Dharma Initiative Denies Responsibility for Missing Malaysian Flight

Mar 11, 2014

DHARMA2The secretive scientific research organization known as "The Dharma Initiative" has denied responsibility for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

In a statement released today on the group's website, Dharma's CEO Hugh McIntyre said that despite the similarities between this case and that of the infamous Oceanic Flight 815, the two incidents do not share a common cause.

"Given our track record, it is perhaps not surprising that people are pointing the finger at us," the statement reads, "but this time it really wasn't us. We are as confused about the disappearance of Flight MH 370 as the general public.

"Just because a Boeing 777 took off on a long-haul flight, changed course unexpectedly and wound up somewhere off the coast of Indonesia does NOT mean that we were involved.

"The Dharma Initiative has come a long way since the days when we lured international flights to deserted islands that cannot be seen by the outside world. Please stop calling us. Please stop emailing us. Please stop spamming our Twitter feed. We are NOT responsible for this disappearance."

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it mysteriously disappeared without a trace last Saturday. Search and rescue teams have been combing the seas surrounding Malaysia for days and have yet to find a single piece of wreckage.

Today it was revealed that the plane made a drastic change to its flight path without informing ground controllers and was last seen on radar in the Malacca strait between Peninsular Malaysia and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

The details of the case bring to mind Oceanic Flight 815, a Sydney to Los Angeles flight in which another 777 disappeared without a trace Sept. 22, 2004. Six passengers on that flight were eventually rescued off the Indonesia island of Membanta.

"From what I can tell there is no connection between our experience and the Malaysian flight," says Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, a survivor of Oceanic Flight 815. "But it is very suspicious. If there's one thing I learned on the island, it's that the Dharma Initiative is capable of anything."

A spokesperson for Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation says that Dharma is unlikely to be involved, but that "nothing has been ruled out" at this point in the investigation.$$$

  • Dan Murphy

    Too soon?

  • InMyView

    The so called ” .. mysteriously disappeared Flight MH 370..” is a ruse wholly designed to cover up the extraction of two agents. There are no known Malaysia Airlines, Boeing 777 planes or flights between Kuala Lumpur (!) and Bejing.

  • anon

    Totally too soon. Really funny, (because anyone who watched LOST thought this immediately, right?) but insensitive for sure.

  • MadTheSwine

    In addition to being too soon (I guess,) the Dharma Initiative had nothing to do with bringing people, including Oceanic 815, to the Island.

  • Bob

    Yeah it did – Desmond’s failure to push the button in the Dharma Swan station is what caused the plane to crash. Season 2 finale.

  • MadTheSwine

    Correct, but the DI had long since been killed off. And it had no history of bringing people to the Island (except via submarine, and voluntarily.)

    In a sense they were responsible as they drilled into the electromagnetic pocket, causing the Incident, necessitating the button in the first place, but the article implied that the DI was one: still around and two: responsible for nefariously bringing people to the Island in the past–intentionally. That was my point.

    God I’m a dork.

  • Chad Jones
  • WhereIsWaldo?

    *The Bermuda Triangle & Malaysia Airlines Flight 370*
    On Saturday, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak revealed that he had been informed by US scientists working at NOAA — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — that the deadly Bermuda Triangle had moved to opposite side of the globe, and was now located in the Indian Ocean.

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  • captain_pudding

    Too soon for the plane joke, way too late for the Lost joke

  • Brian Breslin

    Here’s an interesting picture relating the two

  • Argon

    Not a very plausible denial when they didn’t even mention Ajira 316, so they’re obviously still hiding something. How does anyone know that all three missing planes aren’t connected?

  • Argon

    That doesn’t account for why the Lamp post Dharma Station was still operating long after and how it tracked the course to intersect with Ajira Flight 316, they’re still hiding a lot so why not that with those methods, it’s possible that more missing planes are connected?

  • MadTheSwine

    The Lamp Post station was automated, as were the instructions it sent to the Guam depot. That’s how the food and supply drops continued for many years after the DI was purged from the Island.

  • Steve

    How do we know there was a Flight 370? I haven’t seen anything related to relatives of passengers waiting in wait. Did I miss it?

  • Argon

    That’s no reason against it at all. Being automated didn’t stop Eloise Hawking from making use of it “many years after” and she wasn’t the only one, so why couldn’t anyone else that also knew about it?

  • MadTheSwine

    Are we really taking the time to discuss how it could still be possible for a fictional entity to have continued to operate just so we can make the author of this article seem like he knew what he was talking about?

  • Argon

    Why not? If a news organization like CNN is also “taking the time to discuss” it with the former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation, then does that make it more or less credible? Does it make the denials less plausible?

  • Rob

    this was the backstory for lost, correct?

  • Lin Zhao

    “But it is very suspicious. If there’s one thing I learned on the island, it’s that the Dharma Initiative is capable of anything.”

    I thought Hugo IS capable of anything. Perhaps a little help finding the plane?