The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

Publicēšanas datums 16 okt 2020
What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
Watch ALL-NEW episodes of Unsolved: True Crime every Friday at 3pm here!:
Want more spooky related videos? Watch Lindsay and three brave fashionistas wear haunted fashion to uncover whether the items are possessed 👻 New episodes every weekend in October!
SFX Provided By AudioBlocks
Licensed via Audio Network
Welcome to the BuzzFeed Unsolved Network! This channel is your one-stop destination for all things mystery, conspiracy, supernatural, true crime, and everything in between. Subscribe here:
Vintage poster for magic performance - Magician tricks show retro flyer designlukeruk/Getty Images
Bearded fisherman on his ship.Tina Terras & Michael Walter/Getty ImagesPortrait of confident surfer standing at beachCavan Images/Getty ImagesFaces of Business - Confident Colour Image
JohnnyGreig/Getty Imagesconcrete polished texture backgroundchingraph/Getty ImagesMid twenties British male stood on a beachJamie Garbutt/Getty ImagesSouth Africa, portrait of white haired man wearing turtleneck standing on beach dunes before sunriseWestend61/Getty Images
Portrait of mature man on the beachOliver Rossi/Getty ImagesMan At Helm of Yacht During a Sydney Stormdavidf/Getty ImagesDiverse People SmilingJohnnyGreig/Getty ImagesWe're all special in our own wayYuri_Arcurs/Getty ImagesSustainability portraitRichard Drury/Getty Images
London Antique Viewnicoolay/Getty ImagesChevy Impala Grillxydous/Getty Images
Lighthouse on the Isle of Ornsay seen from Isle of Skye in Scotland. Exposed seaweed and mudflat at low tidehopsalka/Getty ImagesBusiness Forecastingguvendemir/Getty ImagesRed door in old stone lighthouse - squareJohn Fader/Getty ImagesMens Waterproof Winter JacketKypros/Getty ImagesEilean Musdile Lighthouse, in the West Coast of Scotland, seen from the sea with clouds in the skyEduardoRM/Getty ImagesBarbaria Lighthouse in formentera Islan in spain with a cloudy sky before an stormVictor Fernandez/Getty ImagesAntique photo: "Tantallon Castle" ship
ilbusca/Getty ImagesSailship in the open sea on a sunny summer dayalekseystemmer/Getty Images
Lighthouse on sand dunes in Cape Cod beachlucky-photographer/Getty ImagesRustic Wooden Door on Adobe Building Wallsanfel/Getty ImagesScotland blue loch reflecting green mountains
Easyturn/Getty ImagesUnited Kingdom Country 3D Render Topographic MapFrankRamspott/Getty ImagesDramatic stormy dark cloudy sky over seaeugenesergeev/Getty ImagesFingerprint on white backgroundPeter Dazeley/Getty ImagesVintage light bulbschoness/Getty ImagesRustic Cabin InteriorTimAbramowitz/Getty ImagesSet of various paint splattersitchySan/Getty ImagesLighthouse in MenorcaSensorSpot
flight over a water surface to green screenvitanovski/Getty Imagesman on the boat at sunset
Ugreen/Getty Imagescrashing waves on pier docks, sea spray, hurricane gale force wind storm, bird coasting, Icelandhumanizr_AV/Getty ImagesKnocking on Wooden Doortavi_repede/Getty Images
Rescue flight over the stormy ocean HD loopbaska8777/Getty ImagesCoastal lighthouse. Lindesnes Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse at the southernmost tip of Norway.cookelma/Getty Images
Waves breaking on the pier,stones.Vladislav Pavlenko/Getty ImagesGreen screen of moving white clouds with 4K resolution.Bubball/Getty Images
SLOW MOTION: Carefree man dives off a rocky cliff and into the deep blue sea.
helivideo/Getty ImagesWalking in transparent water of mountain river. Undewater view
HotFlash/Getty ImagesSlow motion of a cold dark sea wave beating against an ancient concrete breakwater late in the eveningIVAN ZHURAULIOU/Getty ImagesHeavy seas spray mist as they crash into rocks on the shore.Discovery Access/Getty ImagesMountain trail in the mountains Old Man of Storr in ScotlandShaiith/Getty ImagesDepressed Sad Young Man Sitting on Rock By The Beach While Staring at OceanYuriFineart/Getty ImagesThe man running on a beautiful mountain and doing exercise. slow motionArtem Peretiatko/Getty ImagesLarge Crashing Waves Hit Taiwan Coastline During Tropical Storm BailuJames Reynolds - Footage/Getty ImagesFurious aggressive man beats with his fists the lying person outdoor at forestmagicmore/Getty ImagesClose Up of Two Male Hands Gently Touching and Holding Each Other. Cute Queer Relationship Concept. Gay Couple are Casually Dressed. Room is Bright and Sunny.gorodenkoff/Getty ImagesSignal Flare Held Up In SnowstormRockfordMedia/Getty ImagesDepressive man in dark room standing by the window
stevanovicigor/Getty ImagesA hand in the water calling for help.otofx/Getty Images
High wave breaking on the rocks of the coastline. Extremely Big Wave crushing coast , Large Ocean Beautiful Wave. Super Slow Motion.volkovslava/Getty ImagesMan jumping


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

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

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

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

    • 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!!

    • ⁰0000

  • usually sheep give birth to twins. regardless of magic grass

  • I don’t like you sir, have a good night” and just walks away

  • Jeez I thought my quarantine was rough...

  • I have to stop watching this stuff at night

  • does anyone else feellike they have watched this before knowing good a well you havent?

  • Cut out the 2 chuds and boom great video lol

  • The logs about one of them praying and the other crying, ending with "God is over all." -- that was a poem written later about what could have happened. The actual lighthouse keepers didn't write that.

  • im gay

  • Couldnt see the lighthouse, boys got washed away with the storm. Weird log entries suggest they were probably starting to get a bit loose after being there so long stuck in storm. Mystery solved.

  • So is no one gonna mention that Kookslams comment lmao

  • Shane's gonna be the saddest sea sprite to rap battle all those sailors.

  • Ryan: people theories two may have been in love, but then it went sour Shane: but what if...all 3...?

  • are they Drunk???

  • Theory/ my own take(s): the guy sat there and watched the light not go off for 2 weeks and said "this is fine". That's honestly suspicious, and with the rumors of sprites and mystical forces not liking people spending the night on the island it would be easy to set up a "disappearance". I'm thinking that the watcher guy, and a few buds (this is "disappearing" 3 guys, no way that happened alone.) decided that they could get away with murder of some kind on the island. This is contradicted by the logs claiming "storms" and the lack of violence seeming to have occurred, but if you had a group of guys trying to fake murder and set up magic and sprites as the reasoning they probably could've just faked the logs and cleaned up the place so it didn't look like a fight. And they could've used their friend watching the tower to be like "oh yea it didn't go off for two weeks and something fishy was happening, probably of the magical kind" also I feel like a group of guys back then when presented with the opportunity to commit homicide together like bros would go like "oh yea mate, let's do it!) Ignore this lol, just the crackhead idea of a bored 14 year old.

  • Dont kill the seagulls.

  • Literally the premise of The Lighthouse with R. Patt 😂😂

  • Ryan is talking with his nose pinched

  • I wonder if any of this inspired Robert Eggers’s Lighthouse film from last year.

  • I’m Scottish and I’m offended by this

    • "storm ended, sea calm. God is over all" sounds to me like they we're trying to rhyme and failed.... Sea sprites it is!

  • So, let me get this straight, MOORE wasn’t on Eilean MOR, and when he arrived he found out the men were missing, they needed to find MORE clues, one clue they found was missing MOORING ropes. I feel like Moore did something here... too many Moores.

  • Yaaaaas!!!!!!!!! Just saw that there’s a new freaking season?!?!? Yeeees!

  • One was drowning. They tried to help him. Then they all drowned.


  • Life is too short to be offended by people doing accents.

  • Shane sounded like Daithi De Nogla

  • If you’re Scottish, let us know if you’re offended

  • I would like to speak for all of us when I say Shane is a demon and here’s why: he has not been killed yet after making fun of MANY haunted objects , and taunting ghosts. if you believe otherwise, you’re wrong. he’s coming for us .

  • as a scot, i know how these things go, & i already knew there would be some attempts at an accent. but... oh boy. those accents were _truly_ special.

  • Unless one guy killed the others but didn't immediately kill himself, just went back and cleaned up in a daze with an intent to stay there. Then it all hit him, and he then killed himself. If he surprised them while sleeping maybe after snapping, the signs of a struggle might not be hard to clean up.

  • 20 seconds of "I love working at the light house" in bad Scottish accents

  • 22:40

  • Hi from Scotland 👋🏼🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Your accents are more Irish than Scottish but still a good effort. Ryan’s was definitely better👏 Thanks for covering this mystery- I’d never even heard it before!

  • "storm ended, sea calm. God is over all" sounds to me like they we're trying to rhyme and failed.... Sea sprites it is!

  • Obito quote?!?!?

  • Scottish Shaniac here; not offended lol, I've lived all over and as soon as people know you're Scottish, they try and do the accent. Weird that the more they tried, the worse it got :D

  • I love the idea of them running away together. Just writing in the logs "real bad storms oh no" on a clear day to try to make it seem less suspicious, and row boating away. One guy left his coat behind, but maybe one of the others had multiple coats, or something.

  • Are they both wearing timberland earthkeeper boots?

  • Dec 13 tht ma birthday shook😂😯

  • I'm not Scottish but that accent tho😂


  • After watching "The Lighthouse" last year I can absolutely believe that those three men lost their minds

  • Shane is rocking that Karen hairdo

  • Ryans locked in his mind with Ricky Goldsworth

  • I loved the story I love to learn about crime amazing job.

  • POOG

  • for post mortem, since that one guy in the sixties who claimed to witness 300 ft waves not a single person has been able to record waves that even reached over the side of the cliff so theres some food for thought

  • Finally! Didn’t even know this was out until I saw the Facebook post Morten video.

  • Ryans voice changed he is the imposter. 😥

  • Da boys are back

  • Scottish lass here! Tbh Shane’s impression was alright it made me laugh 😂

  • Ryan low key quoted Watchmen.

  • Nice to see Ricky Goldsworth back for season 7

  • this sounds too much like “the lighthouse” featuring robert pattinson 🤪 stream it

  • Watch the movie The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson, it has very similar to this story !

  • How absolutely DARE I be 3 days late!!! I’m ashamed.

    • Oh my god 5 days!!!

  • People it takes to fly a commercial jet: 2 People it takes to operate a tower that has a spinning light on top: 4

  • two bros~ chillin in the middle of the night~ five feet apart cause they're not gay

  • Missed you two

  • Watcher is great. But how I've missed this.

  • This was by far the worst episode lmao

  • Honestly couldn’t tell if this was ‘too many spirits’ or ‘Buzzfeed Unsolved’.

  • I really like those boots

  • None of these impressions sound like shrek 0/10

  • "I SURE do like my Big Tall Light, and I don't like YOu, siR!"

  • They sailed all the way out there for a couple sheep? Doesn't seem economical.

  • If yu cud choose ya fate, wud ja???

  • Alexa play The Boys Are Back In Town

  • glad to see these two back on unsolved :D

  • They’re back!! 😍

  • Didn't they make a move based on this or something?

  • I'm so happy Shane and Ryan. I'm so excited

  • 6:19 : can shane be *anymore* Scooby-doo? "

  • I love this 80s music

  • So what happened to the people who built the huts and chapel??? That seems important

  • "hearing Their names whispered in the winds" That one guy who wanted to screw with the lighthouse keepers shouting as loud as they can the guys names: :\

  • It's crazy how much I needed this right now. I've been having a really tough time mentally and the ghoul boys being back really cheered me up :)


  • "Ahh loOve wUrkin aht the ligheho-liGht-lOiGhtHoOse"

  • shane said polycule rights


  • OMG....thank you.. it's been a while.. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍


  • I love this series, glad there is a new season! Going to binge the past episodes

  • "Yer fond of me lobster, ain't ya?"

  • 19:42 So I guess Shane doesn’t know about buju banton 😬

  • I did an english project about this! I am from a spanish speaking country so english is a really wide subject and we were disscusing mysteries

  • life boo-e lmao


  • I'm really curious what 8lbs is in today's money. Maybe the gamekeeper thought he wasn't getting paid enough or something

  • Please do an unsolved episode on the murder of Carl Bridgewater! Watch interview with a murderer for the information:

  • Ryan’s evil laugh about the fart joke is adorable 😂

  • They are back


  • You guys always crack me up 😂

  • Oh dear they’ve lost it. I wasn’t sure before but The Boys have officially gone round the bend

  • why do Americans always say Edinburgh wrong smh

  • best. episode. ever.

  • KINGS! KINGS!!!!