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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Gracie
Gracie - 6 days ago
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
Plant - 11 days ago
What would you do on a deserted island? What extra person would you bring?
valsol
valsol - 12 days ago
shane which part of little women (the movie) did u start crying at this is important
Grace Linnea
Grace Linnea - 12 days ago
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 - 12 days ago
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!!
Adolph Cyril Adolfo
Adolph Cyril Adolfo - 52 minutes ago
Feels like the lighthouse movie
Game Account
Game Account - Hour ago
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.
kyla wiles
kyla wiles - 2 hours ago
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
Doll Baby
Doll Baby - 3 hours ago
So, Shane and Ryan have definitely gone a little crazy in quarantine...
Hickory Lemur
Hickory Lemur - 5 hours ago
They probably drowned by the huge waves.
Laura Baker
Laura Baker - 5 hours ago
Rayn we are almost the same age ill be 29 in December
Abmv 1207
Abmv 1207 - 5 hours ago
My mom and I love watching them.😎✨
Joeysevenfold6
Joeysevenfold6 - 6 hours ago
8:10 Shane doesn't wanna hear it 😂😂
kiwiuq
kiwiuq - 8 hours ago
“nobody cared who i was till i put on the mask” naruto reference???
Aqqle Sauce
Aqqle Sauce - 9 hours ago
110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves
EmilysArchive
EmilysArchive - 9 hours ago
Show: *Is called Buzzfeed Unsolved*
Ryan: “This mystery remains unsolved.”
Me: *Surprised pikachu face*
TheRabbitFear
TheRabbitFear - 9 hours ago
Using a stock photo for a lighthouse keeper of a dude wearing a hoodie...
Jiggly Jungkook
Jiggly Jungkook - 9 hours ago
iF yE hAd tEh cHanCe tEh cHaNGe yEr faTE , wOOdJA?
Ivan Draws Things
Ivan Draws Things - 10 hours ago
I find it hilarious that they talk about these men like they’re the moths from the moth lamp memes
Vinegar Doppio
Vinegar Doppio - 10 hours ago
*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
Donald Petkus
Donald Petkus - 10 hours ago
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.
Conner Music
Conner Music - 10 hours ago
😎Emojis!🤩
James Pierce
James Pierce - 10 hours ago
Lemmion did it better but damn good job. Look him up. He’s my favorite YouTuber.
Jessica
Jessica - 10 hours ago
Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D
Colin D
Colin D - 11 hours ago
I was aye
Danny
Danny - 11 hours ago
Lmao, this was just amazing 😂 especially the sprite bit hahahaha
STM Lifestyle
STM Lifestyle - 11 hours ago
I had no idea you guys started the new season !!! So excited
Truelicity
Truelicity - 11 hours ago
wait their back, were they ever gone?

idfk but im back for more
Jason The Desert Fox
Jason The Desert Fox - 12 hours ago
I would love to see a unsolved on the death of Stalin or Hitler
flavorous earthworm
flavorous earthworm - 12 hours ago
these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time
Muriel
Muriel - 13 hours ago
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.
Kyle Gates
Kyle Gates - 14 hours ago
Was waiting for you guys to do this one.
N D
N D - 14 hours ago
Aahh yes. I know very well about this "Magic grass" you speak of.
schm3schma
schm3schma - 15 hours ago
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?
Han Vo
Han Vo - 15 hours ago
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. :)
Narius
Narius - 15 hours ago
So no one wants to talk about UK having a place called the "Butt of Lewis"?
trackboy17
trackboy17 - 15 hours ago
Have they said anything about new paranormal episodes. Literally the only reason i ever subscribed
Narius
Narius - 15 hours ago
So let me get this straight.
The windiest place in the UK, is called the "Butt of Lewis".

Amazing
The Cube Master XIII
The Cube Master XIII - 16 hours ago
Shane about to get taken by the water broa
St Maxi
St Maxi - 16 hours ago
That is not a Scottish accent lmao 😂🤣 trust me 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Isabel seton-browne
Isabel seton-browne - 17 hours ago
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
MahadAli
MahadAli - 18 hours ago
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.
Nur Zara
Nur Zara - 18 hours ago
I believe, it could have been theory 1
Lisa Ross
Lisa Ross - 18 hours ago
I didn’t realise my native accent was Arnold Schwarzenegger 😂
outcast_ryan 14
outcast_ryan 14 - 19 hours ago
good old Scotland
outcast_ryan 14
outcast_ryan 14 - 19 hours ago
Scotland
bradstev14
bradstev14 - 20 hours ago
Hagrid came and took them to Hogwarts. Yer a wizard Donald.
y a
y a - 21 hour ago
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
Arya
Arya - 22 hours ago
At 3:47 as a Scottish native hearing them speak made me have a seizure
Disha Khandelwal
Disha Khandelwal - 23 hours ago
Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴
becky wilton
becky wilton - Day ago
Why is no one saying pirates??!
Jay Steele
Jay Steele - Day ago
lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni - 22 hours ago
"What if I told you you were gonna disappear?" "Sounds good!" that's a mood
Lardcomposite
Lardcomposite - Day ago
Ryan: "Looks like a can of alien juice."
Shane: "... Is that where this is... Fuckin going...? 😒"
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni - 22 hours ago
I will be soo disappointed if I don't see a mix of their rap battle going viral soon.
TheMisanthropist TM
Holy crap, Shane is that boring white guy who basically failed improv class.
VibeCheck
VibeCheck - Day ago
if you sub to me, you will get nothing, i will gain satisfaction.
Lalitendu Das
Lalitendu Das - Day ago
This is basically story of the lighthouse
Azusa the kitten
Azusa the kitten - Day ago
Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂
exseed 77
exseed 77 - Day ago
Play phasmophobia
Zach davis
Zach davis - Day ago
Please do the murders of the Girl Scout girls on Oklahoma in the 1970s I think near Tulsa Oklahoma
Aria
Aria - Day ago
*anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*
Kit&Kat
Kit&Kat - Day ago
they should play phasmophobia
Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts
Lebron James
Lebron James - Day ago
Ryan's voice is iconic, he should do voiceovers for Amazon Prime and Netflix horror documentaries
pattmyn
pattmyn - Day ago
I still giggle at the bandages just removing themselves from the one sheep at the beginning.
Joy Blue
Joy Blue - Day ago
this return of the gems of buzzfeed is what I need rn
Justine Sklar
Justine Sklar - Day ago
Just a casual throuple chillin in Jamaica who used to run a lighthouse
Cæcilie
Cæcilie - Day ago
I will be soo disappointed if I don't see a mix of their rap battle going viral soon.
Ashleigh Margaret
Ashleigh Margaret - Day ago
"What if I told you you were gonna disappear?" "Sounds good!" that's a mood
GirlOnTheStreets
GirlOnTheStreets - Day ago
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.
Isla
Isla - Day ago
Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂
DragonTamer 4444
DragonTamer 4444 - Day ago
Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment
Tac 01
Tac 01 - Day ago
At this point just give them a tv show called "buzzfeed unsolved"
Ryan R
Ryan R - Day ago
8:13 I think that's the closest i've seen Shane come to being legitimately mad 😂
Leah Macmaster
Leah Macmaster - Day ago
yo shoutout to portland head light in cape elizabeth, maine @ 15:30
Mel in Real Life
Mel in Real Life - Day ago
Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler
TPoseCulture
TPoseCulture - Day ago
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.
Edward Joseph Manao
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.
Shelbi M.
Shelbi M. - Day ago
y’all should do the julie vega or the elisa lam cases
Shelbi M.
Shelbi M. - Day ago
oh my GOD I MISSED RYAN’S NARRATION. THE ANNUNCIATION IS JUST *chefs kiss*
Jabez Guillaume
Jabez Guillaume - Day ago
Please bring out more videos
The Manager
The Manager - Day ago
No rat
The Manager
The Manager - Day ago
M a s k e
McKade
McKade - Day ago
YES MAN IM SO HAPPY YOU GUYS ARE BACK !!!That Rhyme Battle tho LMFAO!!!
Bagels
Bagels - Day ago
Ryan: looks like a can of alien juice
Shane:ಠ_ಠ
Bruno'sBaBySquirrel
me everyday in 2020: 8:13
Mike Harkins
Mike Harkins - Day ago
I'm Scottish and laughing my heid off at impression
Stephen Vaughn
Stephen Vaughn - Day ago
Im surprised the movie the lighthouse hasnt been referenced once
Mango Alex
Mango Alex - Day ago
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
Xiomara G.
Xiomara G. - Day ago
Yasss you guys are back!
Starry Potts
Starry Potts - Day ago
"Tell me more about these men" -Shane Madej, 2020
Starry Potts
Starry Potts - Day ago
Postmortem question: could the men have been poisoned? That wouldn't leave signs of a scuffle.
F0RESEEE
F0RESEEE - Day ago
its Irish and pronounced eye lean and mor is Irish for big so the name is big (eye lean)
Leo Berry
Leo Berry - Day ago
how long could you two last working a lighthouse together ?
ok Miney
ok Miney - Day ago
Fred and George weasley but in 2020.
M.C Ellen
M.C Ellen - Day ago
6’4 Shane seeing women under 5’5: *bursts into tears* Why are you so little??? So smol.... I could step on you......
BRIAN HORROR
BRIAN HORROR - Day ago
I’ve been waiting for a new season!!! Dreams come true 🔥😁
D'Arcy Sinead
D'Arcy Sinead - Day ago
Is nobody going to talk about how they say “buoy” it’s pronounced boy as in buoyancy aid not boooewy, never in my life have I heard this word butchered
Kate
Kate - Day ago
"I'm really tough and I'll tell you I've haaad enough"
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt - Day ago
They probably killed a seabird - 'tis bad luck to kill a sea bird
Elijah Thomas
Elijah Thomas - Day ago
Shane: “I could beat a Sprite in a rap battle”
Ryan: “ok start”
Shane: “years ago I tried to....”
Sanjay Sajan
Sanjay Sajan - 2 hours ago
Years ago they try to.... Years ago they try to... Put me in the... .....IS IT LIEE?
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt - Day ago
Tsunami... duh lol
Herro
Herro - Day ago
Yo why is Ryan so beefcake all of a sudden or is that just me
Jackie Vorlak
Jackie Vorlak - Day ago
Me within 40 seconds of watching this vid "Is Shane drunk??"
Swastik Nihar Mohanty
MH370
Stone man
Beer man
Arushi Talwar
Cieriaa Monaee
Cieriaa Monaee - Day ago
I love these two 🤣🤣🤣
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