The Numbers

4 8 15 16 23 42. The numbers is one of the biggest mysteries in Lost. They were first introduced in "Numbers" when Hurley chose these numbers for the lottery. They are later seen as the code that needs to be entered in the computer every 108 minutes inside the Swan. Explore these pages to learn more, and discover how often they appear!


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Waverunner4710 The numbers 0 Feb 1 2008, 7:46 AM EST by Waverunner4710
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i have always wondered wat the numbers were all about and how to explain them
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Anonymous Faerie Tale 4 Sep 6 2007, 4:29 PM EDT by beaverking18
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It all seems very fey to me. I mean as in the OLD faerie tales, before Disney got hold of them. When Faeries were NOT pretty and nice, but were depicted as selfish and chaotic and considered humans to be amusing playthings... when they were in a good mood. Faeries were also, by the way, thought to kidnap human babies and young children because they needed "new blood" to infuse with their own dying breed, in order to survive as a race.

The Big Picture story behind Lost (and sometimes I suspect behind this dream we call "real life") is probably akin to some kind of huge jigsaw puzzle, and probably many of the theories stated here are merely pieces of the puzzle. They will make a coherent picture eventually, but only once we put them all together in the right order.

Other pieces of the puzzle may include:
- the fact that Faeries and advanced races "from space" have often been suspected to be one and the same (you can throw "angels" and "gods" into that equation, too!)
- the whole X-Files (and other movies'/books') premise that secret government organizations are in cahoots with the above, ostensibly "for our own good" etc.
- Also somehow the whole "Superman" premise comes to my mind again and again: wherein criminals from the planet Crypton were banished here to keep them out of trouble, but it all went horribly wrong when they got loose. I sometimes think the "others" may be these kinds of banished bad guys.
- also, remember, Frodo: there are other forces at work besides the will of evil. :)

Oh, yeah - did I mention that it's not just one jigsaw puzzle, but several that got dropped on the floor and mixed up. Still... the Picture is in there somewhere... !
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Anonymous numbers 2 Sep 6 2007, 1:12 PM EDT by Jackcrazy
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all the numbers add( 4, 8, 15, 16 ,23, 42) up to 108 the number of minutes they needed to keep pressing the button
108 ( x '4')= 504 the number mentioned in season 2 on the dharma initiative tape.
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