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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  • BuzzFeed Unsolved Network
    BuzzFeed Unsolved Network

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

    • 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!!

    • Candy Smithey
      Candy Smithey


  • Pizzagelion

    is this what inspired The Lighthouse(2019)?

  • Nicole B
    Nicole B

    “Things aren’t gonna happen that are great” Ryan, you’ve just summed up 2020 and the confused way I think about it

  • Harsh Upadhyay
    Harsh Upadhyay

    Magic grass and double sheep? I think we all know what the grass is.

  • mustafa 43
    mustafa 43


  • a pigeon
    a pigeon

    They should do an episode on the Frog Boys, they disappeared in Daegu, South Korea while looking for eggs in a mountain on March 26, 1991. 11 years later they found the 5 boys' bones on the mountain by 2 men. Initially, the police thought they died because of the cold, but on three of the boys skulls, there were marks that appeared to be made by a metal tool. According to the forensic team, the boys seemed to have been hit on the head and died from those injuries. There's actually a lot more on this case. It's very interesting!!

  • Nicole B
    Nicole B

    Sheep are magical! And they have twins fairly often. Loving the fanfic Shane

  • hannah

    "if you're scottish and you're offended by this, you should be"

  • zo id
    zo id

    Whyd yee spill your beans

  • Sarah K
    Sarah K

    Why do they pause and joke around so much? They broke the flow of an otherwise extremely interesting and mysterious story.

  • Zoila Medina
    Zoila Medina

    I missed you guys soooooo much!!! Love unsolved !!!!!

  • Emma Cook
    Emma Cook

    I’m FASCINATED by this case - I want to go to the Flannan Isles one day. It’s not too far as well given I live in Scotland.

  • Emma Cook
    Emma Cook


  • Emily Jones
    Emily Jones

    so uh.... was the lighthouse (movie with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe) based on this? Because that would make sense.

  • Lily Hadrich
    Lily Hadrich

    Idk the main keeper is sus.

  • Loonatyk (OFFICIAL)
    Loonatyk (OFFICIAL)

    Finally, yall are back! Been waiting for what feels like years, and I can't wait for these new episodes.

  • Greg Homan
    Greg Homan

    *W I N D Y* *B U T T*

  • Misty Rose
    Misty Rose

    Haven’t recently watched The Lighthouse, this was beyond delightful. Missed you guys!! 🥰🥰


    My boy Shane out here sounding like the janitor from the Simpson’s

  • Lin Griffiths
    Lin Griffiths

    I just wanna say Ryan's Rorschach impression was on point 😳

  • NyanCat1907

    I watched the movie about this (not the Robert Pattinson one tho} and it was logical but there was loophole that made the theory the movie had not logical lol

  • Cody Moore
    Cody Moore

    Hey guys! Do Chalino Sanchez!

  • Emcee Ash
    Emcee Ash

    Oh yeah finally!!!!!

  • Sam S
    Sam S

    Scp site 13!!

  • blasian_ boi555
    blasian_ boi555

    Ryan's nose sounds hella stuffed

  • Night Wizzard
    Night Wizzard

    Was this recorded before shane and ryan started watcher, or are they still working with buzzfeed or...

  • nxcrosis

    18:13 is that a shirtless Shane

  • Erin Cahill
    Erin Cahill

    The boys six feet apart outside in the dark is a wonderful set that I appreciate

  • Samuel Commander
    Samuel Commander

    Been waiting for youse to do this one since the start.

  • Reganld vonbartersbee
    Reganld vonbartersbee

    This is the literal only show saving buzzfeed

    • Night Wizzard
      Night Wizzard

      Ryan and shane have been carrying buzzfeed for years. Every good buzzfeed show, unsolved, ruining history, them killing their friends in sims. They are now buzzfeed.


    The boys are back

  • CMN

    Roderick Mackenzie is kinda sus. Vote him out

  • Aliejha


  • Shaolin Wanderer Gaming
    Shaolin Wanderer Gaming


  • Daija Downing
    Daija Downing

    I missed Shane and Ryan SO MUCH

  • crumbs

    One of them might've spilled their beans.

  • VixenVulpecula

    When Ryan said, “It’s a can of alien juice,” Shane’s face fell and I LOST it.

  • ASSASIN X102
    ASSASIN X102

    22:40 Best part rap battle ending ever!! 😂😂

  • Lordnerdious

    I’m so excited for more of this, especially more supernatural ones

  • Air Shadøw
    Air Shadøw

    I’m waiting for supernatural season 7

  • Squirley Spitmonkey
    Squirley Spitmonkey

    Are these guys supposed to be funny or something? You could just tell us the story and leave it at that. These guys add nothing but annoyance to the video. Soy personified.

    • Night Wizzard
      Night Wizzard

      Because there are a thousand podcasts and youtube channels where people just tell stories.

  • ASAP Rocky
    ASAP Rocky

    wait this was a real thing ?!?!

  • Keith O'Donnell
    Keith O'Donnell

    im glad the mannequin is still employed

  • Dalton Schafer
    Dalton Schafer

    Was that a naruto reference

  • Felicia A. Alegre
    Felicia A. Alegre

    I have missed the ghoul brothers so much!!!Happy you boys are back!!! I couldn’t help but smile and laugh ❤️❤️

  • Robinn Blood
    Robinn Blood

    Plot twist: they went to a different country and started a new life

  • Lots Latte
    Lots Latte

    post mortem: maybe they killed a seagull

  • Chandler Muriel Bing
    Chandler Muriel Bing

    People need to be more skeptic, or we are just gonna have a bunch of retards claiming supernatural theories since "I Don't Know" doesn't satisfy their needs! I mean this strongly, if you believe its aliens or some supernatural non sense, please seek help asap! That or educate yourself extensively. Roses are red, violets are blue, if you have no clue, read a book or two

  • Jolene Soriano
    Jolene Soriano

    how did you guys measure 6ft apart for the socially distanced seats? did you just ask shane to lie down and be like “yup! this is how far our seats need to be!”

    • Night Wizzard
      Night Wizzard

      Nah they only need 6 feet.

  • Jed Gabriel Mendoza
    Jed Gabriel Mendoza

    Maybe it is some cathulu stuff, the whole Island has been teleported to another dimension where it is storming and stuff then maybe that's why it disappeared for 2 weeks and the youngest said "Sea is calm, Voice is silent and God is over all"

  • Logan Birk
    Logan Birk

    y’all ever seen “The Lighthouse”

    • Night Wizzard
      Night Wizzard

      no I live in ohio and we don't have those out here

  • Taylor Allard
    Taylor Allard

    Robert Eggers The Lighthouse but make it real and less h*rny.

  • Devarshi Choudhury
    Devarshi Choudhury

    Is it me or does Shane looks exactly like James May?

  • LadyRandomnessa

    Ryan's snickering at the butt joke is everything.

  • The Sudsy Toe
    The Sudsy Toe

    126 is my lucky number and this vid is 26.1 sec long


    shane looks like the anabelle doll !!!!!!!

  • Grant Paris
    Grant Paris

    I missed these guys.

  • 414rl

    theory: what if they were suffering from severe hypothermia from the low temperature and drinking alcohol on the regular... as a result they collectively began to hallucinate, have psychotic episodes and as the final stages of Hypothermia where they began to have paradoxical undressing- the person becomes disoriented, confused, and combative. They may begin discarding their clothing, which, in turn, increases the rate of heat loss....and they all ran into the sea ... or one ran in and the others not well didnt use their training but attempted to stop him resulting in the other two being swept away... just a thought

  • CE Nelson
    CE Nelson

    Ello gents, I personally think dudes all agreed to bounce off that island and are now sipping mojitos laughing at all of us wondering what happened to them.. but what’s your opinion on the matter ? Why didn’t they get scuba divers to search the area for evidence ? I need these questions answered man ! #PostMortem

  • Chelsey Legree
    Chelsey Legree

    I am soooooo hapoy that the boys are back!!! Just wasnt the same without them!!!

  • Ben P
    Ben P

    Why are they so far apart? Neither of them have the virus. They are healthy adults. They wouldn't know if they had the virus.

  • The Based God
    The Based God

    The white guy is annoying af

  • Looking For Funnies
    Looking For Funnies

    Well maybe they just walked away, you dont know

  • Life of Iz
    Life of Iz

    did this story remind anyone else of the show Manifest? especially the hallucinating storms part

  • the redpanda
    the redpanda

    is it just me or i see that shane and ryan look more relax? hahaha

  • A

    i love how i always learn a new vocabulary word watching these two goons. Salient. fun.

  • Veenilla

    Subscribe to Watcher ✨

  • Collette Loraine
    Collette Loraine

    Honestly I think Shane’s theory of the men just dipping and starting a new life together is the most plausible

  • BlueAnon99

    i'm rooting for sea monster. some kind of scottish kraken or kelpie. no facts just vibes #postmortem #pleasebeaseamonster

    • BlueAnon99

      also hells yeah poly rights

  • jess

    i like that the lighthouse keeper is wearing a hoodie in da headshot

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy

    Those discussions between storytelling are not enjoyable.

  • LadyRandomnessa

    Happiness returns to my life.

  • bat cvnt
    bat cvnt

    Bro Shane lookin good in them jeans....

  • your willy is going to hell
    your willy is going to hell

    8:13 was amazing, the joy instantaneously vanished from his being

  • belle m.
    belle m.


  • Cherronne Tqe
    Cherronne Tqe

    Post Mortem: They did not hallucinate the storm, in fact the storm was real, and they went missing because they entered a parallel universe. (Beds were untouched and there wasnt any broken things in the light house)

  • Jessrassic_Snark

    The Ghoul Boys are back! The film The Lighthouse must be based on this tale.

  • Brendan

    Sounds eerily similar to the plot of The Lighthouse movie

  • Colette Cavazos
    Colette Cavazos

    So... the Lighthouse(2019) ?

  • bob ross
    bob ross

    ayee, good to see you two back!


    Hey guys I have been following the 2 of u and watching every video since 2 years. I want to see you guys make a version of the serial killer TEED BUNDY.. .........

  • D J
    D J

    Ye shouldn't have spilled yer beans...

  • feby balqis
    feby balqis

    what about the possibilities of pirates taking the men??

  • Gold Cleaver
    Gold Cleaver

    You guys should do oak island! Great to see you two back at it, love this show and Watcher

  • Mary Smee
    Mary Smee

    omg! At last an American that can pronounce Edinburgh correctly. USA pay attention to Ryan!!

  • SydMint

    I always knew Gatorade was alien juice :) 😂😂😂

  • Annonimoose Q
    Annonimoose Q

    Oh when the theory about them becoming birds came up I was thinking less “please help us we’re not actually birds” and more “haha look at those non avian losers, I hear Jamaica’s nice this time of year, let dip”... it’s what me and my friends would probably do

  • Mandy R.
    Mandy R.

    Watching Shane struggle to rhyme battle Ryan as a sprite was hilarious 😂 That was the laugh I needed today!

  • c t
    c t

    (anxious violin music)

  • ThatAsianDudeWhoVlogs?

    Welcome back Ghoul Boys. You know what will be awesome? going to the house of American Murder: The Family Next Door. Heard there is some paranormal stuff going on.

  • SpaceMan

    I'm so glad you guys are back.

  • Mahfk Namsayn
    Mahfk Namsayn


  • Paul

    Huh. So this is where they got the crows in the Lighthouse movie from

  • Philip Randazzo
    Philip Randazzo

    #postmortem We had roast mortem, then toast mortem, can I nominate GHOST mortem (which is just Ryan and Shane trying to scare or surprise each other at some point during the episode). #Ghostmortem

  • F0Xx InAB0Xx
    F0Xx InAB0Xx

    Are we all just going to ignore Shane’s man bun in the works? Need that man bun

  • Puppy101612

    As a scot, I have never been more entertained watching Ryan and Shane attempt a Scottish accent.

  • Kaptain Kiwi
    Kaptain Kiwi

    8:13 got me! Goddamn!

  • Jaeckel

    Enchantment in the light.

  • Haut Strange
    Haut Strange

    This episode is extra chaotic. I love it.

  • Shadowidk

    Ok let’s just agree that aliens are real. Maybe they don’t do what we think but they are definitely real. Ghosts and spirits maybe.... but we will never know for sure. But aliens, I mean space is endless, which means that there are infinite galaxies and planets able to sustain life. It’s possible