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

    BuzzFeed Unsolved NetworkBuzzFeed Unsolved Network8 napja
    • 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.

      GracieGracie2 napja
    • What would you do on a deserted island? What extra person would you bring?

      PlantPlant7 napja
    • shane which part of little women (the movie) did u start crying at this is important

      valsolvalsol8 napja
    • Which rap song would you rather use against the water sprites, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or Fancy by Iggy Azalea?

      Grace LinneaGrace Linnea8 napja
    • 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!!

      Yazmine YacubYazmine Yacub8 napja
  • Why'd yer spill yer beans...? Why'd yer spill yer beans., Tommy...?

    CurlyBearCurlyBear4 perccel
  • I hate buzzfeed but these guys are amazing.

    Zonkk BonkkZonkk Bonkk28 perccel
  • I’m Scottish, I’m offended by this, I should be and I’m gonna teach you how to say: “I love working at the lighthouse” Scottish: “ A luv wur-kin it eh lite-hoose”

    Sheridan TownsleySheridan Townsley51 perce
  • these scottish accents hurt

    oliveravenoliveraven52 perccel
  • Mcdonalds Sprite really can kill a man.

    Anita BorozanAnita BorozanÓrája
  • 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

  • go subscribe to watcher 👁

    Bella DillashawBella DillashawÓrája
  • the movie The Lighthouse ruined this episode for me.

    Ruby UnderwoodRuby Underwood2 órája

    Zach MorganZach Morgan2 órája
  • 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?

    Bailey FearsBailey Fears2 órája
  • Missed these two so much

    YOWYoonaYOWYoona3 órája
  • I thought this would be based on the movie lighthouse

    Shashank ShettyShashank Shetty3 órája
  • BFU is back with the boys! I'm happy.

    Doris2000Doris20003 órája
  • Bad luck to kill a seabird...

    ForeverLove230ForeverLove2304 órája
  • The dark knight reference>>>>>>

    Daniel BerryDaniel Berry4 órája
  • Oh yeah another night of no sleep

    Green GiantGreen Giant5 órája
  • The one theory no one has tried, its nessy the loch ness monster.

    Carlos D GonzalezCarlos D Gonzalez5 órája
  • Kind of just connecting the dots that this story might have inspired the willem dafoe and robert pattinson movie.

    Atlis DAtlis D5 órája
  • 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.

    Michael NellaMichael Nella6 órája
  • Americans!! Say “buoyant”, now say “buoy”. Exactly!! Stop pronouncing it Boo-ey 😫😫😫

    Caz SmithCaz Smith6 órája
  • Well obviously it was aliens, the Rutans of course. Doctor Who was there and so was Leela.

    kmtxkmtx6 órája
  • How about Xavier DuPont de Ligonnès ? The aristocrat who slaughtered his' entire family? That remains a mystery up till now.

    Grace CandazaGrace Candaza7 órája
  • So I guess this is inspire the lighthouse movie?

    Katarina DayintaKatarina Dayinta7 órája
  • 19:20 I too shipped Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, and off-camera friend 😂

    Stevie DenaeStevie Denae7 órája
  • i think it was a suicide pact. or maybe they were eaten by the sheep

    Isabel AIsabel A8 órája
  • Move over Streddie I have a new OT3 now

    RobinRobin8 órája
  • Why is this all so familiar?

    FD GODFD GOD8 órája
  • I’m only a minute in and I’m already completely convinced Shane and Ryan are high off their asses-

    Adam ReevesAdam Reeves8 órája
  • 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.

    Christopher HaysChristopher Hays8 órája
  • I'm so happy they brought the local lore into it!

    Learning and GrowingLearning and Growing9 órája
  • People: *go missing* Ryan: *alien breathing noises*

    ShaneMP01ShaneMP019 órája
  • They were washed off by a rogue wave. Case closed.

    Jared QuinnJared Quinn9 órája
  • 0:03 You stole my Crappy Pun

    Kiefer The GamerKiefer The Gamer9 órája
  • This just in: Shane and Ryan think lighthouse keepers run off the same rules as moths. XD

    GreenbloodLadyGreenbloodLady9 órája
  • The answer to the mystery is very simple. One of the men killed and ate the others, then ate himself.

    ProjectFlashlight612ProjectFlashlight61210 órája
  • 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.

    Jordan RamseyJordan Ramsey11 órája
    • I thought the same

      Logically DictateLogically Dictate11 órája
  • The resignation in Shane’s voice when Ryan pulled out the Alien Juice was just truly inspiring

    Maggie SullivanMaggie Sullivan11 órája
  • Shane is beaten by Ryan in a rap battle? Who would have thought?

    hound3000 need some hugshound3000 need some hugs11 órája
  • I live in the south and I'm offended by those... "accents"

    Scott PerkinsScott Perkins12 órája
    • They were joking don’t take everything so serious 🤦🏻‍♀️

      K MK M5 órája
  • Ryan really missed the opportunity to say “shed some light” instead of “shed some insight”

    Bevan F.Bevan F.12 órája
  • Rouge waves are a real scary thing though.

    Cora EspinozaCora Espinoza12 órája
  • I’m so glad they are continuing this series. I always binge watch when I’m on vacation 🤩🤩🤩

    kiwitoothpickkiwitoothpick12 órája
  • maybe the men conspired to leave together is some kind of plan...those men need to be investigated deeply as I think they all did this together with a well planned out scheme. And as far as the sheep go--could be some type of marine life that washes up on the grass that contains a hormone booster and when the sheep eat this they give birth to twins.

  • Why is his voice so nasally?

    Dee Ca.Dee Ca.12 órája
  • Shane loves lighthouses, I paint lighthouses, gives me an idea.

    Faylyn HillierFaylyn Hillier12 órája
  • I missed you 2!

    Geckopanda CoversGeckopanda Covers12 órája
  • I'm.scottish, those accents were hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂

    Kirsty Anne AllanKirsty Anne Allan13 órája
  • Lighthouse keepers are moths confirmed

    Caporal PoireauCaporal Poireau13 órája
  • im glad you guys are finally back

    The Epic Memes And GamesThe Epic Memes And Games13 órája
  • Maybe the gamekeeper killed them and hid the evidence

  • So essentially what went down in that movie with rob and dafoe

    Juliette WahlJuliette Wahl13 órája
  • You should come here to Scotland for Unsolved: Supernatural! Bloody everything is haunted here

    H.W. ReidH.W. Reid13 órája
  • stolen from bedtime stories and done much worse

    Marshall MathersMarshall Mathers13 órája
  • Know what it’s kind of like they go through every Accent except Scottish

    Lauren LarsonLauren Larson14 órája
  • roku like from ATLA?

    firewolfgamesfirewolfgames14 órája
  • finalllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Souls BorneSouls Borne14 órája

    SmashmathboySmashmathboy14 órája
  • Really miss the good old unsolved. It just doesn’t have the same feel anymore. Didn’t even watch this episode

    Sasha AntoniaSasha Antonia15 órája
  • 18:11 I thought that was shirtless shane beating up the camera

    jijijiji15 órája
  • Missed you guys

    Sheikha Al BusaidiSheikha Al Busaidi15 órája
  • Shane is so giddy

    jxsyxngjxsyxng15 órája
  • Reminds me of the lighthouse film that William Dafoe and Robert Pattison starred in directed by Robert Eggers. Very eerie.

    Joanne DenneyJoanne Denney15 órája
  • Booey !?

    OjaswitaOjaswita16 órája
  • Maybe they were consumed by the light

    Lazy StudioLazy Studio16 órája
  • The accents 😂 you wouldn’t hear that on Sauchiehall Street

    E HE H16 órája
  • idk if it's just me but i've had a fear of lighthouses since i was in elementary school 😭😭

    YG & SM STAN.YG & SM STAN.16 órája
  • "Nice light!" - the Lighthouse keepers had essentially become moths.

    Aiana RavenAiana Raven16 órája
  • nah it was just three lighthouse keepers having a mega polyamorous relationship with those mermen dudes. then they all live underwater happily ever after

    meredith mmeredith m16 órája
  • my grandfather was the last lighthouse keeper in Scotland before they went automated! really enjoyed this episode :)

    Kaitlin HutchisonKaitlin Hutchison16 órája
  • A rogue wave seems like the only plausible explanation.

    Clarissa HargisClarissa Hargis17 órája
  • video reported for racism against Scottish

    lucus lopezlucus lopez17 órája
    • Uhhhhhhh

      lolbit plush productionslolbit plush productions4 órája
    • um

      YG & SM STAN.YG & SM STAN.16 órája
  • Magic grass😂😂 Its such a funny phrase

    Sydney MitrecicSydney Mitrecic17 órája
  • YAY!!!!! We're back baby!!!!! I love unsolved! Have a great day anyone

    Sydney MitrecicSydney Mitrecic17 órája
  • why didn't they ask the gamekeeper if he saw a storm at least, because that would clarify at least part of the confusion

    nmnm17 órája
  • Shane is gay

    Julian GutierrezJulian Gutierrez17 órája
  • Ricky goldsworth?!

    Gay SlinkyGay Slinky17 órája
  • Why is no one mentioning the fact that this man was payed 8 pounds a year to watch this lighthouse???

    Gay SlinkyGay Slinky18 órája
  • It’s official: light house keepers are moths

    The KnightingaleThe Knightingale18 órája
  • Ahhhhh...they’re back...yess...pure joy 😆

    Omeesa KhanduriOmeesa Khanduri18 órája
  • aye lads thats a wee offensive... kidding haah. great channel guys

    lacrosseguy108lacrosseguy10818 órája
  • absolutely disgusting that they make fun of scottish people! im part scottish (although many many many mannnnny generations ago) my family has lived in the US for like 100+ yrs now...but it's still very offensive to me..with the move towards ending racism you'd think these 2 clowns would actually care about people of different races. Make fun of my race = no more sure many others will follow too!!

    Mark F.Mark F.18 órája
    • @YG & SM STAN. oh so u a racist too

      Mark F.Mark F.Órája
    • * sigh *

      lolbit plush productionslolbit plush productions4 órája
    • bye then tf they don't need u💀

      YG & SM STAN.YG & SM STAN.16 órája
  • i remember hearing this when i was younger thinking it was just a scary story

    Lily HopsonLily Hopson18 órája
  • Doing my happy dance celebrating my favorite duo

    Reagan WeatherfordReagan Weatherford18 órája
  • You guys are so corny you could make a whole bag of popcorn

    dennislp3dennislp318 órája
    • Oh god...

      lolbit plush productionslolbit plush productions4 órája
  • Probably sea pirates back in the day found the island n made the kidnapped lighthouse keepers slaves.

    Harro ByeHarro Bye18 órája
  • "Is that where this is fuckin going?"

    dennislp3dennislp318 órája
  • The accents 🤣

    Ashley LeasureAshley Leasure18 órája
  • Correct me if I'm wrong but (1:57) isn't "Eilean Mór" Scottish Gaelic for "Big Island"

    Chaotic MaximusChaotic Maximus18 órája
  • shane i think we ALL cried at little women

    Mya LangMya Lang19 órája
  • I'm Scottish, and while I wasn't offended by the accents, please never do them again

    Olivia SkyeOlivia Skye19 órája
  • Could y’all please do the Williamsburg colonial parkway murders? No ever seems to talk about it even though there was literally a serial killer running loose .

    Braelyn CreamerBraelyn Creamer19 órája
  • “The nearby BUTT of Lewis”

    ScufflegritScufflegrit19 órája
  • What do get when you have 4 men in a lighthouse? Shane: A polyamorous gay relationship with a future in Jamaica

    Nima HassanNima Hassan19 órája
  • I can't believe Shane is still alive after everything he's said

    ImagezImagez19 órája
  • the way the americans say buoy makes me laugh so much it sounds way cooler haha (uk pronounce it like boy, not booey)

    Caitlin PallettCaitlin Pallett19 órája
  • Every episode has some kind of humourous jokes, which helps my mind from dreaming this again and again

    Carlos SolisCarlos Solis19 órája
  • Its either a poly gay love story or the fey got em

    Gay CalculatorGay Calculator19 órája
  • The music makes this so ominous ugh

    GlowDust7501GlowDust750120 órája
  • The magic grass made the sheep magical.

    Fuwa FuFuwa Fu20 órája