Manifest: What Happened to Flight 828?

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A mystery clouds the series Manifest as a plane goes missing without a trace for five and a half years only for everyone to return unscathed. That, in itself, would make you ask in the heavens really happened to Flight 828 and all its passengers but if you ask them, they would just say they experienced a few minutes of turbulence while on air.

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As they return, much to their shock, what only felt minutes of a bumpy plane ride was already five and a half years and it turns out, nothing is ever the same as just a few hours after they landed on the Stewart International Airport, they experienced callings and whatever they faced in the flight made them all connected to each other.

They were in for another ride, now with some supernatural involved, as they continue to experience the callings where they hear voices from nowhere, see visions that feel like premonitions, and have feelings that urge them to do something. Along the way, they found other people who were not in the plane who experienced the same, people who were supposed to die but did not due to some lapse of time, and they discovered the death date, the day they were supposed to face their demise.

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What Happened to Flight 828 in Manifest?

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There are a lot of theories about what really happened to Flight 828 and its passengers, may it be dark lightning, a time vortex, a wormhole, or anything supernatural of some sort. It is beyond explanation of what the human mind is capable of. Imagine, five and a half years were lost in their lives but that seemed only a few minutes for them.

Adding more to the mystery was when their plane exploded just after they landed, and on top of that, in Season 3, they found what seems to be debris of the plane, the tailfin, in the middle of the ocean. Ben Stone, a passenger, suggests that they all died when they disappeared but were actually resurrected due to some unknown reason.

Saanvi theorized that they are in a lifeboat where they all have to work together to be able to survive as their death date approaches. She made a discovery related to sapphire, some signature in the DNA of the passengers and other persons who experienced the same. It is what seems to be a signature of something divine.

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In an episode in Season 3, they found an ancient wood that they theorized to be part of Noah's ark, one found near Mount Ararat. The Biblical ship is known to have saved pairs of all existing species headed by Noah and his family in a great flood.

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Another find is that when Cal dropped a Tarot card, it showed a volcano, one which seems to foreshadow an impending doom which may or may not be related to a volcano. It is possible that this will be explained in the near future but with Season 4 still hanging on the line, we can only guess and speculate that something connected to a volcano is about to happen.

To date, it has not been fully explained what happened to Flight 828 and only breadcrumbs of ideas are popping up, not totally giving a concrete reason as to the phenomena they all shared. Hopefully, Manifest will be renewed for another season and have all these burning questions some answers.

Manifest Season 3 Finale arrives on June 10, 2021 on NBC at 7PM CT/ 8PM ET.

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