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
    Pred 12 dňami

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

    1. Gracie
      Pred 6 dňami

      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
      Pred 12 dňami

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

    3. valsol
      Pred 12 dňami

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

    4. Grace Linnea
      Grace Linnea
      Pred 12 dňami

      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
      Pred 12 dňami

      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. Alex
    Pred 31 minútou

    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.

  3. David Chang
    David Chang
    Pred 37 minútami

    wait I thought they left Buzzfeed to start Watcher.

  4. MaxLive
    Pred 50 minútami

    As someone who is Scottish accents for perfect XD

  5. iblamekristy
    Pred hodinou

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

  6. Leo
    Pred hodinou

    They drowned bruh

  7. KPT 206
    KPT 206
    Pred hodinou

    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

  8. Ian Jasper Sabordo
    Ian Jasper Sabordo
    Pred hodinou

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

  9. Pathetic Kiddo
    Pathetic Kiddo
    Pred 2 hodinami

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

  10. Cath Lily
    Cath Lily
    Pred 4 hodinami

    im Scottish and was absolutely creasing at their accents

  11. Elisa Zanotti
    Elisa Zanotti
    Pred 5 hodinami

    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.

  12. Adolph Cyril Adolfo
    Adolph Cyril Adolfo
    Pred 7 hodinami

    Feels like the lighthouse movie

  13. Game Account
    Game Account
    Pred 7 hodinami

    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.

  14. kyla wiles
    kyla wiles
    Pred 9 hodinami

    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

  15. Doll Baby
    Doll Baby
    Pred 9 hodinami

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

  16. Hickory Lemur
    Hickory Lemur
    Pred 11 hodinami

    They probably drowned by the huge waves.

  17. Laura Baker
    Laura Baker
    Pred 11 hodinami

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

  18. Abmv 1207
    Abmv 1207
    Pred 12 hodinami

    My mom and I love watching them.😎✨

  19. Joeysevenfold6
    Pred 12 hodinami

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

  20. kiwiuq
    Pred 15 hodinami

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

  21. Aqqle Sauce
    Aqqle Sauce
    Pred 16 hodinami

    110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves

  22. EmilysArchive
    Pred 16 hodinami

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

  23. TheRabbitFear
    Pred 16 hodinami

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

  24. Jiggly Jungkook
    Jiggly Jungkook
    Pred 16 hodinami

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

  25. Ivan Draws Things
    Ivan Draws Things
    Pred 16 hodinami

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

  26. Vinegar Doppio
    Vinegar Doppio
    Pred 17 hodinami

    *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

  27. Donald Petkus
    Donald Petkus
    Pred 17 hodinami

    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.

  28. Conner Music
    Conner Music
    Pred 17 hodinami


  29. James Pierce
    James Pierce
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  30. Jessica
    Pred 17 hodinami

    Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D

  31. Colin D
    Colin D
    Pred 17 hodinami

    I was aye

  32. Danny
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  33. STM Lifestyle
    STM Lifestyle
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  34. Truelicity
    Pred 17 hodinami

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

  35. Jason The Desert Fox
    Jason The Desert Fox
    Pred 18 hodinami

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

  36. flavorous earthworm
    flavorous earthworm
    Pred 19 hodinami

    these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time

  37. Muriel
    Pred 20 hodinami

    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.

  38. Kyle Gates
    Kyle Gates
    Pred 20 hodinami

    Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

  39. N D
    N D
    Pred 20 hodinami

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

  40. schm3schma
    Pred 21 hodinou

    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?

  41. Han Vo
    Han Vo
    Pred 21 hodinou

    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. :)

  42. Narius
    Pred 22 hodinami

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

  43. trackboy17
    Pred 22 hodinami

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

  44. Narius
    Pred 22 hodinami

    So let me get this straight. The windiest place in the UK, is called the "Butt of Lewis". Amazing

  45. The Cube Master XIII
    The Cube Master XIII
    Pred 23 hodinami

    Shane about to get taken by the water broa

  46. St Maxi
    St Maxi
    Pred 23 hodinami

    That is not a Scottish accent lmao 😂🤣 trust me 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  47. Isabel seton-browne
    Isabel seton-browne
    Pred 23 hodinami

    Maybe the spirit was a Shepard spirit and just wanted to look after the sheep. That's why they were so healthy the ghoul Shepard was giving them hugs

  48. MahadAli
    Pred dňom

    I miss the old Ryan, this one is too unserious. I liked the dynamic with Shane being unserious and Ryan only in response or when needed.

  49. Nur Zara
    Nur Zara
    Pred dňom

    I believe, it could have been theory 1

  50. Lisa Ross
    Lisa Ross
    Pred dňom

    I didn’t realise my native accent was Arnold Schwarzenegger 😂

  51. outcast_ryan 14
    outcast_ryan 14
    Pred dňom

    good old Scotland

  52. outcast_ryan 14
    outcast_ryan 14
    Pred dňom


  53. bradstev14
    Pred dňom

    Hagrid came and took them to Hogwarts. Yer a wizard Donald.

  54. y a
    y a
    Pred dňom

    I think they got into a little scrap, sure no sign of violence, but what about outside? it can explain why one of the lighthouse keepers didnt bother grabbing his coat

  55. Arya
    Pred dňom

    At 3:47 as a Scottish native hearing them speak made me have a seizure

  56. Disha Khandelwal
    Disha Khandelwal
    Pred dňom

    Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

  57. becky wilton
    becky wilton
    Pred dňom

    Why is no one saying pirates??!

  58. Jay Steele
    Jay Steele
    Pred dňom

    lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

    1. Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni
      Pred dňom

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

  59. Lardcomposite
    Pred dňom

    Ryan: "Looks like a can of alien juice." Shane: "... Is that where this is... Fuckin going...? 😒"

    1. Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni
      Pred dňom

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

  60. TheMisanthropist TM
    TheMisanthropist TM
    Pred dňom

    Holy crap, Shane is that boring white guy who basically failed improv class.

  61. VibeCheck
    Pred dňom

    if you sub to me, you will get nothing, i will gain satisfaction.

  62. Lalitendu Das
    Lalitendu Das
    Pred dňom

    This is basically story of the lighthouse

  63. Azusa the kitten
    Azusa the kitten
    Pred dňom

    Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

  64. exseed 77
    exseed 77
    Pred dňom

    Play phasmophobia

  65. Zach davis
    Zach davis
    Pred dňom

    Please do the murders of the Girl Scout girls on Oklahoma in the 1970s I think near Tulsa Oklahoma

  66. Aria
    Pred dňom

    *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

  67. Kit&Kat
    Pred dňom

    they should play phasmophobia

  68. Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
    Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
    Pred dňom

    I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

  69. Lebron James
    Lebron James
    Pred dňom

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

  70. pattmyn
    Pred dňom

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

  71. Joy Blue
    Joy Blue
    Pred dňom

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

  72. Justine Sklar
    Justine Sklar
    Pred dňom

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

  73. Cæcilie
    Pred dňom

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

  74. Ashleigh Margaret
    Ashleigh Margaret
    Pred dňom

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

  75. GirlOnTheStreets
    Pred dňom

    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.

  76. Isla
    Pred dňom

    Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

  77. DragonTamer 4444
    DragonTamer 4444
    Pred dňom

    Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

  78. Tac 01
    Tac 01
    Pred dňom

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

  79. Ryan R
    Ryan R
    Pred dňom

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

  80. Leah Macmaster
    Leah Macmaster
    Pred dňom

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

  81. Mel in Real Life
    Mel in Real Life
    Pred dňom

    Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

  82. TPoseCulture
    Pred dňom

    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.

  83. Edward Joseph Manao
    Edward Joseph Manao
    Pred dňom

    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.

  84. Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.
    Pred dňom

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

  85. Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.
    Pred dňom


  86. Jabez Guillaume
    Jabez Guillaume
    Pred dňom

    Please bring out more videos

  87. The Manager
    The Manager
    Pred dňom

    No rat

  88. The Manager
    The Manager
    Pred dňom

    M a s k e

  89. McKade
    Pred dňom

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

  90. Bagels
    Pred dňom

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

  91. Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
    Pred dňom

    me everyday in 2020: 8:13

  92. Mike Harkins
    Mike Harkins
    Pred dňom

    I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression

  93. Stephen Vaughn
    Stephen Vaughn
    Pred dňom

    Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once

  94. Mango Alex
    Mango Alex
    Pred dňom

    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

  95. Xiomara G.
    Xiomara G.
    Pred dňom

    Yasss you guys are back!

  96. Starry Potts
    Starry Potts
    Pred dňom

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

  97. Starry Potts
    Starry Potts
    Pred dňom

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

  98. F0RESEEE
    Pred dňom

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

  99. Leo Berry
    Leo Berry
    Pred dňom

    how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?

  100. ok Miney
    ok Miney
    Pred 2 dňami

    Fred and George weasley but in 2020.