In 1587, 116 English colonists started a settlement on an island off the coast of North Carolina called Roanoke
The colonists were facing a harsh winter, so Governor White set sail for England to bring back more supplies. Unbeknownst to the colonists, England was going to war with Spain, and queen Elizabeth was not letting any of her ships out of England. It took three years before Governor White could return with supplies.
When Governor White arrived at the colony, there were not people, no buildings, no bones, no ashes. The only clue was the word “CROATOAN” carved into a wooden post.