Due to my obsession with this site and Lost, I feel as though i need to get just one more theory in before the season premiere.
Before I let you read this I will warn you, MEGA holes! This was just a quick thought that popped into my head so please go easy on me 🙂
This is my thought on why he wakes up in the middle of the jungle in ‘Pilot’
He wasnt there because of the Oceanic crash, he time traveled there (I’ll come back to this). The Jack that was on O815 died in the crash. When we see them about to crash, he puts on his seatbelt, so it seems highly unlikely he will wake up in the jungle with no chair attached to him.
Soo, he gets up, runs to the wreckage, starts moving people and bodies and what not.. So whats to say he doesnt hide his own body? He tells Kate he blacked out and doesnt remember crashing.. Because he didnt crash and his blackout was his death 🙂
So he time traveled to that point in time (i dont know how he does this but he seems to be wearing the same suit he wore when he landed in the 70s) and wakes up in the jungle with what appears (to me) to be Bens Batton (the thing with the knife inside that he uses to kill people). How he would have this, again, i have no idea.. Something to do with what happens after the Swan Site fight..?
Anyway so he wakes up, sees the batton, realises hes traveled through time and runs to the wreckage to hide his body.
Where the other 70’s losties are i dont know. Maybe he time traveled thanks to the FDW.
And i know this theory means he knows whats gonna happen on the island.. But i dunno, maybe his memory fades?
So when you start picking me apart and destroying me, please keep in mind i didnt think this all the way through and that i really am a nice person who doesnt deserve to be tortured for this awful theory 🙂