The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers
What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

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

    • Gracie

      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

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

    • valsol

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

    • Grace Linnea
      Grace Linnea

      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

      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!!

  • Huw Thomas
    Huw Thomas

    Today I learned Americans say "buoy" like "boo-ie".

  • ZenVerse

    Ryan doing Rorschach is the best XD

  • Saffy R
    Saffy R

    I’m sorry but who else is shook that Americans pronounce ‘buoy’ as ‘BOO-EY’ and not just ‘BOY’ ????

  • mywinterlungs

    1900 but stock image used shows one dude wearing a hoodie lmao

  • Anika Vuissa
    Anika Vuissa

    My bets are on polyamory.

  • im19ice3

    i am very disappointed the dude who didnt do his job in the nearbt island wasnt considered as the murderer

  • smacgregor717

    I love unsolved mysteries/disappearances/murders etc. I love this channel. not gonna lie I'm 40% here for the mystery and 60% here for the banter. I love it 🤣

  • freya!

    you got me at polyamorous lighthouse keepers

  • Caarline

    Shane: If this is offensive, I apologize. Ryan: If you're offended, you should be.

  • shivani anil
    shivani anil

    Have they covered the Long Island Serial Killer on buzzfeed unsolved?

  • West Dib
    West Dib

    Do the bloody benders

  • soiung toiue
    soiung toiue

    i believe shane’s theory. they were a throuple, left the island and lived happily ever after

  • George Ng-Bryson
    George Ng-Bryson

    Sorry how are you pronouncing buoy there?! Lol

  • Oak Park Hills Chapel
    Oak Park Hills Chapel

    We MISSED YOU GUYS! The stories are always good, but the HUMOR! This time was fire!! Nice work!

    • soiung toiue
      soiung toiue

      They probably drowned by the huge waves.

  • Alex

    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.

  • David Chang
    David Chang

    wait I thought they left Buzzfeed to start Watcher.

  • MaxLive

    As someone who is Scottish accents for perfect XD

  • iblamekristy

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

  • Leo

    They drowned bruh

  • KPT 206
    KPT 206

    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

  • Ian Jasper Sabordo
    Ian Jasper Sabordo

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

  • Pathetic Kiddo
    Pathetic Kiddo

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

  • Cath Lily
    Cath Lily

    im Scottish and was absolutely creasing at their accents

  • Elisa Zanotti
    Elisa Zanotti

    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.

  • Adolph Cyril Adolfo
    Adolph Cyril Adolfo

    Feels like the lighthouse movie

  • Game Account
    Game Account

    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.

    • jinsus

      People with "white" accents aren't discriminated against or seriously judged. For example, if an African American person goes into get a job and they sound "black", they are less likely to get it because they don't sound as "intelligent" although, black accents don't exist, and using aave doesn't mean you aren't educated. People of color are forced to learn how to code-switch because white professionals feel "intimidated" by them. Simply put, white people can't experience racism. They can experience mockery, but that's no comparison to groups of people who have been treated as less than for centuries.

  • kyla wiles
    kyla wiles

    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

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

  • Hickory Lemur
    Hickory Lemur

    They probably drowned by the huge waves.

  • Laura Baker
    Laura Baker

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

  • Abmv 1207
    Abmv 1207

    My mom and I love watching them.😎✨

  • Joeysevenfold6

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

  • kiwiuq

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

  • Aqqle Sauce
    Aqqle Sauce

    110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves

  • EmilysArchive

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

  • TheRabbitFear

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

  • Jiggly Jungkook
    Jiggly Jungkook

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

  • Ivan Draws Things
    Ivan Draws Things

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

  • Vinegar Doppio
    Vinegar Doppio

    *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

    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


  • James Pierce
    James Pierce

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

  • Jessica

    Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D

  • Colin D
    Colin D

    I was aye

  • Danny

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

  • STM Lifestyle
    STM Lifestyle

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

  • Truelicity

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

  • Jason The Desert Fox
    Jason The Desert Fox

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

  • flavorous earthworm
    flavorous earthworm

    these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time

  • Muriel

    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

    Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

  • N D
    N D

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

  • schm3schma

    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

    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

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

  • trackboy17

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

  • Narius

    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

    Shane about to get taken by the water broa

  • St Maxi
    St Maxi

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

  • Isabel seton-browne
    Isabel seton-browne

    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

    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

    I believe, it could have been theory 1

  • Lisa Ross
    Lisa Ross

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

  • outcast_ryan 14
    outcast_ryan 14

    good old Scotland

  • outcast_ryan 14
    outcast_ryan 14


  • bradstev14

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

  • y a
    y a

    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

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

  • Disha Khandelwal
    Disha Khandelwal

    Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

  • becky wilton
    becky wilton

    Why is no one saying pirates??!

  • Jay Steele
    Jay Steele

    lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

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

  • Lardcomposite

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

    • Ailsa Ni
      Ailsa Ni

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

  • TheMisanthropist TM
    TheMisanthropist TM

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

  • VibeCheck

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

  • Lalitendu Das
    Lalitendu Das

    This is basically story of the lighthouse

  • Azusa the kitten
    Azusa the kitten

    Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

  • exseed 77
    exseed 77

    Play phasmophobia

  • Zach davis
    Zach davis

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

  • Aria

    *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

  • Kit&Kat

    they should play phasmophobia

  • Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]
    Barney Jr Official [Spongebob vlogs 9000]

    I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

  • Lebron James
    Lebron James

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

  • pattmyn

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

  • Joy Blue
    Joy Blue

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

  • Justine Sklar
    Justine Sklar

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

  • Cæcilie

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

  • Ashleigh Margaret
    Ashleigh Margaret

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

  • GirlOnTheStreets

    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

    Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

  • DragonTamer 4444
    DragonTamer 4444

    Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

  • Tac 01
    Tac 01

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

  • Ryan R
    Ryan R

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

  • Leah Macmaster
    Leah Macmaster

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

  • Mel in Real Life
    Mel in Real Life

    Wasn’t this turned into a movie with Gerard Butler

  • TPoseCulture

    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
    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.

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

  • Shelbi M.
    Shelbi M.


  • Jabez Guillaume
    Jabez Guillaume

    Please bring out more videos