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 Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    10 päeva tagasi

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

    • Gracie


      4 päeva tagasi

      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.

    • Plant


      9 päeva tagasi

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

    • valsol


      9 päeva tagasi

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

    • Grace Linnea

      Grace Linnea

      9 päeva tagasi

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

    • Yazmine Yacub

      Yazmine Yacub

      9 päeva tagasi

      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!!

  • emily grande x

    emily grande x

    5 tundi tagasi

    post mortem:: something i’ve always thought of when hearing about this case...if their disappearances was caused by a big wave, wouldn’t there be evidence of that? like wouldn’t there be water damage in the light house or something. i dunno help me out here the idea of there not being any sort of evidence of a giant wave absolutely crushing the light house makes my head hurt. also shane how old r u

  • Andrea Garza

    Andrea Garza

    5 tundi tagasi

    bad luck to kill a seabird

    • Andrea Garza

      Andrea Garza

      5 tundi tagasi

      why'd you spill the beans.......



    6 tundi tagasi

    The stories are good but when they try to be funny it just renders these videos unwatchable. Its a pity.

  • kevin augustsson

    kevin augustsson

    6 tundi tagasi

    God I've missed these guys

  • Kevin Malone

    Kevin Malone

    6 tundi tagasi

    what i find creepy is that all the clocks were stopped

  • Geri markham

    Geri markham

    6 tundi tagasi

    Love ye guys xxx

  • Esme


    6 tundi tagasi

    This reminds me of the film 'The Lighthouse', Would recommend it after listening to this...

  • Pixel Quadrant Games

    Pixel Quadrant Games

    7 tundi tagasi

    keep these dark knight series refrences coming, pls

  • Da Crammers

    Da Crammers

    7 tundi tagasi

    Virus in 2020 zombies in 2021. Keeps getting better and better. *sulks like ryan*

  • Deric Shearer

    Deric Shearer

    7 tundi tagasi

    It was El Chupacabra

  • Rika Kamiki

    Rika Kamiki

    7 tundi tagasi

    Shane will def weep the moment he sees me lol

  • Bee Boi

    Bee Boi

    7 tundi tagasi

    Baba booey

  • Mdk Kdm

    Mdk Kdm

    7 tundi tagasi

    Some jamaican: Oi wi nuh want uh battyman ya so

  • C Wa

    C Wa

    8 tundi tagasi

    I didn’t know they kept making unsolved episodes rn tbh!

  • Classy Ghost

    Classy Ghost

    8 tundi tagasi

    At the end they have a real intense rap

  • Spoopy


    8 tundi tagasi


  • New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Saints

    8 tundi tagasi

    I know y’all trynna be funny with the small talks but it kinda ruins the video. I just skip to get back to the story

  • rebecca bonner

    rebecca bonner

    9 tundi tagasi

    Can you guys do an episode on the disappearance of Zachary Bernhardt? An 8 year old Floridian boy who disappeared in the middle of the night. Very interesting story. The circumstances of his disappearance are fishy at best. #postmortem #buzzfeedunsolvedtruecrime

  • Tamara L

    Tamara L

    9 tundi tagasi

    I think we found Shane's only weakness. Rhymes

  • Ryan David

    Ryan David

    10 tundi tagasi

    They were abducted by moth man who was drawn to the light

  • JonnyC


    10 tundi tagasi

    Loight hoose

  • Lucy Anderson

    Lucy Anderson

    10 tundi tagasi

    Usually I'm all up for the crazier theories but as a Scot living on the east coast I've seen the sea do some insane stuff. I know the sea around the west coast is way worse, and on a small island it could definitely get really bad. They 100% just got swept out to sea, though I do love a good Kelpie story.

  • hopeworldletsgo


    10 tundi tagasi


  • pradeep kr

    pradeep kr

    10 tundi tagasi

    the vignette effect that you give while exporting a video is making Shanes face blurred especially in the wide-angle frame. either adjust his sitting position or adjust the camera.

  • Fergie Fanboy

    Fergie Fanboy

    11 tundi tagasi

    Fergs lemmino

  • Kgotso Moleoa

    Kgotso Moleoa

    11 tundi tagasi

    Ryan is funnier

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    11 tundi tagasi

    Shanes dissappointment over alien juice. Laughing with tears.

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

      11 tundi tagasi

      home in Noida, India. The tiny details of the events happened at the night of the murder can give you chills. Hope you give it a try. Big fan of your show.

  • adela rose

    adela rose

    11 tundi tagasi

    I haven't watched you guys in a year. I've missed y'all ❤ 🤍 you guys can always make me laugh when I'm having a bad day.

  • Sam Friend

    Sam Friend

    12 tundi tagasi

    I've never heard buoy pronounced boo-ee before. 😂

  • sophie wood

    sophie wood

    13 tundi tagasi

    me, a scottish person, listening to their impressions of a scottish person 👁👄👁

  • Connie


    13 tundi tagasi

    They sound like they are drunk

  • Moxie Lofton

    Moxie Lofton

    13 tundi tagasi

    Joseph More
    Knocked on the door
    And found nothing out of place
    But the keepers were missin'
    And if you give a listen
    The waves may tell of their fate

  • Slippery Cactus

    Slippery Cactus

    14 tundi tagasi

    Polyamorous gay love story?
    *sighs, opens wattpad*

  • Mwale Zulu

    Mwale Zulu

    14 tundi tagasi

    Postmortem: so my theory is they bailed. Like shane said but without the love triangle. Firstly the job didn't seem to have many benefits, psychological fatigue, isolation, it must have gotten to them so why not just stage a disappearance.
    The Mackenzie guy could have been in on it too. Because not reporting something for two weeks is suspicious. Like we'd understand some days but two weeks? Idk he just seems like he's hiding something. I think the disappearance was staged by the victims.

  • J Lange

    J Lange

    15 tundi tagasi

    Sprite is an awfully cute name for murderous, green haired fish dudes.

  • Mariaj De Guzman

    Mariaj De Guzman

    15 tundi tagasi

    this reminds me of an A24 movie called "The Lighthouse"

  • emilia d

    emilia d

    15 tundi tagasi

    did anybody else have to read the poem about this for english?

  • Phina


    15 tundi tagasi

    I think this is my favourite episode of unsolved. LOVE the folklore element!

  • Proinsias Cassidy

    Proinsias Cassidy

    17 tundi tagasi

    This reminds me, wasn't there a mystery movie like this named Keepers from 2018, with Gerard Butler? With two older lighthouse keepers and one that's younger? I don't wanna spoil it, and I was kinda meh about it myself, but I'm pretty convinced it was based on this story now.

  • Aliyah Phelps

    Aliyah Phelps

    17 tundi tagasi

    Shane and Ryan failing at Scottish accents give me a joy no other can lmaooo

  • Larry Lobster

    Larry Lobster

    17 tundi tagasi

    *Robert Pattinson and Willam Dafoe have entered chat

  • booitsbella


    17 tundi tagasi

    Rhyming light with sprite was RIGHT THERE shane

  • Thatguyy


    17 tundi tagasi

    To those who are wondering, 8 pounds back in 1900 is about $1,697.31 CAD in today's money.

  • Cult Beliefs

    Cult Beliefs

    17 tundi tagasi

    To Ryan and shane
    I present you the mother of all mystery murders.
    The case would be easiest for you to present as all the related facts are available to you in public Domain (Except who killed them) . Even two movies are made based on the same. Here is a brief description.
    The Noida double murder case refers to the unsolved murders of 13-year-old girl Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a male live-in domestic worker employed by her family. The two were killed on the night of 15–16 May 2008 at Aarushi's home in Noida, India.
    The tiny details of the events happened at the night of the murder can give you chills.
    Hope you give it a try.
    Big fan of your show.

  • Dark Beyond

    Dark Beyond

    17 tundi tagasi


  • pauly repa

    pauly repa

    17 tundi tagasi

    "Sheeps" really??😒

  • Summer Perez

    Summer Perez

    17 tundi tagasi

    Everybody go watch S.W.A.T Season 3 Episode Gunpowder treason Ryan and Shane make a few appearances it's amazing

  • Slim Jim

    Slim Jim

    18 tundi tagasi


  • Casey Hill

    Casey Hill

    18 tundi tagasi

    Im sure "magic grass" is the answer for a lot of unsolved mysteries lol. Really though idk if im Thinking wave. The grounds keeper seems suspicious as hell.

  • mauao1


    18 tundi tagasi

    Be great if it wasn’t for the constant ridiculous blabbing by these two.

  • galkanftw


    18 tundi tagasi

    I would say that because of the date I doubt there was much of a professional investigation.So imo there is simply a lack of information.

  • Miguel Vargas

    Miguel Vargas

    19 tundi tagasi

    The theories in this video are so chaotic I love it haha

  • Joseph Moore

    Joseph Moore

    19 tundi tagasi

    Bro idk what happened to my bros

  • Jim Cook

    Jim Cook

    19 tundi tagasi

    i wanna see the case of how my dad left

  • Roast BEEF

    Roast BEEF

    20 tundi tagasi

    aaaand Ricky Goldsworth strikes again

  • Becky H

    Becky H

    21 tund tagasi

    as a scottish person, i wasnt offended but shane's accent was more closer to scottish than ryans ghfjdska

  • Elizabeth


    21 tund tagasi

    "Now tht we've workshopped it.." 😆

  • Carolina Silva

    Carolina Silva

    21 tund tagasi

    Y’all really came back to fix 2020 last minute huh?

  • Astoria Rowe

    Astoria Rowe

    21 tund tagasi

    7:34 shake your screen and watch the grass fields closely

  • Andrew Wilcox

    Andrew Wilcox

    22 tundi tagasi

    As a Brit the switch in accents between slightly Scottish, Irish, Mancunian, Scouser and London geezer was painful. Still love the videos, but please, on before of the British, don’t try and do our accents again

  • Existentialismz


    22 tundi tagasi

    I guess it's just the Shane and Ryan show now

  • Sai Smaran

    Sai Smaran

    22 tundi tagasi

    Wait so is this what the movie "The vanishing" is based on ?

  • emerald


    22 tundi tagasi

    season 7 of buzzfeed unsolved here to save 2020

  • Dadman84


    22 tundi tagasi

    Don’t you know it’s bad luck to kill a seabird

  • Genie Bubbly

    Genie Bubbly

    22 tundi tagasi

    HII!! ,I miss you two😍😍

  • Genie Bubbly

    Genie Bubbly

    22 tundi tagasi

    HII!! ,I miss you two😍😍

  • burymeinpink


    23 tundi tagasi

    So Shane referred to Watchmen as "a movie" and I'm a boogara now.

  • Criminally Insane

    Criminally Insane

    23 tundi tagasi


  • Lemon Juice

    Lemon Juice

    23 tundi tagasi

    Wait isn't this story from Llama arts?

  • Christine Kissoon

    Christine Kissoon

    23 tundi tagasi

    Its ma Boysss

  • Allanna


    Päev tagasi

    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.

  • Johan Vajse

    Johan Vajse

    Päev tagasi

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

  • Amy Megan

    Amy Megan

    Päev tagasi

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

  • chimmy


    Päev tagasi

    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.

  • Joe Barrett

    Joe Barrett

    Päev tagasi

    I’m offended *unsubcribes*

  • Juliana Ellsworth

    Juliana Ellsworth

    Päev tagasi

    I’m pretty sure I played this contract in Wild Hunt...

  • Aaron Lewis

    Aaron Lewis

    Päev tagasi

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

  • Verify


    Päev tagasi

    Joseph Moore was the imposter.
    Imposters win

  • MCN 91

    MCN 91

    Päev tagasi

    Well im Scottish and “Lighthoose” was spot on from the Shane the rest was terrible 😂 but hilarious none the less 😂

  • Tom Williams

    Tom Williams

    Päev tagasi

    A new film just came out about this, look up “the lighthouse” it’s on sky cinema.

  • G DeVz

    G DeVz

    Päev tagasi

    The spoopy boys are back!!!

  • ItsJetty


    Päev tagasi

    Can you solve why I can't find love?

  • Grace Kathers

    Grace Kathers

    Päev tagasi

    oh my god i just realized that the pictures of victims and people aren’t actually them... i’ve been watching this show since it started and i never put it together wow

  • Samael Beaulieu

    Samael Beaulieu

    Päev tagasi

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

  • Amy Jacobs

    Amy Jacobs

    Päev tagasi

    I like theory 4.

  • Alex Hubbard

    Alex Hubbard

    Päev tagasi

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

  • Malena Cardenas

    Malena Cardenas

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  • Jason Lubrano

    Jason Lubrano

    Päev tagasi

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

  • fffforever


    Päev tagasi

    Why is the narrator holding his nose??

  • Melissa Sheard

    Melissa Sheard

    Päev tagasi

    The ... the ‘bouie’ ...? 😂

  • briana cushing

    briana cushing

    Päev tagasi

    WAIT have you all seen “The Lighthouse”????? this reminds me of that a lot

  • vivi_


    Päev tagasi

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

  • Elemarth


    Päev tagasi

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

  • Cristian Fuentes

    Cristian Fuentes

    Päev tagasi


  • Bean Boy international

    Bean Boy international

    Päev tagasi

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

  • Olivia Walsh

    Olivia Walsh

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  • nemosangel


    Päev tagasi

    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 ❤

  • Brian Smith

    Brian Smith

    Päev tagasi

    That rhyme was magic...utter, magic.

  • Chris Savage

    Chris Savage

    Päev tagasi

    you wanna really know what happened to those men

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