This article/section contains information officially created to be part of the Lost mythos
but ultimately rejected. It may be endorsed by ABC, or feature cast members.
West's name has been shortened to simply "Robert". His message could originally be found in the source code of the "Flight Tracker" page .
The message reads as follows:
I survived a horrific plane crash and am stranded on an island somewhere Northeast of Australia and Southwest of Hawaii. In the event that I am never found, please forward word of my fate to my parents.
His original message read:
Robert D. West, of Santa Barbara, California, USA survived a horrific plane crash and is stranded on an island somewhere Northeast of Australia and Southwest of Hawaii. In the event that I am never found, please forward word of my fate to parents, Mr. and Mrs. John West, of Tucson Arizona. Thank you.
Skepticism and theories
Because the Oceanic website is run by ABC and not the writers, it is uncertain whether a character named Robert is among the survivors on the show.
- However, the bottle that contains the messages was washed up onto the beach and came to be in the possession of Sun.