Lost Season 2: the Balloon Revealed!

I found the following on a Lost blog which I apologize, i can’t find the link to anymore but I had saved the text to read later so here it is.

“….So I stumbled across this picture on a French Lost website the other day. The alleged story is that there was some terminally ill kid from Australia who did one of those “Make a Wish” things. Much like if I was about to die, he requested to visit the set of Lost… and took some pictures with the cast and crew. He then uploaded them to the Internet to share with some friends. No big deal until we were introduced to Henry Gale. Then one of his pictures became very interesting…

A couple of things:

1. Every website that has posted this has taken it down literally hours later. I searched on the Internet for any trace of this last night and couldn’t find it anywhere. There’s no mention of why it’s gone, but it’s gone. This could be a good test to see how closely Big Brother is watching me. If it’s gone tomorrow, you know why! (Note: Part of me thinks it would be pretty fun to get some “official legal letter” threatening my little Blog site. I would probably frame it and proudly display it over my mantle.)
2. This doesn’t prove Henry to be an Other or not. This could be Desmond’s balloon from his “race around the world” story that Henry just stumbled across at some point and decided to use as his story. (Except, how would he know if Desmond had already told Jack and Co. he was in a hot air balloon? Then they would be like “Nice try Henry, heard that one before.” Hmmmm…)
3. This whole story surrounding the picture could be fake. The picture could be photoshopped. The picture could have come from anywhere, in relation to anything… but it has the smiley face on top, as Henry said. It’s crashed in a jungle, looking like the Island on Lost, and weirdos on the Internet even confirmed (before their writings mysteriously vanished) that this would be the type of balloon that could travel across the ocean. But I leave it to you, faithful reader, to make your own judgment.

I’m such a rebel.”


Lost: Say Goodbye to Anna Lucia!

Michelle Rodriguez is Done. Due to constant diva-like behavior, US Weekly claims the producers of Lost are killing off Michelle Rodriguez’s character, Ana-Lucia Cortez, as soon as they have the opportunity. Rodriguez is also facing legal troubles and is due in a Honolulu court next month on suspicion of drunk driving on December 1, her second such arrest in the last two years.

“The producers are fed up with the fact that she barely shows up on the set and is always in a bad mood,” Us Weekly quoted an “insider” as saying. “They said she was getting killed off as soon as they could write it in.”

I’m not exactly sure when they will have a chance to do this but how retarded can you be, she’s on one of the biggest TV hits in history as a major roll and is going to get kicked off. Idiocy at its best. My guess that it will be one of those season enders where “One of these People will not survive” type of things.

I actually like Anna Lucia, she’s kinda portrayed as a super bitch but it seems to me the other Losties just don’t fully get to know her.

What do you think of Ana Lucia?
Also, is the chic hurley is hitting on an Other?

Link to a reliable source for those who doubt

The Theory Behind Abc’s ‘Lost’

This is one of the best theories I’ve ever seen about ABC’s Lost. It’s a long read but well worth it.

here is a quick summarization for the lazy, but i encourage you to read it all:
The Island is the plan for the end of the world and the plane crash never actually happened. Instead the plan was captured by this magnetic field, brought to the island and everyone was cryogenically frozen (cue austin powers) and the crash was staged..

Meet Hans Oersted:

Hans O. discovered electromagnetism in 1820.

In 1999 the ‘Oersted’ satellite was launched with the purpose of charting Earth’s magnetic field. The findings led scientists to believe that there might be a polar reversal imminent, the effects of which could be cataclysmic: if Earth were to lose its magnetosphere, it would be vulnerable to massive radiation from the space/sun. The satellite also revealed an anomaly in the magnetic field under South Africa; it is pointing the opposite direction from the rest of the Earth’s field and has been growing for hundreds of years. Please Google this info. A similar idea was also used in the film ‘The Core’.

Meet Hannes Alfvn:His contribution to science – mainly in the field of electromagnetism – revolutionized how scientists view the universe, winning a Nobel Prize on the way. He spoke English, German, French, Russian, and some Spanish and Chinese; and studied oriental philosophy and religion. He spent time in the Fiji Islands. He was fascinated by the “green flash” – a phenomenon that sometimes occurs at sunset. By no coincidence (Green Lantern and Flash comic):

He also wrote fiction: The Great Computer: A Vision (1968) telling the story of computers taking over the world. Google “Hannes Alfvn”.

Alfvn plus Hans O. equals Alvar Hanso.

The above outlines the reason for – and a means to control – the island…

Scientists, fearing the cataclysmic events of a polar reversal, prepared an environment for the survival of the human race. They either directly or indirectly engineered the kind of people who would make up a community fit for survival and propagation of a new world. In the main, this means characters without father/mother figures; and/or characters with skills for survival: a doctor, an engineer, a survivalist, a mercenary; and characters of sufficiently varied genetic background: african, caucasian, asian, etc. to ensure a healthy gene pool for generations.

Then on an island which already had a massive natural source of electromagnetism, they constructed an artificial magnetosphere, alluded to in Walt’s/Hurley’s comic:

to repel the deadly cosmic rays that Earth’s magnetosphere used to repel. The hope was that the community could thrive, grow and, eventually, repopulate/recover the world.

The Dharma Initiative under Alvar Hanso (if both of these thing exist in the Lost reality – much of the Orientation film is red herrings for the ‘survivors’) used a technology based on remote viewing and electromagnetism to power this magnetosphere and to influence the lives of the future island candidates. As stated in another of my posts: every strange (and a lot of mundane) occurrences in Lost can be attributed to electromagnetism as wielded by the collective consciousness on the island (see “Enlightenment Theory”). When all the candidates were in place, i.e. on the plane, the collective consciousness knocked everyone out, brought it down, cryogenically preserved them, dismantled the plane (placing enough debris in the ocean to ensure an “everybody dead” verdict); years later, some plane debris was placed on the beach with the passengers and the scene was set to give the illusion that they had JUST crashed. Then the collective consciousness woke them up.

The joke/password about the snowmen is an allusion to being cryogenically frozen.

The collective consciousness is that group of scientists that became so totally absorbed into remote viewing and electromagnetism that they now operate on frequencies of electromagnetism (covering everything from light to sound) only. They can read minds as well as manipulate iron and other conductive material. Claire wondered why there was not one comb or hairbrush on the entire plane; the reason: the slight electrostatic charges that hair brushing creates is interference for the collective consciousness.

Much of the Orientation film and what Desmond says is false and purely to ensure that our heroes press those bloody buttons every 108 minutes. The purpose is threefold: to provide a focus for the community – a reason to go on and something ‘meaningful’ that goes beyond rational decision-making; secondly, to protect the hatch/power-supply/scientists behind the concrete; and, thirdly, to download the information from the Oersted satellite as it orbits the Earth every 108 minutes (please Google this) to get the latest on the magnetic poles.

The collective consciousness messed with this bird’s navigation (based on magnetism – birds have magnetite in their beaks).

Sayid tells Jack that either the compass is wrong or North has moved. In fact, North has moved.

Walt seems to become a knife-throwing expert. He isn’t. The metal knife was guided by the collective consciousness in an attempt to bring him closer to Locke, who is the island’s most faithful servant.

The presence of this ship is an indication that this island has always been known as a source of great magnetic power (the word “magnet” comes from “Magnesia” the land where the first black rock with powers of attraction was found). The location of this ship is an indication of the island’s volcanic past – pushing the island higher – the ship is now inland. (Lava cools to form basalt; at the point basalt solidifies it takes on the same magnetic field as the surrounding location, thus providing information of the magnetic field’s past.)

BF Skinner’s dubious theories form the basis for the methods used by collective consciousness to socially engineer this ‘utopia’. They are the voices in the trees, they are the visions, they are the black fog (metal in a magnetic field), the monster (mechanical, but designed to embody each survivor’s personal fear). They use every psychological trick in his books to manipulate the survivors into forming a stable long-lasting community ON the island; and their means to this end are extensive.

The two images above are an explicit example of how the influence of the Dharma’s collective consciousness has pervaded in the survivors’ lives: notice the octagonal ceiling in both shots; and the metal balls in the second scene.

The opening shot of most episodes – the eye – establishes that this episodes main character will perceive what the collective consciousness wishes to show them. In this episode, Boone has an epiphanies vision courtesy of the collective consciousness and is later murdered with a falling plane!

Locke can walk now. Locke has no feeling in his legs. Locke’s ability to walk is based on the collective consciousness’ will. It makes him obedient. This level of obedience may be required of all the survivors eventually. His legs move because the collective consciousness allows those tiny electronic impulses from his brain via the spine to get through to muscles in his legs.

To summarize: our heroes never actually crashed; they are the future of mankind – the survivors of a cataclysmic polar event of which they are unaware; they are on the island to survive, procreate and repopulate the Earth. They are unaware of this plan which is sustained by a sophisticated collective consciousness and a group of scientists using electromagnetic power, and psychological techniques of reward and punishment.

More Notes
Some attempts at answers:

The polar bears are on the island because they think it’s the North Pole. And so does Sayid’s compass. Their appearance in the Orientation film is to throw the ‘survivors’ off the scent – as though the bears have been deliberately placed there and have simply escaped – no. But the collective consciousness can still use them – like it used boars.

Other occurrences of the polar bear – comic, cuddly toy – leads me to: we don’t know yet to what extent the ‘survivors’ have been socially engineered. It is possible that Hurley was so influenced by the scientists that he subconsciously sought out a comic with a polar bear and those other themes in it. Michael could have been told that Walt likes polar bears by his mum – or it could just be a coincidence/writer’s joke.

As for Walt’s knife throwing – yes he could have special powers – we don’t yet know how socially engineered these people are… Desmond does call Jack “brother”! But I don’t think Locke has special powers:

[Locke predicts the weather to a minute]
Neither does he need a compass anymore. These are electromagnetic phenomena – the conductivity of the air increases just before precipitation – you can smell rain. His power is a gift from the island…but can be taken back at any time.

Which leads us to: why did the island kill Boone? After freeing him from love of his step sister and making him loyal, the island murders him – why? Possible answer: because Locke, at that time, is the main prize for the island; in his dream he was shown Boone dead – but he still proceeded with the excursion to the plane! The island was testing him and setting him apart from everyone else. By the time they got to the plane, Locke was unable to walk, thus preventing him from climbing to the plane – thus forcing Boone to do it. This was all the collective consciousness’ plan.

…it was Locke that ultimately convinced the group to press the buttons – even Jack.

We haven’t met all the survivors yet – even in the main group. Maybe if there are any missing genetic groups, they are in there. Naveen Andrews is English! [ALERT: politically dangerous ground mixing nationality with ethnic origin – I’m stopping here!!!]

Did Kate remember the crash? Did Boone see his sister dead? Did Jack see his dead father? These people are like those lotto balls bouncing around – but the order of the numbers has already been determined… (apologies for metaphor).

My guess is that there are two groups of Others: one of scientists still on board with the project (boat), and another of scientists who have gone native (those in rags and no metal or sound). The gone-native group (including Ethan) steals babies; they see the project as insidious and rebel against it; they take babies so that the babies can grow up free – without the collective consciousness in their minds. The other group (boat) took Walt in order to keep people on the island – Michael won’t be building a raft again.

Google: B.F. Skinner’s novel “Walden Two” in which he describes a group of friends visiting a Skinner-type ‘utopian’ community. The friends react in different ways to the community’s ideology; these reactions outline the viewpoints of the two groups of Others.

Some other points which back up Andrew’s theory:
– the significance of the Dharma Initiative shark: according to Wikipedia ‘The shark has the greatest electricity sensitivity known in all animals.’
– one of the early workers on cryopreservation was Sir James Lovelock, who proposed the Gaia theory. Again, quote Wikipedia: Gaia theory is a class of scientific models of the geo-biosphere in which life as a whole fosters and maintains suitable conditions for itself by helping to create an environment on Earth suitable for its continuity. That tallies nicely with your ideas above – also as a nice ‘coincidence’ it was named Gaia theory following a suggestion by his chum William Golding, of ‘Lord of the Flies’ fame!
– I’m guessing the polar bears were brought there for monitoring i.e. to compare this artificially generated pole to their usual habitat

Did Anyone See The Hand In Lost

When Kate brought Sawyer out of the hatch after he woke up from his infection, there was a black horse outside. Did anyone see the hand on the right hand side of the screen? Probably the horse’s trainer or something!!

The hand is at the end of Season 2 episode 9 – “What Kate Did”, when kate takes sawyer out of the hatch. Obviously visible on the right hand side of the screen.

General Observations about the Lost Characters

Over the last couple days I have become hooked on the show Lost. I always heard people talking about it with such enthusiasm that it was near impossible for me not to check it out. So I went to my local video store and proceeded to watch disk 1-6 of season 1. Once that was done I obtained all of season 2, up through the most current episode and watched them all, so I am now caught up with everyone and left hanging for the next new episodes. Watching them back to back to back and many more backs, I was able to see a lot of things about the people on the island and thought Id list them out. Maybe theres some stuff you didnt catch.

1. None of the people on the plane should have been on the plane.

– Kate – she was going to leave the guys house in the middle of the nite, he caught her and talked her into staying. He then turned her in the next morning to the Marshall guy.
– Charlie – His brother tried to keep him there to help with his drug addiction. He wouldnt listen and said he had a plane to catch.
– Jack – The lady at the desk said she wasnt allowed to let the coffin on the plane, but he talked her into it and he got on with it.
– Sun – She was going to leave Jin, but changed her mind at the last minute and got on.
– Claire – She was going to give the baby to some people, but changed her mind when the pen wouldnt work, talked to the pyschic guy, and he gave her the plane ticket to go give the baby to another family(even though he knew it was going to crash and was making sure she took care of the baby like he said she had to).
– Sayid – Government had plane tickets for him to leave the same day, but he said to change it so he could claim the body of his friend that killed himself

There are plenty more of these but you get the point that they all had a reason not to get on the plane but they still did.

2. All the people on the island have something wrong with them that was fixed by being on the island.

– Rose – Whatever was killing her was gone
– Locke – He can walk again
– Charlie – Had a drug addiction, now hes not using anymore
– Hurley – Crazy and fat. Now hes changing
– Jin & Sun – Jin couldnt have babies. Now Sun is pregnant..though im not sure that is really his or if its her english teachers. But she said she hasnt been with anyone else.

These are all I can think of right now for this one.

3. They all lost something or someone.

– Jack – his wife left him.
– Anna Lucia or whatever the girl cops name is – Lost her baby in the shooting.
– Locke – his dad and girlfriend left him.
– Claire – her boyfriend left.
– Charlie – his band broke up.
– Kate – lost her boyfriend in the car wreck.
– Michael – his sons mother died.
– Hurley – lost his friend because of the money.
– Shannon – her dad died and her step mom deserted her.
– Sawyer – his parents both died.
– Sayide – Lost the woman he loved.

Im sure there are more of these as well, but you get the point.

If youve noticed anything else that Ive missed, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Did Anyone Notice The Car In LOST?

There was a car in the background of LOST. I swear to the world it was there and I have a screenshot of it!
Car In ABC Lost

When Anna Lucia and Goodwin were taking their break and discussing the knife, you could see the white truck moving in the background. It was faint but if you look right between them then you will see it in motion as it looks like it is driving up a road. I’m not sure if this was purposeful or just an accident but I’m positive anyone with a taping of tonight’s Lost will see it.

I’m guessing the only explination for it is that no one on the Lost production crew noticed it, or they are going to give ‘The Others’ a truck or something, I guess they do have a boat so why not? 🙂

Did anyone else see it?????

**other points of note**
Does Mr Echo have a Dharma tattoo? it look like it
Why do the Pirates have a gun and the others don’t?
The pirates seemed bearded and rough as apposed to the others who say they are only “taking the good people”
Any relationship b/t Mr. Echo and the fact all the whispers are echoing?
Why didnt Anna go and get the knife?
Are the people they kidnapped safe like Goodwin says?
Cindy was the flight attendant, FYI