Friday, August 18, 2017

Roanoke: The Lost Colony

The ship returned on August 18, 1590, only to find Croatoan carved on a post

The Lost Colony

Okay there are lots of theories what happened: Abducted by aliens?The Lost Colony of Roanoke, and the Mysterious Lost Colony

Wilder theories aside, and given no bodies were found, the most probable is the most likely: They were attacked by a nearby tribe. They had valuable things (like metal) the tribe would want. Tribes often attacked other groups. Either the colonists were all killed, or the natives killed the men and took the women as captives.  

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  1. The sole remaining item as I recall, was the word Croatoan carved on a tree. Most
    agree that it referred to either the nearby island or the small tribe thereabout. We suspect there may be a conspiracy theorist out there that claims the letters derive from
    Etruscan and translate as "check with Amelia Earhart". :)

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