The Reoccurances of 4 8 15 16 23 42

We get tons of comments on our posts here at The Lost Review, and there are continuous new notices of places these numbers are showing up through out the show. For this reason, I’ve decided it would be good idea to centralize all of those occurances, just because I think its interesting how the writers of Lost seem to be sneeking the numbers in all over the place.

So we need your help in listing all places you’ve noticed the numbers. I’ll start the list below with a few of the ones I can remember off the top of my head, I know there has to be a ton more I’ve missed, so leave them in the comments.

  • Hurley’s Lottery Ticket
  • Engraved on the hatch
  • Numbers that entered into the computer
  • when Hurleys car stops in the Season 1 finale. When Hurley’s car broke down they showed the speedometer (in km/h) go from 16 to 15 to 8 to 4. The dashboard also displayed a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius and 42 km on the odometer.
  • When Hurley rides past 6 players of a girls’ soccer team in the airport, each uniform has one of the numbers.
    Interesting huh.
  • Seat numbers of the passangers on the plane
  • Forty-eight passengers survived in the fuselage section of the plane.
  • The numbers have to be entered every 108 minutes (the sum of all the numbers)
  • The real Henry Gale’s address is 815 Walnut Ridge Road.
  • Ana-Lucia identifies her squad car as 8A15.
  • The time of death for Adam Rutherford was 8:15 a.m.
  • The cassette tape that Kate and Tom find in the capsule is dated 8/15/89.
  • The model number on the copier that Charlie attempts to demonstrate is C815.
  • Kate gets the toy plane from safe deposit box number 815.
  • The Oceanic plane that crashed had a flight number of 815.
  • 1516 is the number of the safety deposit box where Locke retrieves his father’s money.
  • 108 appears when Jack is in the corridor of the hatch. It’s on the mural in the background.
  • The numbers appear on the bottle of the meds that Desmond takes.
  • The numbers appear on the medicine vials that Claire remembers in her abduction recollections.
  • There are 48 seconds left on the timer when Desmond wakes and Kelvin is below the hatch, drunk, with the security system key.
  • The Tailies met the fuselage group on the 48th day.
  • # The Apollo candy bar expires on the 23rd of an unknown month in 2004.

I know there are a whole lot more, so start listing any places you’ve noticed the numbers.

Meaning of the Numbers in Lost Revealed!

The Lost Experience, the ongoing online “alternative reality” game that promies to help fans solve some of the series mysteries, says that those who complete the third phase of the challenge will learn the meaning of the numerical sequence 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42.

I haven’t finised the 3rd phase yet but if you do, please let us know what you find out!

Meaning of the Numbers in Lost

The Valenzetti Equation is a fictional book by Gary Troup is a book that speaks of a mathematical equation that can predict the apocalypse, and the end of the world. One theory that I came across about the numbers that continue to show up in Lost is that they are the result of the Valenzetti Equation equalling 4 8 15 16 23 42.

The theory looks at the numbers in a different way then just a string of numbers adding up to 108 like some other theories people are using to try and figure out their meaning. This one uses the set of numbers as a date and time which if Valenzetti’s equation is correct would be the end of the world.

The date would be April 8, 2015 at 16:23:42, or 4/8/2015 at 4:23 and 42 seconds. This thoery can be backed up with a little bit of information from the show such as when the blast doors came down on Locke’s leg he saw a map, which included a phrase “low relevence to Valenzetti related research activity.

Also, the man the Hurley got the numbers from in the insitution. Some how that man knew the numbers, and possibly knew what they meant which is why he went insane. Knowing how the world was going to end could lead a man to insanity.

The numbers are obviously a sign of bad luck, as seen with all that has been happening to people around Hurley after he used them in the lottery and won. There is certainly evil about the numbers, and what could be much worse than the world coming to an end?