Ducat quiet. The post lists a lot of damage to the rails and structures that are exactly the kind of damage a large wave could cause. Yeah, thats no problem. Replies analysing and speculating over the mystery and possible explanations are encouraged. Ryan and Shane answer your burning questions.Watch ALL-NEW episodes of Unsolved: True Crime every Friday at 3pm here! It is best known for the mysterious disappearance of its keepers in 1900. A lighthouse stands on the island of Eilean Mor, manned by James Ducat, Thomas Marshall, and Donald MacArthur in 1900, writes Atlas Obscura.Eilean Mor is as isolated as it gets; its permanent inhabitants were sheep and most people ventured there to perform rituals in its chapel. Flannan Isles Lighthouse is a lighthouse near the highest point on Eilean Mòr, one of the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of mainland Scotland. Noting whether or not someone was crying is entirely unnecessary and would not have been done. Water weighs 8lbs per gallon so a huge wave crashing on the structure would be the equivalent of many tons of any debris slamming into it. /*# sourceMappingURL=https://www.redditstatic.com/desktop2x/chunkCSS/IdCard.de628c13230c59091a5d.css.map*/._2JU2WQDzn5pAlpxqChbxr7{height:16px;margin-right:8px;width:16px}._3E45je-29yDjfFqFcLCXyH{margin-top:16px}._13YtS_rCnVZG1ns2xaCalg{font-family:Noto Sans,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:400;line-height:18px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}._1m5fPZN4q3vKVg9SgU43u2{margin-top:12px}._17A-IdW3j1_fI_pN-8tMV-{display:inline-block;margin-bottom:8px;margin-right:5px}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY{border-radius:20px;font-size:12px;font-weight:500;letter-spacing:0;line-height:16px;padding:3px 10px;text-transform:none}._5MIPBF8A9vXwwXFumpGqY:focus{outline:unset} The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery - three lighthouse keepers all disappear. A boat was launched and Joseph Moore, the relief keeper, was put ashore alone. On December 7, 1899, after a 4-year long construction, the Flannan Isles Lighthouse was lit for the first time. McArthur tried to save them and wound up drowning too. TIL of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse, known for the mysterious disappearances of its keepers in 1900. And it’s best known for its keepers’ mysterious disappearance in 1900. Among modern theories are those connected to paranormal activity, such as abduction by aliens. Posts tagged Flannan Isles Ep 112: Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse Part 2. Storm ended, sea calm. 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I think they were securing equipment. Jim Harvie, the captain of the Hesperus, attempted to reach them by blowing the ship’s whistle and firing a flare but was unsuccessful. .LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH{fill:var(--newRedditTheme-actionIcon);height:18px;width:18px}.LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH rect{stroke:var(--newRedditTheme-metaText)}._3J2-xIxxxP9ISzeLWCOUVc{height:18px}.FyLpt0kIWG1bTDWZ8HIL1{margin-top:4px}._2ntJEAiwKXBGvxrJiqxx_2,._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{height:24px;vertical-align:middle;width:24px}._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-inline-flexbox;display:inline-flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center} One of my favorite mysteries as a kid but as an adult I think they all got hit by a surge and washed out. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I’ve read theories regarding a freak tidal wave. Historian and Forteanist Mike Dash wrote a fairly lengthy article on the subject about twenty years ago, which you can dig up here: https://www.academia.edu/251736/The_Vanishing_Lighthousemen_of_Eilean_Mor. Season premiere ghouligans! .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} The Flannan Isles are located in the Outer Hebrides, about 80 miles northwest of mainland Scotland. This was further confirmed when the relief vessel Hesperus arrived at the island, and found the … One credible theory that makes sense is that two of the men were repairing or trying to mitigate damage to part of the island, one guy slipped, the other ran back to get the third and they all fell to the same fate trying to save the first guy. On top of the cliff at more than 60 metres (200 ft) above sea level, turf had been ripped away as far as 10 metres (33 ft) from the cliff edge. As with every mystery's many theories are put forward, Such theories include that one of the lighthouse keepers killed the other two over a girl, some say over money and others point out the history of the island, due to be haunted as the only other structure on the island was a 6th century church and claim that it was the spirits of the monks that killed them. Before I saw that photo of a wave hitting the lighthouse at La Jument, I rolled my eyes at the idea of a rogue wave killing all three men. This is truly a headscratcher. Locals were against the construction as they believed it would attract the wrath of St. Flann, who regarded Eilean Mòr, one of the Flannan Isles, as his own. The Seven Hunters are the Flannan Isles, among the smallest and westernmost of the Hebrides, about 115 kilometers off the Scottish mainland. With Peter Mullan, Gerard Butler, Emma King, Gary Lewis. Probably really awful on a good day. Flannan Isles Lighthouse located at the highest point on Eilean Mòr, one of the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. Happy you enjoyed it. Accident, murder, or aliens? Why were they ever known as the Seven Hunters, and why does that name persist, seeing as it was long ago superseded by St Flannan? Someone has linked to this thread from another place on reddit: [r/unusualmysteries] Flannan Lighthouse Mystery, If you follow any of the above links, please respect the rules of reddit and don't vote in the other threads. Finding this unusual he entered the lighthouse to find two of the raingear were missing as only one rain coat was still hanging up. ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%}.isNotInButtons2020 ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{font-size:14px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:32px;text-transform:uppercase} .c_dVyWK3BXRxSN3ULLJ_t{border-radius:4px 4px 0 0;height:34px;left:0;position:absolute;right:0;top:0}._1OQL3FCA9BfgI57ghHHgV3{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-pack:start;justify-content:flex-start;margin-top:32px}._1OQL3FCA9BfgI57ghHHgV3 ._33jgwegeMTJ-FJaaHMeOjV{border-radius:9001px;height:32px;width:32px}._1OQL3FCA9BfgI57ghHHgV3 ._1wQQNkVR4qNpQCzA19X4B6{height:16px;margin-left:8px;width:200px}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx{display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:12px 0}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx ._29TSdL_ZMpyzfQ_bfdcBSc{-ms-flex:1;flex:1}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx .JEV9fXVlt_7DgH-zLepBH{height:18px;width:50px}._39IvqNe6cqNVXcMFxFWFxx ._3YCOmnWpGeRBW_Psd5WMPR{height:12px;margin-top:4px;width:60px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN{height:18px;margin-bottom:4px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN._2E9u5XvlGwlpnzki78vasG{width:230px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN.fDElwzn43eJToKzSCkejE{width:100%}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN._2kNB7LAYYqYdyS85f8pqfi{width:250px}._2iO5zt81CSiYhWRF9WylyN._1XmngqAPKZO_1lDBwcQrR7{width:120px}._3XbVvl-zJDbcDeEdSgxV4_{border-radius:4px;height:32px;margin-top:16px;width:100%}._2hgXdc8jVQaXYAXvnqEyED{animation:_3XkHjK4wMgxtjzC1TvoXrb 1.5s ease infinite;background:linear-gradient(90deg,var(--newCommunityTheme-field),var(--newCommunityTheme-inactive),var(--newCommunityTheme-field));background-size:200%}._1KWSZXqSM_BLhBzkPyJFGR{background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBackgroundColor);border-radius:4px;padding:12px;position:relative;width:auto} On arrival on the platform Joseph Moore ran ahead up the stone stairs to the island and he noted that the platform was damage due to falling debris. Of these the largest, Eilean Mor (‘large island’) is home to a lighthouse that serves the shipping lane from North America. I have been close enough (Mallaig) and nearly been swept to bits myself. I agree. Other theories claim they were abducted by aliens but. The missing keepers had kept their log until 9 a.m. on 15 December. Ship passing sounding foghorn. How can three people vanish from a tiny island without a trace? It is likely, in seeking to avoid another fine, that he and Ducat tried to secure their equipment during a storm and were swept away as a result. Great mystery and excellent write up. The project cost an estimated £6,914 (£8000,000 today) inclusive of the building of the landing places, stairs and railway tracks and was completed in 1899. It is best known for the mysterious disappearance of its keepers in 1900. High winds, slippery surfaces, the Hebrides in December. Skeptoid did an episode on this a year or so ago. The Mystery begins as a passing ship recorded in there log book that on December 15 with dangerous squalls that broke out near Eilean Mor there was no sign of any light source to help the ship navigate away from the shore lines. Eilean Mor is home to the Flannan Isles lighthouse, erected in 1899. Agree they most likely got swept away whilst securing equipment. The one who went out without his weather gear was probably rushing out to warn the other two about the wave when it hit and got all three of them. Image credits: Chris Downer/Geograph.org.uk This Theory does connect all the clues except the unusual log taken, but yet again it's only a theory and not the cause. It's also an official logbook, used by all three men, not a personal diary. When the ship docked in Leith on 18 December 1900, the sighting was passed onto the Northern Lighthouse Board. History. Wind shifted west by north. 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