Roanoke

And the New World

Roanoke

A colony existed on an island called Roanoke. A man left the colony to go to England and acquire supplies, but was held up. He returned to Roanoke three years later to find the colony completely gone, with buildings dismantled and "Croatoan" carved into a tree.

The Top Theory:

They Became Lost at Sea

The people of Roanoke were indeed lost at sea. You see, they were told to leave a sign if they were forced to move, but if they simply wanted to leave, they did not need to.

I have concluded that they were miserable and wanted to go back to England of their own accord.

The carvings in the trees were likely some isolated event, such as kids carving the first thing they could think of or a teacher showing properties of wood.

Pic related.

Hero Gorilla preparing to infiltrate British forces (1607, colorized).

The Evidence

History Channel

"'Croatoan' was the name of an island south of Roanoke, now Hatteras Island, which at the time was home to a Native American tribe of the same name. Alternatively, they might have tried to sail back to England on their own and been lost at sea, or been killed by hostile Spaniards who came north from their own settlements in Florida." - Archaeologists Find New Clues to “Lost Colony” Mystery

http://www.history.com/news/archaeologists-find-new-clues-to-lost-colony-mystery

Other Evis

"Other hypotheses hold that they tried to sail back to England on their own and got lost at sea." -

What happened to the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke? (Ask History)

http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/what-happened-to-the-lost-colony-of-roanoke

NatGeo

"No single Indian tribe or village could have supported them. They would be even larger than some villages." - NatGeo

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12/131208-roanoke-lost-colony-discovery-history-raleigh/

Why Indians Didn't Kill Them

The buildings were dismantled boi.