The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

Опубліковано 16 жов 2020
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What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    11 днів тому

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

    • Gracie


      5 днів тому

      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 днів тому

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

    • valsol


      10 днів тому

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

    • Grace Linnea

      Grace Linnea

      10 днів тому

      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

      10 днів тому

      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!!

  • McKade


    4 години тому


  • Bagels


    5 годин тому

    Ryan: looks like a can of alien juice

  • Bruno'sBaBySquirrel


    5 годин тому

    me everyday in 2020: 8:13

  • Mike Harkins

    Mike Harkins

    5 годин тому

    I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

  • Stephen Vaughn

    Stephen Vaughn

    5 годин тому

    Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

  • Mango Alex

    Mango Alex

    5 годин тому

    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.

    6 годин тому

    Yasss you guys are back!

  • Starry Potts

    Starry Potts

    6 годин тому

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

  • Starry Potts

    Starry Potts

    6 годин тому

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



    6 годин тому

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

  • Leo Berry

    Leo Berry

    6 годин тому

    how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

  • ok Miney

    ok Miney

    6 годин тому

    Fred and George weasley but in 2020.

  • M.C Ellen

    M.C Ellen

    6 годин тому

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



    7 годин тому

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

  • D'Arcy Sinead

    D'Arcy Sinead

    7 годин тому

    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


    7 годин тому

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

  • vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    7 годин тому

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

  • Elijah Thomas

    Elijah Thomas

    7 годин тому

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

    • vbddfy euuyt

      vbddfy euuyt

      7 годин тому

      Tsunami... duh lol

  • Herro


    7 годин тому

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

  • Jackie Vorlak

    Jackie Vorlak

    8 годин тому

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

  • Swastik Nihar Mohanty

    Swastik Nihar Mohanty

    8 годин тому

    Stone man
    Beer man
    Arushi Talwar

  • Cieriaa Monaee

    Cieriaa Monaee

    9 годин тому

    I love these two 🤣🤣🤣



    9 годин тому

    This episode is supposed to be in BuzzFeed Unsolved SUPERNATURAL

  • TheMusicPpl


    10 годин тому

    15:03 Did Ryan spell Edinburgh as Edinbruh ? 😶

  • Guitarguy360


    10 годин тому

    How did Shane not switch legs 1 time

  • JoshLA


    10 годин тому

    Liverpool has a lot of spooky places

  • Banana Pug

    Banana Pug

    12 годин тому

    I'm Scottish and never heard of this place lol

  • Shabobo


    12 годин тому

    what if they were abducted by pirates

  • Adhitya Agri Astarini

    Adhitya Agri Astarini

    13 годин тому

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

  • Anna Barry

    Anna Barry

    14 годин тому

    I missed you guys!!!

  • Daniel Schmidt

    Daniel Schmidt

    17 годин тому

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

  • I I

    I I

    17 годин тому

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

  • Natasha Garcia

    Natasha Garcia

    18 годин тому

    love you guys

  • Desiree Espinosa

    Desiree Espinosa

    19 годин тому

    Tsunami... duh lol

  • Matt McGurn

    Matt McGurn

    19 годин тому

    You should do the Chris Benoit murders

  • Kyle Ritchie

    Kyle Ritchie

    20 годин тому

    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 _Memes

    20 годин тому

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

  • breaaa


    20 годин тому

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

  • Kali Smith

    Kali Smith

    20 годин тому

    This reminded me of Percy Jackson at the start of it

  • Banunu Banunu

    Banunu Banunu

    20 годин тому

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

  • Tabitha Jergens

    Tabitha Jergens

    21 годину тому

    Look into the Villisca Axe Murder House!

  • BB Key

    BB Key

    21 годину тому

    Ryan: *Better keep it tight* 😂

  • BB Key

    BB Key

    21 годину тому

    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 Bartschi

    22 години тому

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

  • ms6


    22 години тому

    they back people tell they quit buzzfeed. Miss something there

  • honkity_


    22 години тому


  • Calum hay

    Calum hay

    22 години тому

    I am scottish and i am so offended by this

  • John F

    John F

    23 години тому

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

  • Yen


    23 години тому

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

  • Carolyn Izaguirre

    Carolyn Izaguirre

    23 години тому

    they both sound insane lmao

  • Zuhal Hamidy

    Zuhal Hamidy

    23 години тому

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

  • pockystickz :3

    pockystickz :3

    День тому

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

  • Olivia Testa

    Olivia Testa

    День тому

    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


    День тому

    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


    День тому

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

  • elainefitz21


    День тому
    This case is something for unsolved to sync their teeth into!!

  • Avni Sharma

    Avni Sharma

    День тому

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

  • True Rue

    True Rue

    День тому

    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 2220

    День тому

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

  • BananaPhoPhilly


    День тому

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

  • Jack J. Q. Daniels

    Jack J. Q. Daniels

    День тому

    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

      День тому

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

  • Liana H

    Liana H

    День тому

    Dude best timed sick leave ever

  • Pixie *

    Pixie *

    День тому

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

  • Andrea Garza

    Andrea Garza

    День тому

    bad luck to kill a seabird

    • Andrea Garza

      Andrea Garza

      День тому

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



    День тому

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

    • H W

      H W

      9 годин тому

      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 augustsson

    День тому

    God I've missed these guys

  • Kevin Malone

    Kevin Malone

    День тому

    what i find creepy is that all the clocks were stopped

  • Geri markham

    Geri markham

    День тому

    Love ye guys xxx

  • Esme


    День тому

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

  • Pixel Quadrant Games

    Pixel Quadrant Games

    День тому

    keep these dark knight series refrences coming, pls

  • Da Crammers

    Da Crammers

    День тому

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

  • Deric Shearer

    Deric Shearer

    День тому

    It was El Chupacabra

  • Rika Kamiki

    Rika Kamiki

    День тому

    Shane will def weep the moment he sees me lol

  • Bee Boi

    Bee Boi

    День тому

    Baba booey

  • Mdk Kdm

    Mdk Kdm

    День тому

    Some jamaican: Oi wi nuh want uh battyman ya so

  • C Wa

    C Wa

    День тому

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

  • Classy Ghost

    Classy Ghost

    День тому

    At the end they have a real intense rap

  • Spoopy


    День тому


  • New Orleans Saints

    New Orleans Saints

    День тому

    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

    День тому

    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

    День тому

    I think we found Shane's only weakness. Rhymes

  • Ryan David

    Ryan David

    День тому

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

  • JonnyC


    День тому

    Loight hoose

  • Lucy Anderson

    Lucy Anderson

    День тому

    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


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  • pradeep kr

    pradeep kr

    День тому

    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

    День тому

    Fergs lemmino

  • Kgotso Moleoa

    Kgotso Moleoa

    День тому

    Ryan is funnier

  • eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    День тому

    Shanes dissappointment over alien juice. Laughing with tears.

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

      День тому

      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

    День тому

    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

    День тому

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

  • sophie wood

    sophie wood

    День тому

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

  • Connie


    День тому

    They sound like they are drunk

  • Moxie Lofton

    Moxie Lofton

    День тому

    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

    День тому

    Polyamorous gay love story?
    *sighs, opens wattpad*

  • Mwale Zulu

    Mwale Zulu

    День тому

    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

    День тому

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

  • Mariaj De Guzman

    Mariaj De Guzman

    День тому

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

  • emilia d

    emilia d

    День тому

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