The Missing Lighthouse Keepers

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On a remote island off the coast of Scotland, 3 lighthouse keepers lived and worked in a peaceful environment. On December 26, 1900, a supply ship arrived and found the island eerily deserted. From a diary found inside the abandoned lighthouse, they began to piece together a strange and still unsolved mystery.

Two of the three waterproof coats were missing. Dinner was left, half-eaten, on the table. The log described a great and terrible storm, one that had terrified one of the keepers into muteness and reduced another to inconsolable tears. They sat together while the storm raged.

The thought is that the three of them were swept out to sea during the storm, never to be seen or heard from again.

But why wouldn’t they have been safe in the lighthouse? Why would a storm, even a bad one, reduce such seasoned mariners to tears? Why would one of them have left the lighthouse without a coat in December, and why would all 3 have left their post together?

To add to the mystery, their final journal log reports “The storm has passed, the skies are calm, God is over all.”

And then there’s the fact that the powerful storm described in the log never happened.

There were no storms reported in the area. In fact the skies were calm all day.

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