This unsolved mystery is one of the oddest I’ve ever come across – not because of the missing people, but because of the string of bizarre details that seem to cloud the truth of what happened.
On a remote island off the coast of Scotland, 3 lighthouse keepers lived and worked together. Then, on December 26, 1900, a supply ship arrived to find the island eerily deserted. From a journal 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, and the kitchen clock had stopped. The log described a great and terrible storm, one that had terrified one of the keepers into muteness and reduced another to inconsolable tears. According to the journal, 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 that is not a satisfying answer to this puzzle. 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 enigma, their final log entry reports, “The storm has passed, the skies are calm, God is over all.”
And then, of course, there’s the fact that the powerful storm described in the log never occurred.
There were no storms reported in the area – in fact, the skies were calm all day.
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