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"Lost": What's in the Hatch and Other Island Mysteries


Now that the hatch has been opened on "Lost," many clues and theories have circulated. Keep up to date on the latest clues from the Hatch.

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Hatch Clues
  • In the 5.10.06 episode, ?, another hatch was found by Locke and Eko called Station 5: The Pearl. Dr. Marvin Candle presented another Orientation video, only this time, he used the name Dr. Mark Whitman.
  • What the heck was on that map Locke saw during the "Lockdown" episode? A clever fan has posted a detailed image of that map.
  • The Supply Drop: We all wondered how Dharma kept their hatch people nourished during those 540 days. How often a drop is made is yet to be determined, but it's clear that Dharma is still very much involved in the Swan station experiment.
  • The newest hatch with the medical symbol contained costumes we saw the "others" dressed in, along with "Zeke's" beard.
  • When the counter in the hatch reached 0, there were strange Egyptian symbols that when translated, spell out Cause to Die.
  • A press release can now be viewed on the Hanso Foundation website under the "Life Extension" project about a successful experiment of an orangutan who is now 105 years old.
  • The Dharma symbol on the hatch on the "Tallies" side of the island is an arrow.
  • Could this be Walt on the milk carton in the hatch?
  • As of the 10/5/05 episode, we now know that the hatch is called "Station 3." It is a project run by a company called The Hanso Foundation. The "Orientation" video states that the numbers needed to be entered into the computer every 108 minutes. A replacement would be issued every 540 days (108 x 5 = 540).
  • If you visit the site for Hanso Foundation , you can see the following projects in the works: 1. The Hanso Life Extension Project, 2. The Hanso Foundation Electromagnetic Research Initiative, 3. The Hanso Quest for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, 4. The Hanso Mathematical Forecasting Initiative, 5. The Hanso Cryogenics Development Imperative, 6. The Hanso Juxtapositional Eugenics Development Institute, 7. The Hanso Remote Viewing Training Facility
  • Desmond's partner (and the one who got him into the hatch) is named Kelvin.
  • There is another entrance into the hatch - a door.
  • The numbers on the medicine bottle with which Desmond injected himself with were Hurley's infamous numbers: 4 - 8 - 15 - 16 - 23 - 42
  • The mural on the wall in the hatch had the number: 108 - this is the sum of all those numbers.
  • On the mural, there is a picture of an eye, then an M and the word "sick."
  • There is what looks to be some sort of I Ching symbol in the hatch and on the shark in the water. Have a look at the symbol in the Hatch and on the shark .
  • The "Quarantine" sign was on the inside of the hatch.
  • The last number Desmond turns the safe combination is 42.

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