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My Lost Theory
Posted December 07, 2005 at 09:31:24 PM by Bean in the Lost category
I've got a theory about Lost. It's a great base for a show and leaves the canvas wide open for creative writing. I really hope I'm wrong about it, cause I like to be suprised.

Most of the visions that people have had on the island have been of someone they knew but that we did not know the status of. They could have been ghosts, mental projections, images generated by the viewer or the person being viewed, or even by some mysterious third party.

With the visiona of Walt by Shannon and Sayid, we make an assumption that Walt is not just some crazy image in Shannon's head, but an image visible by both Shannon and Sayid. We think, then that Walt may be projecting himself or something may be projecting him on behalf of the island. we basically rule out the idea that it originates from Shannon.

And with Jack's dad, we are left with plenty of options - it could be a ghost, it could be all in Jack's head. Maybe it really is his dad... we don't know, because there is nobody else around to see him. Lost of feasable explinations.

But, the kicker that started the wheel in my mind churning but was Hurley's vision of Jin. When I rewatched EHH, it all began to make sense. Jin, as we know... was not dead, so no ghost, and he was not projecting himself to Hurley or anything - we'd have seen that from the Tailies point ov view. That really only leaves one other option - this image is definately originating from within Hurley. Nobody was there to see it, as was the case with Shannon at first, but I think that the guy in the chicken suit, Jin, Jack's dad, and Walk were ALL projections from within the initial viewer, somehow made real by somehting on the island. Once made real, they are visible by everyone.

I think it explains a lot. And the more I dwell, the more it fits. The polar bear was created from Walt active mind while reading the comic... the monster was probably somebody's nightmare, made real. Even Danielle and Desmond could be fake (or atleast made-up)... thoughts and wishes from inside the losties heads. Locke really wanted to find some kind of bunker or reason to go on and dreamed up the whole Dharma thing, Desmond, the hatch, and the computer. Sayid dreamt of a French woman, and Danielle was created. Walt, on the raft, must have had a nightmare about being taken by pirates and Mikes fear of sharks and Sawyers desire to be a tough-guy hero result in them barely surviving at sea. The tailies may even be somehitng dreamed up by jin... or someone else (see below).

Hell, maybe the who shebang started when someone on the flight though about a plane going down in flames (Kate?) and as it became real, someone else dreamt of surviving the crash and landing on a tropical island ala Lord of the Flies (Walt?)... who knows. It a flexible premise, I know, but it fits so well. All that would be left then would be a mystery as to what was this force that has been bringing peoples thoughts, dreams, wishes, and fears into reality?

I know it a pretty all-encompasing theory, but each unexplained event can be traced back to an individual. Here are some other supporting theories:
  • Rose's strong belief that Bernard was still alive may have, in fact, created the whole tailies crash site and caused the survival of more flyers.
  • Charlies desire for a fix created a downed Beechcraft conveniently stocked full of heroin. He also really wanted a guitar, and happened to find one dangelin' in a tree.
  • Locke wanted to walk so bad, so after the crash - he did.
  • Kate's horse from her memory was made real, and seen by someone else. She even said that it was the SAME horse - that she knew it. This one fits perfectly, just like Sayid's vision of Shannon's Walt.
  • Hurley is fat, and fat people love food. His mind created the bunkerfull of food. He's crazy too - bonafide (was in a amental institution) - obsessed with 4 8 15 16 23 42 and that's why those numbers are popping up all over the place.
I could just go on and on. Or you can... if you leave a comment.

It's like the end of Ghostbusters where they try not to think about anything because they know it will become real and attack them. They think of harmless marshmallows and end up fighting the Stay Puft dude.

I posted this on The Fuselage. You can see the thread here.
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15 comments
m1 (December 08, 2005 at 10:38:42 AM):
Obviously I don't watch the show, because I'm not some loser. But with some people's wishes and some people's fears coming true, here is my theory. Everybody is already dead, and the island is the afterlife. The people getting what they want are in heaven. The people getting effed in the a are in hell.
Bean (December 08, 2005 at 10:44:25 AM):
Yeah, would be a good theory except that the writers of Lost explicitly ruled that out - along with "purgatory" ala Twin Peaks.
bigD (December 08, 2005 at 11:30:23 AM):
Lost was on the TV at teh bar last night, so I saw some of it. Unfortunately, there was a mysterious large black box covering about 1/3 of the middle of teh screen. Asswheel, the sound was off.

In related news, this blog may as well have been written in french.
corbin (December 08, 2005 at 11:51:37 AM):
good theory, makes sense i suppose. can't wait till next ep.
Stef (December 08, 2005 at 01:17:26 PM):
too bad you have to wait until next year for the next ep.
corbin (December 08, 2005 at 02:50:03 PM):
no shit...fuckers
dirt (December 09, 2005 at 09:30:44 AM):
stop writing retarded blogs, i want old school beanblog
bigD (December 09, 2005 at 11:19:05 AM):
beanblog,

my internets is effed in the A. Yahoo won't let me login to theduck or emails.

directions for teh bbq (not applicable if you come via I64):

56 west through french LICK
left/south onto SR 545 at the flaching yellow light (should be the first thing you come to out of FL, about 10ish miles)
continue south for about 1/3 mile, before entering the big righthand curve, take a left onto a gravel road and go up the hill, where you'll see teh bbq.
if you pass a newly constructed ranch with a walk ote basement and mud yard, you've gone too far, but can see teh bbq behind the ranch on top of the hill
bigD (December 09, 2005 at 11:51:45 AM):
go to teh bigD blog for more info
bigD (December 09, 2005 at 01:43:22 PM):
beanblog,

my internets is effed in the A. Yahoo won't let me login to theduck or emails.

directions for teh bbq (not applicable if you come via I64):

56 west through french LICK
left/south onto SR 545 at the flaching yellow light (should be the first thing you come to out of FL, about 10ish miles)
continue south for about 1/3 mile, before entering the big righthand curve, take a left onto a gravel road and go up the hill, where you'll see teh bbq.
if you pass a newly constructed ranch with a walk ote basement and mud yard, you've gone too far, but can see teh bbq behind the ranch on top of the hill
bean (December 09, 2005 at 02:05:53 PM):
quit posting duplicate shit, big d
bigD (December 09, 2005 at 03:15:20 PM):
your shits is broke, I ain't posting no double posts dude
Aunt Terri (December 09, 2005 at 08:21:10 PM):
Wow Bean!! I think you have a great concepts, but......who really knows?? Please explain the computer scene - Dad? And now what...nobody was to touch the computer!! Can't wait!!
B (December 10, 2005 at 07:08:33 PM):
I have never watched your show but the "You create your own reality" theme is a popular one. I say they died in the crash. As for why do people want some things and they not happen, why do people say every day they want to quit smoking, along with a mess of other shit but create different realities for themselves. I suggest watching the movie "What dreams may come"..not that it is very good but it is the same principal.
Bean (December 14, 2005 at 02:08:57 PM):
My comments is getting a decent amount of feedback on thefuselage. Unfortunately, most of it is negative.
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