- The whispers are, but not limited to, an involuntary side effect of the Others' presence.
- Status: Questionable
- Unconfirmed: 18
- Deemed Probable: 4
- Rendered Questionable: 4
- Confirmed True: 6
- Confirmed False: 3
To my surprise, we got a pretty direct answer as to what the "whispers" are -- spirits of dead people who are stuck on the Island because of what they did. (That's assuming, of course, that "Michael" was telling Hurley the truth.) However, that doesn't completely debunk the statement I made about the whispers being a side effect of the Others' presence. The fact is, from what we've observed in the past, the Whispers do tend to show up a lot of the times when the Others are approaching, which I refuse to believe is a coincidence. So even if the Whispers are spirits of the dead, it's possible that they choose to follow the Others around for some reason. I know it sounds pretty ridiculous, but... I'd say it's no more ridiculous than the Whispers being spirits of the dead!!
By the way... you got some... Ilana... on you.