USA Today is having a Lost Theorist contest right now. It ends tomorrow so I quickly yet meticulously scoured several years worth of conspiracy theories to chose the best ones, and submitted those.
"Here's your chance to have your hypothesis graded by the experts – Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, executive producers of the ABC drama. In 200 words or less, give us your explanation of any or all of the myriad mysteries: the island, the survivors of Flight 815, The Others, Dharma and any of the other baffling questions that have made Lost TV's top brain-teaser.
USA TODAY will publish some of the best contributions, online and in print — and forward a handful to the Lost braintrust who will evaluate them for originality, completeness, logic, etc., without spoiling future episodes by indicating if your theory is right, wrong or really wrong. (Disclaimer: No real Lost secrets will harmed in this process.)"
I'm sure that thousands of Lost fanatics with more time on their hands than even yours truly submitted some insane theories, but who knows. I will read and enjoy the outcome, regardless.