Most mysterious disappearance of people in history

(ORDO NEWS) — The governor of the new colony left for only 3 years, but upon arrival he did not find anyone. Until now, scientists do not know where the whole settlement disappeared.

Perhaps this disappearance can be called one of the most mysterious. Traces of the missing people can not be found so far

The origins of one of America’s oldest unsolved mysteries can be traced back to August 1587, when a group of about 115 English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island, off the coast of what is now North Carolina.

Later that year, it was decided that John White, the governor of the new colony, would travel back to England to collect a new shipment of supplies.

The settlement disappeared, leaving a mysterious message

But as soon as the governor arrived in his native country, a major naval war broke out between England and Spain, and Queen Elizabeth I called on all available ships to resist the mighty Spanish armada.

In August 1590, White finally returned to Roanoke, where he had left his wife and daughter, his young granddaughter (Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America) and other settlers three long years earlier.

He found no trace of the colony or its inhabitants, and few clues as to what might have happened other than one word, “Croatoan”, carved into a wooden post.

Investigations into the fate of the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke have continued for centuries, but no one has ever given a satisfactory answer.

“Croatoan” is the name of an island south of Roanoke that was inhabited by an Indian tribe of the same name. Perhaps then the colonists were killed or kidnapped by Native Americans.

Other hypotheses claim that they tried to return to England on their own and got lost at sea, that they died at the hands of the Spaniards who came from Florida, or that they moved further inland and became part of a friendly settlement.

In 2007, efforts began to collect and analyze the DNA of local families to see if they were related to Roanoke settlers, local Indian tribes, or both.

Despite the strange case of disappearance, the lessons learned in Roanoke may have helped the next group of English settlers, who established their own colony 17 years later just north at Jamestown.


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