LOST: Hanso Foundation Press Release

The Hanso Foundation has issued a press release that mentions to distruption occuring on their website.

Highlight the whole page, by right clicking and selecting “Select all”. If you do, you’ll see a blank link at the bottom of the page. Click that link. You’ll be sent to http://persephone.thehansofoundation.org/. That page has the numbers:

72 65 83 32 87 73 78 32 72 79 83 84 32 80 67 32 73 78 32 78 73 76 32 85 82 71 69 46 32 56 44 32 110 111 116 32 49 32 97 110 100 32 54 46

This decodes to ASCII format characters: HAS WIN HOST PC IN NIL URGE. 8, not 1 and 6.

Lost game: Who is Persephone?

My Lost puzzle game page mentions “Persephone”. That’s the name of the person who’s trying to communicate with you on the Hanso Foundation website. Who is Persephone?

In Greek mythology, Persephone is the name of the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. She was so beautiful that everyone wanted her, including Hades, the king of the underworld. He opened the earth, and took her. Demeter was so upset by this, the earth became infertile. After a long battle with Zeus, Hades finally gave in to the demand to return Persephone. Hades gave her a pomegranate which she later ate from. Eating that bound her to Hades, where she had to spend 1/3 of her time. Demeter caused winter to happen during this period.

Persephone is the queen of the underworld. Her name means “She who destroys the light”.


Spoilers ahead…. You know the drill….

So, there’s something about the island that “cures” people. We now have four “miracle” cures on the show. Locke’s legs, Rose’s remission, Jin’s fertility problem, and Jack’s wife. OK, ok….the last two are suspicious… and we can only take Jin’s “cure” at face value because there’s still some question if that child really is Jin’s child. They did leave it pretty ambiguous, and we’re not sure if Sun’s English teacher is really the father.

If Jack’s wife’s cure really was due to Desmond being involved, that would mean that Dharma may been able to harness the “healing power” of the island. This would also fit in nicely with the theory that Jack’s father was working with Dharma, and allowing them to do secret experiments on patients. If they had been able somehow capture the healing power of it island, they would need to do some experiments to see if it was working properly.

My Lost Nanotechnology theory looks less plasible at this point, but I’m not ready to give on it completely yet. If you haven’t read that yet, you might want to take a look at it.

Another thing that we’ve discovered is that in the “Lost mythos”, the psychic healer that Rose went to see was sensitive to focusing the healing energy. This is probably at least one of the reasons that the
others have Walt, and are so reluctant to give him up.

Now, given all this, I think we might have had a hint during the first season about the down side to all these “miracle” cures. If you remember, at one point Locke started to lose control of his legs during Season one. This was when he was with Boone in the jungle. Why did it happen then? Was it because he was “out of range” of the part of the island where the healing was strongest? The show tonight implied that Rose believed if she left the island, her illness would return. (She didn’t come out and say this….Bernard did).

That could be what the Dharma people are working on. Making the “miracle cures” more permanent.

LOST: Was Henry Gale on during Season One?

Could Henry Gale have been on Season One? A lot of the LOST fan sites are saying that it might be true. The speculation is that Henry may have been the repairman that Hurley told to not mess with the light bulb in the “Numbers” episode.

If that’s true, I think this is part of a continuing theme that’s been going on for some time now. We’ve already seen this happen in a much more obvious way when Jack met Desmond. Were there others?

I’ve suspected that they might have been “guided” (for lack of a better term) to get onto that plane. Again, the only obvious incident we’ve seen is Claire’s psychic insisting that she get on that plane.

Is This Henry Gale?
What do you think? Are both these men Henry Gale?