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

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

    • Plant


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

    • valsol


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

    • Grace Linnea

      Grace Linnea

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      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

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      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!!

    • Candy Smithey

      Candy Smithey

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  2. Adonis Gomez

    Adonis Gomez

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    You guys should do The New Jersey Devil for you next for Unsolved Mysteries

  3. Lancer1131


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    Miss you guys!!

  4. TDTfrostycat101


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    Never kill a sea bird.

  5. MZA Zainudin

    MZA Zainudin

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    I thoughtthey were done with buzzfeed though?

  6. Shinji's Magic Trap House

    Shinji's Magic Trap House

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    They probably killed a seabird Bad luck to kill a seabird

  7. Satvik Mall

    Satvik Mall

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    yes !!they are back!!!

  8. AtrumNoxProductions


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    Ryan had a orb appear during his CU camera. Obviously, there is a ghost following him and listening in.

  9. Hype Gaming

    Hype Gaming

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    When you said “ back at the lighthouse “ An ad played and it was DJ music

  10. eliteEVIL darkness

    eliteEVIL darkness

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    What ABT supernatural?

  11. eliteEVIL darkness

    eliteEVIL darkness

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    Godamn Mackenzie Lee U had one job

  12. BigBazz


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    There back this year has just got better with these two lads

  13. Tina


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    If I see a sprite I’m 💯 rapping super bass by nicki and showing that sprite who the boss is 💅🏽

  14. Heather Wilson

    Heather Wilson

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    what if sheep ate them, huh?

  15. Mr. Androiders

    Mr. Androiders

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    Shane and Ryan: "People disappear from the lighthouse" Gamers: "Nah, they just went to the *RAPTURE* "

  16. JackFlash771


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    I assume the Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson movie was partly inspired by this story (if you're down for an ambiguous psychological thriller, highly recommend).

  17. Charlie Utzman

    Charlie Utzman

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    Lead Masks Case, please.

  18. Cali Connections

    Cali Connections

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    Ayy wake and bake check out this video on organics plus fire og review

  19. Emmanuel Robles

    Emmanuel Robles

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    Baba Booey

  20. Scored Raccoon

    Scored Raccoon

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    dang shane called it i’m surprised

  21. Jania Kapoor

    Jania Kapoor

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    Ryan: meanwhile back on the lighthouse My add for no reason: I don’t like vegetables

  22. michelle nguyen

    michelle nguyen

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    Omg, I find this case interesting and not long ago thought "why haven't you guys covered this case before?" and now.....

  23. Ennis Abel

    Ennis Abel

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    I'm curious why there was no mention of perhaps a rogue wave especially with regard to theory 1? It's possible for them to occur without a storm after being generated a long distance away, and the keepers would get very little warning. I'm also wondering if there were records of them perhaps going fishing or if there was a boat that might have been missing?

  24. Ms. Giggles

    Ms. Giggles

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    HELL YEAH THEYRE BACCKKKK im actually really happy theyre back :)

  25. Ron Callores

    Ron Callores

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    Lighthouse Keeper:"F*ck it we are tired of this sh*t" Tada! Modern day Mystery

  26. Log Log

    Log Log

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    I mean I feel like it has GOT to be theory 1. There weren’t “no signs” of a wave, the float was missing and the tackle box and railings were damaged. They said that they had been experiencing strong storms, and there is known to be windy weather and big waves. I feel like it’s fairly clear what happened, here. Tragic, but clear.

  27. gayatri


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    the boys are back

  28. Kelsey Friedrich

    Kelsey Friedrich

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    Shane’s hair is sort of giving me “no country for old men” vibes.

  29. Briana Sandoval

    Briana Sandoval

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    Were they already dr*nk filming this???

  30. cece t.

    cece t.

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    I missed this too much. Just happiness🥰

  31. Sean Polsteen

    Sean Polsteen

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    Is it legit impossible that they couldn’t have just left? Like make a little boat or something? Was there no way off??? W H A T why isn’t there more murder??

  32. Teena Rose Tom

    Teena Rose Tom

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    Post Mortem: What if the three men just went away with Captain Holman? Maybe they were just too scared of the storm, and the Captain did not report it...cause....three men left their duty?

  33. Ella Young

    Ella Young

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    I love how Ryan tells you the case took place in 1900 but for the photos of the guys that disappeared they use very modern photos. Like they were out there wearing hoodies in 1900

  34. Anishaa Chaudhuri

    Anishaa Chaudhuri

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    Hello! Please cover the unsolved mystery of the Indian Stoneman next. Also, this episode was so amazinggggg!

  35. Jean Mendes

    Jean Mendes

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    The spoopy bois are back!

  36. The Adventure Jar

    The Adventure Jar

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    True Crime Supernatural cross over!?

  37. Sherren Don

    Sherren Don

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    How I missed these 2 so much glad this is best cant wait for next week. Love itt

  38. The gaming Floof

    The gaming Floof

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    Shane looks like a short lady

  39. Odai Sarhan

    Odai Sarhan

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    So basically you have to be eminem to survive these blue men with green hair

  40. alexei bates

    alexei bates

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    Iv missed Shane he’s so funny

  41. Emily Bernstein

    Emily Bernstein

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    Sounds like the inspiration for Robert Eggers' movie "The Lighthouse"!

  42. jyothika maharajh

    jyothika maharajh

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    Can you please look into the Hinsdale House Haunting

  43. Bina Cooper

    Bina Cooper

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    "If any Scots are offended by this then you should be". Good I am but only by Shane's accent 😂😂

  44. Joel Wynn

    Joel Wynn

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    too funny boys.. NEVER STOP

  45. Megan Elizabeth

    Megan Elizabeth

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    3:26 - 4:02 was genuinely the most horrific thing about this video 😂😂

  46. Ross DuBois

    Ross DuBois

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    Ryan: these three men mysteriously disappeared without a trace and possibly faced a horrible painful demise Shane: they're boyfriends :) and they live in Jamaica :)

  47. amanda hoffman

    amanda hoffman

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    Those terrible attempts at a Scottish accent cracked me up🤣

  48. Trinity McLendon

    Trinity McLendon

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    "The Ghoul Boys are my favorite boys" -Me

  49. Game Boy1234

    Game Boy1234

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    The boys are back

  50. Isaac Foote

    Isaac Foote

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    My love for Shane just multiplied by 100 when he made the Animorphs reference.

  51. Susan Chen

    Susan Chen

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    maybe the spirit believed to be haunting the island made it seem like there were storms, and kidnapped and killed the keepers

  52. Vivian F

    Vivian F

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    love y'all but what about this is true crime

  53. kristen james

    kristen james

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    Has anyone seen the movie The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson? Just watched it the other day then I see this on YT. Eerily similar lol

  54. jamais vu

    jamais vu

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    Do you think the people could’ve left with a ship themselves? Just decided to pack up and leave?

  55. Lili -Mae

    Lili -Mae

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    Post mortem: but how about the gamekeeper? poisoned them, either buried them on the island or threw them on the ocean and then he himself wrote in the log?

  56. Kempson Thompson

    Kempson Thompson

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    So lighthouse keepers are like moths

  57. space


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    BOO - EEE

  58. Evie [Redacted]

    Evie [Redacted]

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    Nobody’s mentioning how Shane said polyamorous rights?

  59. dainah


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    Postmortem: What about shared delusional disorder? It was just the three of them they all imagined a storm? Maybe they all went into this psychosis and died trying to escape the island

  60. Hedvig Haugen

    Hedvig Haugen

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    #Postmortem I do think the most likley theory out of the 4 is that an accident happend and one of them fell in the water, the others threw down the lifebuoy to try and save him, and they were either suprised by a huge wave and/or strong winds. If Guinness says its the most windy place in the UK, and the place is known for possibly having 300ft waves, I see no reason why this couldn't have happend. Even if you say its strange that three experienced men would be taken by the sea like that, its not strange that nature is unpredictable and wayyy beyond what we can predict. Against nature we are pretty much powerless lol.

  61. K Fallon

    K Fallon

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    I think they were all just swept out to sea by either heavy waves or wind.

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  63. Chloe


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    Could they not have been kidnapped by pirates or someone else?? I mean idk cus I don’t know anything abt pirates but #postmortem

  64. Adi Apriadi

    Adi Apriadi

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    guys pls watch the lighthouse keeper on Nightmare tales channel u wont regret it

  65. KimJong Un

    KimJong Un

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  66. AshKetchumRawkz


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    #postmortem Did the Board ever check in with any of their families?? Usually in situations of disappearances like this I prefer to think people just up and left, and maybe they could have gone home if they were feeling bad. To explain how they could have left: perhaps they hopped a boat of a passerby or if the distance isn't too bad to some outcropping and further to mainland.

  67. nyx Mckay

    nyx Mckay

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    24:00 that's not Scotland, that's wastwater in the lake district, England

  68. Austin Wilbourne

    Austin Wilbourne

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    So wait didn't ryan say there was 2 families of the men that went missing that also lived with them in the lighthouse? Or did they just visit and not live with their husbands?

  69. HKateyP


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    oh my god the accents 😂

  70. Daniel Weir

    Daniel Weir

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    I've missed these two

  71. FoxyWhite


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    I'm here for the disappointment on Ryan's face as Shane fails their rap battle

  72. kai_roo_ko


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    as an Italian/dutch who has lived in Scotland for all his life, I can confirm that Shane does an unfortunately good impression of 5-year old me trying to fit in with the other kids.

  73. Tommy von Muttonfudge

    Tommy von Muttonfudge

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    The boys are back!!!

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  75. Mitchell Little

    Mitchell Little

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    8:12 the level of depression is immense and his night is now ruined 🤣🤣🤣

  76. KimJong Un

    KimJong Un

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    Finally a new vid

  77. Megan Murderpint

    Megan Murderpint

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    The secondhand embarrassment I feel with the Scottish accents 🙃🙃🙃

  78. NekoMouser


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    Welcome back! We missed you guys. 2020 is already starting to improve now that you're back!

  79. akiachii _

    akiachii _

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    Oh I remember Mr. Nightmare narrate something about a lighthouse before? Is this it?

  80. Rosie Paps

    Rosie Paps

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    I am Scottish. I am offended by this. However I’m entertained so I’ll let it slide 🥰

  81. Thwomp Boss

    Thwomp Boss

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    John Dillinger unsolved?

  82. Jade


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    I'm soooo glad you guys are back! Please also bring back some paranormal episodes :)

  83. Austin Wilbourne

    Austin Wilbourne

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  84. Sylvia Perich

    Sylvia Perich

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    I love an Animorphs reference. Even small and random ones.

  85. Sweeting


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    Two bros chilling in the woods five feet apart because ones a demon and the other is his victim

  86. Paul Adlai Dunn

    Paul Adlai Dunn

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    I think the US gov admitting there are ufos means that theory should now go from unlikely to one of the plausible outcomes in a good number of these unsolved mysteries.

  87. Insect Moth

    Insect Moth

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    I’m so happy you guys are back 😹😹😆😼😼 ‘,:)

  88. Charisse Linnell Morton

    Charisse Linnell Morton

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    Sprite rap battles...I can’t even 😂😂😂

  89. Jenna Dunn

    Jenna Dunn

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    “Alien juice” “Is this where this is f*cking going?”😂

  90. saakshi joshi

    saakshi joshi

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    PostMortem Theory: I feel like Roderick was a serial killer and murdered the lighthouse keepers. 8 pounds a year isn't much of an incentive to keep that job, so maybe he was looking for easy targets to kill?

  91. Emy Magdalene

    Emy Magdalene

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    Welp I guess the bois will have to visit Flannan Isle for Unsolved Supernatural now

  92. SeptixSkeptix


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    I think it's funny that in Ryan's mind, the alien/supernatural explanations are more plausible than any natural explanation. The real mystery here is why we've been deprived of the Hot Daga. Must be because of aliens.

  93. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

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    Postmortem: My theory is that they were taken by mermaids and brought to Atlantis. It’s 3 AM

  94. Honestly Honest

    Honestly Honest

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  95. Nikhil Kumar Patra

    Nikhil Kumar Patra

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    I am so happy to see Ryan and Shane after a very long time.

  96. Ellen Wadsworth

    Ellen Wadsworth

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  97. Jenna Dunn

    Jenna Dunn

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    I’m so glad to see these kinda vids starting to come back after COVID

  98. • R e n •

    • R e n •

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    Wait so for 2 weeks there was no light but during that time did the keep their journal ? If they where missing for weeks shouldn’t someone other than that guy across the pond from them have noticed ?

  99. Romy Sinclair

    Romy Sinclair

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    As a Scottish person, I can’t take the accents😂😂😂 Not is sis hahah

  100. bethany bircumshaw

    bethany bircumshaw

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    I live in Scotland and has no idea these islands existed