The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

Oct 16, 2020
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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 Network12 days ago
    • 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.

      GracieGracie6 days ago
    • What would you do on a deserted island? What extra person would you bring?

      PlantPlant11 days ago
    • shane which part of little women (the movie) did u start crying at this is important

      valsolvalsol11 days ago
    • Which rap song would you rather use against the water sprites, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or Fancy by Iggy Azalea?

      Grace LinneaGrace Linnea11 days ago
    • 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 Yacub11 days ago
  • “nobody cared who i was till i put on the mask” naruto reference???

    kiwiuqkiwiuq50 minutes ago
  • 110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves

    Aqqle SauceAqqle SauceHour ago
  • Show: *Is called Buzzfeed Unsolved* Ryan: “This mystery remains unsolved.” Me: *Surprised pikachu face*

    EmilysArchiveEmilysArchive2 hours ago
  • Using a stock photo for a lighthouse keeper of a dude wearing a hoodie...

    TheRabbitFearTheRabbitFear2 hours ago
  • iF yE hAd tEh cHanCe tEh cHaNGe yEr faTE , wOOdJA?

    Jiggly JungkookJiggly Jungkook2 hours ago
  • I find it hilarious that they talk about these men like they’re the moths from the moth lamp memes

    Ivan Draws ThingsIvan Draws Things2 hours ago
  • *me:* why would I believe in faeries, they arent real. *also me as soon as ryan mentions the clocks were stopped:* faeries is the only logical explanation for this

    Vinegar DoppioVinegar Doppio2 hours ago
  • There was a theory that the keepers were abducted by German navy personnel, but there would be no reason for that. Especially since UK and Germany were at peace. My own unlikely theory involves smugglers.

    Donald PetkusDonald Petkus2 hours ago
  • 😎Emojis!🤩

    Conner MusicConner Music2 hours ago
  • Lemmion did it better but damn good job. Look him up. He’s my favorite USkeysr.

    James PierceJames Pierce3 hours ago
  • Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D

    JessicaJessica3 hours ago
  • I was aye

    Colin DColin D3 hours ago
  • Lmao, this was just amazing 😂 especially the sprite bit hahahaha

    DannyDanny3 hours ago
  • I had no idea you guys started the new season !!! So excited

    STM LifestyleSTM Lifestyle3 hours ago
  • wait their back, were they ever gone? idfk but im back for more

    TruelicityTruelicity3 hours ago
  • I would love to see a unsolved on the death of Stalin or Hitler

    Jason The Desert FoxJason The Desert Fox4 hours ago
  • these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time

    flavorous earthwormflavorous earthworm5 hours ago
  • what if they were in a happy loving homossexual polyamorous relationship and then they met with the water sprites and the sprites were like "hey, we see what you got going on here, we're super into it, you guys should come live with us and be gay under water forever" and then they just went and everybody is happy to this very day. I think that's what happened.

    MurielMuriel5 hours ago
  • Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

    Kyle GatesKyle Gates6 hours ago
  • Aahh yes. I know very well about this "Magic grass" you speak of.

    N DN D6 hours ago
  • Rogue waves would be more believable if there were more evidence. I'm more inclined to believe the hysteria theory. Maybe Roderick Mackenzie made the men disappear and that's why he didn't report it?

    schm3schmaschm3schma7 hours ago
  • shane and ryan are like the dudes in whild krats the cartoon in PBIS kids thingy, but trying to solve mysteries and crime instead of being with animals in the wild. :)

    Han VoHan Vo7 hours ago
  • So no one wants to talk about UK having a place called the "Butt of Lewis"?

    NariusNarius8 hours ago
  • Have they said anything about new paranormal episodes. Literally the only reason i ever subscribed

    trackboy17trackboy178 hours ago
  • So let me get this straight. The windiest place in the UK, is called the "Butt of Lewis". Amazing

    NariusNarius8 hours ago
  • Shane about to get taken by the water broa

    The Cube Master XIIIThe Cube Master XIII9 hours ago
  • That is not a Scottish accent lmao 😂🤣 trust me 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

    St MaxiSt Maxi9 hours ago
  • Maybe the spirit was a Shepard spirit and just wanted to look after the sheep. That's why they were so healthy the ghoul Shepard was giving them hugs

    Isabel seton-browneIsabel seton-browne9 hours ago
  • I miss the old Ryan, this one is too unserious. I liked the dynamic with Shane being unserious and Ryan only in response or when needed.

    MahadAliMahadAli10 hours ago
  • I believe, it could have been theory 1

    Nur ZaraNur Zara10 hours ago
  • I didn’t realise my native accent was Arnold Schwarzenegger 😂

    Lisa RossLisa Ross11 hours ago
  • good old Scotland

    outcast_ryan 14outcast_ryan 1411 hours ago
  • Scotland

    outcast_ryan 14outcast_ryan 1411 hours ago
  • Hagrid came and took them to Hogwarts. Yer a wizard Donald.

    bradstev14bradstev1412 hours ago
  • I think they got into a little scrap, sure no sign of violence, but what about outside? it can explain why one of the lighthouse keepers didnt bother grabbing his coat

    y ay a13 hours ago
  • At 3:47 as a Scottish native hearing them speak made me have a seizure

    AryaArya14 hours ago
  • Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

    Disha KhandelwalDisha Khandelwal15 hours ago
  • Why is no one saying pirates??!

    becky wiltonbecky wilton16 hours ago
  • lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

    Jay SteeleJay Steele16 hours ago
    • "What if I told you you were gonna disappear?" "Sounds good!" that's a mood

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni15 hours ago
  • Ryan: "Looks like a can of alien juice." Shane: "... Is that where this is... Fuckin going...? 😒"

    LardcompositeLardcomposite20 hours ago
    • I will be soo disappointed if I don't see a mix of their rap battle going viral soon.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni15 hours ago
  • Holy crap, Shane is that boring white guy who basically failed improv class.

    TheMisanthropist TMTheMisanthropist TM20 hours ago
  • if you sub to me, you will get nothing, i will gain satisfaction.

    VibeCheckVibeCheck20 hours ago
  • This is basically story of the lighthouse

    Lalitendu DasLalitendu Das20 hours ago
  • Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

    Azusa the kittenAzusa the kitten21 hour ago
  • Play phasmophobia

    exseed 77exseed 7721 hour ago
  • Please do the murders of the Girl Scout girls on Oklahoma in the 1970s I think near Tulsa Oklahoma

    Zach davisZach davis22 hours ago
  • *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

    AriaAria22 hours ago
  • they should play phasmophobia

    Kit&KatKit&Kat23 hours ago
  • I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

    Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]23 hours ago
  • Ryan's voice is iconic, he should do voiceovers for Amazon Prime and Netflix horror documentaries

    Lebron JamesLebron JamesDay ago
  • I still giggle at the bandages just removing themselves from the one sheep at the beginning.

    pattmynpattmynDay ago
  • this return of the gems of buzzfeed is what I need rn

    Joy BlueJoy BlueDay ago
  • Just a casual throuple chillin in Jamaica who used to run a lighthouse

    Justine SklarJustine SklarDay ago
  • I will be soo disappointed if I don't see a mix of their rap battle going viral soon.

    CæcilieCæcilieDay ago
  • "What if I told you you were gonna disappear?" "Sounds good!" that's a mood

    Ashleigh MargaretAshleigh MargaretDay ago
  • I'm Scottish and if like me you live in the Highlands, you know all those stories about sprites and faeries are all still widely believed today. The idea that the men may have offended a faerie or sprite which then turned them into the three birds sat atop the lighthouse would not be completely unreasonable... especially with the local farmers believing the islands had magical qualities anyway. The Scottish Highlands and Islands are filled with stories and places like that - it can be a very superstitious place, especially among older locals. But i don't believe it was aliens lol.

    GirlOnTheStreetsGirlOnTheStreetsDay ago
  • Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

    IslaIslaDay ago
  • Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

    DragonTamer 4444DragonTamer 4444Day ago
  • At this point just give them a tv show called "buzzfeed unsolved"

    Tac 01Tac 01Day ago
  • 8:13 I think that's the closest i've seen Shane come to being legitimately mad 😂

    Ryan RRyan RDay ago
  • yo shoutout to portland head light in cape elizabeth, maine @ 15:30

    Leah MacmasterLeah MacmasterDay ago
  • Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

    Mel in Real LifeMel in Real LifeDay ago
  • Although I don't know for sure what happened, I can only assume that at some point, someone didn't complement someone else's lobster.

    TPoseCultureTPoseCultureDay ago
  • there is a movie called The Vanishing that is based on this mystery. what happened there is more likely than the theories we have here.

    Edward Joseph ManaoEdward Joseph ManaoDay ago
  • y’all should do the julie vega or the elisa lam cases

    Shelbi M.Shelbi M.Day ago

    Shelbi M.Shelbi M.Day ago
  • Please bring out more videos

    Jabez GuillaumeJabez GuillaumeDay ago
  • No rat

    The ManagerThe ManagerDay ago
  • M a s k e

    The ManagerThe ManagerDay ago
  • YES MAN IM SO HAPPY YOU GUYS ARE BACK !!!That Rhyme Battle tho LMFAO!!!

    McKadeMcKadeDay ago
  • Ryan: looks like a can of alien juice Shane:ಠ_ಠ

    BagelsBagelsDay ago
  • me everyday in 2020: 8:13

    Bruno'sBaBySquirrelBruno'sBaBySquirrelDay ago
  • I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

    Mike HarkinsMike HarkinsDay ago
  • Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

    Stephen VaughnStephen VaughnDay ago
  • Okay so, this may be weird but I wrote the exact same story in year 2 ( grade 3). I had never heard of this story before. I’m now in year 8

    Mango AlexMango AlexDay ago
  • Yasss you guys are back!

    Xiomara G.Xiomara G.Day ago
  • "Tell me more about these men" -Shane Madej, 2020

    Starry PottsStarry PottsDay ago
  • Postmortem question: could the men have been poisoned? That wouldn't leave signs of a scuffle.

    Starry PottsStarry PottsDay ago
  • its Irish and pronounced eye lean and mor is Irish for big so the name is big (eye lean)

  • how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

    Leo BerryLeo BerryDay ago
  • Fred and George weasley but in 2020.

    ok Mineyok MineyDay ago
  • 6’4 Shane seeing women under 5’5: *bursts into tears* Why are you so little??? So smol.... I could step on you......

    M.C EllenM.C EllenDay ago
  • I’ve been waiting for a new season!!! Dreams come true 🔥😁

  • Is nobody going to talk about how they say “buoy” it’s pronounced boy as in buoyancy aid not boooewy, never in my life have I heard this word butchered

    D'Arcy SineadD'Arcy SineadDay ago
  • "I'm really tough and I'll tell you I've haaad enough"

    KateKateDay ago
  • They probably killed a seabird - 'tis bad luck to kill a sea bird

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDay ago
  • Shane: “I could beat a Sprite in a rap battle” Ryan: “ok start” Shane: “years ago I tried to....”

    Elijah ThomasElijah ThomasDay ago
    • Tsunami... duh lol

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytDay ago
  • Yo why is Ryan so beefcake all of a sudden or is that just me

    HerroHerroDay ago
  • Me within 40 seconds of watching this vid "Is Shane drunk??"

    Jackie VorlakJackie VorlakDay ago
  • MH370 Stone man Beer man Arushi Talwar

    Swastik Nihar MohantySwastik Nihar MohantyDay ago
  • I love these two 🤣🤣🤣

    Cieriaa MonaeeCieriaa MonaeeDay ago
  • This episode is supposed to be in BuzzFeed Unsolved SUPERNATURAL

  • 15:03 Did Ryan spell Edinburgh as Edinbruh ? 😶

    TheMusicPplTheMusicPplDay ago
  • How did Shane not switch legs 1 time

    Guitarguy360Guitarguy360Day ago
  • Liverpool has a lot of spooky places

    JoshLAJoshLADay ago
  • I'm Scottish and never heard of this place lol

    Banana PugBanana PugDay ago
  • what if they were abducted by pirates

    ShaboboShaboboDay ago
  • I can't believe how much I've missed the boys 🥺

    Adhitya Agri AstariniAdhitya Agri AstariniDay ago
  • I missed you guys!!!

    Anna BarryAnna BarryDay ago