since today is Croatoan Day, we might as well recap the story of the origin of Croatoan.
The word Croatoan originates from the Native American tribe—the Croatans. They lived in Roanoke Island (which is now North Carolina, US) and believed that their island had a spirit. The spirit had the ability to change people who offended it into trees and stones and animals. (x)
So basically, the English settlers came to this island, made friends with the native Americans. There was a Anglo-Spanish war and they head to go and leave behind 115 settlers.
However, on August 18th, 1590, they returned to find no trace of their men. Or any Native Americans. Basically the whole thing was abandoned.
The only thing they found was a carving of the word “Croatoan” on a tree. (x)
and then some more fun info:
#5. The Lost Roanoke Colony
The Roanoke Colony was either the first permanent settlement in America, or an elaborate practical joke. Walter Raleigh sent the colonists there and then left them without supplies for three years, perhaps just to see what would happen.
What he probably didn’t expect was for the colony to just vanish. When new settlers finally arrived, none of the original colony remained at the settlement (except for the old skeleton of one guy) and the mysterious word “Croatan” was carved into a tree, right under, “Metallica Rules”.
So, was it a UFO abduction? Perhaps the colonists were held in some kind of suspended animation and are still being anally probed to this very day.
The Obvious Answer:
That second group of settlers didn’t really get the chance to investigate what happened to the original bunch, because a few years later an even bigger mysterious phenomena occurred: Blue-eyed, pale-complexioned Indians began showing up on nearby Croatan Island.
So what to make of these mysterious children, who looked like they might have been the descendents of white/Indian mixed race parents? On CROATAN island?
It’s almost as if, we don’t know, a certain group of settlers realized their colony sucked, and went and found some natives nearby who seemed to know how to live off the land. And that they then left their shitty colony forever to go live happily ever after on Croatan Island, and to have impressive amounts of sex with the natives.