Everyone reading this already knows who the Others are. It’s the very reason why we live the way we do in this day in age. But it had recently occurred to me that one day they may be gone, or this blog may be the only thing that’s left to tell the story of what they are. The point is it’s important to document their existence, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. The first reports of the Others come from just a little over 30 years ago. When they first showed up, nobody took the reports seriously. Of course they didn’t, why would they. How many times have you read in the paper that there was a sighting of Bigfoot, or the Yeti, or the Loch Ness Monster, or some other creature too ridicules to be real. It was just par for the course at this point. And for the first year or so the Others were just that, stories. Something people would call the local radio to claim that they had seen with their own eyes. The reports all fit the same profile. Ominous figures lurking in the distance, staring at you, bearing an uncanny resemblance to people you really know, like your friends and family. It wasn’t until people started disappearing when everyone started getting scared. It was only a few at first, but the numbers started growing larger and larger. People just disappeared without a trace. Dozens became hundreds. Hundreds became thousands. All over the world people were vanishing, and an international emergency was declared. What still haunts me to this day are the few eyewitness sightings of people disappearing. The person was always taken by an Other who looked exactly like them, never to be seen again. In just a few months the world became overrun with the Others, with hundreds of thousands of people disappearing every day. 30 years later, the world is a very different place. Only a few isolated parts of the Earth remained completely free of the Others. New England, Costa Rica, Argentina, England, Japan, South Africa, Madagascar, Egypt, Iran, and Laos. In a world that was once populated by over 8 billion people, there are now only a few hundred million humans left on Earth. We as a species are isolated to these safe zones. travel to the outside world is strictly prohibited. To this day no one knows what the Others are, where they came from, or what their motives are. Studying them is extremely difficult. physical samples are non-existent. No contact has been made with anyone who has been taken by the Others. They have stayed outside the isolated safe zones for decades now, but only time will tell if it remains this way. Perhaps the Rebirth project has something to do with them. Must keep an open ear. As a side note, I managed to learn the name of the Overseer who accompanied Allison as the test the other day. His name is Aaron Kodrak.