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The Eerie Vanishing Of The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Keepers


The Flannan Isle Lighthouse Mystery

S01E01 - The Flannan Isle Lighthouse Mystery - In December 1900, three lighthouse keepers stationed on an isolated group of islands in the North Atlantic vanished without trace. Was their disappearance the result of a freak accident? Or was there something more sinister at work? Join us as we recount the still unsolved mystery of the Flannan Isle lighthouse keepers…

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Given the fascination with images of the ocean, old 1920’s sea captains and the eerie dread of a lighthouse in the fog viewed from a perilous boat rocking on a dark and stormy sea written about in many lovecraftian novels, it is no surprise then that many different rumors of strange hauntings and unexplainable phenomena occur at many different lighthouses around the world. Given their long history, tragic pasts and even morbid tellings in local myths, lighthouses are one of the most commonly haunted locations in an old seaside town that leave many asking questions about the true nature of their locations. So today, here at unexplained mysteries, we will be going over 7 haunted lighthouses and the stories that surround them.

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For centuries, the rocky island was only approached with fear and trepidation.  Hebridean shepherds ferried their sheep over to graze on the rich green pasture, but refused to stay a night.  When the waves crashed violently against the craggy cliffs, rain lashed and gale-force winds screeched across the Scottish island of Eilean Mor in the Flannan Isles, it was very easy to believe in the supernatural.  Some said an eerie aura proved the uninhabited island was haunted by spirits, “little people” and fairy folk.  Some said it was the ghosts of shipwrecked sailors, or the terrifying Phantom of the Seven Hunters, which lured men over the cliffs to their death.  Others said it was home to the Devil himself.  It juts out of the stormiest part of the Atlantic, making its lighthouse a literal lifesaver for passing ships.  The only man-made structure on the island, bar a tumbledown church, it’s now only known as the location of one of Britain’s greatest mysteries.  The year was 1900 and inside the lighthouse’s whitewashed stone walls, three men lived and worked, doing their very best to ignore any local superstitions.  If their gas lanterns flickered, kitchen pans jangled and hairs on their skin rose, that would surely be only the drafts from the howling gales.  Donald MacArthur, James Ducat and Thomas Marshall were used to such wild conditions and paid to brave them.  All three were experienced lighthouse keepers and this posting, on the largest of the Flannan Isles, in the Outer Hebrides, was a job they needed to feed their families back on the mainland.  As always, on the morning of December 14, 40-year-old Donald, James, 44, and Thomas, 39, chalked the blackboard to log the jobs they’d completed – the lamp was trimmed, the oil fountains filled and the giant lenses cleaned.  After lunch and steaming hot mugs of tea, the dishes were scrupulously washed. Then, all three simply vanished, no trace of them ever to be seen or heard of again.  Just like the thick fog which drifts in so perilously fast in these parts, nothing is clear about their fate.  Whatever did happen to them, stories have been passed down through generations and been immortalised in books, poems and even a song by Genesis.  Now, a new film starring Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan and Connor Swindells, uses the Flannan Isles lighthouse enigma as the basis for a psychological thriller called The Vanishing.  It weaves together temporary insanity, greed and murder for a dark and bloody explanation of what might have happened.  The characters in the film share the same names as the three missing men. But what is really known of the real-life story behind the trio’s disappearance?  “The truth is, nobody really knows what happened,” says Keith McCloskey, who researched the story extensively for his book The Lighthouse: The Mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers.  He says: “That’s why generations have been so fascinated. We do know reports of finding an unfinished meal on the kitchen

Locations Unknown - EP. #21 - Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers - Scotland

December 26th, 1900, on a remote island off of the western shore of Scotland, a small ship was making its way towards the island’s lighthouse with Joseph Moore. Moore, a replacement lighthouse keeper, was rowing ashore to take his post. When he reached the lighthouse, the previous crew stationed there was gone. The only evidence left behind was an eerie logbook of events leading up to their disappearance. What happened to the seasoned crew stationed at the lighthouse? Join us this week as we investigate the mystery of Eilean Mor and the events that have become the basis for stories and legends for over a century.

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Illuminating Lighthouse Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

From ruins at the bottom of the sea signifying the planet’s first lighted structure, mystifying events such as drowning, death by snakes, and unsolved disappearances, here are 12 Illuminating Lighthouse Facts That Will Blow Your Mind!

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12. They Freeze Over
Imagine fantastic towers and staircases completely covered with ice and dripping in icicles—like something out of The Chronicles of Narnia—and you’ve got a crystal-clear idea of what happens when it gets so cold that lighthouses freeze over. Two lighthouses, separated by only a catwalk, sit on the St. Joseph North Pier on the coast of Lake Michigan and are notoriously famous for their illustrious transformations every winter.

11. They’re All Unique
The two main purposes of a lighthouse are to serve as a navigational aid and to warn boats of dangerous areas. What we bet you didn’t know, is that all towers are unique, and they are specifically given different colors and patterns such as diamonds, spirals, and stripes, with which to distinguish one from the next.

10. They are Still Used Today
Despite impressive advances in technology over the years, lighthouses are still used today. In fact, they are integral aids for navigation currently implemented by the United States Coast Guard. Due to high maintenance expenses however, as well as growing electronic navigation systems, the lighthouse is becoming less prominent.

9. Everyone wants to be a Lighthouse Keeper
Interesting enough, many enthusiasts yearn to experience the intriguing life of a lighthouse keeper. Take one Ohio woman, for example, Sheila Consaul paid 71,010 dollars for Lake Erie’s Fairport Harbor West Breakwall Lighthouse in 2011 and has dedicated her life to fixing it up ever since. Consaul is one of many who forgo careers to pursue the life of a lighthouse keeper.

8. Some Don’t Come Cheap
The most expensive lighthouse built in America is St. George Reed near Crescent City, California. The construction took ten whole years in the making and cost the county a whopping 715,000 dollars.

7. The USA— where more is more
The Good ‘ol US-of-A, a nation where less is not more, where everything is bigger. Also here is home to the most lighthouses in the world, with more than 115 lighthouses along the Great Lakes in Michigan alone— that’s far more than any other state in the country. In total, the United States had 1,902 working lighthouses at one time, all standing guard along coasts, islands, inlets, and in the middle of bustling harbors.

6. A Structure Still Standing
The world’s oldest existing lighthouse still standing is considered the Tower of Hercules and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that marks the entrance of Spain’s La Coruna harbor in the municipality of Galicia. The lighthouse is amazingly still operational despite being erected in the first century.

5. Did you know?
The first-ever lighthouse dates to the third century BC! Egypt's own lighthouse called Pharos of Alexandria was made from a fire on a platform to signal the port entrance. Soon, a structure was put into place by the builders of the Ptolemaic Kingdom under the rule of Ptolemy II Philadelphus.

4. Female Lighthouse Keepers
Amazingly, the duty of lighthouse keeping was one of the first U.S. government jobs available to women dating back to the 19th century. At a time when women had few opportunities outside of the constricting domestic sphere, the position of a lighthouse keeper was made available to them by the government and many served their roles honorably

3. The Little Brewster Island Lighthouse Tragedy of 1718
The world’s very first lighthouse keeper in America, George Worthylake, made 50 pounds a year running the Boston Light— the nation’s first light station built in America. But with great success, comes grave tragedy, and soon the lighthouse keeper endured an untimely death. On November 3rd, 1718, Worthylake, his wife Ann, their daughter Ruth and three others drowned while returning to the island after a Sunday church service in Boston.

2. The Lighthouse of Snake Island
Far off the coast of the state of Sao Paulo, sits an island so beautiful it's forbidden, as thousands of deadly snakes pervade the region. One of the only charming qualities of the area is the luminous lighthouse which can be found proudly gazing out to sea. Despite the snakes, someone had to man the operation and in the early 1900s, a lighthouse keeper and his family did just that.

1. The Flannan Isles Mystery
The 2019 film The Vanishing starring Gerard Butler tells this bizarre story. In December of 1900, a boat called Hesperus set sail for the island of Eilean Mor— one of seven islets of the Flannan Isles off the coast of northwestern Scotland. On a routine mission to replace new lighthouse keepers and relieve the current ones of their duties, a horrifying discovery was made upon reaching the island.

Odd Tonic | Ep 24 - The Mystery of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse Mystery

Jennifer and Maxwell navigate the treacherous waters of the Eilean Mòr Lighthouse disappearances. In 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished with out a trace, leaving behind a mystery awash with Scottish legend, folklore, alien abduction, cryptids, and even murder. What will you believe?


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Out Like a Light: The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

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