Three lighthouse keepers mysteriously vanish during a storm…a storm that never happened.
In the year 1900, on December 26th, a supply ship approached the small, remote Scottish island of Eilean Mor. The rocky island was empty and uninhabited except for a lonely lighthouse, and the three lighthouse keepers who ran it. Locals tend to stay away from the creepy island which superstition says is haunted by spirits.
Captain James Harvey blew on the ship's whistle and fired a flare to announce their arrival, but no one came out to greet them. In addition to delivering the usual supplies, he was also transporting a replacement lighthouse keeper, a man named Joseph Moore. Disturbed at the lack of activity on the island, he went ashore to investigate.
Mr. Moore claimed he was filled with a deep sense of dread as he approached the lighthouse which appeared abandoned. Two out of three heavy overcoats were missing from the rack, and there were tipped over chairs beside a half eaten meal in the empty kitchen. Even eerier, he noticed that all the clocks had stopped, and there was no sign of the missing three lighthouse keepers anywhere.
The last few entries in the lighthouse logbook were very strange, and very confusing.
On December 12th, the second keeper, named Marshall, made an entry reporting “Severe winds the likes of which I have never seen before in twenty years. Ducat (the principal keeper) has been quiet, and McArthur (the third keeper, known for his toughness) has been crying.”
On December 13th, “The storm is still raging, we all three are praying.”
On December 15th, the final entry, “Storm ended, sea calm. God is over all.”
But the confusing thing is, there had been no storm at any time that week, and certainly nothing that would cause any concern for three experienced mariners in a brand new lighthouse 150 feet above sea level! Local fisherman agreed that the sea had been calm.
No bodies were ever found and the mystery of just what really happened to these three lighthouse keepers remains to this day.