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Old 29-08-2010, 02:55 PM   #23285
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Thought I'd share this here, it seemed interesting enough for The News Behind the News.

The real first English settlement in the New World: the lost colony of Roanoke

In 1584, more than twenty years before Jamestown, Sir Walter Raleigh planted a hundred or so men on Roanoke Island, off the North Carolina coast. Raleigh's men toughed it out for a year before all but fifteen of them caught a ride back to England with Sir Francis Drake. A return expedition in 1587 brought more colonists, this time with women and children, led by the artist John White. (Soon after arrival, White's daughter delivered the first English child born in the Americas.) White himself returned to England for still more settlers and supplies, but a certain Spanish Armada interfered with his return trip, and when English ships finally returned to Roanoke in 1590, the colony's ninety men, seventeen women, and eleven children had vanished without a trace. Or almost without a trace: the word "CROATOAN" was famously carved into the bark of a tree near the lost colony's gate.

Less reputable historians have pushed the Roanoke story further. For my man Kenneth Hite (writing in jest) and Peter Lamborn Wilson (writing in earnest), Roanoke was a magickal working by the occult imperialists of the School of Nght, an alleged circle of Elizabethan atheists and adepts said to include Raleigh, poet Christopher Marlowe, magus John Dee, and how great is this one Lord Fernando Strange. Shakespeare's The Tempest, Wilson says, was propaganda for their imperial aims. The lost colony, Hite proposes, represented an "alchemical marriage" between the "Red King" Powhatan and the "White Queen" Elizabeth to establish a Golden Empire. "The Old World can keep its maternally-inclined wolves and its giant-killing Trojan refugees," Hite writes. "Occult conspirators built the United States on a foundation of High Weirdness indeed."

Fictional literature

The novel and TV miniseries Storm of the Century, written by Stephen King, alludes to the mystery of the Lost Colony, claiming that the Demon in the story, Andre Linoge, had demanded a child from the Roanoke colonists to raise as his heir. The colonists refused, and the demon forced them to walk into the Atlantic Ocean and commit suicide. In the novel IT, also written by King, the colony is referenced in relation to a similar, fictional mystery of a missing settlement occurring in the novel's main setting, Derry, Maine.

Harlan Ellison's 1975 short story "Croatoan" describes a subterranean colony of aborted fetuses.

The Dean Koontz novel Phantoms makes reference to the Lost Colony, insomuch as the ancient evil in the novel was credited with the massive disapperance of the people in Roanoke and other such mysteries.

The series "Blue Bloods" by Marissa de la Cruz blames the Roanoke disappearance on rampant vampires.

Graphic novels

In DC Comics, Roanoke was visited by Melmoth, a future king, who had been exiled in the past. Using inherent magic, he trapped the entire town and impregnated all the women. Believing they had been cursed by the Devil, the women and their half-human children burrowed underground and founded Limbo Town, based on their original society and their preconceptions of witchcraft.

In the Marvel Comics 1602 Universe (see Marvel 1602#New World), the Roanoke Colony serves as the location for the entire New World miniseries.

In the DC Comics/Image Comics crossover event Batman/Spawn: War Devil, the colony's disappearance is attributed to a demon named Croatoan who sacrificed one hundred colonists of Roanoke in an effort to appease hell.

DC Comics point out Mind Control?

In the DC Comics/Vertigo series 100 Bullets, the mysterious carving "croatoan" found at the site of the lost colony is used to activate dormant Minute Men. The Minute Men are a group, led by Agent Graves, who police the families of The Trust, which was responsible for the destruction of the Roanoke Colony. The plan was carried out by the first group of Minute Men formed by The Trust to punish Queen Elizabeth I for not accepting their offer of peace with the monarchies of Europe. In exchange for this The Trust would receive control of the Americas thus ensuring their own empire beyond anything a crown could achieve. In issue #50 of 100 Bullets, Minute Man Victor Ray recounts the story of Lost Colony's fate and the hidden significance of the word "Croatoan" to The Trust and its agents.[/big]

Virginia Dare

Manteo Wanchese REGION

The granddaughter of Governor John White, Virginia Dare was the first child born of English parents in the new world. The child's mother was White's daughter Eleanor. Her father, Ananias Dare, served as one of the Governor's assistants. Virginia was born on August 18, 1587, days after the colonists arrival on Roanoke Island. Her baptism on Sunday following her birth was the second recorded Christian sacrament administered in North America. The first baptism had been administered a few days earlier to Manteo, an Indian chief who was rewarded for his service by being christened and named ''Lord''.

When Governor White was forced to return to England for supplies, Virginia Dare was less than a month old, and he left with heavy heart, never realizing that he would never see her or any of the other colonists who remained behind again. Leaving the new world and his family behind must have been difficult for White. A secret code had been worked out, that should they leave Roanoke Island, they were to carve their new location on a conspicuous tree or post. If the move had to be made because of an attack, either by Indians or Spaniards, they were to carve over the letters or name a distress signal in the form of a Maltese cross.

Three years to the month later, White returned to find the word ''Croatoan'' without any cross or other sign of distress. To this day, no one is certain were the lost colony went, or what happened to them.
The idea occurred to me when reading this over, to put the word ''Croatoan'' into an anagram server to see if anything of possible significance might show up.

The result that caught my eye is "To Corona".

Of course, we know of the corona around the sun, a type of plasma "atmosphere" of the Sun or other celestial body, and is best seen during a total solar eclipse, but what we might not know is that the Latin root of the word corona means crown.

Croatoan > To Corona > To Crown

I already had images of the queen eating people while thinking about those missing people. I've read stories... Bryce Taylor, who described seeing the (present) Queen shapeshift and take a knife with which she repeatedly stabbed two boys in the anus... before eating them I think it was. Then, the child who'd lived at a Canadian orphanage who narrated that the Queen and her husband had come to Canada and the orphanage for a visit and at a picnic he saw her leave and walk off with some of the children who he never saw again at the orphanage afterward.

Though the present Queen wasn't born yet when these colonists were placed on Roanoke Island, her ancestor, Queen Elizabeth I, was.

I searched for a bit of information during this time frame to see if I could ascertain anything about Queen Elizabeth I's whereabouts during this time frame to see if there was a time she could possibly have made a trip to the New World, America, which I've read belongs to none other than "The Crown".

I noted that 7 months, 11 days after Virginia Dare was born, Queen Elizabeth I had Mary, Queen of Scots, executed.

Murder and violence were not strangers to these folks. I even read that Queen Elizabeth I's father, Henry VIII, had executed her mother Anne Boleyn.

Nice folks huh.

There was lots of intrigue going on with the Spaniards, the Vatican, the Queen of England, the Scots.

Virginia Dare's father left when she was less than a month old which would have been in September, 1587, and didn't return for 3 years, and so these colonists disappeared some time within this time period of 3 years. I think it's highly possible Queen Elizabeth I could have paid a visit to America during this time.

I don't know of course, but just estimating that it is possible.

There wasn't a maltese cross carved over the word Croatoan, but having it there would have indicated they'd gone somewhere due to the attack by the Spaniards or the Native Indians. If their disappearance had nothing to do with Spaniards or Indians then the cross would have been misdirecting those who returned to learn of their fate.

It may very well be they used their wit to leave the message, hoping that those who would be returning would figure out the message and learn the truth of their fate.
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You've been up all night just listening for his drum
Hoping that the righteous might just might just might just might just come
I heard the general whispering to his aide de camp
Be watchful for Mohammed's lamp

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