The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

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What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    Hace 9 d铆as

    Make sure to leave your questions for our Post Mortem episode down below!

    1. Gracie
      Hace 3 d铆as

      If the keeper didn't report anything weird during those two weeks, I wonder if the principal keeper paid him to not say anything and then murdered the other two. Since he had asked just before arriving at the lighthouse with the others whether they could do an experiment to see how long it would take someone to get there between the thing being reported and them actually investigating. Since it was denied, maybe he opted to just bribe the keeper to keep silent. Since he wanted to know how long it would take for someone to come investigating, maybe he was planning out how long he'd have from the time he'd stop turning on the light (leaving the island) until someone would start looking for him. The journal said he was quiet, so what if he was just nervous about his plans. He could have drugged the other two which made them hallucinate and see the storm. Perhaps he was conducting some sort of experiment, and then killed them and left somehow, maybe by having some sort of accomplice pick him up or something.

    2. Plant
      Hace 8 d铆as

      What would you do on a deserted island? What extra person would you bring?

    3. valsol
      Hace 8 d铆as

      shane which part of little women (the movie) did u start crying at this is important

    4. Grace Linnea
      Grace Linnea
      Hace 8 d铆as

      Which rap song would you rather use against the water sprites, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or Fancy by Iggy Azalea?

    5. Yazmine Yacub
      Yazmine Yacub
      Hace 8 d铆as

      whenever i need to do scottish accents i just always say it how i think shrek would say it and i think you guys should try it too!!

  2. Allanna
    Hace un hora

    In all honesty, they were 100% swept away by the ocean. This is one of the most remote Scottish islands, in December, with record of stormy weather. Heck, the guy employed to keep an eye on the light from afar probably didn't think much of not being able to see the light for days because IT'S A RURAL SCOTLAND ISLAND IN DECEMBER.

  3. Johan Vajse
    Johan Vajse
    Hace un hora

    took me 3 or 4 times watching, but I finally spotted the mannequin

  4. Amy Megan
    Amy Megan
    Hace un hora

    any of my fellow Scots up for a visit here.. i never even knew about this place but i really wanna go now

  5. chimmy
    Hace un hora

    If I imagine living in the 1800's I would probably be quick to point all my theories at the supernatural too. Like I don't know much about how the world works and neither does anyone else so, it must be magic? That's why these unsolved cases are weird to us now, because back then, nobody knew what evidence to look for and things just appeared "normal". The only evidence we can base research off of now, is the evidence collected back then. Maybe a big wave did hit the lighthouse but people pushed it under the rug because of insufficient evidence. In the 2000's, people don't really blame aliens or mermaid people on strange occurrences, because we know now what really happens. There's probably a logical explanation, and we just fail to find it.

  6. Joe Barrett
    Joe Barrett
    Hace un hora

    I鈥檓 offended *unsubcribes*

  7. Juliana Ellsworth
    Juliana Ellsworth
    Hace un hora

    I鈥檓 pretty sure I played this contract in Wild Hunt...

  8. Aaron Lewis
    Aaron Lewis
    Hace 2 horas

    Maybe the island was a good secluded spot for alien abductions. The twin sheep could actually be clones.

  9. Verify
    Hace 2 horas

    Joseph Moore was the imposter. Imposters win

  10. MCN 91
    MCN 91
    Hace 2 horas

    Well im Scottish and 鈥淟ighthoose鈥 was spot on from the Shane the rest was terrible 馃槀 but hilarious none the less 馃槀

  11. Tom Williams
    Tom Williams
    Hace 2 horas

    A new film just came out about this, look up 鈥渢he lighthouse鈥 it鈥檚 on sky cinema.

  12. G DeVz
    G DeVz
    Hace 2 horas

    The spoopy boys are back!!!

  13. ItsJetty
    Hace 2 horas

    Can you solve why I can't find love?

  14. Grace Kathers
    Grace Kathers
    Hace 2 horas

    oh my god i just realized that the pictures of victims and people aren鈥檛 actually them... i鈥檝e been watching this show since it started and i never put it together wow

  15. Samael Beaulieu
    Samael Beaulieu
    Hace 2 horas

    the fays did it. if youve ever been to Scotland you鈥檇 know, the feys did it.

  16. Amy Jacobs
    Amy Jacobs
    Hace 2 horas

    I like theory 4.

  17. Alex Hubbard
    Alex Hubbard
    Hace 2 horas

    did you. did you put the stranger things theme in. i- hdvjghsvx

  18. Malena Cardenas
    Malena Cardenas
    Hace 2 horas


  19. Jason Lubrano
    Jason Lubrano
    Hace 3 horas

    Q&A: If the storm was big enough, wouldn't it have wiped all of the islands of the sheep?

  20. fffforever
    Hace 3 horas

    Why is the narrator holding his nose??

  21. Melissa Sheard
    Melissa Sheard
    Hace 4 horas

    The ... the 鈥榖ouie鈥 ...? 馃槀

  22. briana cushing
    briana cushing
    Hace 4 horas

    WAIT have you all seen 鈥淭he Lighthouse鈥????? this reminds me of that a lot

  23. vivi_
    Hace 4 horas

    i havent watched buzzfeed unsolved in so long! im now binging everything LOL

  24. Elemarth
    Hace 4 horas

    I heard that all of the journal entries about morale being low was made up.

  25. Cristian Fuentes
    Cristian Fuentes
    Hace 4 horas


  26. Bean Boy international
    Bean Boy international
    Hace 4 horas

    How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks, two days? Help me to recollect.

  27. Olivia Walsh
    Olivia Walsh
    Hace 4 horas


  28. nemosangel
    Hace 4 horas

    Yesss! I've always loved this story! I mean, it sucks... but I was always attracted to it. They just vanished! Wtf! And also... Scotland 鉂

  29. Brian Smith
    Brian Smith
    Hace 4 horas

    That rhyme was magic...utter, magic.

  30. Chris Savage
    Chris Savage
    Hace 5 horas

    you wanna really know what happened to those men mR 47

  31. Kurt ?
    Kurt ?
    Hace 5 horas

    If Nicki, Meghan, and Cardi were the three keepers there is no way they would have lost the rhyme battle 馃拝

  32. Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni
    Hace 5 horas

    This reminds me of 鈥淭he Lighthouse鈥 movie starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Patinson. Very claustrophobic movie I must say.

  33. J. A
    J. A
    Hace 6 horas

    Shaun the sheep killed them and threw the bodies into the ocean, no doubt

  34. im19ice3
    Hace 6 horas

    i am so ashamed i needed that explanation about the logs joke

    1. im19ice3
      Hace 2 horas

      @Ailsa Ni i have no clue xD i'm not american but by their tone i infer they're not too sure either

    2. Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni
      Hace 5 horas

      I can鈥檛 get over the pronunciation of 鈥榖uoy鈥 馃槀 can I just ask is that a normal American pronunciation? We would just pronounce it 鈥榖oy鈥 not 鈥榖ooey鈥 in the UK

  35. Emma Mascarenas
    Emma Mascarenas
    Hace 6 horas

    What season is this ?

    1. Johan Vajse
      Johan Vajse
      Hace un hora

      True Crime season 7

  36. Twiztid Freekshow
    Twiztid Freekshow
    Hace 6 horas

    I can't believe Shane took it to an Animorph level 馃槀 I can completely see the cover he described

  37. Nithin Sai
    Nithin Sai
    Hace 6 horas

    I'm home alone, it's night. Why am I watching this

  38. Mark Rouch
    Mark Rouch
    Hace 7 horas

    We need a longer season this time!

  39. That鈥檚 a lot of Sodium coins
    That鈥檚 a lot of Sodium coins
    Hace 7 horas

    Big storm a large sea wave can get pretty bad they clearly got swept out to sea Rogue wave?

  40. Leo2245776
    Hace 7 horas

    Demon boys are back

  41. McSqueezyBoi
    Hace 8 horas

    Plot twist: the sheep ate them

  42. Madison Koscielski
    Madison Koscielski
    Hace 8 horas


  43. Hufflepuff Heart Ravenclaw Head
    Hufflepuff Heart Ravenclaw Head
    Hace 8 horas

    "Aliens" "NO"

  44. bastard moon
    bastard moon
    Hace 8 horas

    6:10 what kind of laugh is THAT shane?? shanes a ghost haunting ryan i swear to god

  45. Thee Stumbler
    Thee Stumbler
    Hace 8 horas

    I sure do like my big tall light and I don鈥檛 like you sir so get out of my sight...

  46. S Roy
    S Roy
    Hace 8 horas

    Ryan and Shane: (wheeze) Me: heck.

  47. mondomacabro major
    mondomacabro major
    Hace 9 horas

    Great episode and a very strange mystery ...

  48. Speccy SquareGoLike
    Speccy SquareGoLike
    Hace 9 horas

    At the beginning of the video, Shane had a look of "Sure, I'll roll with it 馃し鈥嶁檪锔"

  49. BeaH
    Hace 9 horas

    I can鈥檛 get over the pronunciation of 鈥榖uoy鈥 馃槀 can I just ask is that a normal American pronunciation? We would just pronounce it 鈥榖oy鈥 not 鈥榖ooey鈥 in the UK

  50. Lauren Gell
    Lauren Gell
    Hace 10 horas

    On behalf of all Scots, please never do that again馃ぃ

  51. Alex Hutchins
    Alex Hutchins
    Hace 10 horas

    My mind is just telling me that they were kidnapped by pirates and lived a long life on board the jolly rodger

  52. Jermaine Weir
    Jermaine Weir
    Hace 10 horas

    Dropping bars

  53. anna
    Hace 11 horas

    i never realised id be so excited to have my country on unsolved lol

    1. anna
      Hace 11 horas

      just heard the awful accents. i take it back

  54. Rafoncel Anne Arellano
    Rafoncel Anne Arellano
    Hace 11 horas

    Butt of Shane is the windiest place in the US. God! This dudes can't stay serious at all.

  55. nataliemacdonald
    Hace 11 horas

    as a Scot myself鈥. I can confirm, these accents = offended 馃槀

  56. Manali Surve
    Manali Surve
    Hace 11 horas

    Things aren't gonna happen that are great - Ryan bergara official 2020 tagline

  57. Zuzu the Destroyer
    Zuzu the Destroyer
    Hace 11 horas

    Its all fun and games until a leprechaun tries to sell you magic grass!

  58. Big Boss
    Big Boss
    Hace 12 horas

    Iam offensive and that accent scotted me.

  59. Jex2112
    Hace 12 horas

    3 men went missing on an island known for having 300 foot waves, and the strongest recorded winds in the UK... what the hell is the mystery?! one or more of them fell into the water by a wave or the wind and the others tried to help and they fell in too... simple.

  60. CurlyBear
    Hace 12 horas

    Why'd yer spill yer beans...? Why'd yer spill yer beans., Tommy...?

  61. Zonkk Bonkk
    Zonkk Bonkk
    Hace 13 horas

    I hate buzzfeed but these guys are amazing.

  62. Sheridan Townsley
    Sheridan Townsley
    Hace 13 horas

    I鈥檓 Scottish, I鈥檓 offended by this, I should be and I鈥檓 gonna teach you how to say: 鈥淚 love working at the lighthouse鈥 Scottish: 鈥 A luv wur-kin it eh lite-hoose鈥

  63. oliveraven
    Hace 13 horas

    these scottish accents hurt

  64. Anita Borozan
    Anita Borozan
    Hace 14 horas

    Mcdonalds Sprite really can kill a man.

  65. ejvollkrassalter
    Hace 14 horas

    really love the fact that the ad on the right is for the movie about these lighthouse keepers. i also love that the keepers are gerard butler, connor swindells and peter mullan

  66. Bella Dillashaw
    Bella Dillashaw
    Hace 14 horas

    go subscribe to watcher 馃憗

  67. Ruby Underwood
    Ruby Underwood
    Hace 15 horas

    the movie The Lighthouse ruined this episode for me.

  68. Zach Morgan
    Zach Morgan
    Hace 15 horas


  69. Bailey Fears
    Bailey Fears
    Hace 15 horas

    Are we just going to gloss over at the beginning Ryan said that there is a dark spirit on the Islands who keep Shepherds off the islands with their sheep?

  70. YOWYoona
    Hace 15 horas

    Missed these two so much

  71. Shashank Shetty
    Shashank Shetty
    Hace 15 horas

    I thought this would be based on the movie lighthouse

    1. Johan Vajse
      Johan Vajse
      Hace un hora

      and I thought the movie Lighthouse would be based on these events imagine my surprise sitting thru that movie

  72. Doris2000
    Hace 16 horas

    BFU is back with the boys! I'm happy.

  73. ForeverLove230
    Hace 17 horas

    Bad luck to kill a seabird...

  74. Daniel Berry
    Daniel Berry
    Hace 17 horas

    The dark knight reference>>>>>>

  75. Green Giant
    Green Giant
    Hace 18 horas

    Oh yeah another night of no sleep

    1. Logically Dictate
      Logically Dictate
      Hace 30 minutos

      it鈥檚 not even that scary

  76. Carlos D Gonzalez
    Carlos D Gonzalez
    Hace 18 horas

    The one theory no one has tried, its nessy the loch ness monster.

  77. Atlis D
    Atlis D
    Hace 18 horas

    Kind of just connecting the dots that this story might have inspired the willem dafoe and robert pattinson movie.

  78. Michael Nella
    Michael Nella
    Hace 19 horas

    curious to know if they ever found any trace of the flag. You'd wonder if it was torn down by the storm or if it was just lowered.

  79. Caz Smith
    Caz Smith
    Hace 19 horas

    Americans!! Say 鈥渂uoyant鈥, now say 鈥渂uoy鈥. Exactly!! Stop pronouncing it Boo-ey 馃槴馃槴馃槴

  80. kmtx
    Hace 19 horas

    Well obviously it was aliens, the Rutans of course. Doctor Who was there and so was Leela.

  81. Grace Candaza
    Grace Candaza
    Hace 20 horas

    How about Xavier DuPont de Ligonn猫s ? The aristocrat who slaughtered his' entire family? That remains a mystery up till now.

  82. Katarina Dayinta
    Katarina Dayinta
    Hace 20 horas

    So I guess this is inspire the lighthouse movie?

    1. Johan Vajse
      Johan Vajse
      Hace un hora

      no not even close. These true events were covered in a movie called The Vanishing Lighthouse is make believe

  83. Stevie Denae
    Stevie Denae
    Hace 20 horas

    19:20 I too shipped Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, and off-camera friend 馃槀

  84. Isabel A
    Isabel A
    Hace 20 horas

    i think it was a suicide pact. or maybe they were eaten by the sheep

  85. Robin
    Hace 21 un hora

    Move over Streddie I have a new OT3 now

  86. FD GOD
    FD GOD
    Hace 21 un hora

    Why is this all so familiar?

  87. Adam Reeves
    Adam Reeves
    Hace 21 un hora

    I鈥檓 only a minute in and I鈥檓 already completely convinced Shane and Ryan are high off their asses-

  88. Christopher Hays
    Christopher Hays
    Hace 21 un hora

    Theory 1 is pretty much the most plausible. One fell into the sea, the others attempted to rescue him and then fell in themselves, possibly during a sweltering of waves from the intense winds of the North Sea. Why were the bodies never found? It's the ocean, they sank and were eaten by crabs and hagfish, most bodies in the sea remain there.

  89. Learning and Growing
    Learning and Growing
    Hace 22 horas

    I'm so happy they brought the local lore into it!

  90. ShaneMP01
    Hace 22 horas

    People: *go missing* Ryan: *alien breathing noises*

  91. Jared Quinn
    Jared Quinn
    Hace 22 horas

    They were washed off by a rogue wave. Case closed.

  92. Kiefer The Gamer
    Kiefer The Gamer
    Hace 22 horas

    0:03 You stole my Crappy Pun

  93. GreenbloodLady
    Hace 22 horas

    This just in: Shane and Ryan think lighthouse keepers run off the same rules as moths. XD

  94. ProjectFlashlight612
    Hace 22 horas

    The answer to the mystery is very simple. One of the men killed and ate the others, then ate himself.

  95. Jordan Ramsey
    Jordan Ramsey
    Hace un d铆a

    Couldn't pirates have just landed on the island and kidnapped them? That's the only realistic theory besides the violent lighthouse keeper killing them and then committing suicide. Also, they could have all been at the tackle box and got hit by a wave simultaneously.

    1. Johan Vajse
      Johan Vajse
      Hace un hora

      I love how you say "only realistic theory" and then name 2 other ones

    2. Logically Dictate
      Logically Dictate
      Hace un d铆a

      I thought the same

  96. Maggie Sullivan
    Maggie Sullivan
    Hace un d铆a

    The resignation in Shane鈥檚 voice when Ryan pulled out the Alien Juice was just truly inspiring

  97. hound3000 need some hugs
    hound3000 need some hugs
    Hace un d铆a

    Shane is beaten by Ryan in a rap battle? Who would have thought?

  98. Scott Perkins
    Scott Perkins
    Hace un d铆a

    I live in the south and I'm offended by those... "accents"

    1. K M
      K M
      Hace 18 horas

      They were joking don鈥檛 take everything so serious 馃う馃徎鈥嶁檧锔

  99. Bevan F.
    Bevan F.
    Hace un d铆a

    Ryan really missed the opportunity to say 鈥渟hed some light鈥 instead of 鈥渟hed some insight鈥

  100. Cora Espinoza
    Cora Espinoza
    Hace un d铆a

    Rouge waves are a real scary thing though.