The year was 1587 when a group of around 115 English settlers embarked on a daring journey to Roanoke Island, just off the coast of present-day North Carolina. This ambitious expedition was the second attempt to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World after an earlier venture on Roanoke had failed.
Led by John White, the colonists were filled with hope and dreams of creating a thriving community in this untamed land. However, upon White's return to England for supplies, he faced delays due to the outbreak of the Anglo-Spanish War. By the time he finally returned to Roanoke in 1590, the colony had vanished without a trace.
The only clue left behind was the word "CROATOAN" carved into a wooden post, hinting at a possible relocation to nearby Croatoan Island. Despite extensive searches and investigations, the fate of the Lost Colony of Roanoke remains one of America's oldest unsolved mysteries.
Throughout history, numerous theories and speculations have emerged, from assimilation into Native American tribes to violent encounters with neighboring settlements. Yet, the truth remains elusive, shrouded in the mists of time.
At The Bureau, we've taken a keen interest in this enigmatic tale, and our team of Operatives has independently investigated the lost colony's intriguing history. As the multiverse's most renowned time-traveling agents, we're drawn to such enduring mysteries, seeking to uncover the secrets hidden within the annals of time. We aren't the only ones, everyone from Stephen King to Batman have ties to Roanoke. More popularly, American Horror Story and Universal's Halloween Horror Nights have exposed some of the secrets from The Lost Colony.
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