The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers

16. okt.. 2020
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What happened to the three lighthouse keepers of Flannan Isles?
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    • 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.

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

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

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

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    • 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!!

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  • Y'all should do an episode on Belle Gunness, the Black Widow of LaPorte

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  • they probably somehow fell into the water and died which is sad but seems like the answer

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  • that Scottish accent hurt my feelings, even though I am not Scottish.

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  • wait... so what did the sheep and ghost on the island have anything to do with anything?

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  • You 2 are why I love this channel. Been a fan from the beginning. Keep it up.

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  • It was a big wave

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  • Dinna worry, I'll gee you enes the Scottish pass

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  • love the new setup

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

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  • Ryan doing Rorschach is the best XD

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

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

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  • My bets are on polyamory.

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

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  • 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 🤣

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  • you got me at polyamorous lighthouse keepers

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

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

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  • Do the bloody benders

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

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  • Sorry how are you pronouncing buoy there?! Lol

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

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    • They probably drowned by the huge waves.

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  • 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.

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  • wait I thought they left Buzzfeed to start Watcher.

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  • As someone who is Scottish accents for perfect XD

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

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  • They drowned bruh

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  • 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

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

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

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  • im Scottish and was absolutely creasing at their accents

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  • 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.

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  • Feels like the lighthouse movie

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  • 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.

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    • 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.

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  • 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

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

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  • They probably drowned by the huge waves.

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

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  • My mom and I love watching them.😎✨

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

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

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  • 110 foot high bababoey was knocked by the waves

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

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

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

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

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  • *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

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  • 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.

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  • 😎Emojis!🤩

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

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  • Animorphs reference! that just made my day =D

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  • I was aye

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

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

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

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  • these videos are oddly creepy and comforting at the same time

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  • 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.

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  • Was waiting for you guys to do this one.

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

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  • 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?

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  • 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. :)

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

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

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

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  • Shane about to get taken by the water broa

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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • I believe, it could have been theory 1

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

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  • good old Scotland

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  • Scotland

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

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  • 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

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

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  • Genuinely worried that the lockdown has eroded your sanity 🥴

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  • Why is no one saying pirates??!

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  • lighthouse keepers are moths, apparently.

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

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

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

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

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

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  • This is basically story of the lighthouse

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  • Buzzfeed unsolved is the only good thing about buzzzfeed 😂

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  • Play phasmophobia

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

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  • *anyone else get the Dark Knight Rises reference?*

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  • they should play phasmophobia

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  • I'm here from Mr. Nightmare/Llama Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • Shane is soo done with unsolved 😅😂

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  • Ricky Goldsworth showed himself for a moment

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

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