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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    • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • 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 😉

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  • is this what the lighthouse was based on??

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

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  • 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???

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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.

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    • I’m Scottish and I’m deeply offended ahahahaha

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

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  • Tragic accident. =T

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  • 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"

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  • 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

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  • Im watching this only because of ryan and shane

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

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

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  • Thank youuu, missed you guys!

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

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  • Life booe

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  • Take a shot every time Shane and Ryan chuckle like dads

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

    Ma'am AstridMa'am Astrid3 klukkustundum síðan
  • I'm not even scottish, but even I got offended by their attempt at scottish 🤣🤣

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  • 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.

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  • I’m Scottish and I’m deeply offended ahahahaha

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  • "Some bad buoy business"

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  • This is like my heroine

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  • 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.☺

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  • 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.

    TessellatedGuyTessellatedGuy3 klukkustundum síðan
  • I’m not offended

    Adam MitchelsonAdam Mitchelson4 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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

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

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

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

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  • The mystery of the missing talent

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  • Ryan completely demolished Shane 😂

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  • YES

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

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

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  • 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

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  • So glad you're back for another season!

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  • 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...

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • Don’t spill your beans...

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

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  • 2:05 am

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  • 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.

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  • Do the black lady of our'do manner

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

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  • Jesus I’m older then Ryan. 🤦🏻‍♂️

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  • I think Mackenzie killed everybody and staged everything

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  • 21:40 "ayo MacArthur drop that beat"

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  • Never give up

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

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  • Why'd they spill their beans?

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

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  • Rouge wave.

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  • I missed you guys!!

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  • 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"

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

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

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  • Pirates???

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  • Lol took you long enough

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  • I am so glad you guys are back

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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

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

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

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  • they eerejust pregnant sheep!

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

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  • Bababouey

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

    Ashly SorensonAshly Sorenson9 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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. 😀

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

    Lee and the AG CommunityLee and the AG Community9 klukkustundum síðan
  • Shane is the worst Sprite ever! Lol.

    Michelle WatsonMichelle Watson9 klukkustundum síðan
  • shane’s little cross legged pose😭😭

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

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