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 hari yang lalu

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

  • Gracie


    5 hari yang lalu

    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 hari yang lalu

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

  • valsol


    10 hari yang lalu

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

  • Grace Linnea

    Grace Linnea

    10 hari yang lalu

    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 hari yang lalu

    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!!

  • Epicnis
    EpicnisJam Yang lalu

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

  • pattmyn
    pattmyn2 jam yang lalu

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

  • Joy Blue
    Joy Blue2 jam yang lalu

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

  • Justine Sklar
    Justine Sklar2 jam yang lalu

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

  • Cæcilie
    Cæcilie3 jam yang lalu

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

  • Ashleigh Margaret
    Ashleigh Margaret3 jam yang lalu

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

  • GirlOnTheStreets
    GirlOnTheStreets3 jam yang lalu

    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
    Isla4 jam yang lalu

    Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

  • DragonTamer 4444
    DragonTamer 44444 jam yang lalu

    Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

  • Tac 01
    Tac 015 jam yang lalu

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

  • Ryan R
    Ryan R5 jam yang lalu

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

  • Leah Macmaster
    Leah Macmaster5 jam yang lalu

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

  • Mel in Real Life
    Mel in Real Life6 jam yang lalu

    Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

  • TPoseCulture
    TPoseCulture6 jam yang lalu

    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 Manao7 jam yang lalu

    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.7 jam yang lalu

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

  • Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.7 jam yang lalu


  • Jabez Guillaume
    Jabez Guillaume7 jam yang lalu

    Please bring out more videos

  • The Manager
    The Manager7 jam yang lalu

    No rat

  • The Manager
    The Manager8 jam yang lalu

    M a s k e

  • McKade
    McKade8 jam yang lalu

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

  • Bagels
    Bagels9 jam yang lalu

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

  • Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Bruno'sBaBySquirrel9 jam yang lalu

    me everyday in 2020: 8:13

  • Mike Harkins
    Mike Harkins9 jam yang lalu

    I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

  • Stephen Vaughn
    Stephen Vaughn9 jam yang lalu

    Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

  • Mango Alex
    Mango Alex9 jam yang lalu

    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.10 jam yang lalu

    Yasss you guys are back!

  • Starry Potts
    Starry Potts10 jam yang lalu

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

  • Starry Potts
    Starry Potts10 jam yang lalu

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

    F0RESEEE10 jam yang lalu

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

  • Leo Berry
    Leo Berry10 jam yang lalu

    how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

  • ok Miney
    ok Miney10 jam yang lalu

    Fred and George weasley but in 2020.

  • M.C Ellen
    M.C Ellen10 jam yang lalu

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

    BRIAN HORROR11 jam yang lalu

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

  • D'Arcy Sinead
    D'Arcy Sinead11 jam yang lalu

    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
    Kate11 jam yang lalu

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

  • vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt11 jam yang lalu

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

  • Elijah Thomas
    Elijah Thomas11 jam yang lalu

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

  • vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    11 jam yang lalu

    Tsunami... duh lol

  • Herro
    Herro11 jam yang lalu

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

  • Jackie Vorlak
    Jackie Vorlak12 jam yang lalu

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

  • Swastik Nihar Mohanty
    Swastik Nihar Mohanty12 jam yang lalu

    MH370 Stone man Beer man Arushi Talwar

  • Cieriaa Monaee
    Cieriaa Monaee13 jam yang lalu

    I love these two 🤣🤣🤣

    AAYAZ AHMED13 jam yang lalu

    This episode is supposed to be in BuzzFeed Unsolved SUPERNATURAL

  • TheMusicPpl
    TheMusicPpl14 jam yang lalu

    15:03 Did Ryan spell Edinburgh as Edinbruh ? 😶

  • Guitarguy360
    Guitarguy36014 jam yang lalu

    How did Shane not switch legs 1 time

  • JoshLA
    JoshLA14 jam yang lalu

    Liverpool has a lot of spooky places

  • Banana Pug
    Banana Pug16 jam yang lalu

    I'm Scottish and never heard of this place lol

  • Shabobo
    Shabobo16 jam yang lalu

    what if they were abducted by pirates

  • Adhitya Agri Astarini
    Adhitya Agri Astarini17 jam yang lalu

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

  • Anna Barry
    Anna Barry18 jam yang lalu

    I missed you guys!!!

  • Daniel Schmidt
    Daniel Schmidt21 jam yang lalu

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

  • I I
    I I21 jam yang lalu

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

  • Natasha Garcia
    Natasha Garcia22 jam yang lalu

    love you guys

  • Desiree Espinosa
    Desiree Espinosa23 jam yang lalu

    Tsunami... duh lol

  • Matt McGurn
    Matt McGurn23 jam yang lalu

    You should do the Chris Benoit murders

  • Kyle Ritchie
    Kyle RitchieHari Yang lalu

    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 _MemesHari Yang lalu

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

  • breaaa
    breaaaHari Yang lalu

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

  • Kali Smith
    Kali SmithHari Yang lalu

    This reminded me of Percy Jackson at the start of it

  • Banunu Banunu
    Banunu BanunuHari Yang lalu

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

  • Tabitha Jergens
    Tabitha JergensHari Yang lalu

    Look into the Villisca Axe Murder House!

  • BB Key
    BB KeyHari Yang lalu

    Ryan: *Better keep it tight* 😂

  • BB Key
    BB KeyHari Yang lalu

    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 BartschiHari Yang lalu

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

  • ms6
    ms6Hari Yang lalu

    they back people tell they quit buzzfeed. Miss something there

  • honkity_
    honkity_Hari Yang lalu


  • Calum hay
    Calum hayHari Yang lalu

    I am scottish and i am so offended by this

  • John F
    John FHari Yang lalu

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

  • Yen
    YenHari Yang lalu

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

  • Carolyn Izaguirre
    Carolyn IzaguirreHari Yang lalu

    they both sound insane lmao

  • Zuhal Hamidy
    Zuhal HamidyHari Yang lalu

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

  • pockystickz :3
    pockystickz :3Hari Yang lalu

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

  • Olivia Testa
    Olivia TestaHari Yang lalu

    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
    ZulphurHari Yang lalu

    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
    booboothefoolHari Yang lalu

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

  • elainefitz21
    elainefitz21Hari Yang lalu This case is something for unsolved to sync their teeth into!!

  • Avni Sharma
    Avni SharmaHari Yang lalu

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

  • True Rue
    True RueHari Yang lalu

    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 2220Hari Yang lalu

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

  • BananaPhoPhilly
    BananaPhoPhillyHari Yang lalu

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

  • Jack J. Q. Daniels
    Jack J. Q. DanielsHari Yang lalu

    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

    Hari Yang lalu

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

  • Liana H
    Liana HHari Yang lalu

    Dude best timed sick leave ever

  • Pixie *
    Pixie *Hari Yang lalu

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

  • Andrea Garza
    Andrea GarzaHari Yang lalu

    bad luck to kill a seabird

  • Andrea Garza

    Andrea Garza

    Hari Yang lalu

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

    THE ANGEL MANHari Yang lalu

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

  • H W

    H W

    13 jam yang lalu

    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 augustssonHari Yang lalu

    God I've missed these guys

  • Kevin Malone
    Kevin MaloneHari Yang lalu

    what i find creepy is that all the clocks were stopped

  • Geri markham
    Geri markhamHari Yang lalu

    Love ye guys xxx

  • Esme
    EsmeHari Yang lalu

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

  • Pixel Quadrant Games
    Pixel Quadrant GamesHari Yang lalu

    keep these dark knight series refrences coming, pls

  • Da Crammers
    Da CrammersHari Yang lalu

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

  • Deric Shearer
    Deric ShearerHari Yang lalu

    It was El Chupacabra

  • Rika Kamiki
    Rika KamikiHari Yang lalu

    Shane will def weep the moment he sees me lol

  • Bee Boi
    Bee BoiHari Yang lalu

    Baba booey

  • Mdk Kdm
    Mdk KdmHari Yang lalu

    Some jamaican: Oi wi nuh want uh battyman ya so

  • C Wa
    C WaHari Yang lalu

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

  • Classy Ghost
    Classy GhostHari Yang lalu

    At the end they have a real intense rap

  • Spoopy
    SpoopyHari Yang lalu


  • New Orleans Saints
    New Orleans SaintsHari Yang lalu

    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