As the Netflix Stranger Things series is set to enter its third season next year, the Internet is full of theories and possible explanations for the show. With its huge following, it’s no wonder many viewers take to the web to share their ideas on the inner workings of the Upside Down, the characters’ purposes, and why the creators did what they did in any given scene. Stranger Things was created by identical twins the Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and are huge sci-fi fans themselves. The series has an interesting cast as well. Winona Ryder plays Joyce Byers, Sean Astin plays Bob Newby, and David Harbour plays Jim Hopper—just to name a few.
Season Three was originally scheduled to begin airing in October 2018, but it now looks like this will not happen until the summer of 2019, prompting a buzz of speculation regarding the show to begin circulating the web again. Here is a look at ten of the most interesting theories or explanations currently making their way around our virtual world.