The Flannan Isles Lighthouse (3/5)

The story of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse is a spooky one that has been floating around the internet for quite some time. Back in December of 1900, three men working at the Flannan Isles Lighthouse mysteriously dispersed while on duty. A supply ship found the island empty when they docked trying to find out what in the world was going on.Things only got more strange when those searching found nothing out of the ordinary on the island. There were uneaten meals just sitting on the table and only a single chair was knocked over. They found the logs which also stated that a massive storm creeped up on the men, but no reports of a storm was noted. 

The mystery stayed with the public, with many claiming all sorts of weird possibilities for these three experienced men simply vanishing. Some noted that a ghost ship had taken them, alien abduction was pitched, because that’s always pitched, and some even say the storm was a temporal anomaly that time-jumped the men to some of place in time. What none of these people mention, and what turns out to be the case, is that bad weather lead to the men’s deaths. To be fair, this is a lot less interesting than them being time travelers.Like the Dyatlov Pass incident, much of the weird stuff comes up a lot later. The crew that made it to the island noted that the men were likely washed out to sea by a rogue wave from the storm that very much did happen. Everything strange comes much later like some bad game of telephone. You see, the men that visited documented that they found the kitchen with nothing amiss or out of place, and no food being left out.

The island itself is and interesting one, as it’s littered with lots holes that are called geos. When a large storm hits, these can quickly fill and the pressure from intense waves can send jets up the island. Those investigating noted that the topsoil was stripped and visible damage was seen, lining up with the storm that had occurred.The explanation was that when the fast-moving storm seemed break, two of the men went out to secure the boat and supplies on the cliff-face as one man must always stay inside the lighthouse. This man then noticed the storm picking up quickly and ran to warn/help his friends, knocking over that one chair in the process. The three were then swept out to sea from a rogue wave, or from one of the jets from a geo. 

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