer..cant have em both so make up your mind already!!!!

  41. JohnChop

    While it may seem that the initial theory has holes, the basis is well thought out. The Casimir Effect, mentioned in the training film at The Orchid, supports this theory’s basis in electr-magnetism.

  42. sony

    Brilliant theory. Maybe I’m just being pedantic, but thoughts & sound aren’t electromagnetic are they (so they wouldn’t get “stored” on the “black rock”) ?

  43. JACK SAW YOUR KATE

    WHAT HAPPEN TO MULDER AND SCULLY? ARE THEY SAFE?

  44. hklasnfid

    SOOOO good
    sucks tho when u find out the truth isnt there
    its a story that you shouldnt know
    ur not supposed to its supposed to have holes
    but if….if they do tell us then itd suck finding out the exact opposite happens

  45. Saira Khan

    I think writers in lost have no idea where they are taking this tv serial. Continuation of random thoughts wasting world’s time.

  46. Andy

    This is the best lost theory I have heard so far. It all makes sense to me, I cant find any loop holes. There are certainly a lot of new things that are not explained, but i dont see any reason why this is wrong. I like this theory a lot

  47. The Law

    I agree with Andy when I say that this is the most well thought-out Lost theory I have ever read. Although I really think that 815 was brought there for a more cryptic reason that will never be revealed on the show. It will take a lot of research and really piss off those part-time watchers. Great insight.

  48. H traxel

    you think that theory was great? Its pretty good but the one I just recently read one the ABC message boards smokes everyone. Its an absolute must read and Im not altogether sure this is not a leak from the writers to test the waters for the ending of the series. Below are the links:

    http://www.theoriesonlost.com/2009/03/lost-a-theory-of-everything-the-final-solution-bydonald-a-salerno-jr

    http://theoriesonlost.blogspot.com/2009/03/lost-theory-of-everything-final.html

  49. daniel vere

    this is the best season i have seen yet laock dies then comes back to live on the iland and is going to kill ben

  50. alex

    good theory but how can you call it a complete one without once mentioned the name richard.

  51. john dow

    http://www.timelooptheory.com/the_timeline.html

    thats the best theory, no holes, no remaining questions

  52. pyk

    nice theory.. but sooooo wrong now that we are in season 5… LOL

  53. Justafan

    The writers make it up as they go. Believe it.

    That anyone could “put it all together” before the writers have, is a credit to the imagination and creativity of some of the people here. I would not be surprised in the least if they (the writers of the show)didn’t actually get some of their ideas from the theories posted by the fans.

    I personally think the show will have a hard time making all the “mysterious” little bits and pieces come together as they threw them into the episodes as they went, not knowing themselves just how they would tie all together.

    As much as like the show, I predict a clumsy,lame, or perhaps even a silly ending in the final season, because they basically wrote themselves into a corner. They had no real plot or guide (such as a novel or movie script)and will have to reach deep to make it appear as though they did.
    Worse case…they may even pull a “Sopranos” ending, which was in fact no real ending at all.

    • krish

      The producer of Lost said, between season 3 and 4, that they already had an idea of how the story would continue and end in a final season 6.

  54. bETTY

    WHERE DID YOU GET THIS FROM .. YOU MADE IT UP?

  55. BigLostFan

    So I’m guessing that this season will start with the oceanic six all in la like the plane never crashed, and out fellow losties on the island will be transported to current time, not sure excatly how this will play out, I really hope that they all remember eachother, but I have doubts that will happen.
    I’m wondering how the island people will be explained if the crash never happened, I’m assuming that the bomb effected more people on the island than we realize. I wonder if Ben will be on the island still when we return.
    I did read somewhere that he works for a college as a professor.
    I’ll just be pissed if this is all in Hurleys head.

  56. Mark

    You gotta wonder how much of the show this guy has seen! I’ve just watched all 5 seasons in 3 days and this theory makes no sense, still nice try but no cigar

  57. jimmy fucknuts

    ^it was posted in 2007, so obviously he hadn’t seen as much as we have now…..

  58. dean shull

    um, i wish you are in this DVD pushingthebutton.com

  59. Louie

    It’s all a dream and Jack will wake up back in the “Party of five show” :)

  60. Jake the Snacob

    Got a question, when exactly (if ever) is Jacob shown performing a telekinesis experiment on an orientation film for Dharma?

  61. chattarjee

    After watching Season 6 – perhaps you feel a lot stupid! What a waste of a theory! It seems in Season 5 Finale Jacob totally escaped your eyes, and the fact that DHARMA etc are perhaps just small disturbances in this big plan didn’t come thru’ to you!

    The real story of LOST is all about Jacob and his ‘predecessors’ – whoever they are. And so far, JJAbrams has very skillfully wasted 5 seasons of our viewing time only to pull our legs and not to share a bit of info about the real story yet. I am sure the real story is just 2 episode long – sometime in the distant past something happened between Jacob and other Biblical characters. And there’s difinite religious solution to this whole thing – as confirmed by the ghost-reader Miles Straum.

    Told with utmost skill, LOST is going to be the series that’ll disppoint us in the most unprecedented manner.

  62. Marc

    Jacob was around when the Black Rock came to the island. He was not a subject from the kids brought with Dharma.

  63. Lora

    Wow, and I thought just watching the show made my head almost explode….that was intense.

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