|Non-Canon Hoax Alert!|
This article contains false information that does not officially belong to The Lost Experience or other Lost mythos.
Unlike fanon or parody, the material was created intentionally to cause confusion with information from official sources.
The fan reproduction of the Mittelos Bioscience logo. Note the subtle differences between this and the real logo, such as the lack of offsetting between the two hexes of the "M" and the "B".
Mittelos Bioscience is a fake site first discovered early February of 2007, when a fan claimed that he saw an ad in a local Portland, OR newspaper about the organization, and gave the link to the website (the information was emailed to Thetailsection.com). At the time, there was only a countdown timer set to finish at midnight of February 6th (the night before "Not in Portland" was set to premier), so the timing and the Portland connection intrigued fans.
On February 23, 2007, the registrar for the site (godaddy.com) disabled this domain due to the false information provided by the registrant for whois.
That is not an official website. What is it counting down to? The day of a new Lost episode? I'm not sure what they plan on doing with it, but it certainly won't have any secrets or inside information.
The fan reproduction of the islands of Lost; saying there is another island to be found.
Re: Erm... dude? Mittelos? Yes, it is fake. Everyone can talk about it all they want, but it's not an official website. A fan obviously went to a lot of trouble with it. Most if not all of the information is flat out wrong.
Actually, what I want to see is the parody that the island is really a roll of Mentos, or entirely made up of Mentos, and all those actors from those painfully bad commercials are really the Others.
Registrant Name:Richard Alpert Registrant Organization:Mittelos Bioscience Registrant Street1:108 Hofmann Blvd. Registrant Street2: Registrant Street3: Registrant City:Multnomah County Registrant State/Province:Oregon Registrant Postal Code:97205 Registrant Country:US
- It has been known through spoilers since the beginning of the winter that the title of Episode 7 would be "Not in Portland", so this is not truly insider information.
- Juliet and Ethan's names are listed in the Executive Bios section. Some of the other spoilerish references (such as to Mittelos and their logo, Juliet's last name, Richard Alpert, Rachel's name) appeared on the website only shortly after the sneak preview of the episode was available to limited audiences (not truly exclusive information).
- The episode was prescreened at Harvard University in January, and the website appeared online shortly thereafter.
- There is no proven nor intended connection between the newspaper (The Oregonian) that published the article and the Mittelos website. The fan who emailed Thetailsection.com claims to have found the website on his own, after reading the article mentioning Mittelos. This article can be found here: http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/peter_carlin/index.ssf?/base/living/1170363302152520.xml&coll=7
Login.swf script source code. There is only one account there.
- The section under Projects is password-protected, and leads to a "secret file" and email, which then uncovers the "hack" video, supposedly a message to Juliet
- The username is jburke
- The password is rachel
- Site registrant info is never double-checked by the service provider (so this did site did not necessarily originate from that individual or location).
- There are references to LSD, Ram Dass and the Casimir effect on the fansite.
- The site often appears "down" recently, but can be brought up by refreshing. The reason it is down so often is because it is using cheap shared web-hosting (IP 18.104.22.168), where you can also find 152 other domains/websites (none of the primary official TLE websites ever did this and all used a dedicated IP, 22.214.171.124).
- On the May 24, 2010 edition of G4's "Attack of the Show," host Kevin Pereira admitted that he and a friend owned the site. He claims that they had heard the name "Mittelos Bioscience" prior to the episode airing and registered the site to trick Lost fans.
"Secret" fake video "We Miss You"
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