The answer is: No.
Truth be known, the only thing that has intrigued me is that refrigerator light that always seems to be on when I open the door......
...and those darn socks which disappear from my dryer.
Very interesting. I wonder what the signs were for if indeed they did settle to the west. Start digging. :)
If they were absorbed by local tribes, wouldn’t DNA testing give a clue?
I seem to remember that years ago some stones were found that indicated the colony was captured or sided with a tribe that headed north, but that the Establishment said they were forgeries and relegated them to the basement.
The mystery was solved on a Lovejoy Mysteries 2 hour episode years ago ...
I suspect they did what the Vikings did in Greenland when the settlement became untenable. They joined the Indians/Eskimos.
A Later settlers met Indians with names that were highly echoic of certain names of the colonists. Dare is a long time traditional family names among the Indians thereabouts, among others. Actually Indians didn’t have family names prior to Roanoke.
I always thought that the message Croatoan was an incomplete grocery list and the person just didn’t know how to spell Croutons.
There were groups here with European features and coloration to an extent, and some reportedly even had rudimentary understanding of English, when the earliest acknowledged English exploration and settlement occurred. Most notably the Lumbee tribe claim descent from the “lost” colony on Roanoke Island, but other old triracial isolate groups have as well, on up into the Blue Ridge. The history of this continent is more complicated than generally acknowledged, as far as migration, settlement and eventual intermarriage between Europeans and so-called native tribes. It was going on before John White ever sketched a map of the NC barrier islands, before Juan Pardo ever built a short-lived garrison, before Hernando de Soto ever wandered about looking for gold. Ocean currents were and are conducive, throw a message in a bottle into the ocean at Hatteras Island and it turns up in County Cork.
So they’re going to take an inaccurate English map of the period and “0verlay” a modern map? LOL. Good luck with that! I rather doubt that the explorers were doing an accurate survey of the coastline.
And using ground penetrating radar on a single Indian village? What if they they “get lucky” and find a period metal button? What does THAT prove? There could be a dozen explanations for how it had gotten there that don’t involve the presence of any members of the lost colony.
I think they did make for Croatan island and sadly never arrived. My guess — a sudden storm came up and they went down with all hands.
See also this article in the Science Section of the Daily Mail.
They went to Florida for the winter.
The Readers’ Digest version is they still don’t know what happened to the colony.
The Indians probably had them over for dinner.
I had to join the Nat Geo Society and suffer through their ads to read this article. What do I learn for my trouble? “We’ll have to go dig some holes!” This article is conjecture and scam.
All they had to do was watch Sleepy Hollow. They found it about 3 weeks ago.