The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

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What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    Vor 14 Tage

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

    1. Gracie
      Vor 8 Tage

      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. Plant
      Vor 13 Tage

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

    3. valsol
      Vor 13 Tage

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

    4. Grace Linnea
      Grace Linnea
      Vor 13 Tage

      Which rap song would you rather use against the water sprites, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice or Fancy by Iggy Azalea?

    5. Yazmine Yacub
      Yazmine Yacub
      Vor 13 Tage

      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. Sharon Rafferty
    Sharon Rafferty
    Vor Stunde

    yep I'm offended lol

  3. Estelle Hood
    Estelle Hood
    Vor Stunde

    Nooooo ryannnnnn buoy is not pronounced booey it’s pronounced boy does LA not have life buoys

  4. goldenlikedaylight
    Vor 2 Stunden

    Im never going near there now, patch that. I'll stick to the mainland, thanks.Those accents are acc dreadful but good try 😂

  5. Hannah Elizabeth
    Hannah Elizabeth
    Vor 2 Stunden

    Do Bob Crane’s murder or Betsy Ruth Aardsma murder

  6. IssMJ
    Vor 2 Stunden


  7. roZA 2uZ
    roZA 2uZ
    Vor 2 Stunden

    Shane: we are outside now,, where do we go? Me: the hair dressers Shane ☺ go now 💜

  8. Diamond Kivi
    Diamond Kivi
    Vor 3 Stunden

    Omg I missed u both 😭😂

  9. Koala From Tomorrow
    Koala From Tomorrow
    Vor 3 Stunden

    Shane get annoyed at the alien theory cause he annoyed alien theory cause he an alien and Ryan was his science project that Made freind

  10. Koala From Tomorrow
    Koala From Tomorrow
    Vor 3 Stunden

    If think slobdrd the fourth guy filled Up that log when fourth guy fulss it out to assist them

  11. darlene Dominguez
    darlene Dominguez
    Vor 3 Stunden

    Hey Lance you are doing a good job i cant carve a pumpkin

  12. Kyla Johnson
    Kyla Johnson
    Vor 4 Stunden

    rEnEgAdE rEnEgAdE bOoOm HaH bOoM Hah

  13. Room 101
    Room 101
    Vor 5 Stunden

    Is this what The Lighthouse, with Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, was based on?

  14. Bianca Alexandra Toma
    Bianca Alexandra Toma
    Vor 7 Stunden

    When will they post the next episode?

  15. Ksu
    Vor 7 Stunden

    when will they go ghost hunting again?

  16. Tushar Mulchandani
    Tushar Mulchandani
    Vor 7 Stunden

    Ryan straight up clapped Shane in the Sprite rap battle it was beautiful

  17. No Longer Active
    No Longer Active
    Vor 7 Stunden

    oh my god they were roommates

    1. Kyla Johnson
      Kyla Johnson
      Vor 4 Stunden

      aNd ThEy WeRe RoOmMaTeS

  18. Luj Caparas
    Luj Caparas
    Vor 8 Stunden


  19. tincanman10
    Vor 8 Stunden

    I thought Ryan and Shane left Buzzfeed.

  20. Kayla Owens
    Kayla Owens
    Vor 9 Stunden

    Magic grass for double sheep?

  21. SarahTaps
    Vor 10 Stunden

    This theory is able to be debuted easily, but still an idea. If there was a small, but strong hurricane, that could do some damage to the island, like the safety ring being removed. And the eye of the storm could be described and calm. Just an idea.

  22. look_out _in_the_hills
    look_out _in_the_hills
    Vor 12 Stunden

    Who watch this story from mr nightmare/ llama arts?

  23. claudia -
    claudia -
    Vor 12 Stunden

    say yer fond of me lobster !!!

  24. Vk Nguyen
    Vk Nguyen
    Vor 13 Stunden

    fun fact: one of the newspaper articles on the board of the van in Phasmophobia references this case!

  25. nieooj gotoy
    nieooj gotoy
    Vor 14 Stunden

    Ryan: talking about the creepy way the lighthouse was left, nothing missing other than the keepers Shane: “So Moore went ashore to knock on the door”

  26. L0U13 __
    L0U13 __
    Vor 15 Stunden

    This sounds like some eldritch tale of lovecraftian horror

  27. Poppy Morley
    Poppy Morley
    Vor 17 Stunden


    1. nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy
      Vor 14 Stunden

      It was a big wave

  28. Newguyontheblock 1
    Newguyontheblock 1
    Vor 17 Stunden

    Local legend wait a min... local legend? Within whom the sheep community?

  29. Angel Pacheco
    Angel Pacheco
    Vor 17 Stunden

    oh man how I missed u guys!!!!

  30. RydiBoi AgaggahHAhaha
    RydiBoi AgaggahHAhaha
    Vor 18 Stunden

    5:05 dude lowkey looks like steve jobs

  31. Papas Reyes
    Papas Reyes
    Vor 18 Stunden

    You guys should cover the disappearance of Brian Shaffer.

  32. PJ KICKS
    Vor 18 Stunden

    When Robert Stack left I left.

  33. Paul Carpenter
    Paul Carpenter
    Vor 19 Stunden

    This is the movie with Gerald butler

  34. Gouri Khede
    Gouri Khede
    Vor 19 Stunden

    Let me leave it here we are there they were trying to save a mermaid Who they was a woman drowning . It’s possible isn’t it!

  35. YayNayMayBay
    Vor 21 Stunde


  36. Freddie Bears
    Freddie Bears
    Vor 22 Stunden

    Something about this video is really tripping me out. Don't know if its the visuals or sounds but man, this one seems really spooky.

  37. Feral Minette
    Feral Minette
    Vor 23 Stunden

    Y'all should do an episode on Belle Gunness, the Black Widow of LaPorte

  38. lisa simpson
    lisa simpson
    Vor Tag

    they probably somehow fell into the water and died which is sad but seems like the answer

  39. veer9
    Vor Tag

    that Scottish accent hurt my feelings, even though I am not Scottish.

  40. côt beauty
    côt beauty
    Vor Tag

    wait... so what did the sheep and ghost on the island have anything to do with anything?

  41. kellybelly 50
    kellybelly 50
    Vor Tag

    You 2 are why I love this channel. Been a fan from the beginning. Keep it up.

  42. Vasili Pantelidis
    Vasili Pantelidis
    Vor Tag

    It was a big wave

  43. Ethan Bain
    Ethan Bain
    Vor Tag

    Dinna worry, I'll gee you enes the Scottish pass

  44. Danae Vasilopoulou
    Danae Vasilopoulou
    Vor Tag

    love the new setup

  45. Huw Thomas
    Huw Thomas
    Vor Tag

    Today I learned Americans say "buoy" like "boo-ie".

  46. ZenVerse
    Vor Tag

    Ryan doing Rorschach is the best XD

  47. Saffy R
    Saffy R
    Vor Tag

    I’m sorry but who else is shook that Americans pronounce ‘buoy’ as ‘BOO-EY’ and not just ‘BOY’ ????

  48. mywinterlungs
    Vor Tag

    1900 but stock image used shows one dude wearing a hoodie lmao

  49. Anika Vuissa
    Anika Vuissa
    Vor Tag

    My bets are on polyamory.

  50. im19ice3
    Vor Tag

    i am very disappointed the dude who didnt do his job in the nearbt island wasnt considered as the murderer

  51. smacgregor717
    Vor Tag

    I love unsolved mysteries/disappearances/murders etc. I love this channel. not gonna lie I'm 40% here for the mystery and 60% here for the banter. I love it 🤣

  52. freya!
    Vor Tag

    you got me at polyamorous lighthouse keepers

  53. Caarline
    Vor Tag

    Shane: If this is offensive, I apologize. Ryan: If you're offended, you should be.

  54. shivani anil
    shivani anil
    Vor Tag

    Have they covered the Long Island Serial Killer on buzzfeed unsolved?

  55. West Dib
    West Dib
    Vor Tag

    Do the bloody benders

  56. soiung toiue
    soiung toiue
    Vor Tag

    i believe shane’s theory. they were a throuple, left the island and lived happily ever after

  57. George Ng-Bryson
    George Ng-Bryson
    Vor Tag

    Sorry how are you pronouncing buoy there?! Lol

  58. Oak Park Hills Chapel
    Oak Park Hills Chapel
    Vor Tag

    We MISSED YOU GUYS! The stories are always good, but the HUMOR! This time was fire!! Nice work!

    1. soiung toiue
      soiung toiue
      Vor Tag

      They probably drowned by the huge waves.

  59. Alex
    Vor Tag

    Disrespectful and full of terribly juvenile jokes spoil the point of the whole video. You two are absolute morons. Trust Buzzfeed to hire you sad acts, hopefully Buzzfeed goes under soon.

  60. David Chang
    David Chang
    Vor Tag

    wait I thought they left Buzzfeed to start Watcher.

  61. MaxLive
    Vor Tag

    As someone who is Scottish accents for perfect XD

  62. iblamekristy
    Vor Tag

    Ryan: “What if I told you, you were gonna disappear” Shane: “Sounds good” 😂

  63. Leo
    Vor Tag

    They drowned bruh

  64. KPT 206
    KPT 206
    Vor Tag

    Clocks most likely were set at the same time and therefore all stopped around the same time. 2 of them went out while the other saw the wave and ran out to warn them, (leaving he’s jacket and knocking over a chair) all 3 got swept away by the damaged side of the island. Some things don’t make sense but it’s more likely than alien abduction

  65. Ian Jasper Sabordo
    Ian Jasper Sabordo
    Vor Tag

    The scariest part was Ryan's laugh at 17:00 😂

  66. Pathetic Kiddo
    Pathetic Kiddo
    Vor Tag

    Anyone else thinks ryan acts a bit weird? Ricky Goldsworth vibes but for the whole episode

  67. Cath Lily
    Cath Lily
    Vor Tag

    im Scottish and was absolutely creasing at their accents

  68. Elisa Zanotti
    Elisa Zanotti
    Vor Tag

    Ok but the theories sort of didn't explain why the light was off for so long and then on again for a while, it's odd, almost like they lost control for a while and couldn't do their job and then managed to regain it until they disappeared. That's why I think it must have been something growing overtime that led to their disappearance, not something sudden.

  69. Adolph Cyril Adolfo
    Adolph Cyril Adolfo
    Vor Tag

    Feels like the lighthouse movie

  70. Game Account
    Game Account
    Vor Tag

    How is it that doing bad impressions (or any impressions) of Scottish, Irish, American, Aussie, Russian etc accents is funny and no one has a problem with it but doing impressions of any Asian or African accent is racist? Is it literally just if the accent is a “white” accent it’s fair game? I’m not trolling just interested peoples’ thoughts.

    1. jinsus
      Vor Tag

      People with "white" accents aren't discriminated against or seriously judged. For example, if an African American person goes into get a job and they sound "black", they are less likely to get it because they don't sound as "intelligent" although, black accents don't exist, and using aave doesn't mean you aren't educated. People of color are forced to learn how to code-switch because white professionals feel "intimidated" by them. Simply put, white people can't experience racism. They can experience mockery, but that's no comparison to groups of people who have been treated as less than for centuries.

  71. kyla wiles
    kyla wiles
    Vor Tag

    Wait he sounds different on voice over than when they both chat does he talk about it with him and then record the voice over or use a microphone when they aren’t being shown and don’t when they are in so confused

  72. Doll Baby
    Doll Baby
    Vor Tag

    So, Shane and Ryan have definitely gone a little crazy in quarantine...

  73. Hickory Lemur
    Hickory Lemur
    Vor Tag

    They probably drowned by the huge waves.

  74. Laura Baker
    Laura Baker
    Vor Tag

    Rayn we are almost the same age ill be 29 in December

  75. Abmv 1207
    Abmv 1207
    Vor Tag

    My mom and I love watching them.😎✨

  76. Joeysevenfold6
    Vor Tag

    8:10 Shane doesn't wanna hear it 😂😂

  77. kiwiuq
    Vor Tag

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

  78. Aqqle Sauce
    Aqqle Sauce
    Vor 2 Tage

    110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves

  79. EmilysArchive
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  80. TheRabbitFear
    Vor 2 Tage

    Using a stock photo for a lighthouse keeper of a dude wearing a hoodie even though this happened in 1900...

  81. Jiggly Jungkook
    Jiggly Jungkook
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  82. Ivan Draws Things
    Ivan Draws Things
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  83. Vinegar Doppio
    Vinegar Doppio
    Vor 2 Tage

    *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

  84. Donald Petkus
    Donald Petkus
    Vor 2 Tage

    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.

  85. Conner Music
    Conner Music
    Vor 2 Tage


  86. James Pierce
    James Pierce
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  87. Jessica
    Vor 2 Tage

    Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D

  88. Colin D
    Colin D
    Vor 2 Tage

    I was aye

  89. Danny
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  90. STM Lifestyle
    STM Lifestyle
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  91. Truelicity
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  92. Jason The Desert Fox
    Jason The Desert Fox
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  93. flavorous earthworm
    flavorous earthworm
    Vor 2 Tage

    these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time

  94. Muriel
    Vor 2 Tage

    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.

  95. Kyle Gates
    Kyle Gates
    Vor 2 Tage

    Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

  96. N D
    N D
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  97. schm3schma
    Vor 2 Tage

    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?

  98. Han Vo
    Han Vo
    Vor 2 Tage

    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. :)

  99. Narius
    Vor 2 Tage

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

  100. trackboy17
    Vor 2 Tage

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