Revealing mistake: When John is stuck in traffic and he walks up to the other man asking if anyone was hurt, the guy looks behind John's shoulder as if the plane is coming right behind him. Then John turns around and looks right behind him as well. But the camera then pans all the way to the side to see the plane coming in before it crashes - they were looking in the wrong place.
Trivia: The first few disasters listed on the sheet are: Malpassat Dam, France (December 2nd 1959), Coalbrook Mine, South Africa (January 1st 1960), Agadir earthquake, Morocco (February 29th 1960), Valdivia earthquake, Chile (May 22nd 1960), asylum fire, Guatemala City (July 14th 1960) and Nedelin disaster, USSR (October 24th, 1960). Incidentally, Lucinda's listing of dates is inconsistent; sometimes she wrote them the American way (month before day), others day before month.
Ted Myles: Stay with me. I know how this sounds, but I've mapped these numbers to the dates of every major global disaster from the last 50 years in perfect sequence. Earthquakes, fires, tsunamis... The next number on the chain predicts that tomorrow, somewhere on the planet,81 people are going to die, in some kind of tragedy.
Phil Bergman: Whoa. Just step back. Have another look at it! Systems that find meaning in numbers are a dime in dozen. Why? Because people see what they want to see.
Question: The whisper people bring the selected boy and girl to safety before the final day of earth. Why do they plant a message to be found and decoded just before the final day? I do not think the whisper people need any help from any humans to save humanity (and organize a whisperers' version of Noah's Ark).Moalian