The settlement of Roanoke from Croatoan island is a mystery to historians. It was an early village of English people on the American land. Colonists were not successful surviving on the new territory, and the settlement just vanished once their governor went back to England. When he returned back in 3 years time, he found no people and even no homes they lived in.

It is very unnatural for the whole village to vanish, people and houses altogether. Historians put forwards a few theories to explain the mystic phenomenon. First, English people are thought to have left the village and settle at the Chesapeake Bay. There they probably have been killed by the Natives. On the other hand, colonists might have been killed by Native Americans yet on the Croatoan island. Historians claim that the Natives were capable of hiding bodies. They also might have taken parts of the houses for their own purposes.