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
    12 gün əvvəl

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

    1. Gracie
      6 gün əvvəl

      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
      11 gün əvvəl

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

    3. valsol
      11 gün əvvəl

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

    4. Grace Linnea
      Grace Linnea
      11 gün əvvəl

      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
      11 gün əvvəl

      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. Kyle Gates
    Kyle Gates
    4 saat əvvəl

    Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

  3. N D
    N D
    5 saat əvvəl

    Aahh yes. I know very well about this "Magic grass" you speak of.

  4. schm3schma
    5 saat əvvəl

    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?

  5. Han Vo
    Han Vo
    6 saat əvvəl

    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. :)

  6. Narius
    6 saat əvvəl

    So no one wants to talk about UK having a place called the "Butt of Lewis"?

  7. trackboy17
    6 saat əvvəl

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

  8. Narius
    6 saat əvvəl

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

  9. The Cube Master XIII
    The Cube Master XIII
    7 saat əvvəl

    Shane about to get taken by the water broa

  10. St Maxi
    St Maxi
    7 saat əvvəl

    That is not a Scottish accent lmao 😂🤣 trust me 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  11. Isabel seton-browne
    Isabel seton-browne
    8 saat əvvəl

    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

  12. MahadAli
    9 saat əvvəl

    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.

  13. Nur Zara
    Nur Zara
    9 saat əvvəl

    I believe, it could have been theory 1

  14. Lisa Ross
    Lisa Ross
    9 saat əvvəl

    I didn’t realise my native accent was Arnold Schwarzenegger 😂

  15. outcast_ryan 14
    outcast_ryan 14
    10 saat əvvəl

    good old Scotland

  16. outcast_ryan 14
    outcast_ryan 14
    10 saat əvvəl


  17. bradstev14
    11 saat əvvəl

    Hagrid came and took them to Hogwarts. Yer a wizard Donald.

  18. y a
    y a
    12 saat əvvəl

    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

  19. Arya
    13 saat əvvəl

    At 3:47 as a Scottish native hearing them speak made me have a seizure

  20. Disha Khandelwal
    Disha Khandelwal
    14 saat əvvəl

    Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

  21. becky wilton
    becky wilton
    14 saat əvvəl

    Why is no one saying pirates??!

  22. Jay Steele
    Jay Steele
    15 saat əvvəl

    lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

    1. Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni
      13 saat əvvəl

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

  23. Lardcomposite
    18 saat əvvəl

    Ryan: "Looks like a can of alien juice." Shane: "... Is that where this is... Fuckin going...? 😒"

    1. Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni
      13 saat əvvəl

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

  24. TheMisanthropist TM
    TheMisanthropist TM
    19 saat əvvəl

    Holy crap, Shane is that boring white guy who basically failed improv class.

  25. VibeCheck
    19 saat əvvəl

    if you sub to me, you will get nothing, i will gain satisfaction.

  26. Lalitendu Das
    Lalitendu Das
    19 saat əvvəl

    This is basically story of the lighthouse

  27. Azusa the kitten
    Azusa the kitten
    20 saat əvvəl

    Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

  28. exseed 77
    exseed 77
    20 saat əvvəl

    Play phasmophobia

  29. Zach davis
    Zach davis
    20 saat əvvəl

    Please do the murders of the Girl Scout girls on Oklahoma in the 1970s I think near Tulsa Oklahoma

  30. Aria
    21 saat əvvəl

    *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

  31. Kit&Kat
    21 saat əvvəl

    they should play phasmophobia

  32. Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
    Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
    21 saat əvvəl

    I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

  33. Epicnis
    23 saat əvvəl

    Ryan's voice is iconic, he should do voiceovers for Amazon Prime and Netflix horror documentaries

  34. pattmyn
    Gün əvvəl

    I still giggle at the bandages just removing themselves from the one sheep at the beginning.

  35. Joy Blue
    Joy Blue
    Gün əvvəl

    this return of the gems of buzzfeed is what I need rn

  36. Justine Sklar
    Justine Sklar
    Gün əvvəl

    Just a casual throuple chillin in Jamaica who used to run a lighthouse

  37. Cæcilie
    Gün əvvəl

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

  38. Ashleigh Margaret
    Ashleigh Margaret
    Gün əvvəl

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

  39. GirlOnTheStreets
    Gün əvvəl

    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.

  40. Isla
    Gün əvvəl

    Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

  41. DragonTamer 4444
    DragonTamer 4444
    Gün əvvəl

    Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

  42. Tac 01
    Tac 01
    Gün əvvəl

    At this point just give them a tv show called "buzzfeed unsolved"

  43. Ryan R
    Ryan R
    Gün əvvəl

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

  44. Leah Macmaster
    Leah Macmaster
    Gün əvvəl

    yo shoutout to portland head light in cape elizabeth, maine @ 15:30

  45. Mel in Real Life
    Mel in Real Life
    Gün əvvəl

    Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

  46. TPoseCulture
    Gün əvvəl

    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.

  47. Edward Joseph Manao
    Edward Joseph Manao
    Gün əvvəl

    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.

  48. Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.
    Gün əvvəl

    y’all should do the julie vega or the elisa lam cases

  49. Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.
    Gün əvvəl


  50. Jabez Guillaume
    Jabez Guillaume
    Gün əvvəl

    Please bring out more videos

  51. The Manager
    The Manager
    Gün əvvəl

    No rat

  52. The Manager
    The Manager
    Gün əvvəl

    M a s k e

  53. McKade
    Gün əvvəl

    YES MAN IM SO HAPPY YOU GUYS ARE BACK !!!That Rhyme Battle tho LMFAO!!!

  54. Bagels
    Gün əvvəl

    Ryan: looks like a can of alien juice Shane:ಠ_ಠ

  55. Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Gün əvvəl

    me everyday in 2020: 8:13

  56. Mike Harkins
    Mike Harkins
    Gün əvvəl

    I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

  57. Stephen Vaughn
    Stephen Vaughn
    Gün əvvəl

    Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

  58. Mango Alex
    Mango Alex
    Gün əvvəl

    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

  59. Xiomara G.
    Xiomara G.
    Gün əvvəl

    Yasss you guys are back!

  60. Starry Potts
    Starry Potts
    Gün əvvəl

    "Tell me more about these men" -Shane Madej, 2020

  61. Starry Potts
    Starry Potts
    Gün əvvəl

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

  62. F0RESEEE
    Gün əvvəl

    its Irish and pronounced eye lean and mor is Irish for big so the name is big (eye lean)

  63. Leo Berry
    Leo Berry
    Gün əvvəl

    how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

  64. ok Miney
    ok Miney
    Gün əvvəl

    Fred and George weasley but in 2020.

  65. M.C Ellen
    M.C Ellen
    Gün əvvəl

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

    Gün əvvəl

    I’ve been waiting for a new season!!! Dreams come true 🔥😁

  67. D'Arcy Sinead
    D'Arcy Sinead
    Gün əvvəl

    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

  68. Kate
    Gün əvvəl

    "I'm really tough and I'll tell you I've haaad enough"

  69. vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt
    Gün əvvəl

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

  70. Elijah Thomas
    Elijah Thomas
    Gün əvvəl

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

    1. vbddfy euuyt
      vbddfy euuyt
      Gün əvvəl

      Tsunami... duh lol

  71. Herro
    Gün əvvəl

    Yo why is Ryan so beefcake all of a sudden or is that just me

  72. Jackie Vorlak
    Jackie Vorlak
    Gün əvvəl

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

  73. Swastik Nihar Mohanty
    Swastik Nihar Mohanty
    Gün əvvəl

    MH370 Stone man Beer man Arushi Talwar

  74. Cieriaa Monaee
    Cieriaa Monaee
    Gün əvvəl

    I love these two 🤣🤣🤣

    Gün əvvəl

    This episode is supposed to be in BuzzFeed Unsolved SUPERNATURAL

  76. TheMusicPpl
    Gün əvvəl

    15:03 Did Ryan spell Edinburgh as Edinbruh ? 😶

  77. Guitarguy360
    Gün əvvəl

    How did Shane not switch legs 1 time

  78. JoshLA
    Gün əvvəl

    Liverpool has a lot of spooky places

  79. Banana Pug
    Banana Pug
    Gün əvvəl

    I'm Scottish and never heard of this place lol

  80. Shabobo
    Gün əvvəl

    what if they were abducted by pirates

  81. Adhitya Agri Astarini
    Adhitya Agri Astarini
    Gün əvvəl

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

  82. Anna Barry
    Anna Barry
    Gün əvvəl

    I missed you guys!!!

  83. Daniel Schmidt
    Daniel Schmidt
    Gün əvvəl

    Magic grass? You're just antagonizing Grass Fed Grass now.

  84. I I
    I I
    Gün əvvəl

    2 minutes in and that's enough for me, rather you just got on with the story.

  85. Natasha Garcia
    Natasha Garcia
    Gün əvvəl

    love you guys

  86. Desiree Espinosa
    Desiree Espinosa
    Gün əvvəl

    Tsunami... duh lol

  87. Matt McGurn
    Matt McGurn
    Gün əvvəl

    You should do the Chris Benoit murders

  88. Kyle Ritchie
    Kyle Ritchie
    Gün əvvəl

    For me being Scottish I find it hilarious for Americans to try and copy our accent it’s just complete failure and u guys just can’t do it my gf is American herself and she can’t even say the names of our towns and cities correctly too funny 😂😂😂👌

  89. Edgy_Secular _Memes
    Edgy_Secular _Memes
    Gün əvvəl

    This literally feels like the Lighthouse, the movie in real life. Bruh this is crazy

  90. breaaa
    Gün əvvəl

    if shane narrated this i feel it wouldn’t be as “ scary “ as it sounds

  91. Kali Smith
    Kali Smith
    Gün əvvəl

    This reminded me of Percy Jackson at the start of it

  92. Banunu Banunu
    Banunu Banunu
    Gün əvvəl

    Why does he say boo-ey it’s pronounced boy?

  93. Tabitha Jergens
    Tabitha Jergens
    Gün əvvəl

    Look into the Villisca Axe Murder House!

  94. BB Key
    BB Key
    Gün əvvəl

    Ryan: *Better keep it tight* 😂

  95. BB Key
    BB Key
    Gün əvvəl

    I think the fourth one had something to do with it and just threw the bodies into the ocean. Like how can 3 men go missing by "accident"?

  96. Jenna Bartschi
    Jenna Bartschi
    Gün əvvəl

    The way the “alien juice” comment destroyed Shane’s joy in mere seconds

  97. ms6
    2 gün əvvəl

    they back people tell they quit buzzfeed. Miss something there

  98. honkity_
    2 gün əvvəl


  99. Calum hay
    Calum hay
    2 gün əvvəl

    I am scottish and i am so offended by this

  100. John F
    John F
    2 gün əvvəl

    23:41 corn cob pipe? i mean, his name was MacArthur