I think the smoke monster sounds like a garbage truck
The other day I read here where someone referred to the smoke monster sounding like a taxi meter. Without listening to the smoke monster again I ran the sound through my head based on memory and I just could not make the taxi meter connection. Then this morning as I was showering, after, believe it or not, waking up from a dream about Lost the thought suddenly occurred to me. The mechanical sound we here is just like the one a garbage truck makes as it goes through its cycle. Taking this thought further, I recall from the first episode where we see the trees in the jungle dropping out of sight while the mechanical sound is as loud as can be. Could the garbage truck sound be a metaphor of soughts for the monster capturing and redepositing elements of the island just as a garbage truck does? Taken further, if alt timelines exist (and I do believe that they do) then one can ask, what is essentially happening if matter and energy got transferred between two timelines? Metaphorically, some may liken it to the capturing and redepositing of stuff going into a garbage truck. Kind of like garbage in, garbage out. What do you guys think?