Image from the Jigsaw Puzzles

8 is the second of the Numbers. It is the only number which is in the Fibonnaci sequence. Below is a list of appearances on the show, by episode chronology.

8 is a very common number, and many of the occurrences could be coincidental. See article: apophenia.

Occurrences in the show[]

Season 1[]

Kate mugshot

The mugshot shows eight years since Kate was arrested.


Michael in a room with eight sides.


Old Scooter Man's Hat has an eight on it.

Season 2[]

The Swan logo

The logo found in the hatch has eight sides.

Henry Gale MN License

The Real Henry Gale lives at 815 Walnut Ridge Rd.

Season 3[]


Ben holding Number8 Bunny


Medusa Spider's paralyze victims for 8 hours. Additionally, spiders have 8 legs


8 Knot

Season 4[]

4x01 Matthew Abaddon going mental

Season 5[]

  • The sign on the Oxford University Department of Physics was Claredon 142-08. ("Jughead")
  • The raft of the science expedition had 8 sides. ("The Little Prince")
  • There were 8 total time shifts in This Place is Death - 2 with Jin & Rousseau, 5 when the group was together, and 1 when John Locke turned the wheel. ("This Place Is Death")
  • Locke has suffered 8 injuries to his legs throughout the show.

1) when his father pushed him out of the window and he was paralyzed. 2) when the trebuchet he and Boone had made broke and stabbed his right leg. 3) when he lost feeling in his legs in the episode Deus Ex Machina. 4) when he purposely injured his legs to test for feeling 5) when his legs were crushed by the lockdown blast-door. 6) when he lost feeling in his legs after Ben shot him in Season 3. 7) when he was shot by Ethan during the time-flashes. 8) when he suffered a compound fracture when he fell down the well

  • Jack was seated in row 8 on Ajira Airways Flight 316 which departed from Gate 15. ("316")
  • Ben was also seated in row 8 on Ajira Airways Flight 316, as he was seated across the aisle from Jack who was in seat 8C. ("316")
  • Frank said he had been working for Ajira Airways for the past 8 months. ("316")
  • The death date on the headstone John Locke visited was April (which is month number 4) 8, 2006. ("The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham")
  • When Walt approached Locke in The Life & Death of Jeremy Bentham, two street signs were visible in the corner of the screen—one of them was "8 avenue."
  • There was a number 8 on the license plate of the van Ben was standing in front of when he and Sayid met in Moscow, Russia. ("He's Our You")
  • There were 8 video monitors in the DHARMA security room. ("He's Our You")
  • There was a number 8 in the ear of the rabbit statue under which Miles found the key. ("Some Like It Hoth")
  • Miles signed the DHARMA van back in and put the keys on hook #8. ("Some Like It Hoth")
  • Jacob visited 8 people off the Island who would later arrive on the Island on flight 815. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")
  • Juliet hit Jughead's thermonuclear core with a rock 8 times. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Season 6[]

6x04-Jacob's WallReyes

Hurley's name appears on Jacob's cliffside cave wall as number 8. ("The Substitute")

("The Package")

  • The number 840 was written on the Ajira plane. ("The End")

The Lost Experience[]

Outside the show and real life occurrences[]

  • 8 is the sixth number in the Fibonacci sequence, in which every number is the sum of the two numbers before it - 1,1,2,3,5,8,13...
  • One of Buddhism's Four Noble Truths is the Eightfold Path.
  • The figure eight is a popular move in ice skating.
  • A chess board is 8 X 8 squares.
  • In the Damon Lindelof-written comic book Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, the Hulk is said to have killed 815 people in a New York rampage.
  • In Richard Adams' (author of Watership Down) book The Plague Dogs, Snitter was labeled with the number 815 in the Animal Research (Experiments on animals).
  • In the Film 'Back to the Future' - 88 MPH is the speed at which timetravel can occur.
  • 8 is considered a lucky number in China.
  • There are 8 legs on an octopus
  • The Hiroshima bomb was dropped at 8:15 am.