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- Solution to Flannan Islands Lighthouse Mystery?
Flannan Isles Lighthouse and St Flannan's Cell © JJM via Wikimedia Commons
Author offers Solution to Flannan Islands Lighthouse Mystery
Just four days before Christmas 1900 three lighthouse keepers seemingly vanished into thin air on the remote Flannan Isles
No clues were left and a variety of theories have brought in the possibility of aliens, large birds or extraterrestrials being the culprits, but naturalist John Love, who has researched the case for 20 years, comes up with something far more plausible in his book - A Natural History Of Lighthouses.
He thinks that the men were out checking on equipment during a storm and were swept away by a giant wave.
The Flannan Isles are located 20 miles west of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Picture of Flannan Lighthouse at night © Charles Tait
For more on the Flannan Isles lighthouse see Lighthouse Beacons from Scotland - Flannan Isles Lighthouse.
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