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ABC’s LOST: the ultimate theory and explanation

ABC’s LOST explained!

Still wondering what the television show LOST was all about? I have answers!


SPOILER ALERT – the following article will completely explain and therefore give away to the most important puzzle pieces from the hit ABC television series LOST. Therefore if you haven’t seen the show and don’t want the end to be spoiled, stop reading this article right here! As for the rest of you who have wondered… what did it all mean? I have the answer for you!

Now that the spoiler warning is out of the way, lets get right to it…

Are there Twinkies in there mommy?
Are there Twinkies in there mommy?

The most mysterious lingering question remaining regarding the television show LOST is… what is the golden light in the cave at the heart of the island?

If only we knew what the light was maybe we could determine what the island was. And if we knew those facts we could piece together all the remaining details. Some might say the question was already answered when Jacob claimed the island was like a cork (when he said that he wasn’t lying which I will explain later) yet saying the island is a cork really only raises another question instead of giving any type of comprehensive answer, after all… if the island is a cork, what does that mean? I for one am glad that the writers didn’t spell it all out for us because if they had, it would have robbed us the opportunity to ponder the larger questions and solve the puzzle ourselves and ultimately that was the fun of LOST.


The golden light in the cave at the heart of the island is the same light that was behind the frozen donkey wheel that the MIB, Ben, and Locke, all were attempting to manipulate or channel to their benefit throughout the show. It also seems to be the same light (or a type of it) that engulfed the island when Desmond flipped the fail safe, when Juliette ignited Jughead, and each time our losties were bounced around when the island was skipping in time.

Most folks assume the light is God, or spirituality, or possibly the personification of goodness, or life, or something similarly vague. None of those solutions help us piece together the puzzle that is LOST.

Drum roll please…

405 thoughts on “ABC’s LOST: the ultimate theory and explanation”

  1. This was brilliant and mind blowing! I’m a huge lost fan and your words and thoughts brightened my day and gave me so much to think about. You are right on this one! Amazing article!!!! :)

  2. Question: if the button device needed to be far from the The Others’ quarters so that they could lead a normal life then how come our heroes didn’t experience the same day over and over? If I got it right time goes back every 108 minutes so the device is really keeping time to flow naturally. Does that make sense?

  3. I just finished Lost last night. I had problems along the way with the plot (s) but you’re explanation really helps. I still think that the Alt was a parallel reality brought about by the atom bomb. The plane didn’t crash and their lives went on but intersected nonetheless.
    The ending was truly meaningful in how they all came together in death.
    Thank you for the explanation.

  4. Ok you are saying that the monster is just a cloud of mindless memories but then why does Locke(which is monster) in season six says that he was a human once and liked the feel of his feet on ground

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