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I Hate Lost… really though – BIRDS

Okay, so I hate Lost because now that I have been watching Flashforward I watch so intently for clues that I cannot enjoy the show. Every license plate that goes by, every exact character name.

Anyways, to start an idea I had regarding the bird/Walt, in the new show Flashforward a bird similarly runs into a window just like when it happened to Walt. Also in the show, a bunch of crows die unexplained. I have an idea which then leads to another.

First, I believe that in both cases, Lost and Flashforward, magnetic north has shifted instantly thus causing the two window smacking birds to be “lost.” They must have some evolutionary GPS programmed anyways but then I read on Lostpedia about Magnetite (I think). So if magnetic north all of a sudden shifts due to Walt (or Locke, more below) the birds are like what the hell? Bam! Windex time.

So then I got to thinking about magnetic north and south poles. What if Locke were one pole and Walt the other? Also the whole light and dark thing but I don’t know how that would tie in..

So if Locke were one pole theoretically would that have thrown off the compass, the one he handed off to Sayid and declared he didn’t need anymore? The one where Sayid states something along the lines of how north seems to have shifted, and if Locke where standing nearby, like a magnet, he would throw off the accuracy of the compass.

Just some thoughts.

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The Apostle

Originally from a town near Seattle, WA, now living in Memphis, TN. Yikes. Late bloomer when it comes to Lost, started watching based on the recommendation of a friend near the middle of the third season. I think. I then raced through the episodes online and have since gone through the seasons 3X. Not sane. I work as an engineer and grappling is a huge passion of mine. I am both excited, to see how it all gets explained, and sorry, I don't want the show to end, to have this be the final season.

6 thoughts on “I Hate Lost… really though – BIRDS

  1. Hahahaha I know what you mean by watching everything so intently for clues & what not. I too also watch FlashForward & its pretty good but it just doesnt make you think like LOST or wanna type up a theory about it but you could have something with the magnetic poles I just dont feel A magnetic pole could be a character.

  2. hey there. while i do think the islands magnetic properties throw off magnetic north and compasses and the like… i think the writers would have a real tough time explaining why two people are magnetic. In addition with the islands electromagnetic properties… wouldn’t walt and locke get either pulled in or repelled by the islands magnetic pull?

  3. I once read a book called “Vanished” where the milatary was messing around with electromagnetism in conjuction with telluric currents and they ended up screwing up a lot of birds, dolphins, and people.

    I watch Flashforward also and one of my early thoughts about the crows was that whoever was responsible for the flashforward was using something that synced up with the frequency of the crow’s brainwaves.

  4. Man, what a lame ass title I came up with.

    Eko – I don’t know if Locke and Walt are actual magnets but I feel it would explain why others perhaps get sick when returning (Charlotte) or others feel the need to return so intensely (Jack). Almost as though they were either magnetized or de-magnetized by being upon the island.

    At one point I used to think that the fail-safe key that Desmond pressed kept the island either in, or out, of a timeline based upon magnetism. I would think of the island like a roller coaster car on a metal track. And depending upon the state of the button, the cart was either attached to the track due to magnetism or say, out and away from the track due to being de-magnetized. In the latter case the roller coaster car would be off of the normal timeline but still be moving parallel with it. So Desmond would press it, keep the islnad moving along a separate timeline, out of the way if you will. Then that one time, at band camp, Desmond didn’t press it and 815 crashed. I thought that since he didn’t depress it, the island suddenly was drawn back onto the normal timeline, the metal track we are all moving on, and interrupted the flight path of 815.

    Achalli – I definitely can see your explanation being true as well. Guess I could Google “Vanished”, but was it a good read?

    Thanks for the replies, I was half expecting to get flamed.

  5. Apostle, I really enjoyed “Vanished.” In fact, on the original Lost Theories site I used it for the basis of my first post. This was back between the third and fourth seasons and unfortuanately I didn’t save a copy of it.

    Anyways it is an interesting story. One of the things that the milatary was looking into was the supposed teleportation powers of dolphins. The milatary had stumbled onto this back when they attempted the Philadelphia Experiment (which is a favorite subject of mine and I’ve done a post based on it). Supposedly dolphins are able to teleport along telluric currents and the navy wants to utilize that power. Suffice it to say that things don’t go well and the dolphins have a hand in stopping the navy along with some human help. It is an interesting book and I suggest that if you get a chance you should read it.

  6. I like the bird/magnetic field idea wrt Walt. It certainly applies to pigeons (and bees). I’m not sure why the birds would die, though. (Evil corrupting Walt. Didn’t notice any birds on the street Tall Walt lived. Probably responsible for global warming, too.)

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