The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network11 күн бұрын

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

  • Gracie


    5 күн бұрын

    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


    10 күн бұрын

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

  • valsol


    11 күн бұрын

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

  • Grace Linnea

    Grace Linnea

    11 күн бұрын

    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

    11 күн бұрын

    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!!

  • Disha Khandelwal
    Disha Khandelwal46 минут бұрын

    Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

  • becky wilton
    becky wiltonСағат бұрын

    Why is no one saying pirates??!

  • Jay Steele
    Jay SteeleСағат бұрын

    lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

  • Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    24 минут бұрын

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

  • Lardcomposite
    Lardcomposite5 сағат бұрын

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

  • Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    23 минут бұрын

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

  • TheMisanthropist TM
    TheMisanthropist TM5 сағат бұрын

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

  • VibeCheck
    VibeCheck5 сағат бұрын

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

  • Lalitendu Das
    Lalitendu Das6 сағат бұрын

    This is basically story of the lighthouse

  • Azusa the kitten
    Azusa the kitten7 сағат бұрын

    Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

  • exseed 77
    exseed 777 сағат бұрын

    Play phasmophobia

  • Zach davis
    Zach davis7 сағат бұрын

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

  • Aria
    Aria7 сағат бұрын

    *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

  • Kit&Kat
    Kit&Kat8 сағат бұрын

    they should play phasmophobia

  • Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
    Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]8 сағат бұрын

    I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

  • Epicnis
    Epicnis9 сағат бұрын

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

  • pattmyn
    pattmyn10 сағат бұрын

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

  • Joy Blue
    Joy Blue11 сағат бұрын

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

  • Justine Sklar
    Justine Sklar11 сағат бұрын

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

  • Cæcilie
    Cæcilie11 сағат бұрын

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

  • Ashleigh Margaret
    Ashleigh Margaret11 сағат бұрын

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

  • GirlOnTheStreets
    GirlOnTheStreets12 сағат бұрын

    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.

  • Isla
    Isla12 сағат бұрын

    Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

  • DragonTamer 4444
    DragonTamer 444413 сағат бұрын

    Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

  • Tac 01
    Tac 0113 сағат бұрын

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

  • Ryan R
    Ryan R13 сағат бұрын

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

  • Leah Macmaster
    Leah Macmaster13 сағат бұрын

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

  • Mel in Real Life
    Mel in Real Life14 сағат бұрын

    Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

  • TPoseCulture
    TPoseCulture15 сағат бұрын

    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.

  • Edward Joseph Manao
    Edward Joseph Manao15 сағат бұрын

    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.

  • Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.15 сағат бұрын

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

  • Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.15 сағат бұрын


  • Jabez Guillaume
    Jabez Guillaume15 сағат бұрын

    Please bring out more videos

  • The Manager
    The Manager16 сағат бұрын

    No rat

  • The Manager
    The Manager16 сағат бұрын

    M a s k e

  • McKade
    McKade16 сағат бұрын

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

  • Bagels
    Bagels17 сағат бұрын

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

  • Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Bruno'sBaBySquirrel17 сағат бұрын

    me everyday in 2020: 8:13

  • Mike Harkins
    Mike Harkins17 сағат бұрын

    I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

  • Stephen Vaughn
    Stephen Vaughn17 сағат бұрын

    Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

  • Mango Alex
    Mango Alex18 сағат бұрын

    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

  • Xiomara G.
    Xiomara G.18 сағат бұрын

    Yasss you guys are back!

  • Starry Potts
    Starry Potts18 сағат бұрын

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

  • Starry Potts
    Starry Potts18 сағат бұрын

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

    F0RESEEE18 сағат бұрын

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

  • Leo Berry
    Leo Berry18 сағат бұрын

    how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

  • ok Miney
    ok Miney19 сағат бұрын

    Fred and George weasley but in 2020.

  • M.C Ellen
    M.C Ellen19 сағат бұрын

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

    BRIAN HORROR19 сағат бұрын

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

  • D'Arcy Sinead
    D'Arcy Sinead19 сағат бұрын

    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

  • Kate
    Kate19 сағат бұрын

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

  • vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt19 сағат бұрын

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

  • Elijah Thomas
    Elijah Thomas20 сағат бұрын

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

  • vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    19 сағат бұрын

    Tsunami... duh lol

  • Herro
    Herro20 сағат бұрын

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

  • Jackie Vorlak
    Jackie Vorlak20 сағат бұрын

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

  • Swastik Nihar Mohanty
    Swastik Nihar Mohanty21 сағат бұрын

    MH370 Stone man Beer man Arushi Talwar

  • Cieriaa Monaee
    Cieriaa Monaee21 сағат бұрын

    I love these two 🤣🤣🤣

    AAYAZ AHMED22 сағат бұрын

    This episode is supposed to be in BuzzFeed Unsolved SUPERNATURAL

  • TheMusicPpl
    TheMusicPpl22 сағат бұрын

    15:03 Did Ryan spell Edinburgh as Edinbruh ? 😶

  • Guitarguy360
    Guitarguy36023 сағат бұрын

    How did Shane not switch legs 1 time

  • JoshLA
    JoshLA23 сағат бұрын

    Liverpool has a lot of spooky places

  • Banana Pug
    Banana PugКүн бұрын

    I'm Scottish and never heard of this place lol

  • Shabobo
    ShaboboКүн бұрын

    what if they were abducted by pirates

  • Adhitya Agri Astarini
    Adhitya Agri AstariniКүн бұрын

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

  • Anna Barry
    Anna BarryКүн бұрын

    I missed you guys!!!

  • Daniel Schmidt
    Daniel SchmidtКүн бұрын

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

  • I I
    I IКүн бұрын

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

  • Natasha Garcia
    Natasha GarciaКүн бұрын

    love you guys

  • Desiree Espinosa
    Desiree EspinosaКүн бұрын

    Tsunami... duh lol

  • Matt McGurn
    Matt McGurnКүн бұрын

    You should do the Chris Benoit murders

  • Kyle Ritchie
    Kyle RitchieКүн бұрын

    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 😂😂😂👌

  • Edgy_Secular _Memes
    Edgy_Secular _MemesКүн бұрын

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

  • breaaa
    breaaaКүн бұрын

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

  • Kali Smith
    Kali SmithКүн бұрын

    This reminded me of Percy Jackson at the start of it

  • Banunu Banunu
    Banunu BanunuКүн бұрын

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

  • Tabitha Jergens
    Tabitha JergensКүн бұрын

    Look into the Villisca Axe Murder House!

  • BB Key
    BB KeyКүн бұрын

    Ryan: *Better keep it tight* 😂

  • BB Key
    BB KeyКүн бұрын

    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"?

  • Jenna Bartschi
    Jenna BartschiКүн бұрын

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

  • ms6
    ms6Күн бұрын

    they back people tell they quit buzzfeed. Miss something there

  • honkity_
    honkity_Күн бұрын


  • Calum hay
    Calum hayКүн бұрын

    I am scottish and i am so offended by this

  • John F
    John FКүн бұрын

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

  • Yen
    YenКүн бұрын

    That person that doesn’t see the lighthouse: *seems sus but I’ll ignore that*

  • Carolyn Izaguirre
    Carolyn IzaguirreКүн бұрын

    they both sound insane lmao

  • Zuhal Hamidy
    Zuhal HamidyКүн бұрын

    "If you are scottish and being offended by that. You should be" -Ryan

  • pockystickz :3
    pockystickz :3Күн бұрын

    I can't take this seriously the narrator sounds like chills

  • Olivia Testa
    Olivia TestaКүн бұрын

    I don’t know why, but my favourite part of every “unsolved” episode is finding out how Ryan is going to transition to the “making this case unsolved” bit. Anyone else?

  • Zulphur
    ZulphurКүн бұрын

    I've been waiting ages for The guys to return, you wont belive The smile upon my face when i saw this and I am still having that psychotic smile :-)(Free range grass for The sheep)

  • booboothefool
    booboothefoolКүн бұрын

    i say the goongoozler took them 😤😤 unnus annual fans know

  • elainefitz21
    elainefitz21Күн бұрын This case is something for unsolved to sync their teeth into!!

  • Avni Sharma
    Avni SharmaКүн бұрын

    imagine they just all got drunk, tied the bottles to their ankles, and just drowned in the ocean

  • True Rue
    True RueКүн бұрын

    The blue men, storm Kelpies, Ghosts. There are plenty of supernatural creatures on Scotland. And now we have skipped over the possible ghost on the island. Oh yay now there are also ghost ravens. Good lord this mystery.

  • GamingWithMe 2220
    GamingWithMe 2220Күн бұрын

    i've been waiting for a new one for so long :')

  • BananaPhoPhilly
    BananaPhoPhillyКүн бұрын

    "If you're Scottish and you're offended by this, you should be" LOL

  • Jack J. Q. Daniels
    Jack J. Q. DanielsКүн бұрын

    Sooo, no surprise Shane can do a PERFECT (or as close to it as I've ever heard from an American) Scottish accent, demons gotta be able to trick people with their voice

  • Jack J. Q. Daniels

    Jack J. Q. Daniels

    Күн бұрын

    Also lmao I'm glad y'all are back! I do love me some true crime

  • Liana H
    Liana HКүн бұрын

    Dude best timed sick leave ever

  • Pixie *
    Pixie *Күн бұрын

    ya know I was sad that this was a true crime season but 50% of the theory’s today were supernatural

  • Andrea Garza
    Andrea GarzaКүн бұрын

    bad luck to kill a seabird

  • Andrea Garza

    Andrea Garza

    Күн бұрын

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

    THE ANGEL MANКүн бұрын

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

  • H W

    H W

    21 сағат бұрын

    That’s the opposite of what most people say. I’ve heard people say the only reason they can watch these videos about these disturbing true stories is because of how the guys banter in between (without disrespecting the people in the story itself).

  • kevin augustsson
    kevin augustssonКүн бұрын

    God I've missed these guys