The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

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

    • Катя Антонова

      Катя Антонова

      11 gün əvvəl

      *Only 18* 👇👇👇

    • Hannah Reidell

      Hannah Reidell

      12 gün əvvəl

      It would be so cool if you guys investigated the islands for supernatural activity!

    • Party Squid

      Party Squid

      15 gün əvvəl

      Lighthouse keepers= moths

    • Matty-uk- Grime time

      Matty-uk- Grime time

      Ay əvvəl

      @Cress Wallwalker wind up clocks need some one to wind them ..

    • Gracie


      2 ay 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. Kate Walker

    Kate Walker

    3 saat əvvəl

    there's a theory I've read, that because (apparently) two of them had already faced fines for not properly taking care of the equipment, that when this 'storm' began to pick up, they rushed outside to save the equipment and got swept away with a wave. I think this seems credible, but it would have had to be a very localised storm, and it doesn't explain the bizarre logs that they kept in the last few days.

  3. Gautam Vaze

    Gautam Vaze

    11 saat əvvəl

    my theory is one of them said "fck this I'm bored. you wanna go somewhere?" the other said, "sure" and they just boated somewhere

  4. Lily !!

    Lily !!

    12 saat əvvəl

    the overlapping chaotic improv at 20:31 really pulls this all together

  5. Lily !!

    Lily !!

    13 saat əvvəl

    being Scottish and watching this is a real treat

  6. Pasta Specialist

    Pasta Specialist

    18 saat əvvəl

    This video can both be supernatural and true crime

  7. Gilrayen A

    Gilrayen A

    20 saat əvvəl

    *Triple checks that this was from the true crime season*

  8. EdIn


    Gün əvvəl

    Ryan: they're lighthouse keepers, they love light. Didn't knew being a moth was a requirement for being a keeper

  9. Poet N

    Poet N

    Gün əvvəl

    It seems like every episode shane’s sanity decreases bit by bit

  10. Leena Sheikh

    Leena Sheikh

    Gün əvvəl

    Shane became tumblr for a good minute, bless him

  11. Nick Stanbridge

    Nick Stanbridge

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    Looking forward to the future when people in the comments section will be confused about why they are sat so far apart and wearing masks.

  12. To Bad20

    To Bad20

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    If there were storms it would make sense that the boats and Mackenzie wouldn’t be able to see the light house. Btw if Mackenzie didn’t care abt his job what’s to say the three lighthouse keepers lost there minds and dipped because they couldn’t handle being boring lighthouse keepers.

  13. Ethan Waterhouse

    Ethan Waterhouse

    Gün əvvəl

    Is this what the lighthouse (2019) based on

  14. Adorable Nurse :3

    Adorable Nurse :3

    Gün əvvəl

    What if it was Dagon or Cthulhu?!?!

  15. JESSA


    2 gün əvvəl

    as a scot, fair attempt, honestly.

  16. AYS Mr_Armyourself

    AYS Mr_Armyourself

    2 gün əvvəl

    Imagine these rhyming creatures trying to take a lighthouse-keeper and they find Eminem there

  17. ShannenMakesVideos


    2 gün əvvəl

    so wait. they were only paying that guy the equivalent of $1344.88 a YEAR??

  18. Marc Rover

    Marc Rover

    2 gün əvvəl

    I don't think this one is that hard to figure-out. Two of them were probably repairing the railing, or something of that nature, when a HUGE gust of wind or wave knocked them into the ocean. They probably screamed for help, at which point the guy inside who was eating or taking a break ran-out without his coat to assist them. He likely tried to be heroic to save them, and died in the process. You know what I learned from all this? Don't pay someone 8$ a year.

  19. Wolfy Mudkips

    Wolfy Mudkips

    2 gün əvvəl

    I've not watched u guys for so long. Looking forward to bingeing

  20. Frederik Juul

    Frederik Juul

    2 gün əvvəl

    Came here after watching the ligthouse I Can only recommend that movie!!!!!!

  21. Frozen Raichu

    Frozen Raichu

    3 gün əvvəl

    19:34 hell yeah polyamory!!!

  22. Louise Parker

    Louise Parker

    3 gün əvvəl

    Why are so many people goin missing and nobody notices / solves it

  23. Louise Parker

    Louise Parker

    3 gün əvvəl

    THEORY: one went walking off in the night and the other two panicked and went looking for him, without bothering to bring a coat. Then one slipped off the edge of a cliff and the other, desperate to reach safety, tried to run back but fell off too.

    • Louise Parker

      Louise Parker

      3 gün əvvəl

      Unlikely but plausible

  24. Lunetta Suzie Jewel

    Lunetta Suzie Jewel

    3 gün əvvəl

    Regarding the magic sheep grass, is there something special about the soil on the island? An abundance of a certain mineral or something like that.

  25. Ghost


    4 gün əvvəl

    AZslow thinks this about The Maze Runner...

  26. Taya Mackenzie

    Taya Mackenzie

    4 gün əvvəl

    The minute Ryan said the word “alien”, Shane’s face fell so fast 😂😂

  27. Nemesis 2000

    Nemesis 2000

    5 gün əvvəl

    the sheep it was the sheep

  28. Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith

    5 gün əvvəl


  29. faatimah parker

    faatimah parker

    5 gün əvvəl

    ...Thrilled you guys are back!

  30. R Magnitude Mystyk

    R Magnitude Mystyk

    5 gün əvvəl

    'I seen ya sparrin' with a gull. Best leave 'im be.... Bad luck ta kill a seabird...' But did they listen? No. No, they did not...

  31. Salini Nvaralakshmi

    Salini Nvaralakshmi

    5 gün əvvəl

    I have a doubt what is it with sheep tho ??? I don't get it... If people are missing how do sheep give birth to twin????

  32. Tom R

    Tom R

    6 gün əvvəl

    What if they all just got sick of the job and dipped out together...

  33. Corey Kirson

    Corey Kirson

    6 gün əvvəl

    I can say I am offended

  34. chair 4joeyb

    chair 4joeyb

    6 gün əvvəl


  35. Alia Golden

    Alia Golden

    6 gün əvvəl

    You guys NEEEEEEDDDDD to invest in an app called the necrophonic app it's an app that cancels out all of the static noises during the spirit box sessions pleaseeeee it'd be sooo much better than the static spirit box and it works CJ Faison uses it and he gets clear as day reads from it pleaseeeeee get it it'd make the videos sooo much better

  36. Doran Clerinx

    Doran Clerinx

    7 gün əvvəl

    Cthulhu is the right answer! CTHULHU F'TANG!!!!!

  37. M A K

    M A K

    7 gün əvvəl

    its interesting that a lochness or Kracken theory wasn't/isn't a main reason in regards to a supernatural explanation.

  38. Dorcas Kendi

    Dorcas Kendi

    7 gün əvvəl

    Whyy aren't we talking about how the clocks were all stopped?? Doesn't seem like something someone would do,, so only logical plausible explanation is MAYBE(depending on what kind of clocks they were) a significant electromagnetic effect in the area caused it.. which may have been as a result of a.. you know, alien spacecraft?? I'm not tryna sound like Ryan here..but mayybe JUST this once he wasn't wrong. I cracked it folks, you're welcome. The invasion is now.

  39. 박saeroyi


    7 gün əvvəl

    i’m sorry but that little women joke took me out 😭

  40. logger


    8 gün əvvəl

    why does it say this is the maze runner movie

  41. Bibi bibigun

    Bibi bibigun

    8 gün əvvəl

    i think it could have been carbon monoxide poising that caused the men to hallucinate , and then either hide in a place that they thought would keep them safe

  42. Deborah Pena

    Deborah Pena

    8 gün əvvəl

    Gentlemen you are so entertaining

  43. Prem Agale

    Prem Agale

    8 gün əvvəl

    I should stop watching this before sleeping....cuz I ain’t gonna sleep today.😔

  44. Zero Daisy

    Zero Daisy

    9 gün əvvəl boy...

  45. Grejegando


    9 gün əvvəl

    The Aliens theory is a big stretch. What's wrong with superstitious people?!! This was clearly done by the Sprites.

  46. BrunLieve


    10 gün əvvəl

    For anyone who is interested, there has been a movie made about this story starring Robert Pattison. It’s called ‘The Lighthouse’ and it focuses on the supernatural parts (female water sprites and the birds) of the story. It is a horror movie in black and white, so if you’re not a fan of that maybe you shouldn’t watch it, but the acting, direction and script is phenomenal. It’s really worth a watch!

    • Doran Clerinx

      Doran Clerinx

      7 gün əvvəl

      Great movie, really depressing tho (4:3 screen ratio and black & white) but great! It's based on some lovecraftian horror aswell. Love it. Also the Jizz scene... spoilers?

  47. Alex Zamarripa

    Alex Zamarripa

    10 gün əvvəl

    The annoyed authority superfamily reject because syria suddenly delay round a heavenly heavy hellish panty. impolite, disgusting banker

  48. David Bissonette

    David Bissonette

    11 gün əvvəl

    What unsolved mystery do I want to see covered on this show? What happened to the TV remote I lost in 2000? Seriously.. if you know something please tell me. I looked everywhere. 🤓db

  49. Amanda Clare

    Amanda Clare

    11 gün əvvəl

    I like the old set 😳 still awesome 👏 though

  50. Alexia Walgren

    Alexia Walgren

    11 gün əvvəl

    Sheep duplication hack

  51. Avo Kimber

    Avo Kimber

    11 gün əvvəl

    This is my favorite one!

  52. Mister Gengar

    Mister Gengar

    11 gün əvvəl

    19:44 naa bro, we dont harbor battyboys here in Jamaica, here we are highly homophobic and aggressive towards those contrary to the straight nature

  53. Iconhulk


    11 gün əvvəl

    Smh covid is Cold and flu.. Hydroxychloroquine > Unknown Vaccine

  54. Mani Peddi

    Mani Peddi

    12 gün əvvəl

    Could you guys be anymore annoying!

  55. Invader Mal

    Invader Mal

    13 gün əvvəl

    Two bros sitting six feet apart cause they are safe

  56. Boo Silcock

    Boo Silcock

    13 gün əvvəl

    the best part was when shane and ryan were attempting english accents

  57. Aryan Rakhe

    Aryan Rakhe

    13 gün əvvəl

    "Moore went ashore to knock on the door" iconic.

  58. MaTriX


    14 gün əvvəl

    The men were abducted by aliens.

  59. Billie Gallagher

    Billie Gallagher

    14 gün əvvəl

    How am I just realizing Shane looks like Remus 😐

  60. Xm Spectre

    Xm Spectre

    14 gün əvvəl

    do other things from the uk they have such rich history it is so interesting

  61. Dnaiel M

    Dnaiel M

    15 gün əvvəl

    I love the obito quote at the beginning

  62. arocknrolldream


    15 gün əvvəl

    “the butt of Shane is the windiest place in the US” I mean… he is from Chicago…

  63. Kawthar Murtada

    Kawthar Murtada

    15 gün əvvəl

    Can you guys do the Alice Crimmins case?

  64. trailertrashley


    15 gün əvvəl

    why so nasally?

  65. Jenna


    15 gün əvvəl

    Occam's razor states that the simpler explanation is more likely to be the correct explanation. Thus, obviously, the ocean played a role in their disappearance. Nothing supernatural about it.

  66. Fox Draws

    Fox Draws

    15 gün əvvəl

    Okay but the “oh!” at 0:58 when Ryan opened the file without looking at it just cracked me up, they have such a chaotic energy

  67. Jabbar


    16 gün əvvəl

    A24 would be a good studio to make this movie

  68. Sabine Caplin

    Sabine Caplin

    16 gün əvvəl

    You guys should do the Grand Jerome Hotel for one of your episodes

  69. Kang Barinder

    Kang Barinder

    16 gün əvvəl


  70. The rotund Duos

    The rotund Duos

    16 gün əvvəl

    You should do h h holmes

  71. Lily C

    Lily C

    16 gün əvvəl

    you guys need to do one on the 5 murder cases in bardstown ky

  72. Ish The Face

    Ish The Face

    16 gün əvvəl

    Eiland Mor sounds like something out of the Elder scrolls franchise

  73. Flamebouyantpossum


    16 gün əvvəl

    "this is total crap bae da wae".jk🤣🤣

  74. Niamh Wilding

    Niamh Wilding

    17 gün əvvəl

    20:31 so... Ur saying the men where moths now?

  75. Oviya Ravindranath

    Oviya Ravindranath

    17 gün əvvəl

    So this shoud be in unsolved supernatural and not true crime.

  76. Joe Ybarra

    Joe Ybarra

    17 gün əvvəl

    Lmfao nobody cared who i was till i pute on the mask

  77. VersusARCH


    17 gün əvvəl

    I come to hear about a topic and I get two guys desperately and hopelessly trying to be funny...

  78. Rahaf Nawaf

    Rahaf Nawaf

    18 gün əvvəl

    I guess one of them had a heart attack and the other 2 tried ti get him out leaving his jacket behind, as they leave they either slip or get washed away.

  79. Jeda Marie

    Jeda Marie

    18 gün əvvəl

    Theory 3 sounds about right Because UFOS sightings n disappearances occurs in places where they is a little it of open field or in islands on the other side of the world That is their hangout spots.

  80. Jeda Marie

    Jeda Marie

    18 gün əvvəl

    y'all doesn't Shane look like Luke Smallbone from For King & Country.

  81. Jeda Marie

    Jeda Marie

    18 gün əvvəl

    Imagine living at this time Wouldn't you be terrified your the only 3 folks on an Island and No one else like creepy ash.

  82. blux bxrrys

    blux bxrrys

    18 gün əvvəl

    **Death, abduction, spooky theories** Shane:

  83. Gabriella Catherine

    Gabriella Catherine

    18 gün əvvəl

    I hope they never stop making these! Also Shane’s face at ‘i love working at the lighthouse’ was AMAZING! 😂

    • KniqhtHero_ 10

      KniqhtHero_ 10

      7 gün əvvəl

      look i’m gon have to say this, you gotta follow my ig cuz you deadass 🥵

  84. Ger Chang

    Ger Chang

    19 gün əvvəl

    Pirates kidnapped them and took the lifesaver

  85. Deborah Lamartiniere

    Deborah Lamartiniere

    19 gün əvvəl

    Sitting here watching you guys laughing by myself your guys are too funny...

  86. STW PandaB

    STW PandaB

    19 gün əvvəl

    What if a hurricane happened and the last log was from the eye of the storm

  87. Idaho-YN Ohana

    Idaho-YN Ohana

    19 gün əvvəl

    The giants ate all the sheep, I mean wasn't the light, dinner?

  88. Henry Jackson

    Henry Jackson

    19 gün əvvəl

    22:26 - watch shane try to think of a word that rhymes with "light" while pretending to be a sprite

  89. Mark Armour

    Mark Armour

    19 gün əvvəl

    Shane: "2020 humor, haha!". Ryan: (little sob). Yep, that's Buzzfeed.

  90. Kyler Sith

    Kyler Sith

    20 gün əvvəl


  91. Angel Muniz

    Angel Muniz

    20 gün əvvəl

    Maybe they went into a alternate dimension, because of the storm and the guy that was being paid 8 or 9 euros couldn't see the light house

  92. Jaime Alfredo Garcia

    Jaime Alfredo Garcia

    20 gün əvvəl

    Yer fond of me Lobster?

  93. NIX 5 Cents

    NIX 5 Cents

    21 gün əvvəl

    Oh my god, well this is BuzzFeed so of course you had to add the Brokeback lighthouse scenario.

  94. kent mahinay

    kent mahinay

    21 gün əvvəl

    Yamashita's treasure of the Philippines please 🇵🇭

  95. Andrea Gwen

    Andrea Gwen

    21 gün əvvəl

    Why was I butt-clenching this whole episode???

  96. i steal kneecaps

    i steal kneecaps

    21 gün əvvəl

    17:01 they sound so much like that guy from those weird “you could go to three or four stores, or just one” the one where his wife says she wants a divorce and laughs

  97. Kristen Wagner

    Kristen Wagner

    21 gün əvvəl

    Can you do the case Of Casey Anthony next??

  98. Shaliek


    22 gün əvvəl

    Ryan: “What happened?” Me: Ricky Goldsworth has returned

  99. Shaliek


    22 gün əvvəl

    Holy crap I’ve missed them together 😭

  100. CrazyLegsMcGee


    22 gün əvvəl

    I think it's pretty safe to conclude that aliens came down and thought "must probe butts" and beamed them up.