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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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

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

    • Gracie


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      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


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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!!

  • Phil Schmauss

    Phil Schmauss

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    I have a episode idea for you guy's. I'm sure other people have suggested it. John Holmes and his more than probable involvement in the Wonderland Murders. Thanks for your time and patience🙂

  • May Bhank

    May Bhank

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    My stepdad and my mom working as a lighthouse keeper and an assistant keeper in the middle of nowhere in British Columbia, Canada. They have really bad internet so it's hard to communicate with them so watching this makes a little worry lol

  • Esmeralda Maldonado

    Esmeralda Maldonado

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    I feel like this is more supernatural

  • AltoValSol


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    Its hilarious how Shane is able to make Ryan giggle like a little school girl. A true bro-mance!

  • X2V13R -

    X2V13R -

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    I should stop watching these videos in the middle of the night

  • Roq Micah Davis

    Roq Micah Davis

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    🅘︎🅣︎🅢︎ 🅝︎🅘︎🅖︎🅗︎🅣︎ 🅐︎🅝︎🅓︎ 🅘︎🅜︎ 🅢︎🅒︎🅐︎🅡︎🅔︎🅓︎

  • Tyler Daviau

    Tyler Daviau

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    It's kind of a terrible turn of events that the MacArthur wasn't even supposed to be there

  • Jenna Kayed

    Jenna Kayed

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    what was that little tune ryan sang at around 17:50

  • Connor Sandok

    Connor Sandok

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    honestly just liking because of how Ryan introduced the alien theory



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    They prepped the lighthouse and dicided no one would noticed they were gone and buggered off to be payed when they were gone. Logs forged.



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      Nobody seems to do their job and gets paid lol not an abnormal circumstances at the time



      Օր առաջ

      Long story short...... They went ashore to the local pub and got payed . Probably more to their widows during death



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      Btw logs could be faked due to recent weather . This would account for the abnormal weather and the abnormal logs.

  • Lord Tachanka

    Lord Tachanka

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    Now I know what to do if I run into a sprite. I’m just gonna rap any Eminem song.

  • Arpit Gupta

    Arpit Gupta

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    Is that stranger things theme track in the background????

  • Aaroshi Mahapatra

    Aaroshi Mahapatra

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    *"some bad buoy business"*

  • Andy Haworth

    Andy Haworth

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    You had me for so long...

  • Mahfk Namsayn

    Mahfk Namsayn

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    Moore came by and killed them all case closed.

  • Ali Byrne

    Ali Byrne

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    Couldn't this have been an offshore hurricane? Sounds like there was an eye of the storm situation.

  • Senor Portolen

    Senor Portolen

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    i love you guys !!! keep up the good work! :)

  • 박Pasta


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    At this point, its just Shane and Ryan impersonating British people ft. a couple of ghost facts

  • Rayray Hypezz

    Rayray Hypezz

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    Is that why it's called "buzzfeed? Cus they are always buzzed?

  • Ellie F

    Ellie F

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    Is this what the movie The Lighthouse is based off??

  • Riley Hoffman

    Riley Hoffman

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    Shane: I'm with you! I once drove the coast of Brittany to see the lighthouses. Wonderfully reclusive.

  • Erif Retrats

    Erif Retrats

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    the one thing you can never escape from is yourself............ go where you like, you always take you with you.........

  • solomon sessums

    solomon sessums

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    I'm not scottish, and I'm not offended, but I do wanna kick you both in the face.

  • Imabad Donkey

    Imabad Donkey

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    y’all have to stop trying so hard to be funny because then you have the opposite effect. just go with the flow

  • Art with Lavi

    Art with Lavi

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    I've been watching these episodes quite a lot recently and what's just dawned on me is that while Shane doesn't believe in ghosts, he does seem to believe in happy endings. It's actually sweet how often in these disappearance episodes he brings up them disappearing on purpose to go live happy lives.

  • Christian Lepe

    Christian Lepe

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    Thank you for bringing this back!

  • Cmarie


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    I love you 2 so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Obaid Rafiq

    Obaid Rafiq

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    Ryan's laugh at 17:00 is gold

  • Yvonne Thompson

    Yvonne Thompson

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    Just. Found this show I love it u guys are too funny!!!

  • Selma Alomerovic

    Selma Alomerovic

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    make season 6&7 marathons PLEASE

  • Mira .45

    Mira .45

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    God I hate Buzzfeed... I am a Far Right Russian, dont judge me just saying.
    But these two? And this channel? Amazing... 10/10... I love you guys ❤ keep it up!
    For me to have a Buzzfeed sub is proof how amazing this channel is. Its transcends Politics and Ideals :)

  • James Taylor

    James Taylor

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    Some unsolved mystery ww2 theam
    -The Pearl Harbor Ghost Plane
    -The Nazi Gold Train
    -Foo Fighters



    5 օր առաջ


  • Michael C

    Michael C

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    IM OFFENDED! Jk :(

  • tyruk


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  • Annabeano


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  • alimka


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    i feel bad for them have to 𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸 there hands for the des

  • The Film Crusader

    The Film Crusader

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    This sounds like The Lighthouse film

  • Chris Samuel

    Chris Samuel

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    Lighthouse hallucinations are real y'all, try watching The Lighthouse starring Dafoe & Pattinson, it may explain what happened here

  • Kay


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    if you want a guy to report things and all that jazz, maybe you should pay him more than 8 pounds a year

  • NightShader1


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    I'm not Scottish and I'm offended by this... does that count? :P

  • EdFook


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    Sheep.... ergot.... mushrooms .. go figure

  • Faizan Ali

    Faizan Ali

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    22:40 ahahaha

  • Neb Sam

    Neb Sam

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    Is it me or did Ryan just quote Emperor Aurelian because if he did Sol Invictus fellow Roman

  • Bernard Murphy

    Bernard Murphy

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    Just tell the story please, and forget the comedy.

  • Dude Mcduder420

    Dude Mcduder420

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    Nobody cared who I was until I pit on the mask is an achievement in payday 2 and a reference to something else I don’t know

  • Ally Cat

    Ally Cat

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    When it doubt, blame the fae



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    Ryan: you cried in little women the film?
    Shane: no I just saw little women on the street and cried :)

  • Andrea Michelle Tirado Martinez

    Andrea Michelle Tirado Martinez

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    Can we just appreciate the fact that if a sprite were to challenge ryan, he will win?? 🧜‍♂️

  • Chill Beerus

    Chill Beerus

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    Im late to a show but this is gonna make a great binge tonight Ryan & Shane are the best

  • Disco Deaky

    Disco Deaky

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    I can't finish this episode 😩 i have big phobia of the sea and when they showed the picture of the merman thingy i got the chills ugh I can't

  • Cody Boothe

    Cody Boothe

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    Shane would get killed by a sprite ryan would win

  • Nevonnie Productions

    Nevonnie Productions

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    It could've been the creatures called Sirens? is my guess/theory, my theory is that because the Lighthouse was on a cliff and the concrete blocks were at the bottom of the cliff, the sirens could've sung their hypnotizing song, and could've lured the keepers to their deadly demise. - Nevaeh Productions.

  • Lorna Hartshorn

    Lorna Hartshorn

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    Please do a separate Unsolved on Shane's Hair chuckles x

  • Olivia Sterk

    Olivia Sterk

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    Wasnt there a movie about or inspired by this?

  • An Original Name

    An Original Name

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    What I wanna know is, about the three doors at 5:23, were they locked from the outside or the inside? Like, answering that might help solve the mystery, y'know?

  • Tawny Ventura

    Tawny Ventura

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    Ryan: Ok, rap battle with a sprite for your soul. Go!
    Shane: WELL I'M A SPRITE.

  • Tawny Ventura

    Tawny Ventura

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    Shane: Okay hear me out
    Ryan: uh-huh
    Shane: They were all in love with each other
    Ryan: uh-huh
    Shane: And they had this whole tripod thing going on
    Ryan: OHH, and there was a lover's quarrel?? That makes sense-
    Shane: No, they ran away to Jamacia and lived happily ever after. Next theory!

  • Tigi 24

    Tigi 24

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    Aye, we're a wee bit offended wi that pish accent. 😂

  • Sarah


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    As a Scottish person I was deceased at their attempts of a Scottish accent oml 😂

  • Nom du Clavier

    Nom du Clavier

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    ... not one mite

  • Nom du Clavier

    Nom du Clavier

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    Maybe pay him more eight pounds a year?
    That's 123 today btw.

  • JazzFox


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    B U O Y

  • Dying In fashion

    Dying In fashion

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    I will gladly flyte with these dastardly sprites

  • Owen Darragh

    Owen Darragh

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    What if the man who was supposed to watch the island killed them?

  • Pastel Sugar Galaxy

    Pastel Sugar Galaxy

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    I wasn't paying attention and I was so confused when Shane said "#nutbuster"

  • Gotcha


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  • Aidan Levangie

    Aidan Levangie

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    Really freaking disappointed that there was no reference to the lighthouse

  • Alfredo Atencio

    Alfredo Atencio

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    Love you guys! BUT: it’s called a ‘rogue’ wave. Never heard of a ‘renegade’ wave before 😆 (sounds cool)

  • Damian Santiago

    Damian Santiago

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    Rogue Wave??

  • Sammyyam


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    I think they spilled their beans.

  • Frankie Moses

    Frankie Moses

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    Why isn't it a theory about the man getting paid £8 a year was the one who abducted them or had something to do with their disappearances? He knew something was wrong and didn't warn or tell anyone for 2 weeks even though he was getting paid to tell, it sounds sus.

  • Ellen Reynolds

    Ellen Reynolds

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    Why do Americans pronounce Bouy so weirdly

  • Possum Boy

    Possum Boy

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    This man was paid what equals about £1000 a year to watch a lighthouse, I’d slack off too

  • Zee T.

    Zee T.

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    Is that one robert pattinson movie based on this lmao

  • Davide Giuseppe

    Davide Giuseppe

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    I love how the sex with sheep joke went over Ryan's head lol

  • NineTiNine 9•T•9

    NineTiNine 9•T•9

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    Shane: a 110 feet?
    Ryan:Must have been some big caibunga
    (Philippines, Indonesia, Japan): **laughs while packing to move to the moon**

  • Jekyll Nelligan

    Jekyll Nelligan

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    Watching Shane get so excited for the "What're you buying" line of stuff only to be broken by the words "Can of Alien Juice" is simultaneously hilarious and pitying. He's just so excited for whatever lead in that Ryan is building up to. Excited for maybe a clue as to something solid and profound. But no, it's aliens to destroy the Madej's joyful heart.

  • Reservoir Dog

    Reservoir Dog

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    I hope Shane and Ryan aren't skipping back day at the gym. Carrying Buzzfeed can't be easy

  • Jake Miller

    Jake Miller

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    bad luck to kill a sea bird

  • StandUp BYHA

    StandUp BYHA

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    3 lighthouse keeper crow boyfriends flying away to Jamaica

  • James Harrington

    James Harrington

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    James Ducat is an ancestor of my family

  • Chase Guy

    Chase Guy

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    The grass is sour

  • EBirchall1


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    Magic grass?! Someone tell Free Range Grass!!

  • Jernarow Whylly

    Jernarow Whylly

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    Theory 5 those three lightkeepers could have been possibly abducted by another ship possibly a pirate ship.

  • Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

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    The spirit had the power to turn into nephelim in the flesh or some other. Kymera whatever it was originally and it was hungry for a light house orderve.a boogie bear maybe.

  • Sfu Mato

    Sfu Mato

    9 օր առաջ

    Butt of Lewis. Lol

  • Alayna Weathers

    Alayna Weathers

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    I haven’t seen The Lighthouse, but any inspiration here? I know it’s definitely about a descent into madness.

  • Isabel Shearer

    Isabel Shearer

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    My dog pepper finds Ryan’s voice so soothing it is so cute whenever shane talks she likes slightly jumps

  • pianobooks42


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    Isn't there a Classic Doctor Who episode about this?

  • Paul Wilkinson

    Paul Wilkinson

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    They probably picked the magic grass and made it into a brew and drank it and went to sheep land

  • Klára Mihaliková

    Klára Mihaliková

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    I have never seen someone so disappointed when Ryan said alien juice. Shane was in pain.

  • Daniela Paz Vasquez

    Daniela Paz Vasquez

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    “The butt of Shane is the windiest in the US”😂😂😂😂💀

  • Imre Toth

    Imre Toth

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    Shane has made Ryan a more normal person

  • Daniel Talag

    Daniel Talag

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    The accents made me sad

  • Chas 69

    Chas 69

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    'The lighthouse' isn't based off this story. 'The vanishing' is though.

    • Katia Kossiak

      Katia Kossiak

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      it sure seems to be

  • jayler kwan

    jayler kwan

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    My thoery is that they were caught by pirates and they were forced to board the ship and they were dumped into the sea.

  • Currently Ascending

    Currently Ascending

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    I would love to see a rhyme battle between a sprite and Eminem. It would be epic.

  • Malik Mal

    Malik Mal

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    So you’re telling me those guards were caught “off guard”?