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 2 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 7 days ago
What would you do on a deserted island? What extra person would you bring?
valsol 8 days ago
shane which part of little women (the movie) did u start crying at this is important
Grace Linnea
Grace Linnea 8 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 8 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!!
Shashank Shetty
Shashank Shetty 2 minutes ago
I thought this would be based on the movie lighthouse
Doris2000 47 minutes ago
BFU is back with the boys! I'm happy.
Bad luck to kill a seabird...
Daniel Berry
Daniel Berry Hour ago
The dark knight reference>>>>>>
Green Giant
Green Giant 2 hours ago
Oh yeah another night of no sleep
Carlos D Gonzalez
Carlos D Gonzalez 2 hours ago
The one theory no one has tried, its nessy the loch ness monster.
Atlis D
Atlis D 2 hours ago
Kind of just connecting the dots that this story might have inspired the willem dafoe and robert pattinson movie.
Michael Nella
Michael Nella 3 hours ago
curious to know if they ever found any trace of the flag. You'd wonder if it was torn down by the storm or if it was just lowered.
Caz Smith
Caz Smith 3 hours ago
Americans!! Say β€œbuoyant”, now say β€œbuoy”. Exactly!! Stop pronouncing it Boo-ey 😫😫😫
kmtx 3 hours ago
Well obviously it was aliens, the Rutans of course. Doctor Who was there and so was Leela.
Grace Candaza
Grace Candaza 4 hours ago
How about Xavier DuPont de Ligonnès ? The aristocrat who slaughtered his' entire family? That remains a mystery up till now.
Katarina Dayinta
Katarina Dayinta 4 hours ago
So I guess this is inspire the lighthouse movie?
Stevie Denae
Stevie Denae 4 hours ago
19:20 I too shipped Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, and off-camera friend πŸ˜‚
Isabel A
Isabel A 4 hours ago
i think it was a suicide pact. or maybe they were eaten by the sheep
Robin 5 hours ago
Move over Streddie I have a new OT3 now
FD GOD 5 hours ago
Why is this all so familiar?
Adam Reeves
Adam Reeves 5 hours ago
I’m only a minute in and I’m already completely convinced Shane and Ryan are high off their asses-
Christopher Hays
Christopher Hays 5 hours ago
Theory 1 is pretty much the most plausible. One fell into the sea, the others attempted to rescue him and then fell in themselves, possibly during a sweltering of waves from the intense winds of the North Sea. Why were the bodies never found? It's the ocean, they sank and were eaten by crabs and hagfish, most bodies in the sea remain there.
Learning and Growing
I'm so happy they brought the local lore into it!
ShaneMP01 6 hours ago
People: *go missing* Ryan: *alien breathing noises*
Jared Quinn
Jared Quinn 6 hours ago
They were washed off by a rogue wave. Case closed.
Kiefer The Gamer
Kiefer The Gamer 6 hours ago
0:03 You stole my Crappy Pun
GreenbloodLady 6 hours ago
This just in: Shane and Ryan think lighthouse keepers run off the same rules as moths. XD
The answer to the mystery is very simple. One of the men killed and ate the others, then ate himself.
Jordan Ramsey
Jordan Ramsey 8 hours ago
Couldn't pirates have just landed on the island and kidnapped them? That's the only realistic theory besides the violent lighthouse keeper killing them and then committing suicide. Also, they could have all been at the tackle box and got hit by a wave simultaneously.
Logically Dictate
Logically Dictate 8 hours ago
I thought the same
Maggie Sullivan
Maggie Sullivan 8 hours ago
The resignation in Shane’s voice when Ryan pulled out the Alien Juice was just truly inspiring
hound3000 need some hugs
Shane is beaten by Ryan in a rap battle? Who would have thought?
Scott Perkins
Scott Perkins 9 hours ago
I live in the south and I'm offended by those... "accents"
K M 2 hours ago
They were joking don’t take everything so serious πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Bevan F.
Bevan F. 9 hours ago
Ryan really missed the opportunity to say β€œshed some light” instead of β€œshed some insight”
Cora Espinoza
Cora Espinoza 9 hours ago
Rouge waves are a real scary thing though.
kiwitoothpick 9 hours ago
I’m so glad they are continuing this series. I always binge watch when I’m on vacation 🀩🀩🀩
JANET WILHAM 9 hours ago
maybe the men conspired to leave together is some kind of plan...those men need to be investigated deeply as I think they all did this together with a well planned out scheme. And as far as the sheep go--could be some type of marine life that washes up on the grass that contains a hormone booster and when the sheep eat this they give birth to twins.
Dee Ca.
Dee Ca. 9 hours ago
Why is his voice so nasally?
Faylyn Hillier
Faylyn Hillier 9 hours ago
Shane loves lighthouses, I paint lighthouses, gives me an idea.
Geckopanda Covers
Geckopanda Covers 9 hours ago
I missed you 2!
Kirsty Anne Allan
Kirsty Anne Allan 10 hours ago
I'm.scottish, those accents were hilarious πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Caporal Poireau
Caporal Poireau 10 hours ago
Lighthouse keepers are moths confirmed
The Epic Memes And Games
im glad you guys are finally back
AIDEN LEE 10 hours ago
Maybe the gamekeeper killed them and hid the evidence
Juliette Wahl
Juliette Wahl 10 hours ago
So essentially what went down in that movie with rob and dafoe
H.W. Reid
H.W. Reid 10 hours ago
You should come here to Scotland for Unsolved: Supernatural! Bloody everything is haunted here
Marshall Mathers
Marshall Mathers 10 hours ago
stolen from bedtime stories and done much worse
Lauren Larson
Lauren Larson 11 hours ago
Know what it’s kind of like they go through every Accent except Scottish
firewolfgames 11 hours ago
roku like from ATLA?
Souls Borne
Souls Borne 11 hours ago
Smashmathboy 11 hours ago
Sasha Antonia
Sasha Antonia 12 hours ago
Really miss the good old unsolved. It just doesn’t have the same feel anymore. Didn’t even watch this episode
jiji 12 hours ago
18:11 I thought that was shirtless shane beating up the camera
Sheikha Al Busaidi
Sheikha Al Busaidi 12 hours ago
Missed you guys
jxsyxng 12 hours ago
Shane is so giddy
Joanne Denney
Joanne Denney 12 hours ago
Reminds me of the lighthouse film that William Dafoe and Robert Pattison starred in directed by Robert Eggers. Very eerie.
Ojaswita 13 hours ago
Booey !?
Lazy Studio
Lazy Studio 13 hours ago
Maybe they were consumed by the light
E H 13 hours ago
The accents πŸ˜‚ you wouldn’t hear that on Sauchiehall Street
YG & SM STAN. 13 hours ago
idk if it's just me but i've had a fear of lighthouses since i was in elementary school 😭😭
Aiana Raven
Aiana Raven 13 hours ago
"Nice light!" - the Lighthouse keepers had essentially become moths.
meredith m
meredith m 13 hours ago
nah it was just three lighthouse keepers having a mega polyamorous relationship with those mermen dudes. then they all live underwater happily ever after
Kaitlin Hutchison
Kaitlin Hutchison 13 hours ago
my grandfather was the last lighthouse keeper in Scotland before they went automated! really enjoyed this episode :)
Clarissa Hargis
Clarissa Hargis 14 hours ago
A rogue wave seems like the only plausible explanation.
lucus lopez
lucus lopez 14 hours ago
video reported for racism against Scottish
lolbit plush productions
YG & SM STAN. 13 hours ago
Sydney Mitrecic
Sydney Mitrecic 14 hours ago
Magic grassπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Its such a funny phrase
Sydney Mitrecic
Sydney Mitrecic 14 hours ago
YAY!!!!! We're back baby!!!!! I love unsolved! Have a great day anyone
nm 14 hours ago
why didn't they ask the gamekeeper if he saw a storm at least, because that would clarify at least part of the confusion
Julian Gutierrez
Julian Gutierrez 14 hours ago
Shane is gay
Gay Slinky
Gay Slinky 14 hours ago
Ricky goldsworth?!
Gay Slinky
Gay Slinky 14 hours ago
Why is no one mentioning the fact that this man was payed 8 pounds a year to watch this lighthouse???
The Knightingale
The Knightingale 15 hours ago
It’s official: light house keepers are moths
Omeesa Khanduri
Omeesa Khanduri 15 hours ago
Ahhhhh...they’re back...yess...pure joy πŸ˜†
lacrosseguy108 15 hours ago
aye lads thats a wee offensive... kidding haah. great channel guys
Mark F.
Mark F. 15 hours ago
absolutely disgusting that they make fun of scottish people! im part scottish (although many many many mannnnny generations ago) my family has lived in the US for like 100+ yrs now...but it's still very offensive to me..with the move towards ending racism you'd think these 2 clowns would actually care about people of different races. Make fun of my race = no more watching...im sure many others will follow too!!
lolbit plush productions
* sigh *
YG & SM STAN. 13 hours ago
bye then tf they don't need uπŸ’€
Lily Hopson
Lily Hopson 15 hours ago
i remember hearing this when i was younger thinking it was just a scary story
Reagan Weatherford
Reagan Weatherford 15 hours ago
Doing my happy dance celebrating my favorite duo
dennislp3 15 hours ago
You guys are so corny you could make a whole bag of popcorn
lolbit plush productions
Oh god...
Harro Bye
Harro Bye 15 hours ago
Probably sea pirates back in the day found the island n made the kidnapped lighthouse keepers slaves.
dennislp3 15 hours ago
"Is that where this is fuckin going?" lol.....gold
Ashley Leasure
Ashley Leasure 15 hours ago
The accents 🀣
Chaotic Maximus
Chaotic Maximus 15 hours ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but (1:57) isn't "Eilean MΓ³r" Scottish Gaelic for "Big Island"
Mya Lang
Mya Lang 16 hours ago
shane i think we ALL cried at little women
Olivia Skye
Olivia Skye 16 hours ago
I'm Scottish, and while I wasn't offended by the accents, please never do them again
Braelyn Creamer
Braelyn Creamer 16 hours ago
Could y’all please do the Williamsburg colonial parkway murders? No ever seems to talk about it even though there was literally a serial killer running loose .
Scufflegrit 16 hours ago
β€œThe nearby BUTT of Lewis”
Nima Hassan
Nima Hassan 16 hours ago
What do get when you have 4 men in a lighthouse? Shane: A polyamorous gay relationship with a future in Jamaica
Imagez 16 hours ago
I can't believe Shane is still alive after everything he's said
Caitlin Pallett
Caitlin Pallett 16 hours ago
the way the americans say buoy makes me laugh so much it sounds way cooler haha (uk pronounce it like boy, not booey)
Carlos Solis
Carlos Solis 16 hours ago
Every episode has some kind of humourous jokes, which helps my mind from dreaming this again and again
Gay Calculator
Gay Calculator 16 hours ago
Its either a poly gay love story or the fey got em
GlowDust7501 17 hours ago
The music makes this so ominous ugh
Fuwa Fu
Fuwa Fu 17 hours ago
The magic grass made the sheep magical.
Jimeth Ota
Jimeth Ota 17 hours ago
The gamekeeper did it
Rivero Kenshiro
Rivero Kenshiro 17 hours ago
My thought, 1 of then drop into the sea, they tried to save the drowning one, a wave carry they all away.
the bright hunter
the bright hunter 17 hours ago
i think the image for joseph moore is steve jobs
Olivia Lawrence
Olivia Lawrence 17 hours ago
as a scottish person am loving the accents
Tomas Mac
Tomas Mac 17 hours ago
the boys are back
Miss Zee
Miss Zee 17 hours ago
Broooo what If 2020 is result of shane harassing Annabel
Andrew Breen
Andrew Breen 17 hours ago
Are ye fond of me Lobster?
Black Rose
Black Rose 18 hours ago
you know these two men are are really close friends coz they are almost gay for each other.
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy 18 hours ago
Gamekeeper was possibly an Imposter. He wasn't doing his tasks.
Jared Quinn
Jared Quinn 18 hours ago
Am I hearing the Stranger Things theme?
Uncanny void
Uncanny void 18 hours ago
Lol butt of lewis, i wanna know the history
zijuiy wttuy
zijuiy wttuy 18 hours ago
Or they just wanted to spend christmas with their families πŸ‘ Ryan turning into Ricky at the end, just cracks me up