The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

20 015 Vizionare 2 mil

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


  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    Acum 5 Zile

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

    1. Plant
      Acum 4 Zile

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

    2. valsol
      Acum 5 Zile

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

    3. Grace Linnea
      Grace Linnea
      Acum 5 Zile

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

    4. Yazmine Yacub
      Yazmine Yacub
      Acum 5 Zile

      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!!

    5. Candy Smithey
      Candy Smithey
      Acum 5 Zile


  2. 06cherly
    Acum 3 minute

    Ghouls boys are back!!! 😍😍😍

  3. Rebecca Leech
    Rebecca Leech
    Acum 7 minute

    ryan- renegade wave. me- starts dancing the renegade

  4. Jervé Henneberry
    Jervé Henneberry
    Acum 18 minute

    blah blah remains unsolved? anyone? no?

  5. Wubba Wubba
    Wubba Wubba
    Acum 20 minute

    Love you guys, but omg this story has been done to death. Why must these similar channels reuse the same content over and over instead of digging up new material? Recycling is normally good, but not in this case.

  6. Laura Anne
    Laura Anne
    Acum 46 minute

    On behalf of all of Scotland, please don't ever do those accents again 😂😂😂

  7. Sira Skovgaard
    Sira Skovgaard
    Acum 52 minute

    Plzz play phasmophobia 😃 i really want to see you guys play it... Take it as training for the next time you go to a ghost location 😉

  8. leiha b
    leiha b
    Acum 53 minute

    is this what the lighthouse was based on??

  9. Rebecca Bragg Jensen
    Rebecca Bragg Jensen
    Acum 58 minute

    Ryan how have you pronounce ‘buoy’ like that😂😂 it’s pronounced ‘boy’

  10. Duy Khương
    Duy Khương
    Acum oră

    In the Illuminati episode Shane said he doesn't trust a thing Al Roker said,now he said he's a big fan of Roker???

  11. Mj
    Acum oră

    One minute in and I’m already asking if Shane’s okay

  12. Charming nowhere to hide
    Charming nowhere to hide
    Acum oră

    Shane kept saying that without modern day entertainment and luxuries, he'd be an alcoholic serial killer. I'm sorry I never really believed him until now.

  13. Kilroy was Here
    Kilroy was Here
    Acum oră

    “Moore went to shore to knock on the door” Shane Madej

  14. Zhi xci
    Zhi xci
    Acum oră

    Everyone: murder, suicide, madness and death. Or maybe just hear me out this will sound outrageous but what if they just left? Doesn't have to be a polyamorous gay relationship, but considering that morale was low it's not impossible that 1 or 2 left then the other followed, or they all left simultaneously, it's not exactly hard to vanish back then.

    1. Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide
      Acum oră

      I’m Scottish and I’m deeply offended ahahahaha

  15. Chezca potpot
    Chezca potpot
    Acum oră

    shane and ryan showed their mid life crisis situation in the intro. Are you ok my dudes?

  16. yoinkhaha
    Acum 2 ore

    Tragic accident. =T

  17. Jade Ryan
    Jade Ryan
    Acum 2 ore

    Shane could've won that rap battle "well i sure do like my big tall light. But i don't like you, stinky old sprite"

  18. XieXu Wei
    XieXu Wei
    Acum 2 ore

    Me: Language is fake and grammar and pronunciation rules aren't real. Strict adherence to pompous rules is inherently classist andlightly xenophobic while the air of literary superiority from academics is exhausting and misplaced Also me: *listening to Ryan Bergara pronounce the words Buoy and strewn* The Lord is testing me

    Acum 2 ore

    Im watching this only because of ryan and shane

  20. Spider Pig
    Spider Pig
    Acum 2 ore

    Yo my stepdad was in the movie based on this, he played thomas in the movie the vanishing

  21. Natasha Luna
    Natasha Luna
    Acum 2 ore

    Hahahhahah The butt of shane it the windiest place in the US! Gotta love these boys!

  22. BlackTapeProductions
    Acum 2 ore

    Thank youuu, missed you guys!

  23. John Scattyman
    John Scattyman
    Acum 2 ore

    I wonder may we see ryan and Shane play phasmophobia since they haven’t been able to ghost hunt in person???

  24. sophie Xox
    sophie Xox
    Acum 2 ore

    Life booe

  25. Coast Vanwyck
    Coast Vanwyck
    Acum 2 ore

    Take a shot every time Shane and Ryan chuckle like dads

  26. Ma'am Astrid
    Ma'am Astrid
    Acum 2 ore

    How TF do you do a Scottish accent I'm really interested

  27. Sir Rabbit of the Kitchens
    Sir Rabbit of the Kitchens
    Acum 2 ore

    I'm not even scottish, but even I got offended by their attempt at scottish 🤣🤣

  28. neoporticulis
    Acum 3 ore

    Do consider doing one on the Monster with 21 Faces, an alias of the blackmailer(s) of Glico in Japan in 1984. and for reference.

  29. Cara Burns
    Cara Burns
    Acum 3 ore

    I’m Scottish and I’m deeply offended ahahahaha

  30. A$E
    Acum 3 ore

    "Some bad buoy business"

  31. Iphone 69
    Iphone 69
    Acum 3 ore

    This is like my heroine

  32. the Thunder
    the Thunder
    Acum 3 ore

    For gods sake what about the lawn! Fear and loathing style..maybe they ate the devils weed salad. The way British soldiers, 1776 era, did and whacked out did who knows what.☺

  33. TessellatedGuy
    Acum 3 ore

    I feel like the fact that it took me a few seconds to get the log toilet joke means I actually lost a few brain cells when I realized what it was, rather than gaining brain cells due to smart thinking. That's how low level of a joke that was.

  34. Adam Mitchelson
    Adam Mitchelson
    Acum 3 ore

    I’m not offended

  35. Breathe-Think-Dream
    Acum 3 ore

    Can I just say a bothy isn't just a ruined building - its a shelter that anyone can use and there's still many across Scotland free for use

  36. Big 092MLBOA
    Big 092MLBOA
    Acum 3 ore

    You guys gotta keep these coming it’s been a while

  37. ジョネーJonét
    Acum 4 ore

    20:50 omg one of the funniest moments on youtube.

  38. Sneh Kriti
    Sneh Kriti
    Acum 4 ore

    But I really believe that they found treasure so they vanished to be rich and happy ever after

  39. Jibrhan khan
    Jibrhan khan
    Acum 4 ore

    The mystery of the missing talent

  40. LastHeat
    Acum 4 ore

    Ryan completely demolished Shane 😂

  41. adryan putra
    adryan putra
    Acum 4 ore


  42. Carmen Villalobos
    Carmen Villalobos
    Acum 4 ore

    i know Ryan ISNT white BUT he gives off major white guy energy... but in a good way

  43. Scarlet Rose_98
    Scarlet Rose_98
    Acum 4 ore

    Shane's rhyming skills was milked by the professor in puppet history hahaahah, shane's struggle with rhyming hahaahha

  44. anthony mo
    anthony mo
    Acum 4 ore

    The theory that all three had a love affair seems to make the most sense lol. Probably moved to SF but bought a house down in LA

  45. Greg
    Acum 4 ore

    So glad you're back for another season!

  46. Ramon Wang
    Ramon Wang
    Acum 5 ore

    I'm surprised they haven't done the raseda house yet would love to see them try get a conversation going with whatever's in there, but please for the love of god give both Shane and Ryan some holy water before you do i'm worried about Shane's safety sometimes...

  47. Cracc 216
    Cracc 216
    Acum 5 ore

    THANK YOU I love you guys.

  48. Caleb Keller
    Caleb Keller
    Acum 5 ore

    Maybe it's just me but I don't think they got the same chemistry as they used to

  49. Tyrone Fox
    Tyrone Fox
    Acum 5 ore

    Theory 2! The lighthouse.. MAD FILM 😳 Missed you guys!

  50. F JAY
    F JAY
    Acum 5 ore

    The only problem i have with these are the pictures they use it throws me off, tryna paint the picture in my head and finding explanations but theres like 5 different light houses lol i cant solve no mysteries like this man.

  51. jeremy holland
    jeremy holland
    Acum 5 ore

    Don’t spill your beans...

  52. Archives Of the Void
    Archives Of the Void
    Acum 5 ore

    Ryan and Shane: haha bad scottish impressions go brr My Scottish ancestors: the fu-

  53. RichBabyVert
    Acum 5 ore

    2:05 am

  54. ItachixSire
    Acum 6 ore

    I think I'm more upset that there was no Buzzfeed Unsolved Supernatural than see Ryan & Shane get drunk for a video. But this will have to do for now.

  55. Cat Crimes
    Cat Crimes
    Acum 6 ore

    Do the black lady of our'do manner

  56. Tim Judge
    Tim Judge
    Acum 6 ore

    I couldn’t take the word logs seriously for 99% of the video lol

  57. Tim Judge
    Tim Judge
    Acum 6 ore

    Jesus I’m older then Ryan. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  58. Spidey Craft
    Spidey Craft
    Acum 6 ore


  59. Tobias Reiper
    Tobias Reiper
    Acum 6 ore

    Ahhhhhh the only good part of buzzfeed

  60. Annie Patton
    Annie Patton
    Acum 6 ore

    I think Mackenzie killed everybody and staged everything

  61. Slowflipsfb _
    Slowflipsfb _
    Acum 6 ore

    21:40 "ayo MacArthur drop that beat"

  62. Tejaan Music
    Tejaan Music
    Acum 6 ore

    Never give up

  63. Bella Perry
    Bella Perry
    Acum 6 ore


  64. hsfga gsnms
    hsfga gsnms
    Acum 7 ore

    Is the hot daga back? #Postmortem #hotdaga #unsolved

  65. Caro Zoroark
    Caro Zoroark
    Acum 7 ore

    The story is excellent but does anyone feel that it's supernatural material rather than true crime?

  66. Josh Raila
    Josh Raila
    Acum 7 ore

    Why'd they spill their beans?

  67. JKC
    Acum 7 ore

    Do the disappearance of MH370!

  68. Sarah Patricia Oñasa
    Sarah Patricia Oñasa
    Acum 7 ore

    I knew it, alien abduction will always be one of the theories 👽

  69. The Dabbster
    The Dabbster
    Acum 7 ore

    Hell yea Shane and Ryan are the best!

  70. Jessica McKay
    Jessica McKay
    Acum 7 ore

    I feel like it's possible Ducat tested his theory and they left when it was clear no-one was coming to help them

  71. spectacular alien
    spectacular alien
    Acum 7 ore

    Im surprised no one has mentioned about the movie "The Lighthouse"

  72. Adder K.
    Adder K.
    Acum 7 ore

    Rouge wave.

  73. im19ice3
    Acum 8 ore


  74. Sarah Geffen
    Sarah Geffen
    Acum 8 ore

    Please do a buzzfeed unsolved on skinwalker ranch in Utah!!

  75. sabrina jones
    sabrina jones
    Acum 8 ore

    I missed you guys!!

  76. Kenz Mangan
    Kenz Mangan
    Acum 8 ore

    There was a ghost mentioned in the beginning and then for some reason never again? Sheep keepers didn't stay overnight because of a spirit and they were like "well it's definitely not the already established spirit we mentioned"

  77. Tara Soleng
    Tara Soleng
    Acum 8 ore

    Hol up!! What a minute! You guys are the same age as me??

  78. Brooklin Cooper
    Brooklin Cooper
    Acum 8 ore

    Idk about you, but I think shane should get a haircut, idk

    Acum 8 ore


  80. Liberty N. B. Casio
    Liberty N. B. Casio
    Acum 8 ore


  81. Kadek Chandra
    Kadek Chandra
    Acum 8 ore

    Lol took you long enough

  82. The Mechanic
    The Mechanic
    Acum 8 ore

    I am so glad you guys are back

  83. Lee and the AG Community
    Lee and the AG Community
    Acum 8 ore

    Can you guy's come to DIA to finally debunk the basement theory lol 😅 It's the one theory I think is just so untrue.

  84. Grace K
    Grace K
    Acum 8 ore

    Have y'all read 'cryptids and other creepy creatures'? The aesthetic of this show gives me those vibes and I've gotta say, I'm loving it

  85. Carter LeClaire
    Carter LeClaire
    Acum 8 ore

    Shanes intro reminded me of mark normand, they would get along well

    Acum 8 ore

    of course Buzzfeed would be overly worried about being "offensive"! This is the extent of their comedy today! Shyte!!!

  87. Am. B.
    Am. B.
    Acum 8 ore

    I love this century when we can openly talk about tripods and be all like “oh, I see, ok”. 🥰

  88. Celtic Lass
    Celtic Lass
    Acum 8 ore

    With extreme winds, the rogue wave theory is completely possible.

    Acum 9 ore

    they eerejust pregnant sheep!

  90. xo merz
    xo merz
    Acum 9 ore


    Acum 9 ore

    my uncle had a stroke from wearing a mask! take them off! You're being lied to!

  92. Dustin K
    Dustin K
    Acum 9 ore


  93. Ashly Sorenson
    Ashly Sorenson
    Acum 9 ore

    Have you ever noticed how every accent Ryan tries ends up sounding like Christopher Walken trying to do an accent?

  94. MrsJShepherd1
    Acum 9 ore

    I really want Shane & Ryan to cover the disappearance of Harold Holt (Australian Prime Minister in the 1950's). He went swimming in the ocean & never returned. He probably drowned, but there are really interesting theories about sharks, or post WWII submarines. Oh, and they memorialised him with - a municipal swimming pool. 😀

  95. Lee and the AG Community
    Lee and the AG Community
    Acum 9 ore

    Okay but dat intro is me. EVERY time I come home 😷

  96. Michelle Watson
    Michelle Watson
    Acum 9 ore

    Shane is the worst Sprite ever! Lol.

  97. itslexi
    Acum 9 ore

    shane’s little cross legged pose😭😭

  98. not dipper pines
    not dipper pines
    Acum 9 ore

    You know what? I'm going with Shane's theory, the three guys were in love and ran away

  99. Pirate Lord
    Pirate Lord
    Acum 9 ore


  100. yeaeunnix
    Acum 9 ore

    could you guys do a video on the frog boys? five children just diesappeared.