True to its historical nature, the folks over at “American Horror Story” have consistently revealed distrubing trailers when teasing the masses of an upcoming season theme.
The trailers for Season 6 have been confusing to say the least and have appeared in various, cryptic videos. We might have some notion as to what this all means as it appears that TMZ has stumbled across some footage confirming some of our theories.
In what is perhaps the most revealing tell-tale factor is a simple word etched in a tree. CROATOAN.
What does this all mean? Let’s take it back folks.
In 1587, Englishman John White led more than 100 men, women and children in the first attempt to found a permanent English colony in the New World. White had to go back to England for supplies and when he returned three years later, he found the colony abandoned. The fate of the colonists is still unknown and the settlement was deemed “The Lost Colony.”
The only indication of what could have possibly occurred within those three years is the word “Croatoan” that had been carved on a post. The letters “CRO”was also scratched into a tree trunk. The Croatoan’s were a small native American tribe.
If this news isn’t a tad bit weird, consider this dismaying observation as to the multiple times “Croatoan” was rumored to be found etched in various places throughout history.
- A few days before his death, and following a disappearance that remains unexplained to this day, Edgar Allan Poe was brought to his death bed in a state of delirium whispering the word “Croatoan”.
- Scribbled in the journal of Amelia Earhart after her disappearance in 1937.
- The word was also carved into the post of the last bed that the celebrated horror author Ambrose Bierce slept in before he vanished in Mexico in 1913.
- Scratched on the wall of the cell that the notorious stagecoach robber Black Bart inhabited before he was released from prison in 1888 never to be seen again.
- Croatoan was found written on the last page of the logbook of the ship Carroll A. Deering when it crashed into Cape Hatteras in 1921 with no one aboard.
While researching the roots of this “Lost Colony,” it is a bit frightening to think of what happened to all the women, men and children and their demise. I am certainly interested to see what Ryan Murphy’s spin will be on this strange time in history.
It has been confirmed that Evan Peters, Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloё Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson, and Finn Wittroc will also be returning.
“American Horror Story” returns to FX on Wednesday, September 14th.