He then spoke with James Ducat about some difficulties they were havin… A report was sent to Scotland yard but no conclusion was given and today the whereabouts of the Three Lighthouse keepers remain a mystery. JJM/CC BY-SA 2.0. This subreddit is about unsolved mysteries. The suggestion it was an argument doesn't make too much sense as they didn't really spend any time together and there would be more evidence of a struggle. .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} James Ducat irritable”. The set of oilskins found suggested one of the keepers had left without the others. And it’s best known for … Seems like a hockey season might be starting in a few weeks. 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. I have never thought of this before now, but maybe it wasn't a wave after all. In 1899, a lighthouse was built in Flannan Isles to protect passing vessels from accidents. 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. In 2018, the film “The Vanishing” was released about this strange mystery. The Astonishing Legends podcast have done a couple of episodes on this mystery plus another more recent episode with the author of a book on this mystery and on a couple of books on the Dyatalov Pass mystery in which both are discussed. It became difficult for the Northern Lighthouse Board to employ new keepers because of the widespread rumors about the mystery, as a dark shadow loomed over the Flannan Isles tower. Short version: Once you strip away the legends and go to the original sources, it was almost certainly a freak wave (rare but not unheard of) during a storm. Allegedly MacArthur was a volatile character; this may have led to a fight breaking out near the cliff edge by the West Landing that caused all three men to fall to their deaths. This was at the very dawn of the 20th century, and it sparked one of the most unsettling mysteries at the time. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The lighthouse was manned by three men: Thomas Marshall, James Ducat, and Donald MacArthur, with a rotating fourth man spending time on shore. He returned to notify the crew and a makeshift search party was assembled but returned unsuccessful. ._3-SW6hQX6gXK9G4FM74obr{display:inline-block;vertical-align:text-bottom;width:16px;height:16px;font-size:16px;line-height:16px} The Flannel Isles are a set of small islands off the north-west of Scotland. Pt.2, Astonishing Legends: Interview with Keith McCloskey about the Flannan Isles Lighthouse mystery and Dyatalov Pass. It was a small eruption of land, uninhabited aside from a small battery of 3 men, whose job was to operate and maintain the isles lighthouse. One of my favorite mysteries as a kid but as an adult I think they all got hit by a surge and washed out. It's also an official logbook, used by all three men, not a personal diary. Tearing at lighthouse. The relief vessel, the lighthouse tender Hesperus, was unable to sail from Breasclete, Lewis as planned on 20 December due to adverse weather; it did not reach the island until noon on 26 December. Folklore, Interviews, Landmarks, ... Ep 111: Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse Part 1. Eilean Mor is the largest of the seven islands at about 40 acres. 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. Storm ended, sea calm. Joseph walked into the kitchen to find a half eaten meal on the table and a overturned chair on the ground as if some one got up in a hurry. No but seriously I think it was just bad weather and bad luck. They were named after a 7th century Irish priest called St Flannan, but they're also known as the Seven Hunters. The only sign of anything amiss in the lighthouse was an overturned chair by the kitchen table. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Without that bit of info, though, I'd probably go with the "washed out to sea" theory. Whenever possible, actual redditors have participated in investigating the events. 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. This is one is so interesting. On arrival, the crew and relief keeper found that the flagstaff had no flag, none of the usual provision boxes had been left on the landing stage for re-stocking, and more ominously, none of the lighthouse keepers were there to welcome them ashore. You reference MacArthur's character and possible insanity based on log entries which don't exist. Storm continued through night. Great mystery and excellent write up. Three lighthouse keepers on the remote Flannan Isles find a hidden trunk of gold, leading to their mysterious disappearance. With Stuart Chambers, Mike Crook, Spencer Cummins, Rob Eadsforth. What really happened to the mysteriously vanished lighthouse keepers of the Flannan Isles—a true story, evocative of The Shining. Pt.1, Astonishing Legends: The Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse. Season premiere ghouligans! This is a fantastic write up. Although experts say usually bodies lost at sea close to shorelines will usually wash up on shore but none of there bodies ever did. This was further confirmed when the relief vessel Hesperus arrived at the island, and found the … Even just boating construction materials out to that little spit of rock would be difficult because the waters around there are treacherous, with severe weather conditions throughout much of the year. I agree. 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. Those waves are absolutely capable of it and ever ow and again you can get the perfect timing to create a monster. This is such a great mystery. There's data on these monsters from oil rigs in the north sea. With Peter Mullan, Gerard Butler, Emma King, Gary Lewis. On arrival to the island it was noted that there was no one on the loading platform to greet the party so the captain sent a flair up to get the attention of the lighthouse keepers but there was no response. There was no partly eaten meal. However, the lighthouse was empty, the beacon unlit. So anything you brought out there, or anything partially built, might have been swept away at any time. I wonder how they built a lighthouse like La Jument in the first place. The Flannan Isles are located in the Outer Hebrides, about 80 miles northwest of mainland Scotland. No evidence of a logbook, the date and time estimated for when they went missing was based on stopped clocks, duties already performed and the fact the kitchen was tidy, but beds weren't. Submissions should outline a mystery and provide a link to a more detailed review of the case such as a Wiki article or news report. I have been close enough (Mallaig) and nearly been swept to bits myself. In 1899 the Flannan Isles Lighthouse was established – a year later, a tragedy occurred that has only added to the mystery and intrigue of these secluded isles. Directed by Stan Griffin, John O'Mahony. ._3Im6OD67aKo33nql4FpSp_{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBorderColor);border-radius:5px 5px 4px 4px;overflow:visible;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);padding:12px}.lnK0-OzG7nLFydTWuXGcY{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;padding-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-navIcon)} Eilean Mor: The Missing Lighthouse Keepers. Donald McArthur crying”. In December of 1900, a ship came to Eilean Mor, bringing lighthouse keepers to relieve the three working on the island. With Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej. On December 26th 1900 Joseph Moore a relief lighthouse keeper stumbled upon one of the most baffling mysterious disappearances in both the U.K and the World today as the Three lighthouse keepers, Thomas Marshall, James Ducat and Donald McArthur seem to have vanished into thin air. Due to bad weather, Joseph Moore the relief lighthouse keeper was unable to travel to the island on 19th December as he was scheduled to do and it wasn't until 26th December when weather conditions were safe to travel. Among modern theories are those connected to paranormal activity, such as abduction by aliens. 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. Ryan and Shane answer your burning questions.Watch ALL-NEW episodes of Unsolved: True Crime every Friday at 3pm here! 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. In 1895 Construction began of a 75 ft high lighthouse on the north eastern uninhabited island of Eilean Mor located 20 miles west of Lewis Island. Joseph Moore noted that the front door to the lighthouse was unlocked and slightly ajar. The fate of MacArthur, although required to stay behind to man the lighthouse, can be guessed to be the same. There was no food left out and no overturned chair. The Flannan Isles, also known as the Seven Hunters, are a small cluster of islands twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides. No clue what could have happened..it had to be a bad storm, right? I’d never heard that before about being fined for missing equipment. He found the entrance gate to the compound and main door both closed, the beds unmade, and the clock stopped. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the UnresolvedMysteries community, Continue browsing in r/UnresolvedMysteries. Never seen such a storm. 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. Nice post! The missing keepers had kept their log until 9 a.m. on 15 December. Everybody likes a good mystery and I've got one for ya. 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. It would explain why the chair was knocked over and the guy didn't take his oilskin coat, and the others did. Copy Link Facebook Twitter Reddit Flipboard Pocket. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7qclZq3Yg._3bX7W3J0lU78fp7cayvNxx{max-width:208px;text-align:center} “December 12. The Outer Hebrides is an archipelago that hugs the west coast of Scotland at the eastern edge of the Atlantic ocean. The only permanent structures on the islands are a tiny stone chapel and the Flannan Isles lighthouse, both located close to the highest point on the largest island of … Jim Harvie, the captain of the Hesperus, attempted to reach them by blowing the ship’s whistle and firing a flare but was unsuccessful. And it’s best known for its keepers’ mysterious disappearance in 1900. A wave hit and caused them to lose their footing and they drowned. Press J to jump to the feed. When the ship docked in Leith on 18 December 1900, the sighting was passed onto the Northern Lighthouse Board. There was no sign of any of the keepers, neither inside the lighthouse nor anywhere on the island. 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. A box at 33 metres (108 ft) above sea level had been broken and its contents strewn about; iron railings were bent over, the iron railway by the path was wrenched out of its concrete, and a rock weighing more than a ton had been displaced. Thanks for everything, Dan. .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} Source: https://anomalien.com/unsolved-mystery-of-the-disappearance-of-flannan-lightkeepers/. 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It is best known for the mysterious disappearance of its keepers in 1900. Ducat quiet. But now? ._1x9diBHPBP-hL1JiwUwJ5J{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:#ff585b;padding-left:3px;padding-right:24px}._2B0OHMLKb9TXNdd9g5Ere-,._1xKxnscCn2PjBiXhorZef4{height:16px;padding-right:4px;vertical-align:top}._1LLqoNXrOsaIkMtOuTBmO5{height:20px;padding-right:8px;vertical-align:bottom}.QB2Yrr8uihZVRhvwrKuMS{height:18px;padding-right:8px;vertical-align:top}._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0{font-size:14px;font-weight:500;line-height:18px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._1LLqoNXrOsaIkMtOuTBmO5,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._2B0OHMLKb9TXNdd9g5Ere-,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 ._1xKxnscCn2PjBiXhorZef4,._3w_KK8BUvCMkCPWZVsZQn0 .QB2Yrr8uihZVRhvwrKuMS{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)} Happy you enjoyed it. ._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR{fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._1PeZajQI0Wm8P3B45yshR._3axV0unm-cpsxoKWYwKh2x{fill:#ea0027} The log entries are largely considered to be fabrications added to the story later. The Superintendent of Lighthouses, Robert Muirhead came with them to do a routine check of the lighthouse and speak to the men. Mr Love said: “It was only after 1912, when English poet Wilfrid Wilson Gibson published his epic, Flannan Isle, that the story began to assume such an air of mystery, speculation, even intrigue. https://anomalien.com/unsolved-mystery-of-the-disappearance-of-flannan-lightkeepers/, a wave hitting the lighthouse at La Jument, https://www.academia.edu/251736/The_Vanishing_Lighthousemen_of_Eilean_Mor, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7qclZq3Yg. 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. He made certain that everything was in working order. The Flannan Isles (Scottish Gaelic: Na h-Eileanan Flannach) or alternatively, the Seven Hunters are a small island group in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the Isle of Lewis. 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. I'm a bot, bleep, bloop. How can three people vanish from a tiny island without a trace? Accident, murder, or aliens? They may take their name from Saint Flannan, the seventh-century Irish preacher and abbot. Some reports say the storm began on the 15th December and according to the log book the storm ended on the 15th. Everything shipshape. This is truly a headscratcher. Three men, James Ducat, Thomas Marshall, and Donald MacArthur operated and maintained the lighthouse. A further proposal is based on the psychology of the keepers. It was here that a 74-foot high lighthouse was constructed and lit for the first time on December 7, 1899, flashing twice in rapid succession every 30 seconds to send a send a 140,000 candlepower beam 24 nautical miles out to sea to guide passing vessels safely around Cape Wrath and onward to … The entries made it clear that the damage had occurred before their disappearance. It was located off the West coast of Scotland, surrounded by the violent Atlantic… High winds, slippery surfaces, the Hebrides in December. Literally no one knows. Image credits: Chris Downer/Geograph.org.uk Waves very high. In December of 1900 the six-week shift would be covered by Thomas Marshall, James Ducat, and Donald MacArthur. 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? Astonishing Legends: The Mystery of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse. The three keepers, Ducat, Marshall and the Occasional have disappeared from the Island… The clocks were stopped and other signs indicated that the accident must have happened about a week ago.”. Skeptoid did an episode on this a year or so ago. Also the notations in the log book of the keepers moods was highly irregular and not at all the style of the note taker. Thankfully the ship managed to make it to mainland Scotland but a complaint was made to Scotland yard complaining about the hazard they faced due to no light from the lighthouse. Having been around lighthousess quite regularly you can see how it could happen during huge storms. Captain Harvie sent a telegram to the Northern Lighthouse Board dated 26 December 1900, stating: “A dreadful accident has happened at the Flannans. Other outlandish theories include the Hesperus witnessing a longboat full of ghosts passing whilst it was on its way to Flannan. Hockey players from around the globe are flocking back to North America. Recent research by James Love discovered that Marshall was previously fined five shillings when his equipment was washed away during a huge gale. Press J to jump to the feed. 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. Eilean Mor is home to the Flannan Isles lighthouse, erected in 1899. And it’s best known for its keepers’ mysterious disappearance in 1900. Finding this unusual he entered the lighthouse to find two of the raingear were missing as only one rain coat was still hanging up. A subreddit dedicated to the unresolved mysteries of the world. In 1899 a lighthouse was built on Eilean Mor by engineer David Alan Stevenson assisted by his brother Charles Alexander. The first record that something was disturbing on the Flannan Isles was on 15 December 1900 when the steamer Archtor, on a passage from Philadelphia to Leith, noted in its log that the light was not operational in poor weather conditions. The "everyone got washed out to sea" theory is interesting, but then what about the dec 15th log that declares the storm to be over? 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. On the 26th December 1900, a small ship approached the remote island of Eilean Mor. The entrance gate to the compound and the main door were both closed, beds were unmade, and the clock was stopped. Returning to the landing stage with this grim news, he then went back up to the lighthouse with Hesperus’ second-mate and a seaman. In 1895 Construction began of a 75 ft high lighthouse on the north eastern uninhabited island of Eilean Mor located 20 miles west of Lewis Island. I think they were securing equipment. 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