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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…

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

  1. Oh, I just read Grace’s comment. She is very right. I still find all of these theories interesting reading though. Back to square one I guess :-(

  2. This is the first explanation I have come across that I’ve finished feeling a little wiser, thank you. I’ve been trying to unravel Lost for many years, but most theories were poorly explained and ultimately confusing. I too loved the fact that the creators didn’t answer every question and agree with their view that it wouldn’t have fit the show. However to contradict myself I would love to know what they think of this theory.

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  4. Fantastic! You connected everything that makes total sense. you used logic and science. I think God would approve. There will be some people that are unable to understand your theory. Understanding requires deep Faith in God and a little science background.

  5. You make some interesting points, but I noticed one part that is incorrect. In LOST Ben is quoting saying “Two days after I found out I had a fatal tumor on my spine, a spinal surgeon fell out of the sky .” So Desmond not pushing the button and “allowing time to rush in” is not what caused Ben’s tumor because he already had it.

  6. I did not watch the show when it aired and I did not pay attention to the talk when it was popular. I just recently did a marathon viewing of 6 seasons in a few weeks. At first I thought the island was metaphorically a place of redemption. A game board of sorts, between Jacob and his twin to see what people would do. Placing people on the island and giving them opportunities to redeem or condemn their soul before death.
    But after a few episodes of 6, I realized how often they focused on time and everyone’s past ever since finding Desmond in the hatch (The numbers add up to 108, by the way). All the flashbacks and flash forwards and then the time travel.

    So after watching the finale, I kept thinking about the gathering at the church for a few days. At the end, Hurley says Ben was a good number 2 and Ben says he was a good number 1. I think the finale was Hurley and Desmond’s plan because Jack was still stuck on the island in his mind. He needed to save everyone before he could let go. He believed that their lives would have been different if the plane never crashed. His efforts did release them all back in time living their lives as if the wreck never happened. But even resetting their past did not prevent them from meeting each other or for the significant events from happening. So Hurley, as Jacob, with the help of Desmond had to make them remember the island because they did not belong in the second version of their past.

    Then I found this website and I think the concept of time, past and future is very powerful. Thanks for the interesting read.

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