Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Happy 1st Birthday! - Season 2 Update 21

That's right, hard to believe, but exactly 1 year ago today The LOST Numbers got started! It started with a simple black and white HTML page hosted on GreatestJournal.

There was a geeky LOST fan from Massachusetts who wanted to keep track of all the number references in the show. I started keeping a list for my own reference, figuring not many people would ever be interested in such silly occurrences that seem to have no meaning.

850,000 visitors and 4,000 emails later, The LOST Numbers blog is still going!

Thank you to all the fans who e-mail me their finds. So far fans from over 60 different countries have checked and helped with the blog.

So thank you to all the fans in Afghanistan, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Romania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic Of Korea, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

It's mind-blowing to me to think that something so small like a number pattern from a TV show could peak so much interest and spark such a phenomenon.

Lastly, a huge thank you to the LOST writers & producers for continuing to include the numbers in the episodes. If it weren't for that, there would be nothing left to update.

Now the update...

Season 1:


- # of times 11:15 is said during the scene in House Of The Rising Sun where Sun talks of leaving Jin at the airport. [Thank you Aleksandro].


- In Deus Ex Machina a license plate reads 4TRIO19. 4 + 19 = 23.

Season 2:


- # of papayas Hurley wants to bet Sawyer in Lockdown.

- # of Oceanic planes that hang on the mobile in Maternity Leave. [Thank you Mark].


- In Maternity Leave, Sawyer is reading a book written by Walker Percy. He was born in 1916.


- In Lockdown, Anthony Cooper's license plate is 4TRIO19. 4 + 19 = 23.

- Henry Gale's zip code was 55391. 5 + 5 + 3 + 9 + 1 = 23.


- Henry Gale lived at 815 Walnut Ridge Road.


- The map shown in Lockdown displays all of the numbers, 4 8 15 16 23 42.

- In Lockdown, when Hurley and Sawyer are playing poker the cards on the table are 3 6 4 8 J. If you add up just the clubs, it's 15. (4 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 3 of clubs). If you add up the J and 6, it's 16. Then you have the 4 and 8 in order. This means 4, 8, 15, & 16 can be seen on the poker table.

- In Lockdown, Anthony Cooper's safe deposit box number was 1516. 15 and 16.

- In the episode Dave, Lenny is shown repeating all of the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42.

- In the episode Dave, Dr. Brooks says 23 people were out on the deck and it was built to hold 8. 23 & 8.

- In Maternity Leave, the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42 appear on the vaccine bottles. [Thank you Tim R].

And here are some 108 references:


- In episode 11, the x-rays of Gabriella's father have the number 250884. If you take one of the numbers 23, twice, and make it 2323 and multiply it by 108 you get the number on the x-ray. 2323 x 108 = 250884. [Thank you PegasusSigma].

- In episode 8, Ana Lucia's badge number is 68631. 4 x 8 x 15 x 16 x 23 x 42 = 741880. If you take the product 741880 and divide it by 68631 you get 108.09 [Thank you Sulacu].




  1. Anonymous Beatlespwr posted at Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:15:00 AM  
    In Dave:

    The deck that Hurley made collapse had 23 people on it, but was only supposed to have 8.

    coincidence or non?
  2. Blogger TANIA posted at Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:12:00 PM  
    4 8 15 16 23 42

    4= ¿?

    8 and 15= is the number of the flight 815

    16= the years the french women have been in the jungle

    23= the number of the seat of jack

    42= the number of the seat of ana lucia the women that jack meet before they get in the airplane.

    I think so!!!!
  3. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:24:00 AM  
    - The model number on the copier that Charlie attempts to demonstrate is C815
    in episode Homecoming

    - the casette in the time capsule kate and tom find is dated 8/15/89 in episode Born to Run

    - Ana Lucia identifies her squad car as 8A15 in episode Collision
  4. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:28:00 AM  
    - kate gets her toy plane out of the saftey deposit box number 815 in episode whatever the case may be

    - for number 48: 48 passengers survived the fuselage section of the plane

    - when hurley is running through the airport he sees a sopccer team standing in order of the numbers in edoduc part 2

    - in maternity leave the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 42 appear on the medicine that she takes in her abduction.
  5. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Wednesday, April 26, 2006 4:29:00 AM  
    i am not actually anonymous i am the Brooke and would like to take the credit for the anonymous answers
  6. Blogger 4815162342 posted at Tuesday, May 09, 2006 4:42:00 PM  
    cant wait for 2moros episode!!
  7. Anonymous ~Anthony~ posted at Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:53:00 AM  
    in the references to the number 108, 741880 divided by 68631 = 10.809, not 108.09 like you have claimed. interesting with the 108 sequence there, but it's closer to 11 :-\
  8. Blogger Robot Dean Martin posted at Friday, May 12, 2006 1:07:00 AM  
    This website is driving me insane. I'm like a skinny Hurley right now, serially.
  9. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Sunday, May 21, 2006 4:06:00 AM  
    You should check this blog out if you like lost.

  10. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Sunday, May 21, 2006 9:08:00 PM  
    In eps. 13 Hearts and Minds when they show the compass it’s showing a declination of 23 degrees. http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/WMM/data/wmm-D05.pdf
  11. Blogger CSerge posted at Monday, May 22, 2006 12:03:00 AM  
    Well Im just getting into Lost on DVD and catching up as we speak- won't be finished with Season 2 (downloaded) in time for the finale. But the numbers fascinate me. The one thing I (well, my brother) have found about them that I havent seen elsewhere is this:

    Take the sequence
    4 8 15 16 23 / 42

    the sum of the differences between successive numbers is equal to the difference between 42 and 23. So take-

    4+7+1+7=19=42-23. Mean anything? Who knows.
  12. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Wednesday, May 24, 2006 11:08:00 AM  
    Perhaps I'm not the first to notice this, but has anyone looked up John 8:15?

    "You judge according to the flesh; I judge no man."

    John is the only character on the island with a gospel writer's name. 8 and 15 are in the number sequence and it is the flight #.

    The above line of scripture is the "Man of Science, Man of Faith" argument straight out of the Bible.

    Coincidence? I don't think so.

  13. Anonymous Lady_Stoshia posted at Thursday, May 25, 2006 3:46:00 PM  
    Did everyone miss that the sum of the numbers is 108 and the button has to be pushed in the hatch every 108 minutes?
  14. Anonymous Wrath posted at Thursday, May 25, 2006 4:28:00 PM  
    Has anyone else noticed that Pslam 108 is a Pslam of David?

    David was the husband of Elizbeth - aka Libby

    Dave was the bald alter ego of Hurley

  15. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Friday, May 26, 2006 10:13:00 AM  
    I looked at the site under mixed and 108 and didn't see this but probably missed a posting about it already since it is a pretty obvious one. 108 is the number of minutes they have between pushing the button and as is mentioned frequently on this site is the numbers added together.

    Crimson Myst
  16. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Friday, May 26, 2006 10:15:00 AM  
    It figues, now I see a post that has the same info I put...lol.

    Crimson Myst
  17. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Saturday, May 27, 2006 9:21:00 PM  
    Number 108 refers to 108 degrees in the website www.letyourcompassguideyou.com

    Move the compass 108 degrees or South East.

  18. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Friday, June 09, 2006 9:55:00 AM  
    The cars at the police station are also number 4 8 15 16 23 and 42
  19. Blogger Yasser posted at Sunday, June 18, 2006 8:21:00 PM  
    did anybody play the lottery with them?
  20. Blogger Bogdana posted at Thursday, June 22, 2006 4:52:00 PM  
    locke was paralyzed 4 years ago. sawyer said he made the 'birthday wish' 4 years ago. Kate was booked 8 years ago (1996) according to the mug shot, but that is assuming that lost is placed in the present. you saw these numbers show up on the hatch of course. the bodies of 'adam and eve' could be speculated to be 42 years old... im just thinking here i haven't read your whole site but i wanted to add my 2 cents
  21. Blogger Bogdana posted at Thursday, June 22, 2006 4:54:00 PM  
    ooh nevermind i found your information! awesome site!
  22. Anonymous Tom posted at Tuesday, June 27, 2006 5:41:00 PM  
    I like Your site. Please add more articles on it.I also have a site about Lost season 1.

    Best regards
    Lost season 1
  23. Blogger Gustavo_H posted at Monday, July 10, 2006 12:00:00 AM  
  24. Blogger Harry posted at Tuesday, July 11, 2006 12:10:00 PM  
  25. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Tuesday, July 18, 2006 6:40:00 PM  
    where can i find a concordance to the numbers and their elements by atomic number (2, 4, 15, 16, etc) in the periodic table organized together?

  26. Anonymous karkeys posted at Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:53:00 PM  
    has anyone noticed anna lucia's row and jack's row are two of the numbers?
  27. Anonymous karkeys posted at Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:56:00 PM  
    i should have read them all first sorry...
  28. Anonymous El Lillo posted at Friday, July 21, 2006 2:00:00 PM  
    At the end of the series, Michael must go back to the others with exactly 4 of his friends...
  29. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Monday, August 07, 2006 2:30:00 PM  
    In:The Whole Truth
    All the numbers are shown on the pregnancy test that sun uses
    from Jake tinsley
  30. Anonymous Jamus posted at Thursday, October 05, 2006 10:32:00 PM  
    Still working this out but theres a pattern in here that is bothering me.. heres a glimpse of what I see so far.

    4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

    4(x2) = 8 +(7) =15
    8(x2) = 16 +(7) =23

    Im still trying to evaluate if 42 has a logical progression, though I may just be free associating.
  31. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Friday, November 10, 2006 9:51:00 PM  
    In the dictionary, right next to "complete waste of time," there is a screenshot of this blog.
  32. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Tuesday, November 14, 2006 12:42:00 PM  
    To be honest, with 3, 4, 6, 8 and J on the poker table you could find almost any number you wanted!

    Eg 4-3=1.
    etc etc

    People tend to ignore all the occasions when coincidences don't occur, and just focus on the few times that they do. It's a statistical error.
  33. Anonymous Anonymous posted at Saturday, March 31, 2007 5:38:00 AM  
    Great Blog Poker Chips
  34. Anonymous Dani posted at Wednesday, February 04, 2009 5:48:00 PM  
    4 +8+ 1 +5+ 1 +6 +2 +3 +4 +2 = 36. 3+6 = 9.

    4+8+15+16+23+42= 108. 8+1 = 9.


    "9 is the number of the mythic Lords of Time"

    Whats happening to the island right now?

    email me at dannilou93@hotmail.co.uk if you think there could be anything else :D
  35. Anonymous Novelty Pen posted at Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:05:00 AM  
    I don't know about the deck collapsing.
  36. Anonymous how to download youtube videos posted at Friday, March 30, 2012 7:07:00 AM  
    heyyy that's one old post i found!
    So it must be 7 years now - lucky number!

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