I’ve briefly mentioned this before, and I know this is completely “old-hat” but if we are trying to consider every angle as a possibility in explaining the mysteries of LOST, then I have to throw it out there again… it has always been a bit troubling to me, and it is such a key factor to how the creators have been able to manipulate the entire show.Â Â Once we were able to except this unbelievable fact, then everything that followed in their storyline became credible or at least was a possibility. Â Â
Okay, here it is again… Who here on this sight, in their right mind would actually believe that a plane can crash in such a horrific way, splitting in two (maybe 3)Â in mid-airÂ anywhere betweenÂ 3 to 6 miles high (average commercial flights range between 5-6 miles), and that 74 people on board actually survive it?Â Who believes that, ANYONE could survive it at all?!Â I mean the creators all say that in the very first episode the answer is there, could it be that?Â Many of us have gone over the episode (1&2) with a fine tooth comb searching for dialog and/or any physical clues… well, how about the fact that 74 passenger’s actually survived the crash?!Â Â
Or did they?
This leads me to the button pushing theory (which I’ve seen a few times floating around websites including this one) and the fact that the Island’s time has been kept stationary only progressing 108 minutes before it resets and repeats, continually.Â I have not fully calculated the dates but I’m sure many of you have, but lets say for the heck of it that it is 1978 that keeps repeating or some time right after the incident.Â As people have theorized on this site, this is the reason why Locke can walk, why Rose is cured of cancer, why the 74 passengers’ survived the crash (not sure why the remainder of the passengers did not survive?Â but that’s not important at the moment)… maybe this is why their wounds heal so fast, and maybe this is why we still see Charlie, Ana Lucia, Libby, etc. because technically they are not dead yet… on the island that is.Â Again, Charlie: “I am dead but I am also here.”Â His body is on the Island or at leastÂ within itsÂ circle radius.Â
So the Locke we see now on the Island is still Locke, as well as the Christian still being Christian, because they have been sent back in time to a period where they are actually still alive.Â Yet in their cases, they actually died off the island – Locke dying twice now if you count the original plane crash.Â And this fact that Locke has died twice might have something to do with the “loophole” … I have notÂ gone that far yet, but maybe if anyone buys into this thought process,Â they might be able to come up with something in regards…
Eco, Charlie, Ana Lucia, Libby… they all died again as well after the plane crash but yet on the Island which actually exists in another time.Â So maybe, when they do die (again) on the Island, they may actually become aware of this phenomena.Â Lets call it, “unstuck in time” (Slaughterhouse 5), a sort of limbo state of mind, but only momentarily until the Island time catches up with the date of the plane crash and their actual deaths in 2004.Â I know the creators said that this was not limbo, and yet it isn’t – the characters would just be stuck in a suspended state.Â When they die (again) on the Island they become aware of this state of limbo.Â I mean,Â they seem to be able to die again on the Island (after the plane crash death), and yet still be able to communicate with the rest of the 815ers at times, but not be able fully live with them.Â If they can not officially die until the Island time catches up with their 2004 plane crash death, and instead they go to a separate Island reality after their 2nd death (on the island), and so on…Â this may be why Christian came to get Claire and convince her to come with him that she did not belong in that reality…Â Ana Lucia tells Hurley that Libby says, “hello”, well Libby & Ana Lucia have died twice now (counting the plane crash) and maybe they are in that second stage of death — still suspend in time waiting for the Island to catch up.
I know there are many holes in this considering Jack & the rest of the Oceanic 6 returned to the Island but in a different time period, and the fact that Sun produced a child on the island (how did she do that if she died) and now that childÂ lives off the island, and obviously Claire and her child who was born on the Island…Â but maybe all those phenomena’s have to do with the fact that “We were not suppose to leave…”Â Maybe they could leave and people in the outside world would recognize them as is but it goes against the rules of the “death code” on the Island, maybe this is why Ben had all those people killed, to try and course correct the fact that Jack & co were not suppose to leave, they are dead but with time tricks of the Island they actually seem to be alive.
What a tangled web…. I’m just trying to chip away off the top of my head, but every time I get to the end of my thoughts, I look back at what I’ve written and see a huge slice of Swiss-cheese!!Â I’ll Â toss this up anyway and maybe it will trigger someone else’s brain to take bit & peacesÂ into another direction… or just merely tell me, “you my friend, are LOST”Â – Chow! Â Â