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Thursday, July 16, 2015

American Timeline analysis, section 8: April, 1587 and August 15, 1590

Hello once again people who read this blog! Man..This time it HAS been forever since I've done one of these. Today we're going to be kicking off where we left off, so onto the post!

April of 1587, English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh founded the Roanoke Colony.

This is a bit of an interesting topic today. The Roanoke Colony was built on Roanoke Island, also known today as Dare County, South Carolina. It was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, an English explorer and politician, among other things. The guy was a spy, how cool is that?
He was also the one who popularized tobacco in England.... congrats.

The Roanoke Colony was Queen Elizabeth I's late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent colony in the new world. However, this attempt didn't go too well when something very strange happened...

August 15, 1590: The Lost Colony.
Sounds like something from a cheesy horror movie, right? But it's true. The last remaining settlers of Roanoke Colony mysteriously vanished after three years of no supplies from England. When the British finally returned to check up on things, they found the entire colony to have completely vanished. Not just the people either, no, the ENTIRE colony. Buildings, fences, everything. It was as though it was never there. The only clue showing that the colony did exist was a symbol etched into the side of a tree, that Sir Raleigh had carved in himself.

Now, MANY theories have been made as to what happened here. Some think it was *weird hand gesture* Aliens, while others think a local Indian tribe raided the camp, killed everyone, and stole everything. Literally everything. That's actually a pretty good theory. Me however, I personally think a gang of mafia Bigfoots rode in on flaming unicorns and blew everything to bits with miniature nukes. But hey, opinions vary.

Whelp, that's my post on the Roanoke Colony and Sir Walter Raleigh. If you're interested in finding out more about the Lost Colony, you can check YouTube. I'm sure there's an infinite amount of conspiracy theories on there. Or if you want legitimate facts, you could check Wikipedia. I'll see you all next Thursday.

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