So recently, FX has put out some spoilers for the hit show American Horror Story. It is set to air on September fourteenth this fall. So far there have been six teasers. One showing a solitary house and the sound of a chainsaw and a woman screaming. Another shows shadows of what seem to be Puritans or Amish people in a field but with glowing eyes, aliens maybe? There is another of a cradle with knives as a mobile while a lullaby plays and then a creatures hand grabs the weapons. The possibilities are endless. Although I must say, I’m still pretty heartbroken that Jessica Lange will not be returning for this season, but we do have Lady Gaga, Angela Basset and Cheyenne Jackson to look forward to seeing in whatever they are conjuring over there at FX.
TMZ shared some information about the filming which is taking place in Santa Clarita, California. They also had this to share..
“If you paid attention in school … you remember that word from the mystery of Roanoke — the 1590 North Carolina colony where 117 people vanished. The only clue was the word “CROATOAN” — a nearby Native tribe — carved into bark. There have been all kinds of creepy legends about the colony.”-TMZ.
I love how AHS always has something to do with legends or stories we’ve probably all heard growing up and they have a way of twisting them up and really getting into your head. I did a little but of digging on my own and found one story that is really cool. Here is part of it…
“In 1587, the English, led by John White and financed by Sir Walter Raleigh, made their second attempt at setting up a colony on Roanoke Island, which now lies just off the coast of North Carolina in the USA. The colonists disappeared, however, during the Anglo-Spanish War, three years after the last shipment of supplies from England. The settlement is known as “The Lost Colony,” and the fate of the colonists is still unknown.
It all looked so promising in the beginning. The settlers landed on 22 July 1587 and soon established themselves. John White’s daughter Eleanor Dare was pregnant and on 18th August she gave birth to a daughter, Virginia, the first English child born in the Americas. The colonists established friendly relations with one of the local native tribes, the Croatans, who were able to describe to them the politics and geography of the area, but the other indigenous peoples, the Secotans, who had fought against the settlers of the first Roanoake Colony, remained hostile and refused to meet with them. Shortly thereafter, colonist George Howe was killed by natives while searching alone for crabs in Albemarle Sound. Fearing for their lives, the colonists persuaded Governor White to return to England to explain the colony’s desperate situation and ask for help. White duly sailed for England in late 1587, leaving behind about 115 colonists. Unfortunately, the war with Spain and a lack of funds meant that White was only able to return to Roanoke Island three years later. White landed on 18 August 1590, his grand-daughter’s third birthday, but found the settlement deserted. His men could not find any trace of the 90 men, 17 women, and 11 children he had left behind, nor was there any sign of a struggle or battle. The cabins had been taken down, the livestock had vanished and of the people the only traces were two graves and a message: the word “Croatoan” carved into a post of the fort and three letters “Cro” carved into a nearby tree.”
…for the rest of the story click the link, The Croatoan Mystery.