The most insanely compelling Lost theory on the internet
So, when I stumbled onto Jason Hunter's "Time Loop Theory of Lost" website, I figured I would spend a few minutes mocking it and then move on. Instead, like Rerun and his run-in with the Babarambaba cult, I found myself completely converted. Seriously, I'm about to start worshiping a head of lettuce carved into a likeness of Locke. For my own sanity, I thought I'd share the theory with you guys and let you help me decide whether or not I'm insane for thinking it has merit.
[Possible spoilers! Or, possibly, no spoilers! Possibly, this is insane. Just to be on the safe-side, though, if you want the good people at ABC to unveil their secrets at their own pace, you might not want to keep reading!]
Essentially, Jason's theory about Lost is this:
1. It's possible to travel back in time. When you do travel in time, your physical body stays the same, but you "replace" the old version of yourself. So, if I were to travel back to 1994, I'd be the hairy, droopy 2008 version of myself in appearance, but I'd be the young, spry version of myself in action.
2. It's impossible to change the past. Even if you have the intent to change the past, Fate would find a way to make sure you accomplished whatever it is you need to accomplish. This extends to physical ailments as well. For instance, let's say, oh I don't know, your father pushed you out of a window and paralyzed you. When you went back in time, your body would be "healed" because Fate "needs" you to be able to walk to accomplish what you did the first time around.
3. The island on Lost, using the rules stated above, is in a constant time loop set in the year 1996. The process of entering the code every 108 minutes was to reset the time loop. Desmond failed to enter the code at the exact moment a plane was passing over the island in 2004, which allowed the plane to enter into the island, then immediately be sent back to 1996 when Desmond finally does enter the code.
Understand that I'm simplifying this theory down to its barest essentials. There are thousands of words of text over on Jason's site backing up his theory with evidence from the show. I urge you to check it out and report back here with your own analysis.
He's 99% converted me to at least the outlines of this theory. Can one of y'all talk me out of it?
|I read the entire site and now I'm a convert.||475 (40.0%)|
|I tried reading the site, but then realized that I have a life. From what I read here, though, it kind of makes sense.||436 (36.7%)|
|I read the entire site and disagree completely! I'll be making my own site soon to contradict all these false theories.||97 (8.2%)|
|I didn't read the site, but I don't agree. It'll probably be limbo or something else stupid.||179 (15.1%)|