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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    BuzzFeed Unsolved NetworkBuzzFeed Unsolved Network8 天 前
    • 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 天 前
    • What would you do on a deserted island? What extra person would you bring?

      PlantPlant8 天 前
    • shane which part of little women (the movie) did u start crying at this is important

      valsolvalsol8 天 前
    • 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 天 前
    • 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 天 前
  • So little effort put into this that they label St. Kilda islands as the Flannan Islands. Are clueless to rogue waves, the popular hypothesis.

    Lord WukitsLord Wukits分钟 前
  • Pirates?

    Madison KoscielskiMadison Koscielski3 分钟 前
  • "Aliens" "NO"

    Hufflepuff Heart Ravenclaw HeadHufflepuff Heart Ravenclaw Head4 分钟 前
  • 6:10 what kind of laugh is THAT shane?? shanes a ghost haunting ryan i swear to god

    bastard moonbastard moon8 分钟 前
  • I sure do like my big tall light and I don’t like you sir so get out of my sight...

    Thee StumblerThee Stumbler35 分钟 前
  • Ryan and Shane: (wheeze) Me: heck.

    S RoyS Roy41 分钟 前
  • Great episode and a very strange mystery ...

    mondomacabro majormondomacabro major54 分钟 前
  • At the beginning of the video, Shane had a look of "Sure, I'll roll with it 🤷‍♂️"

    Speccy SquareGoLikeSpeccy SquareGoLike58 分钟 前
  • I can’t get over the pronunciation of ‘buoy’ 😂 can I just ask is that a normal American pronunciation? We would just pronounce it ‘boy’ not ‘booey’ in the UK

    BeaHBeaH小时 前
  • On behalf of all Scots, please never do that again🤣

    Lauren GellLauren Gell2 小时 前
  • My mind is just telling me that they were kidnapped by pirates and lived a long life on board the jolly rodger

    Alex HutchinsAlex Hutchins2 小时 前
  • Dropping bars

    Jermaine WeirJermaine Weir2 小时 前
  • i never realised id be so excited to have my country on unsolved lol

    annaanna3 小时 前
    • just heard the awful accents. i take it back

      annaanna2 小时 前
  • Butt of Shane is the windiest place in the US. God! This dudes can't stay serious at all.

    Rafoncel Anne ArellanoRafoncel Anne Arellano3 小时 前
  • as a Scot myself…. I can confirm, these accents = offended 😂

    nataliemacdonaldnataliemacdonald3 小时 前
  • Things aren't gonna happen that are great - Ryan bergara official 2020 tagline

    Manali SurveManali Surve3 小时 前
  • Its all fun and games until a leprechaun tries to sell you magic grass!

    Zuzu the DestroyerZuzu the Destroyer3 小时 前
  • Iam offensive and that accent scotted me.

    Big BossBig Boss4 小时 前
  • 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.

    Jex2112Jex21124 小时 前
  • Why'd yer spill yer beans...? Why'd yer spill yer beans., Tommy...?

    CurlyBearCurlyBear4 小时 前
  • I hate buzzfeed but these guys are amazing.

    Zonkk BonkkZonkk Bonkk5 小时 前
  • 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 Townsley5 小时 前
  • these scottish accents hurt

    oliveravenoliveraven5 小时 前
  • Mcdonalds Sprite really can kill a man.

    Anita BorozanAnita Borozan6 小时 前
  • 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

    ejvollkrassalterejvollkrassalter6 小时 前
  • go subscribe to watcher 👁

    Bella DillashawBella Dillashaw6 小时 前
  • the movie The Lighthouse ruined this episode for me.

    Ruby UnderwoodRuby Underwood6 小时 前

    Zach MorganZach Morgan7 小时 前
  • 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 Fears7 小时 前
  • Missed these two so much

    YOWYoonaYOWYoona7 小时 前
  • I thought this would be based on the movie lighthouse

    Shashank ShettyShashank Shetty7 小时 前
  • BFU is back with the boys! I'm happy.

    Doris2000Doris20008 小时 前
  • Bad luck to kill a seabird...

    ForeverLove230ForeverLove2309 小时 前
  • The dark knight reference>>>>>>

    Daniel BerryDaniel Berry9 小时 前
  • Oh yeah another night of no sleep

    Green GiantGreen Giant9 小时 前
  • The one theory no one has tried, its nessy the loch ness monster.

    Carlos D GonzalezCarlos D Gonzalez9 小时 前
  • Kind of just connecting the dots that this story might have inspired the willem dafoe and robert pattinson movie.

    Atlis DAtlis D10 小时 前
  • 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 Nella11 小时 前
  • Americans!! Say “buoyant”, now say “buoy”. Exactly!! Stop pronouncing it Boo-ey 😫😫😫

    Caz SmithCaz Smith11 小时 前
  • Well obviously it was aliens, the Rutans of course. Doctor Who was there and so was Leela.

    kmtxkmtx11 小时 前
  • How about Xavier DuPont de Ligonnès ? The aristocrat who slaughtered his' entire family? That remains a mystery up till now.

    Grace CandazaGrace Candaza11 小时 前
  • So I guess this is inspire the lighthouse movie?

    Katarina DayintaKatarina Dayinta12 小时 前
  • 19:20 I too shipped Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, and off-camera friend 😂

    Stevie DenaeStevie Denae12 小时 前
  • i think it was a suicide pact. or maybe they were eaten by the sheep

    Isabel AIsabel A12 小时 前
  • Move over Streddie I have a new OT3 now

    RobinRobin13 小时 前
  • Why is this all so familiar?

    FD GODFD GOD13 小时 前
  • I’m only a minute in and I’m already completely convinced Shane and Ryan are high off their asses-

    Adam ReevesAdam Reeves13 小时 前
  • 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 Hays13 小时 前
  • I'm so happy they brought the local lore into it!

    Learning and GrowingLearning and Growing13 小时 前
  • People: *go missing* Ryan: *alien breathing noises*

    ShaneMP01ShaneMP0113 小时 前
  • They were washed off by a rogue wave. Case closed.

    Jared QuinnJared Quinn14 小时 前
  • 0:03 You stole my Crappy Pun

    Kiefer The GamerKiefer The Gamer14 小时 前
  • This just in: Shane and Ryan think lighthouse keepers run off the same rules as moths. XD

    GreenbloodLadyGreenbloodLady14 小时 前
  • The answer to the mystery is very simple. One of the men killed and ate the others, then ate himself.

    ProjectFlashlight612ProjectFlashlight61214 小时 前
  • 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 Ramsey15 小时 前
    • I thought the same

      Logically DictateLogically Dictate15 小时 前
  • The resignation in Shane’s voice when Ryan pulled out the Alien Juice was just truly inspiring

    Maggie SullivanMaggie Sullivan16 小时 前
  • Shane is beaten by Ryan in a rap battle? Who would have thought?

    hound3000 need some hugshound3000 need some hugs16 小时 前
  • I live in the south and I'm offended by those... "accents"

    Scott PerkinsScott Perkins16 小时 前
    • They were joking don’t take everything so serious 🤦🏻‍♀️

      K MK M10 小时 前
  • Ryan really missed the opportunity to say “shed some light” instead of “shed some insight”

    Bevan F.Bevan F.16 小时 前
  • Rouge waves are a real scary thing though.

    Cora EspinozaCora Espinoza16 小时 前
  • I’m so glad they are continuing this series. I always binge watch when I’m on vacation 🤩🤩🤩

    kiwitoothpickkiwitoothpick16 小时 前
  • 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.17 小时 前
  • Shane loves lighthouses, I paint lighthouses, gives me an idea.

    Faylyn HillierFaylyn Hillier17 小时 前
  • I missed you 2!

    Geckopanda CoversGeckopanda Covers17 小时 前
  • I'm.scottish, those accents were hilarious 😂😂😂😂😂

    Kirsty Anne AllanKirsty Anne Allan17 小时 前
  • Lighthouse keepers are moths confirmed

    Caporal PoireauCaporal Poireau18 小时 前
  • im glad you guys are finally back

    The Epic Memes And GamesThe Epic Memes And Games18 小时 前
  • Maybe the gamekeeper killed them and hid the evidence

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

    Juliette WahlJuliette Wahl18 小时 前
  • You should come here to Scotland for Unsolved: Supernatural! Bloody everything is haunted here

    H.W. ReidH.W. Reid18 小时 前
  • stolen from bedtime stories and done much worse

    Marshall MathersMarshall Mathers18 小时 前
  • Know what it’s kind of like they go through every Accent except Scottish

    Lauren LarsonLauren Larson19 小时 前
  • roku like from ATLA?

    firewolfgamesfirewolfgames19 小时 前
  • finalllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    Souls BorneSouls Borne19 小时 前

    SmashmathboySmashmathboy19 小时 前
  • Really miss the good old unsolved. It just doesn’t have the same feel anymore. Didn’t even watch this episode

    Sasha AntoniaSasha Antonia19 小时 前
  • 18:11 I thought that was shirtless shane beating up the camera

    jijijiji20 小时 前
  • Missed you guys

    Sheikha Al BusaidiSheikha Al Busaidi20 小时 前
  • Shane is so giddy

    jxsyxngjxsyxng20 小时 前
  • Reminds me of the lighthouse film that William Dafoe and Robert Pattison starred in directed by Robert Eggers. Very eerie.

    Joanne DenneyJoanne Denney20 小时 前
  • Booey !?

    OjaswitaOjaswita20 小时 前
  • Maybe they were consumed by the light

    Lazy StudioLazy Studio20 小时 前
  • The accents 😂 you wouldn’t hear that on Sauchiehall Street

    E HE H21 小时 前
  • 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.21 小时 前
  • "Nice light!" - the Lighthouse keepers had essentially become moths.

    Aiana RavenAiana Raven21 小时 前
  • 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 m21 小时 前
  • my grandfather was the last lighthouse keeper in Scotland before they went automated! really enjoyed this episode :)

    Kaitlin HutchisonKaitlin Hutchison21 小时 前
  • A rogue wave seems like the only plausible explanation.

    Clarissa HargisClarissa Hargis21 小时 前
  • video reported for racism against Scottish

    lucus lopezlucus lopez22 小时 前
    • Uhhhhhhh

      lolbit plush productionslolbit plush productions9 小时 前
    • um

      YG & SM STAN.YG & SM STAN.21 小时 前
  • Magic grass😂😂 Its such a funny phrase

    Sydney MitrecicSydney Mitrecic22 小时 前
  • YAY!!!!! We're back baby!!!!! I love unsolved! Have a great day anyone

    Sydney MitrecicSydney Mitrecic22 小时 前
  • why didn't they ask the gamekeeper if he saw a storm at least, because that would clarify at least part of the confusion

    nmnm22 小时 前
  • Shane is gay

    Julian GutierrezJulian Gutierrez22 小时 前
  • Ricky goldsworth?!

    Gay SlinkyGay Slinky22 小时 前
  • Why is no one mentioning the fact that this man was payed 8 pounds a year to watch this lighthouse???

    Gay SlinkyGay Slinky22 小时 前
    • That would literally be a great job, just sit there

      TheRatKingTheRatKing小时 前
  • It’s official: light house keepers are moths

    The KnightingaleThe Knightingale22 小时 前
  • Ahhhhh...they’re back...yess...pure joy 😆

    Omeesa KhanduriOmeesa Khanduri23 小时 前
  • aye lads thats a wee offensive... kidding haah. great channel guys

    lacrosseguy108lacrosseguy10823 小时 前