The Mysterious Disappearance of Roanoke Colony

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  • Idk man this manteo and john white are giving me gay vibes

    Hwasa SolHwasa SolPred 2 hodinami
  • So y'all will just act like that mannequin didn't move its head a whole 180°. And that's the end of me sleeping at night

    June Eva KJune Eva KPred 16 hodinami
  • the mannequin moved at last!

    john murphyjohn murphyPred 17 hodinami
  • Native kidnapping also people easter and have bones was tools women slaves and interbreeding

    Jovani TorresJovani TorresPred dňom
  • we had to learn about this in school last year and my class really clung onto the idea that it was mass cannibalism. we went into a mini investigation like this, and we were given (i think) three theories to support, which was they were attacked, they moved to croatoan, or they went to the fort. all of the kids really liked the idea that it was cannibalism though, and we continued to tell our teacher that it was the only plausible answer. the zombie apocalypse part of that theory doesn’t really make sense though, given that if they were able to easily go inland or to the croatoan island, the disease could spread and wipe out the population.

    Mollie MinerMollie MinerPred dňom
  • anyone else think of phineas and ferb every time they said “aglet”

    Diane CaffreyDiane CaffreyPred 2 dňami
  • Blonde hair and blue eyes is also the result of incest so-

    Haha noHaha noPred 2 dňami
  • Isn't there a possibility that the colonists were lost at sea?

    Maia MalfoyMaia MalfoyPred 2 dňami
  • 17:21 I noticed that the mannequin moved its head. Is it supposed to do that or did I just crap myself over nothing?

    Lisa GreenLisa GreenPred 2 dňami
  • What if the bodies were burned???

    Hijam RahulHijam RahulPred 3 dňami
  • lol my teacher showed this to us

    Emperor PalpatineEmperor PalpatinePred 3 dňami
  • im dying the mannequin moves his head at 17:30

    Sunny PodbelsekSunny PodbelsekPred 3 dňami
  • "Why did they leave Roanoke island?" Because they sent a ship for supplies and it was gone for 3 years? Seriously at some point after about 15 months someone had to have said "I don't think they're coming back"

    Haunted WestHaunted WestPred 3 dňami
  • John White tried to find them only twice then was like “Alright they must have vanished, too bad” And also of course the internet boiled it down too ALIENS and ZOMBIES

    Unknown EntityUnknown EntityPred 3 dňami
  • National Treasure = Rip off of Indiana Jones.

    Chris TowellChris TowellPred 3 dňami
  • Im fawken hoooorni. I know I can't be the only one feeling thay

    anthony moanthony moPred 4 dňami
  • Perhaps they ate each other and then went to live with the natives... Idk about this group but some older societies were not against cannibalism. That would explain the lack of clues...who wants to be discovered by their governor after they've already eaten their fellow settlers?

    Liesel FiebkeLiesel FiebkePred 4 dňami
  • Aight soooo are we all here rn ? Two years later....?😌✋

    Prison MikePrison MikePred 4 dňami
  • My class used this in social studies lol- forgot to mention were in 5 grade- we watched it in a thing called "edPuzzle" and all the parts where they swear are cut out. AHAHHHAHA-

    Matt TowleMatt TowlePred 4 dňami
  • 17:20 I'm sorry, but WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE BACKGROUND?

    Ashley SpratlinAshley SpratlinPred 4 dňami
  • So Croatians Explored America

    Cartman 13Cartman 13Pred 5 dňami
  • ooh i love this mystery

    Glxtch YTGlxtch YTPred 5 dňami
  • I’ll bet my house that theory #4 is aliens.

    Tom HabbyTom HabbyPred 5 dňami
  • WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE MOVING MANNEQUIN IN THE BACKGROUND!!!!! AHHHH

    Mike CoxlongMike CoxlongPred 6 dňami
  • So ghosting is already a trend in the 17th century.

    Jackson CamaniaJackson CamaniaPred 6 dňami
  • Who came here from school

    Number wa anNumber wa anPred 6 dňami
  • The tribes have European items. The children have blue/gray eyes. They had some indigenous people that were friendly to the colony. Hmmm. Nope it was definitely aliens. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

    LizzieBelinaLizzieBelinaPred 6 dňami
  • Did this other guy go to school at all. It is literally impossible for you to graduate at a USA high school grade level and also have an intelligence greater than a roll of wet paper towels, and still not have heard of Roanoke colony.

    Ron RonsonRon RonsonPred 6 dňami
  • 17:20 uhh the Mannequin.. it's moving

    Lily HeferLily HeferPred 6 dňami
  • in grade school i learned about this and the murder of pearl bryan, so yeah i guess i had a weird school too

    Master of BeepMaster of BeepPred 7 dňami
  • I give up trying to watch this video. Have to skip forward. Youre not funny, cease your foolish blabbering.

    Tida WildishTida WildishPred 7 dňami
  • Fun fact the Miami zombie had no drugs in his system besides weed

    Poor SodPoor SodPred 7 dňami
  • We talked about this in school

    Jackson GrahamJackson GrahamPred 7 dňami
  • I live somewhat nearby Roanoke Island (South eastern Virginia to be exact) and I’ve visited the island a few times. It’s a very nice little town, however it’s kinda creepy to stand there, especially at night, knowing that people just magically disappeared there over 400 years ago. The whole Outer Banks and South eastern Virginia area have a very interesting history, especially when it comes to ship wrecks and alleged hauntings.

    Useful PineappleUseful PineapplePred 7 dňami
  • Video trump 2020 Please

    Kooper HamlinKooper HamlinPred 7 dňami
  • Funny I subscribed and hit the bell.

    Stanley FarnsworthStanley FarnsworthPred 7 dňami
  • alien theory my fav.

    Verne FitsVerne FitsPred 7 dňami
  • A genocide happened before white left. This story is incompletly

    Dhruv KumarDhruv KumarPred 7 dňami
  • john white: then leave peace out

    alex jonesalex jonesPred 8 dňami
  • Lmao John went away for 3 years while they were struggling and he expected them to be in the same place with replenished food? He really said "Well... YOLO"

    Bri JBri JPred 9 dňami
  • Talks about supernatural causes and then the mannequin head moves 🤣

    Kirsty CharlieKirsty CharliePred 9 dňami
  • The zombie plauge theory was the basis for an episode of Supernatural

    FlynnNovaFlynnNovaPred 9 dňami
  • I laugh at all these alien theories getting shoehorned in all the time

    Belton TisdaleBelton TisdalePred 10 dňami
  • My theory is they went to the croatan island waiting for White to return or maybe something supernatural

    TrIgGeRHaPpYTJTrIgGeRHaPpYTJPred 10 dňami
  • this story was literally a whole lesson in my history text book in high school. I was always shocked that not every high school student learned about this event.

    Stephanie SchnipkeStephanie SchnipkePred 10 dňami
  • **laughs in historian's son**

    Wil GreyWil GreyPred 10 dňami
  • So the aliens just came and abducted the white Europeans on Roanoke? That's a bit racist.

    Turkish_ AlbinoTurkish_ AlbinoPred 11 dňami
  • Colony captures on Croatan island: "Do not fret, my friends! I managed to carve our location in a tree before our abduction. Soon the might of the royal navy will unleash hell upon these savages!" 500 years later Native American dude does 23 And Me DNA test: "Wtf?"

    GlobalklausGlobalklausPred 11 dňami
  • I always have this play in the background and I had both your voices switched

    James KurtJames KurtPred 11 dňami
  • Sigh. I believe in ghosts, I believe in aliens. The idea of zombies scares the crap outta me. But I'm definitely with Shane on this one.

    maggPi PrimemaggPi PrimePred 11 dňami
  • My grandma told me that the lost colony didn't have ancestors here so they had no one to tell them not to touch a certain flower which in our language it means burning flower. It's an old flower from our folklore and myths. The flower looks pretty and tastes sweet but if you use it it will burn you up on the inside the next morning . And so my grandma says that the colony found these rare flowers and needed food so they ate them and the next day they all just turned to dust.

    Sierra Angeleen HidatsaSierra Angeleen HidatsaPred 11 dňami
  • Just to let y'all know! This mystery has apparently been solved by archaeologist this month?!? There's a few articles on it, go look!

    Jade-India BalmerJade-India BalmerPred 11 dňami
  • 17:20 look at the man in black

    Henchman1243Henchman1243Pred 12 dňami
  • No one, The entire colony: peace out 🤪✌️

    Simply SophiaSimply SophiaPred 13 dňami
  • Did you guys see the mannequin head move at 17:20

    Nolan BowlerNolan BowlerPred 13 dňami
  • The colony sus.

    Monika sainiMonika sainiPred 13 dňami
  • Um, the colonists were TOLD that if they moved they should carve the new location on a tree...and they did that. Why are people confused? And good luck leaving a PAPER note that will last three years...

    Seek1878Seek1878Pred 13 dňami
  • Is it possible that because they settled on the coast they had a graveyard there and as sea levels have risen in the past their entire town and buried bodies were engulfed underwater explaining why no bodies have ever been found?

    Maddie EquestrianMaddie EquestrianPred 14 dňami
  • My theory is that the colony tried to go back to England because there was food and supplies shortages but their ship sinked in the middle of the journey

    SSO 881SSO 881Pred 14 dňami
  • I don't think he learned that from grade school, I think he did it himself

    Secret NameSecret NamePred 15 dňami
  • saw this news today that might be interesting/good news www.goodnewsnetwork.org/broken-crockery-unearthed-in-north-carolina/?fbclid=IwAR1eYvuOw_d04HciGO3uUg6-MQOtpObjrHVnck-zN6gQcGhBFfmIyAkrDzI #PostMortem

    Maria DwaneMaria DwanePred 15 dňami
  • i too, heard about this in grade school.

    Eva VossEva VossPred 15 dňami
  • Zombies theory *exists* Shane “Aight Imma Head out”

    Mario VasquezMario VasquezPred 15 dňami
  • Lmao my teacher thought this was a actually video of “The lost colony of Roanoke” she told us to not mind the cussing but then they dropped a f bomb and turned it off we never got the learn about it

    Victoria SilvaVictoria SilvaPred 15 dňami
  • Obviously, a demon biological weapon was used used making all the people go crazy and then the disappeared. 👍

    Emily MuseEmily MusePred 15 dňami
  • This is the most solved unsolved mystery in this series. Come on.

    Loser QueernLoser QueernPred 15 dňami
  • Fun fact croatoan spelt backwards Was a word meaning death in some native tribes but like that might not mean anything

    StressedPotatoStressedPotatoPred 16 dňami
  • This was the best part of middle school

    Luis ArguetaLuis ArguetaPred 16 dňami
  • Thank for the information

    Meoc MysticMeoc MysticPred 16 dňami
  • I bet the people just thought hmmm he has abandoned us then ran out of food and all committed sucide by jumping in the sea

    Siôn RobertsSiôn RobertsPred 16 dňami
  • Is it just me or the mannequin's head just moved at 17:26

    johnnick rhayorjohnnick rhayorPred 17 dňami
  • THE ANCIENT ENEMY

    kaleb verakaleb veraPred 17 dňami
  • What about cannibalism?

    Feez GamingFeez GamingPred 17 dňami
  • Your pronunciation of Surrey is adorable Ryan! So cute and French like lol

    Alexandra HillAlexandra HillPred 17 dňami
  • Croatians from Dubrovnik!!!!!!!!!!

    Jolly JokerJolly JokerPred 17 dňami
  • Maybe they put the bodies on a boat and did a Viking type burial and set fire to the boat and sank with the burned up bodies

    William GrayWilliam GrayPred 17 dňami
  • The Spanish probably did it they were like “Spanish or vanish”

    Panzzer catPanzzer catPred 17 dňami
  • Answer: they were left for long without resources, and remembered that the friendly guy from croatoan island lived near, and travelled there to ask for help, and ended satying there.

    StoneStonePred 17 dňami
  • 17:18....the mannequin's head is moving 🥶😨😰😥😢😭😱😱😱😱

    Agastya VijayaraghavanAgastya VijayaraghavanPred 17 dňami
  • How could he make it back to Europe but not to Croatoan

    Sarah KöppeSarah KöppePred 17 dňami
  • 17:25 that got me pretty damn good

    Tyler SolomonTyler SolomonPred 18 dňami
  • Invisible ink can also be accomplished by using urine. Just something to think about when your excitedly handling an old map...

    RustCole01RustCole01Pred 18 dňami
  • Hang on... aliens are not the most outLANDish?

    Echo McClellanEcho McClellanPred 18 dňami
  • Is no one gonna talk about the mannequin head turning at 17:23??

    Varshini SatishVarshini SatishPred 19 dňami
  • Ryan: They disappeared due to a zombie plague Shane, absolutely done: Ryan: Shane: *Throws pen*

    Puny_GodPuny_GodPred 19 dňami
  • To me the most logical explanation is: They were running out of food/supplies and had many attacks from the native Americans, so they decided to move to either Croatoin or inland. maybe some of them went to Croatoin to make sure it was safe and got killed/ the women were taken prisoner. If they moved inland their numbers were dwindling and they eventually died out from various reasons- starvation, illness, native attacks.

    Puny_GodPuny_GodPred 19 dňami
  • My Social Studies teacher literally assigned me this and told my class to answer a few questions about it 😂

    KitKait BarKitKait BarPred 19 dňami
  • *gone*

    ElyC WestElyC WestPred 19 dňami
  • I love that they know the fans hate the mannequin, so they make it move it’s head in the middle of filming

    Antonio ManaserianAntonio ManaserianPred 20 dňami
  • “We didn’t find any bones to say they were killed by the native people who were known for using every part of a kill and making jewelry from animal bones”

    CharlieCharliePred 20 dňami
  • It would have made more sense if the people of Roanoke tried to go to Crotoan, failed and then, decided to move inland

    Arya BlackArya BlackPred 21 dňom
  • I’m learning about this in grade school right now so...

    Fashion Kitty _Fashion Kitty _Pred 21 dňom
  • Does that mannequin behind them often move it's head? I just noticed it has changed its face direction

    Ratna BarmanRatna BarmanPred 21 dňom
  • Possibly left to Croatoan due to limited supplies, failing crops and hostile native tribes. 🤔

    Joanie WalenJoanie WalenPred 22 dňami
  • Definitely pissed off the natives and got eaten. Can't find a body of someone eats you 🤷

    Trisha KauffmanTrisha KauffmanPred 22 dňami
  • Huh thats weird this shows up the week we were learning about this in school

    ArSoN._.axolotlArSoN._.axolotlPred 22 dňami
  • Wait! If there were NO graves or bones on the island, how did this archeologist find evidence of cannibalism? Wouldn't you need bones and graves for that evidence?

    M StarM StarPred 22 dňami
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    dj browndj brownPred 22 dňami
  • 17:20 the manican in the background starts to move 😳

    FR33Z3RFR33Z3RPred 23 dňami
  • wait there are people that didn't learn about this in grade school?

    Sophia DennettSophia DennettPred 23 dňami