A colleague sent me a post to a Lost theory to end all theories – the island is in a timeloop created by Ben, Richard and Jacob. Here are the key highlights:
- DHARMA initiative was created for the enhancement of the human race. What initially began as a simple research initiative developed into a massive project that was designed to test fate. At some point during DHARMA’S studies, someone managed to leverage the magnetic properties of the island to bend time and space – thus, a time machine was created.
- In 2007, Ben, Richard, and Jacob find a way to hijack the time machine, and go back in time to the year 1996 to wipe out all of DHARMA on the island (The Purge)
- Ben figures out a way to put the entire island into a “time loop.” This time loop will keep the island suspended in time in the past (in the year 1996)
- Ben is able to suspend time on the island by “resetting” the time machine every 108 minutes (The Swan)
- Desmond, failing to push the button on September 22, opens the island time line briefly, allowing Oceanic Flight 815 into enter the island time/space then causing it to crash.
There is much more to this so check it out: timelooptheory.com