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

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

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

    • Gracie


      Πριν 6 ημέρες

      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


      Πριν 11 ημέρες

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

    • valsol


      Πριν 11 ημέρες

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

    • Grace Linnea

      Grace Linnea

      Πριν 11 ημέρες

      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

      Πριν 11 ημέρες

      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. kiwiuq


    Πριν 50 λεπτά

    “nobody cared who i was till i put on the mask” naruto reference???

  3. Aqqle Sauce

    Aqqle Sauce

    Πριν ώρα

    110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves

  4. EmilysArchive


    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Show: *Is called Buzzfeed Unsolved* Ryan: “This mystery remains unsolved.” Me: *Surprised pikachu face*

  5. TheRabbitFear


    Πριν 2 ώρες

    Using a stock photo for a lighthouse keeper of a dude wearing a hoodie...

  6. Jiggly Jungkook

    Jiggly Jungkook

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    iF yE hAd tEh cHanCe tEh cHaNGe yEr faTE , wOOdJA?

  7. Ivan Draws Things

    Ivan Draws Things

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    I find it hilarious that they talk about these men like they’re the moths from the moth lamp memes

  8. Vinegar Doppio

    Vinegar Doppio

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    *me:* why would I believe in faeries, they arent real. *also me as soon as ryan mentions the clocks were stopped:* faeries is the only logical explanation for this

  9. Donald Petkus

    Donald Petkus

    Πριν 2 ώρες

    There was a theory that the keepers were abducted by German navy personnel, but there would be no reason for that. Especially since UK and Germany were at peace. My own unlikely theory involves smugglers.

  10. Conner Music

    Conner Music

    Πριν 2 ώρες


  11. James Pierce

    James Pierce

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Lemmion did it better but damn good job. Look him up. He’s my favorite GRgoner.

  12. Jessica


    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D

  13. Colin D

    Colin D

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    I was aye

  14. Danny


    Πριν 3 ώρες

    Lmao, this was just amazing 😂 especially the sprite bit hahahaha

  15. STM Lifestyle

    STM Lifestyle

    Πριν 3 ώρες

    I had no idea you guys started the new season !!! So excited

  16. Truelicity


    Πριν 3 ώρες

    wait their back, were they ever gone? idfk but im back for more

  17. Jason The Desert Fox

    Jason The Desert Fox

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    I would love to see a unsolved on the death of Stalin or Hitler

  18. flavorous earthworm

    flavorous earthworm

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time

  19. Muriel


    Πριν 5 ώρες

    what if they were in a happy loving homossexual polyamorous relationship and then they met with the water sprites and the sprites were like "hey, we see what you got going on here, we're super into it, you guys should come live with us and be gay under water forever" and then they just went and everybody is happy to this very day. I think that's what happened.

  20. Kyle Gates

    Kyle Gates

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

  21. N D

    N D

    Πριν 6 ώρες

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

  22. schm3schma


    Πριν 7 ώρες

    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?

  23. Han Vo

    Han Vo

    Πριν 7 ώρες

    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. :)

  24. Narius


    Πριν 8 ώρες

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

  25. trackboy17


    Πριν 8 ώρες

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

  26. Narius


    Πριν 8 ώρες

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

  27. The Cube Master XIII

    The Cube Master XIII

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Shane about to get taken by the water broa

  28. St Maxi

    St Maxi

    Πριν 9 ώρες

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

  29. Isabel seton-browne

    Isabel seton-browne

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    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

  30. MahadAli


    Πριν 10 ώρες

    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.

  31. Nur Zara

    Nur Zara

    Πριν 10 ώρες

    I believe, it could have been theory 1

  32. Lisa Ross

    Lisa Ross

    Πριν 11 ώρες

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

  33. outcast_ryan 14

    outcast_ryan 14

    Πριν 11 ώρες

    good old Scotland

  34. outcast_ryan 14

    outcast_ryan 14

    Πριν 11 ώρες


  35. bradstev14


    Πριν 12 ώρες

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

  36. y a

    y a

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    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

  37. Arya


    Πριν 14 ώρες

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

  38. Disha Khandelwal

    Disha Khandelwal

    Πριν 15 ώρες

    Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

  39. becky wilton

    becky wilton

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    Why is no one saying pirates??!

  40. Jay Steele

    Jay Steele

    Πριν 16 ώρες

    lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

      Πριν 15 ώρες

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

  41. Lardcomposite


    Πριν 20 ώρες

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

    • Ailsa Ni

      Ailsa Ni

      Πριν 15 ώρες

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

  42. TheMisanthropist TM

    TheMisanthropist TM

    Πριν 20 ώρες

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

  43. VibeCheck


    Πριν 20 ώρες

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

  44. Lalitendu Das

    Lalitendu Das

    Πριν 20 ώρες

    This is basically story of the lighthouse

  45. Azusa the kitten

    Azusa the kitten

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

  46. exseed 77

    exseed 77

    Πριν 21 ώρα

    Play phasmophobia

  47. Zach davis

    Zach davis

    Πριν 22 ώρες

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

  48. Aria


    Πριν 22 ώρες

    *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

  49. Kit&Kat


    Πριν 23 ώρες

    they should play phasmophobia

  50. Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]

    Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]

    Πριν 23 ώρες

    I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

  51. Lebron James

    Lebron James

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  52. pattmyn


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  53. Joy Blue

    Joy Blue

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  54. Justine Sklar

    Justine Sklar

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  55. Cæcilie


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  56. Ashleigh Margaret

    Ashleigh Margaret

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  57. GirlOnTheStreets


    Πριν ημέρα

    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.

  58. Isla


    Πριν ημέρα

    Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

  59. DragonTamer 4444

    DragonTamer 4444

    Πριν ημέρα

    Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

  60. Tac 01

    Tac 01

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  61. Ryan R

    Ryan R

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  62. Leah Macmaster

    Leah Macmaster

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  63. Mel in Real Life

    Mel in Real Life

    Πριν ημέρα

    Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

  64. TPoseCulture


    Πριν ημέρα

    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.

  65. Edward Joseph Manao

    Edward Joseph Manao

    Πριν ημέρα

    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.

  66. Shelbi M.

    Shelbi M.

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  67. Shelbi M.

    Shelbi M.

    Πριν ημέρα


  68. Jabez Guillaume

    Jabez Guillaume

    Πριν ημέρα

    Please bring out more videos

  69. The Manager

    The Manager

    Πριν ημέρα

    No rat

  70. The Manager

    The Manager

    Πριν ημέρα

    M a s k e

  71. McKade


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  72. Bagels


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  73. Bruno'sBaBySquirrel


    Πριν ημέρα

    me everyday in 2020: 8:13

  74. Mike Harkins

    Mike Harkins

    Πριν ημέρα

    I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

  75. Stephen Vaughn

    Stephen Vaughn

    Πριν ημέρα

    Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

  76. Mango Alex

    Mango Alex

    Πριν ημέρα

    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

  77. Xiomara G.

    Xiomara G.

    Πριν ημέρα

    Yasss you guys are back!

  78. Starry Potts

    Starry Potts

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  79. Starry Potts

    Starry Potts

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  80. F0RESEEE


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  81. Leo Berry

    Leo Berry

    Πριν ημέρα

    how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

  82. ok Miney

    ok Miney

    Πριν ημέρα

    Fred and George weasley but in 2020.

  83. M.C Ellen

    M.C Ellen

    Πριν ημέρα

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



    Πριν ημέρα

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

  85. D'Arcy Sinead

    D'Arcy Sinead

    Πριν ημέρα

    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

  86. Kate


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  87. vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  88. Elijah Thomas

    Elijah Thomas

    Πριν ημέρα

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

    • vbddfy euuyt

      vbddfy euuyt

      Πριν ημέρα

      Tsunami... duh lol

  89. Herro


    Πριν ημέρα

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

  90. Jackie Vorlak

    Jackie Vorlak

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  91. Swastik Nihar Mohanty

    Swastik Nihar Mohanty

    Πριν ημέρα

    MH370 Stone man Beer man Arushi Talwar

  92. Cieriaa Monaee

    Cieriaa Monaee

    Πριν ημέρα

    I love these two 🤣🤣🤣



    Πριν ημέρα

    This episode is supposed to be in BuzzFeed Unsolved SUPERNATURAL

  94. TheMusicPpl


    Πριν ημέρα

    15:03 Did Ryan spell Edinburgh as Edinbruh ? 😶

  95. Guitarguy360


    Πριν ημέρα

    How did Shane not switch legs 1 time

  96. JoshLA


    Πριν ημέρα

    Liverpool has a lot of spooky places

  97. Banana Pug

    Banana Pug

    Πριν ημέρα

    I'm Scottish and never heard of this place lol

  98. Shabobo


    Πριν ημέρα

    what if they were abducted by pirates

  99. Adhitya Agri Astarini

    Adhitya Agri Astarini

    Πριν ημέρα

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

  100. Anna Barry

    Anna Barry

    Πριν ημέρα

    I missed you guys!!!