Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Chapter 1- Clue Hunt and Billboards


Clue Hunt:
  • Find815.com had updated with the release of 4 Clue Hunts (See the "Help" section on the site for more details).
  • There is a new video in "The Story So Far".
    • The video shows Sam in bed awakened by a window that has come unlatched, and is banging open and closed. When Sam latches the window he sees the reflection of Sonya in the window. He turns and sees her flight attendant uniform hanging on the closet door, and hangs it up.
    • At the end of the video we are taken to Sam's bedroom where we have our Clue Hunt:
      1. Drive Shaft CD (Live From Jakarta)-Your Season 1 Clue
      2. Pearl-Your Season 2 Clue.
      3. Rocking Chair-Your Season 3 Clue
      4. Oceanic Hotline (888-546-0034)-Your Season 4 Clue
      • To access clue 4 you need to enter Matthew or Abaddon (the ABC and Yahoo7 passwords from Pack Sam's Bag).
      • When calling the hotline you get the following message:

"Thank you for calling the Oceanic Airlines flight 815 hotline. Information is updated as the investigation proceeds. Investigations are thorough and, as such, may take a period of time to complete. At this time we do not have any additional information regarding the crash of flight 815. If you are a family member or relative of a passenger on Oceanic flight 815, we are sorry for your loss. Detailed information is given during the daily family briefings. This briefing updates families on the progress of the investigation and allows for questions to be asked of the medical examiner or coroner and other parties connected to the investigation. Please contact your accident coordinator or call back later for more information." Source: Dark Ufo Find815

  • There is also a new voice mail from mum on the cell phone on Sam's Desk (Thanks Docartz for the text).
    • "Sam, it's mum. I just saw you on the telly. What's going on? You're going to loose your job if you keep carrying on like that. I know you probably wouldn't care at the moment, but you look like you hadn't slept in days. I'm worried about your health Sam, physical and... well, otherwise. Can you call me?"
Billboards:
  • Ames, Iowa (posted on Dark UFO). It's an ad to fly to London: "Lose yourself in London. Your ultimate destination."
  • Tustin, California (posted on DocArtz) It's an ad to fly to Berlin: "Discover the mysteries of Berlin. Your ultimate destination."
  • Portland, Oregon. It's an ad to fly to Seoul: "A new life awaits you in Seoul. Your ultimate destination." With a possible translation of the Korean writing on the signs in the back being: "Only 6 people of/among them..."

  • New York, New York (posted on Dark UFO). It's an ad to fly to London (again): "Lose yourself in London. Your ultimate destination."


  • Knoxville, Tennessee (Thank-you CAPCOM!): It's an ad to fly to L.A.: "Find your way back to L.A. Your ultimate destination"
  • Los Angeles, California (posted on Dark UFO): The picture is of Sydney, Austrailia: "The adventure begins here. Your ultimate destination."

  • Sydney, Australia (posted by The Lost Ninja): It's an ad to fly to L.A.: "Fly to L.A. Your ultimate destination." <--Notice this is NOT the same text as on the other L.A. advert. found in Knoxville.

  • Miami, Florida (Posted on Dark UFO and found on Meadaura's Flickr). It's another ad to fly to Berlin: "Discover the mysteries of Berlin. Your ultimate destination."

  • Seoul, South Korea (Posted by FoxySmile on Dark UFO) It's an ad to fly to Seoul: "The adventure begins here. You have arrived at your ultimate destination." translated slightly different from Korean.
E-mail and Facebook:
  • Sam has an e-mail address posted on his Facebook profile. It's find815@gmail.com. He is also sending out invites for the Facebook group called find815.com.

Thanks to Eugene for e-mailing the billboard information.

Thanks Dissonation (aka Joel) for the find815 screenshots. There are more of Dissonation's screen shots the Oceanic Conspiracies Photobucket.

Thanks to diggitydirge for Sam's g-mail, and the updated Oceanic voicemail.

115 comments:

Sayid'sgirl said...

If it wasn't for my kids I'd stink at this game. lol

DiggityDirge said...

the hotline is the same as the one in the press release on flyOceanicAir. Georgia Cavannah.

I work in the Telecom industry. This is the standard voicemail system for a Lucent Phone switch. Press * during the message. Message options is 70, login is 81, disconnect 83.

Sayid'sgirl said...

I run that arrow all over that bedroom. I told my 10 year old daughter where I thought the one clue was and she got the hand to pop up right away. And I had my 23 year old son pack Sam's bag for me.

LostIt said...

On DarkUFO, someone found anagrams in the flyoceanicair.com source code

jess4ua said...

I also find it very strange that they gave us instructions to go to our "network affiliate" to pack Sam's bag for our clue word. Makes me wonder if they took that game down because it wasn't really supposed to be up until tonight. It seemed kind of out of place to begin with.

Sayid'sgirl said...

So now they're giving us a toll free number. They could have done that in the first place.

LostIt said...

Sayid's girl, I had the same problem. I just couldn't get the had to show up for the season 3 clue. I don't know how many times I rolled the cursor over that chair before I saw it!

DiggityDirge said...

I ran an anagram server against "smash moat" which is what DrakUfo found. Unless it is another language, which I don't put past them, I can't see any good matches.

DiggityDirge said...

ABC putting up the bag game was definetly a mistake. What's new though. So far we have the Tsunai info, Sam's bag,the email addresses, the Flickr photo, and the cell phone message. Thta's a lot of screw ups for one day.

jess4ua said...

diggitydirge said: I ran an anagram server against "smash moat" which is what DrakUfo found. Unless it is another language, which I don't put past them, I can't see any good matches.

I read somewhere today....that is an anagram for Sam Thomas.

capcom said...

Nice billboard, dangitt. Are these things just placed by the main highways in town? I guess I'll take a trip up and down I-40 for a few miles tomorrow too, to see what I might find.

Thanks for the get-well wishes friends. I think that I caught what my bro-in-law had the other night. :-p

DiggityDirge said...

nice Jess. That anagram server I tried obviously sucks.

Sayid'sgirl said...

capcom
Good luck looking for billboards. Be careful out there. Oh I hope you feel better soon too. Should have said that sooner.

Ange said...

Okay gang, I updated the Photobucket with more screen shots. I got all of my squares to turn green, the post is finished, and I need to make my lunch and go to bed...cos I am a geeky school teacher and stuff ;). LOL THANKS to everyone!

Good luck Capcom, and THANKS for your efforts.

Don't forget, e-mail with clues, thoughts, or anything you think might be "something". NIGHT!

jess4ua said...

Capcom - :( I am frustrated for you. And I hope you feel better soon. Don't get out in this nasty wind if you are sick!

DiggityDirge said...

I still show two emails and one video unreleased for Chapter 1. Is that where everyone else is at?

Lost 2010 said...

So that's where you put MATTHEW! I guess I'm caught up for the moment.

jess4ua said...

diggitydirge - That's what I have!

Also, fyi, the video of Sam seeing Sonya in the window is the video that was posted and then taken down. I was talking with Shellma about it, and she said it sounded Waltish. So it makes me wonder if Sonya is dead or alive. Could she be "projecting" herself to Sam?

Can anyone get an audio clip of what Sonya said?

Sayid'sgirl said...

diggity
That's where I'm at too.

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DiggityDirge said...

there is acutally a screenshot of the girl on DarkUfo's site right under the vid. I can't make it out.

DiggityDirge said...

there is also some audio when the lady appears. I can't make it out. Anyone? Does look like Sonja with her hair pulled back.

jess4ua said...

Actually I just watched the video again, and if you turn the subtitles on it gives you the words. How bout that!
It says

SONYA: Love you madly

DiggityDirge said...

"Love you madly"....subtitles are great. Finally got the video to lay all the way through.

pharmacopaeia said...

That message from Sam's mum is an appalling piece of voice acting :D Just saying.

*goes back to the grumpy tree*

maven said...

Just back in (after seeing my Elizabeth!). Geez, is that all there is? You don't even have to know the Season Clues...just find the place where the "hand" appears and click! This better get more interesting!

maven said...

I guess I at least missed all the glitchy stuff of the site (reminds anyone of the glyph site? LOL). I did call the 888 number for Oceanic and I got a long speech about the ongoing investigation into 815 and if I'm a family member, they're sorry for my loss, and groups meet to discuss the tragedy. Did anyone else get this?

pharmacopaeia said...

Sam Thomas has invited facebook-ers who friended him to join a group called "http://www.find815.com/".

For those with facebook who didn't add Sam as a friend, the group is available here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6882897716

Nothing much posted there as of yet.

maven said...

Here's the actual transcript of the Oceanic Airline Hotline:
Thank you for calling the Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 Hotline. Information is updated as the investigation proceeds. Investigations are thorough, and, as such, may take a period of time to complete. At this time we do not have any additional information regarding the crash of Flight 815.
If you are a family member of a relative of a passenger of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, we are sorry for your loss.
Detailed information is given during the daily family briefings. These briefings update families on the progress of the investigation and allows for questions to be asked of the medical examiner or coroner and other parties related to this investigation.
Please contact your Accident Coordinator or call back later for more information.

DiggityDirge said...

I thik someone already posted it, but if you are one of Sam's faceboook friends and you send him an email, you will get the following invite:

Sam invited you to join the Facebook group
"http://www.find815.com/".

To see more details and confirm this group invitation, follow the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/n/?group.php&gid=6882897716

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

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DiggityDirge said...

Also, here's some good late night updates from DarkUfo. Check em out

Check out DarkUfo for another Sam video that hasn't been seen yet. Someone decompiled the files and found some other images and another video. Not sure if the video was meant to bt the starting point and TPTB decided on something with some more production value, or if it is another vid that is yet to be seen. Nothing daunting but cool none the less.

Ange said...

Hey Folks, main page is updated with the new transcript and Sam's Facebook group. Thanks for the e-mails. I'm thinking we need to start having a look at what we have so far, and thinking about what it means. For example:
*Who is Matthew, why would that name be a password?
*If that was Sonya in the reflection is she dead, like Walt, or was that Sam's imagination?
* Is the Christiane 1 going to be a vessel that is part of Naomi's rescue group.
* Is the flickr going to serve a purpose other than making us feel more involved?

Have a great day everyone.

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jess4ua said...

Maven - Thanx for the info on the hotline. I called that number until midnight last night, with no change! Maybe they were saving it for the west coasters to find. ;)

Ange - I was wondering if MATTHEW meant anything as well. Maybe he will be a new character on the show or something. I sure hope the hotline eventually gives us more clues.
I was also thinking about why the black rock was mentioned, and how it might tie in.

Amused2bHere said...

I finally got to pack Sam's bag. The game had been taken down from the ABC site but it's back now.

Guess I'm all caught up too.

The_Ambster said...

Is anyone else having trouble watching the video the whole way through? It seems to freeze and repeat on the window for an extended period of time. Grrrrrr!!!

Ange said...

Ambster: I had that problem last night and was able to pause the video, push the arrow past the stuck part, then push the arrow back and it played okay. Either that or refresh the page and cross your fingers that you don't get a black screen. :D

memphish said...

I watched the video at DarkUFO's Find 815 tab. That's an option too.

Eugene said...

You can click on the window and that gets the video out of the loop on find815.com.

FYSB said...

Ange, you raise a couple of interesting questions. The reflection Sam sees...real or imagined? The way the video is set up, it's not Sam's personal view (ie, he's not showing us video he shot with his own camera) but we're following him as an observer. It's as revealing into Sam's thoughts as it is a depiction of events. Is he wishing so hard to see Sonya that he imagines her there or is he hallucinating? Or is Sonya like Jacob, projecting herself from who knows where?

Perhaps the story tellers show us this to plant seeds of doubt about Sam's mental health? That's certainly reinforced by his mother's message (and pharm I completely agree with you as to the voice acting skill of the caller. -shudder-). So that later in the game, we won't know whether to believe him or not. Given the limited amount of time for the story and the fashion in which it's being told, I would suspect (hope!) that things like this have some sort of significance.

The only other reason I can come up with to show Sonya is to reinforce our understanding of Sam's commitment to finding her...but that's kind of overkill since we've already seen his site and his intention to go to the ends of the earth to get answers about her crash.

As for the Christiane I, it would be terrific for this ARG to be that intertwined with the show...that these events are progressing in time so that the end of the ARG propels us into the current time of the premiere.

And for the flickr tie in, I hate to say it, but I smell Apollo bars.

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Is Miri Novikov in-game?

maven said...

One would think that Sam, being an IT guy at Oceanic, would be able to get into internal memos, etc. and maybe find out more info re Flight 815. He could find evidence that there was a cover-up, etc. His talents would be better served working within the company than traipsing off to Jakarta (although that wouldn't make such a good visual story). Remember, Persephone worked within at first exposing THF for what is had become.

memphish said...

Here's a crazy idea about how the Tsunami might link into the show. If there's a fake 815 in the Sunda Trench, maybe the tsunami dislodges it and sends it to shore and the world (or at least Sam) discovers this fakery. 2nd scenario is that Sam goes there to look and is killed in the tsunami ending this game.

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Not to totally kill your idea, but isn't the current ARG running in real-time? Isn't Sam about four years too late for the tsunami? Or am I misunderstanding Find 815's timing?

Eugene said...

I'm not sure the ARG is running in real time. At one point it seemd to be January 13, 2006 based on the DOW and S&P closing numbers that scrolled during the news broadcast video that starts when you first go to find815.com.

The scroll has now changed. I am not sure if it is just made up numbers or now corresponds to a different date.

Korin said...

Help = where do you enter "Matthew" on the find 815 site? I'm lost.

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Well, the Oceanic press release is dated 12/28/07. Seems like a pretty big continuity loophole if this were to kick off with a flashforward, but with Myspace and Facebook stuff still launching. If Sam's efforts are three years old, that would take some explaining regarding the recent creation of his Myspace.

memphish said...

Several of us have gone over the timeline question. It seems to me this has to be before Naomi lands on Island because of her report that the plane was found in a trench off Bali and Damon and Carlton's insistence in the S3 DVD Bonus features that this fact is crucial going forward. It doesn't seem to be the case that Sam believes the plane has ever been found, but instead that the search has been called off with nothing found.

I agree that there are some severe inconsistencies what with Facebook and MySpace and Flickr in play, but I still think that's the time we're dealing with.

I guess it might be the case that time moves very slowly on the Island and what has been only 3 months on Island has been over 3 years in ours and Sam's world. That would freak people out.

Eugene said...

I assume that is why the scroll info was changed. But I came across what is supposed to be the video that will come out tomorrow and there is one thing in there (if this one is legit) that does not make sense to me if this is unfolding real-time.

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Well, (and pardon me for taking the discussion in a more remedial direction; I'm still catching up) the Oceanic press release is still being viewed as accurate, yes? Is it possible, then, that the corporate events detailed in the release correspond roughly with the end of S4's flash forward sequence?

Eugene said...

OOOOO!! My Jeep is back! I missed him!

Eugene said...

My guess there is a gap between when Oceanic officially called off the search and the date (12/31/07) they went back in service.

I have been operating under the assumption that Sam's search takes place before Naomi lands on the island.

Hopefully, we'll find out.

memphish said...

Doesn't it have to be the case that Oceanic is already back in the air by the end of S3. That's what Jack says. So the end of S3 is post 1/08?

capcom said...

Bloody heck! I just drove from one end of Knoxville to the other on I-40 (billboard central) and down to the airport again on Alcoa from the middle of Knoxville, and came up with nothing, again. Dang.

I am going to take Memphish's advise and will shoot off an email to the local ABC station. I figured I would be able to catch it if I just drove on the main billboard arterials, but all I got was a feeling like I was looking for "The Big W", like in that '60s movie "It's a Mad...World". :-B

I'll let you guys know what happens with the communique with Knox-ABC. Sorry friends!

jpike001 said...

Good luck Capcom, I'm a fellow TN dweller myself but i'm in NC right now... otherwise I'd be out there looking with you. Anyways, good luck... again!

jess4ua said...

There is another billboard found in Tustin(update will follow soon). This one is Berlin. I wonder why the Oceanic press release did not list London and Berlin. The Berlin and London billboard pretty much say the same thing. I wonder why the one for Korea had other writing on it, and non of the others do.
HMMM, just a few thoughts.

maven said...

Jess: I heard talk somewhere else (can't remember where I read it) that these cities might have something to do with S4.

memphish said...

We've already got plenty of London connections to the show, but Berlin is new. I agree though that it's inconsistent to say we fly to cities that we didn't announce we were flying to.

maven said...

The Oceanic Airlines Hotline number talks about Accident Coordinators helping family members cope. That seems to make this timeline happening currently.

The tsunami information was deleted from the Sunda Trench info page...like that would erase it from our minds! LOL I have heard TPTB allude to the importance of that event, though. The end of S3 would coincide with the earthquake.

capcom said...

Right Maven, do TPTB really think that they can "unring the bell" with this crowd of rabid fans?

Puh! :-)

maven said...

Hope you're feeling better, Capcom! And don't drive yourself crazy trying to find that billboard! I wouldn't even begin to know where to look for the LA one. You all know how sprawled out this place is!

jess4ua said...

Also, Speaker posted a bulletin on Myspace saying ITE is back up. There is a link on the front page if anyone is interested.

Ange said...

korin: You enter Matthew on the most recent clues hunt when you get a box that prompts you to go to your network affiliate.

fysb: You raise a good point about these videos not at all being reflective of what Sam's thinking. Even the glimpses we get of his thought process are limited at bes ranging from "How did that get there" to "That's odd" when trying to find things on the first image of Sonya. I guess I'm going to go with seeing the reflection as a dramatic element for now.

memphish: Holy smoked I like your tsunami idea. I have thought for a while that Oceanic must have planted a fake plane somewhere too deep for actual divers to go, where they could get video of bodies to appease the families of the people aboard. I think the Tsunami dislodging their trickery is a brilliant idea!

As far as Oceanic posting billboards advertising cities not on their press release, when announcing the cities it says "Destinations include" I guess that could mean that destinations do include places like London and Berlin, without spoiling the clue about where to look for them in the real world.

capcom: YOU ROCK, and thanks for working so hard! I hope your efforts pay off. Maybe the billboard isn't up yet?

maven: Speaker, in his YouTube video did tell us to take screencaps. I wonder if that was his hint to us that things like the e-mail addresses and Tsunami information would be removed after we initially saw it. Although this is bringing back memories of the changes newspaper clippings from Rachel's blog.

I wonder who the "Accident Coordinators" are and if we'll be getting any press releases from them or additional phone numbers to call for different locations.

THANKS JESS! Also, the main post is updated with the latest information on the billboards.

jess4ua said...

I was clicking on old links over at ITE and I went to the old
oceanicflight815.com
site. Is that old stuff there? It has been a while and I can't remember.
Thanx!

chucklez3 said...

I did the same thing. i think it's all old, but i'm investigating the "london", "berlin" and "seoul" destinations to see if anything happens.

capcom said...

Hey Chucklez! Happy New Year!

experimentalfilm! said...

can we just talk about how excited i am !!!!!!!!!!

chucklez3 said...

hahaha. how excited, huh?

well, i'll just say that 5 weeks might just be for the first phase.

reason being, i tried using my username and passowrd on www.the-maxwell-group.com site and it said the server will be up on 02-01-2008 at 8:15.

that's after the new season starts, which leads me to believe it might be ongoing with the new season.

maven said...

Sarah's here! And Chucklez2! Welcome back.

chucklez3 said...

and "happy new year" to all.

resolution #1: to prove purgatory has a part in the show. hahaha. j/k.

experimentalfilm! said...

p.s. hi !!!!

this is a llittle different than TLE .. idk if i like it much better . id rather not have instructions on these sites on what to do, like in the games and stuff... TLE originally was much more aloof . but hey, whatever is necessary to move time along .

speaking of time .. i cant lose grip of my theory that time is either moving faster or slower on the island . i really hope something like that is going onn .

maven said...

Chucklez: A lot of people said that date could be Jan. 02 also.

chucklez3 said...

if it was january 2nd, it's past now. nope. it's feb 1st.

chucklez3 said...

i'll check back later. gotta go for now.

maven said...

Two more billboards have been found: in NY and Knoxville (sorry Capcom!) It's posted at DarkUFO.

LostIt said...

I'm wondering if that glitch in the video of the bedroom of the window slamming shut over and over again was planned. Is there something we're supposed to see in that bit? A reflection in the window maybe? I couldn't really see anything, though.

experimentalfilm! said...

i thought there might be something in the reflection of the door too,but i dont have the ability to really check it out as well as id like .

i ADORE the billboard thing . if i saw one other than in picctures, id freak outtt . its so eerie and awesome

maven said...

The NY one seems to be the same London scene and the Knoxville one has palm trees (ala island).

Ange said...

Dark UFO is reporting billboards in Knoxville and NYC. I'll get pics up in a bit. The Knoxville one is extremely poor quality and I can't tell what it's for yet, but NYC appears to be London again.

Also HI chucklez and EF!!!

Sayid'sgirl said...

I wonder why the discussion on the topic 6 isn't archived at ITE that was the last discussion?
capcom
You certainly gave it a heck of a try sorry you didn't find the billboard.

jess4ua said...

Thanks Maven- we'll get it posted!
Capcom is probably going to be relieved. And I SURE appreciate all of her effort! :D

EF!!!!!- Hi, been missing ya!

Ange said...

ROFL looks like you and I have the same feed reader Maven or they are checking for updates at the same time ;)

maven said...

Hey, Capcom: Is that the TJMaxx you use? LOL

jess4ua said...

Okay, lets see how many people can hit "Publish Your Comment" at once. ROFL!

Sayid'sgirl said...

lostit
I was thinking the same thing that maybe we were suppose to notice something in the reflection. But I can't tell what might be there. There is a reflection but it maybe just be of the door as it swings back and forth.

maven said...

On closer inspection of the Knoxville bb: Those palm trees might be representing L.A. The printing is very blurry, but I can make out L.A.

jess4ua said...

Looks to me like the palm tree billboard might be California.

memphish said...

I was just thinking I wish I could read that Knoxville sign. There's a LaserQuest next to the TJ Maxx if that helps you identify the location Capcom.

Ange said...

Okay blogger almost just ate the entire main page, but it's updated. Also, I am totally supposed to be folding laundry so STOP finding things for 15 min hehehe.

jess4ua said...

Now, what in the world are these billboards for???? Are they just promos trying to get people to play the game, that aren't already. I mean, the only obvious info there is flyoceanicair.com

maven said...

Also, is that a red flower going off the billboard on the stewardess' left shoulder?

JB said...

Just noticed something on the "hacked" video on flyoceanicair.com. There has been some talk about the time line of this game. At the beginning of Sam's monologue, he says that on the 22nd of September, flight 815 disappeared. This seems to suggest to me that this ARG is taking place right after the disappearance of flight 815. If it were "real time" wouldn't Sam have mentioned the year seeing as how the disappearance was supposed to have happened more than three years ago now? Just a thought.

maven said...

L.A.'s bb has been found. It's of Sydney. Wonder where it's located?

maven said...

Jb: That's a good observation. One would think he'd give the year if it was 2007/8. With him heading to the Sunda Trench and the tsunami about to happen and the end date of S3, I'm leaning towards this occurring in Dec. 2004.

I just get a feeling that these billboards are a major promotion by ABC to get people thinking about Lost again. As if we needed to!

memphish said...

Maven, that flowery looking thing is the sign for LaserQuest, a laser tag business. I recognize it because I have an 8-year-old son. :-)

jess4ua said...

jb- I agree. I don't think this ARG is supposed to be happening now. I think it is the same year of the crash of Flight 815.
1- because I don't think it would take three years for Oceanic Airlines to announce the passengers deceased.
2- this is going to end right as S4 starts which makes me think the time of this ARG is leading right into S4 time.
Of course, just my thoughts. I could be way off.

jpike001 said...

hey again,
I'm pretty sure that bb in Knoxville is the near the TJ Maxx near Kingston Pike... it;s on I-40/I-75 a little West of the main city. Like I said I'm pretty sure but not 100%

maven said...

Thanks, Memphish. Didn't know that one!

jpike001 said...

Jess, I think you are exactly right about the timeline coexisting with the beginning of Season 4

jess4ua said...

Although, the whole Dow ticker theory going around, throws off my timing. :D

jpike001- I almost posted that location. My hubby is from Knoxville and he had said the same thing.

jess4ua said...

I just had another thought about the billboards. Maybe the locations posted in the press release are no more than to tell us what cities the billboards are in, and TPTB didn't think about how in depth(crazy) we are!!!

Fenris said...

Hi all. I'm caught up. That was somewhat dissapointing, plus I think we need better pics of these billboards. These are trickling in. But where are the real clues?

Is it just me or is nothing happening very loudly at the moment. hmmm.

LostIt said...

Jess, I agree with you abpout the timeline. I think the 5 weeks of the game corresponds to the last 5 weeks of the Losties on the island. The end of the game is a direct leadin to the beginning of S4, timewise.

Also, someone on DarkUFO made a referencde to a quote (didn't say who it was - don't remember it myself) about things being "shaken up a bit". It almost sounds like a direct reference to the earthquake/tsunami about to hit the area.

jpike001 said...

Jess... thanks for the location support. I wasn't sure. I drive that area every time I go to/from school and home. I was pretty sure that was the site...but seriously, how many stores can there be on that highway?

Fenris said...

Sams applying for a job at Air Austral

capcom said...

Hi guys! WTH!!! I live less than 2 miles from that store and I could see the billboard from the overpass by my house (after I knew where it was that is)! I have no idea how I could have missed it after I got onto I-40!

Anway, I just ran over there and got some nightshots which I just sent to Ange and gang.

I saw over on DarkUFO today someone post that they were going to contact the billboard people and get information on the Knoxville billboard. I couldn't tell if it was a joke or not. Anyway, maybe that's why the pic is taken so far away, because it's a pic taken by the billboard peeps for their protfolio? Cuz you can walk right up to it if you want to, plenty of driveways next to it. You could probably climb up the ladder to it even. So I have no idea why whoever took that pic didn't do that.

Anyway, it's just a sign for destination-LA, no secret codes on it that I could see. :-D

jess4ua said...

There are two new emails.

NEW POST!!!!

jpike001 said...

Capcom,
Although it's quite amusing I am sorry that you went on a crazy hunt and it turned out to be right under your nose. Anyways, I'm off to work the late shift again you guys. Have fun and I'll catch up on whatever you find later this morning, night.

chucklez3 said...

before i head to bed.......

if i were to see an oceanic billboard, i'd probably cause a 108-car pile-up by slamming on the brakes and pulling over, and ultimately drag myself to a point where i could get myself in the picture with the billboard!!! hahaha.......but alas......they'll never put one up in alabama (birmingham area), even though it's a great place to put one.

grrrr.......

and boy-oh-boy......if i ever see a JOOP one!!!!

Kirsten said...

I apologize if someone else already suggested this, I haven't had time to read everyone's comments yet on the billboards, but, I'm thinking the list of city's in the Oceanic press release and the billboards in those same cities might be a clue as to which characters actually leave the island. The commercials indicate only some will leave the island.

artnats said...

As for the billboard...I'm only taking a stab in the dark here since I'm a Lost lightweight. There are five "ultimate" destinations so far: London, Berlin, Seoul, Sydney, L.A. The Korean translation someone noticed sounds like it indicates that only "6 among them" (get off the island or perhaps stay behind)? We also saw six flash at the end of one of the S4 trailers. Could these destinations reflect which characters are among the 6? I think I could connect a character to each city except for Berlin? What do you all think?

memphish said...

Artnats, that could certainly be the case. I know we all haven't wanted to speculate too much on that topic since spoilers are out there and we, Twinkle excepted, are pretty spoiler shy at this point.

New Doc Jensen post covering S4's launch and the game. It again states that he thinks the date discrepancies between game and show are continuity errors, but doesn't really clarify if that means the game is in 2004 or what.