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  • #16
    If every human settlement left clear, obvious, easy to find traces of its existence centuries later, archaeologists wouldn't need college degrees to know their business. Especially human settlements in conditions not conducive to material preservation, like swamps and dense woodland. I see absolutely no need for a paranormal explanation for why a small group of people thousands of miles from home died and disappeared without a material trace.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by Louisvillian View Post
      They went to the nearby Croatoan Island; hell, they carved the name of it in a tree near their settlement in Roanoke. When John White found Roanoke deserted, big storms prevented him from conducting a search for the colonists. He left for England, and the colonists likely died of starvation, disease, or Indian attack, or were assimilated into local Indian tribes.
      This. Croatoan is on the map. It is the home of the *only* tribe that was friendly with the colonists.

      The Spanish Armada kept them from returning in good time. Then after the storms, they meant to come back, however, Queen Elizabeth was out and King James was IN. Sir Walter Raleigh was executed, and therefore, couldn't send anyone to rescue his colonists. King James didn't want to find them, he wanted his colony to get the credit.

      Politics.

      Originally posted by Tiberias View Post
      If every human settlement left clear, obvious, easy to find traces of its existence centuries later, archaeologists wouldn't need college degrees to know their business. Especially human settlements in conditions not conducive to material preservation, like swamps and dense woodland. I see absolutely no need for a paranormal explanation for why a small group of people thousands of miles from home died and disappeared without a material trace.
      Indeed.

      I have some pretty solid work-experience that makes me qualified on this particular 'mystery' ^_~

      There was a play written in the 50's. It is currently the longest running outdoor theater production in America. It performs on Roanoke Island. It has been revised several times, and is currently a bit more historically accurate (only a bit...), however, the original version ends with a "They disappeared without a trace!" and it was a great crowed-draw. History books did not say anything about a "Mysterious mystery vanish" until after the play's production.

      The play, and the story it tells, is a really big deal to the locals.

      Politics.

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      • #18
        When I first heard the story it was about an entire colony disappearing, pretty much over-night. Sounded pretty cool. Then, I watched something on tv about it and they said that there was some guy....I forget who...and he left the colony by ship and didn't return until 11 years later. When he went to the colony, no one was there but there was that name scratched into the tree. The show did say that they might have been absorbed into a local indian tribe and by the end of the show they said someone found some kind of old button or something from the time period some place that more or less indicated that that theory (of being absorbed) may have been true.

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