Lost Spoilers

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The following entry containers spoilers - although not of the normal sense. These are secrets that have been uncovered on some of the various fake web sites (well, real sites built for fake companies) that surround the show. First off is this letter:

This gives us a place, Zanzibar, that could be the island for the show, but that can't be right since Zanzibar is somewhat bigger than the island in the show... and populated. Of course - Dharma/Hanso could have a facility there that just integrates with an island more away from Africa.

Either way - it gives us an area to consider. It also tells us that Hanso is in deep with the government, which makes sense. You can't just setup shop on an island without someone knowing.

Now take a look at the next document. It is the most interesting:


Life extension. Wow. We know that Dharma set up shop on the island due to the "unique magnetic properties." We also know that something went wrong. Perhaps they were experimenting on humans? My theory is that the Others are the result of this experiment. I think they went.... not insane... but... something else. I also think they became powerful psychics. This is where we get the manifestations (polar bear, Jacks father, etc) - their psychic powers simply reflect off the passengers.

I also think that the whole reason for the number entry task is to ensure you haven't "gone over" to the Others.

Next we have another letter from GHO. This is available online, but I did a screen capture and sent it here. I'm not sure if you can have a copyright for a fake corporation, so until someone complains, I'll leave it up:

This obviously smells like a bribe of some sort. My assumption is that Hanso simply paid GHO to look the other way.


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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by loathe posted on 12/1/2005 at 2:18 AM

The first one is 403

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 12/1/2005 at 2:21 AM

Yep, working on it. Will have it replaced in a minute.

Comment 3 by Scott Stroz posted on 12/1/2005 at 2:24 AM

The first link (to the image) results in a 403 error.

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 12/1/2005 at 2:30 AM


Comment 5 by Rob Brooks-Bilson posted on 12/1/2005 at 2:40 AM

Hmm, I doubt it's Zanzibar, or anywhere else near the East coast of Africa. Most flights from Australia to the US fly the opposite direction toward the West coast of the US. That said, since they don't know which direction they went off course, they could have ended up in the Philippines, where there are over 7,000 islands, most of them uninhabited.

Comment 6 by Dan G. Switzer, II posted on 12/1/2005 at 3:47 AM

If you want to read a really interesting (and long) theory about the show Lost, check out this link:


(The domain name is the numbers they have to punch into the computer--it's not a fraud site.)

The guy does some setting up of his theory first, so just hang in there.

Comment 7 by Yaz posted on 12/1/2005 at 3:54 AM

Go here: http://www.thehansofoundati... and rollover after the last item (lke 1cm below)....

Comment 8 by Nathan Strutz posted on 12/1/2005 at 4:55 AM

Interesting thought about entering the numbers - I hadn't thought of that one. I, for one, would hate to see them play the psychic card, it seems like such an easy out, at least for everyone but Walt - most of that is just unexplainable.

I wonder if someone out there has jotted down a full list of all the questions lost has created for us. It would be a fun project. Then cross them out as they get answered. Uh oh, i'm getting ideas. They could be sorted by episode, cronologically, by person, by subject (survivors, dharma, others, etc). Wish I wasn't too busy to make it though ;)

Comment 9 by rd posted on 12/1/2005 at 9:33 AM

So the dates on those documents are pretty current... are we to believe hanso is still running strong? I figured they were defunct.

Comment 10 by Scott Stroz posted on 12/1/2005 at 7:06 PM

Stating the obvious here, but Walt palys a big role in all this.

He was reading the comic book, with the page showing a polar bear, just before they shot the polar bear.

Also, in the flashback of Walt with his mother and step-father, he is reading about a certain type of bird, when that type of bird flies into the door (or was it window?) and dies.

Comment 11 by Carrie posted on 12/1/2005 at 11:24 PM

Wow. Lots of interesting points and ideas here. Thanks for sharing all the info!

Comment 12 by Leo posted on 12/9/2005 at 8:25 AM

It is in Africa, remember the drug smugglers that crashed in the island during the first season, they were Nigerians !!

Comment 13 by Oceanic815 posted on 12/15/2005 at 8:16 AM

The name of the corporate counsel on the two documents is Per Lundquist. This is the name of a fake identity used by the Jackel in the original "Day of the Jackel" starring Edward Fox and made in the early 70s (NOT the crummy remake with Bruce Willis).

Not sure if it means anything. It could just mean the show's writers are fans of the movie.

Comment 14 by Nicholas Martin posted on 1/20/2006 at 12:33 AM

I did a whois on thehansonfoundation.org, it's owned by ABC.
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Comment 15 by joe posted on 2/16/2006 at 4:37 AM

Remembering a movie made some time ago, "the forbidden planet" where the ID, the sub-conscious mind was the downfall of the planet inhabitants, the documents and actions may support some of this.
Only a thought

Comment 16 by Jenni Anderson posted on 5/4/2006 at 2:39 PM

Just a quick note about the possible location of the island. As previously mentioned, Zanzibar is a much larger and more populated island than the on on the show, however, there are a number of small islands that lie off the coast of the main island. on a map these look tiny and this could be the location of the Lost island.
These islands fit with the description of the research station on the coast of Tanzania as these smaller isles lie between the Tanzanian coast and the west coast of Zanzibar.
Just a thought but could be likely :)

Comment 17 by Andrea posted on 5/24/2006 at 1:21 PM

May a plane going from Australia to USA, fly in the opposite direction?...

Comment 18 by Daneil posted on 5/25/2006 at 7:22 AM

Did anyone else think the season 2 finale was a little too much?

Comment 19 by bill posted on 7/16/2006 at 4:25 AM






Comment 20 by Kay posted on 7/17/2006 at 1:37 AM

Bill obviously doesn't watch LOST