What if smokie visions are all in your head?
Some interesting ideas on what smokie is and how it works have been put out there lately, I really like Achalli’s ideas about plasma, seems reasonable. Have just been having a discussion on the ‘All is not as it seems’ post about the physicalness of smokie and how Alex (as somkie) grabbed Ben. Not sure if the plasma theory can cover that but then I had the thought – What if these ‘apparitions / visions’ are all in the person’s head. Please correct me if I am wrong, but has there been a time when a person other than the intended ‘viewer’ has seen the vision? Eg Jack seeing his Dad, Eko and Yemi…
If only one person at a time witnesses these visions, maybe smokie isn’t physically becoming that person, but is using their neural pathways to make it seem like they are there, kind of like a really good quality virtual reality game. That could explain how they can just appear and vanish without smoke (eg Christian at the hospital and the freighter) and how they could seem to have a brief physical presence, it’s all in their minds. Does smokie need to spend time with the body, to study it to get the programming right before appearing, can it read the dead people like Miles.
Like I said, I don’t think more than one person has been around where we have actually seen them see the smokie vision as well, and that would blow this idea out of the water, here are the smokie apparitions I can remember – Christian to Jack on island, in hospital, Yemi to Eko, Alex to Ben, Christian to Michael on freighter, Christian to Locke at FDW.