7-09-07: ADDED MORE IMAGES TO THE THREAD WITH OUTLINES--POST#86
DISCLAIMER FOR THE MODERATORS: After discussing the thread with MODERATOR DIABOLO237 (A Prince Among Darkness!) who condemned it to Hell, but then returned it back to the living (why do I suddenly feel like Spawn?) I need to state that I do have over-arching theories on this topic on the whole of LOST, not just for the episode "The Man Behind The Curtain", that I will be publishing. I just wanted to get the discussion off the ground first, with the post/links etc., and this was just the episode these
particular images were spotted in, but not the only episodes we will be discussing.
I would also like to see this thread become an overall discussion of all
hidden images in Lost, and hopefully as a companion to the Whispers thread (as I think they really could be related-the start of my theory!). (<>..<>)
I originally posted this topic Let Me Shoo The Flies Off You...SNOOZERS!
under the episode thread for "The Man Behind The Curtain", but since I first posted this on the day of the new show "Greatest Hits", it really only had a short life on the board, but still generated about 3500 views and over 60 responses in that time, so if you want to check that thread first, that's cool as it was a "heat of the moment WTF is that?" kinda thread and contains the first original responses and is the genesis of this thread. Now, since everybody moves on to the "Greatest Hits" and beyond to stay current, as I would myself, we've moved it over here.
I think this is both an Easter Egg wink at us and a genuine theory so I'm going to try to start a discussion here, if for nothing else so that more people will have access to the images who otherwise would have missed them. Pythagoras99 helped me out alot with a great
screencap. As far as I know, (and I checked alot of forums), I'm the only one who's seen it and posted on it, so if it pans out to something, well Big Ups to The Dude I suppose...
Ok, so is it really possible that I was the only one who saw the giant green skull/face
in the jungle foliage during "The Man Behind The Curtain"? Either way, if this pans out, I'm lookin' for a LOST Eagle Eye Merit Badge out of it. If it doesn't, then I'm swearing off those Apollo Bars, with their creamy pschotropic nougat, like, forever man. Ok, ya ready?
The scene is: When Ben's dad is drunk and forgets his birthday, Ben runs out of the house, through some thick jungle, and emerges in a clearing in front of the sonic fence. Watch closely as he runs out of the jungle and the scene cuts to the clearing. As Ben bursts into the clearing, in the foliage behind Ben, is a giant skull/face
head, and another chiseled looking skull
on the right end of the foliage (not visible due to darkness). The middle skull is practically flourescent
, since it is well-lit and brighter green/white than the rest of the foliage in the scene, and seemed to have a somewhat 3-D! look to it. You can't miss it! It was darker in the clearing during the scene in the show, which made it stand out like it was radioactive, saying "look at me look at me" and I had no problem spotting it in real time while re-watching the episode. That's right, I wasn't even slo-mo looking for anything, just re-watching this episode when I caught it.
And you wanna know something really eerie? It looks like the head is slightly turned to follow Ben with it's eyes as he runs by it. Just like the chiseled looking skull on the right end is facing the way that he came from, like their watching him coming and going. It also looks like the skulls have snakey bodies behind them, sort of like the head is at the end of a stalk type body. Similiar to the body of the "water probe" in the movie "The Abyss"-like the heads are snaking out of the foliage at the end of these "bodies".
So when Pythagoras posted the screen cap zoomed in, cropped and lightened up some, lo and behold the second chiseled looking skull on the right end is easily visible now, so we know we are on the right track in our search. And once you start examining the screencap there are like, 10 images in it I think. Of course with this being the Wizard of Oz episode, I figure they wanted to send us on a little trip of our own, and gave us something cool to discover, you know-something "Behind The Curtain" (the curtain being the darkness). Kinda fits with the theme of the episode.
Anyway, check out the 2 skulls in the screencap and look around in it to see what else you can pick out, and then after you digest it a little bit, I'll be back to explain more theory-wise in greater detail, and about how I think this relates to a big mystery of the whole of Lost...yummyyyy Dharma Beerrrrr... Namaste (<>..<>)