The Ghost Deer of Roanoke

There was once a colony established on Roanoke Island of what is now North Carolina. At the time it was referred to as Roanoke Colony. 

Roanoke Island

Established in 1585 it was an attempt byQueen Elizabeth the 1st to establish a permanent English settlement in the New World. The colony was founded by Sir Walter Raleigh whose name follows a prominent and the Capital city in North Carolina to this day.


Somewhere along the line, the colonists disappeared. Their disappearance happened during the Anglo-Spanish War, some three years after the last of supplies were shipped from England. With such things come stories and speculation as to what happened. As it is the Colony is more referred to as The Lost Colony, that by its proper name.


No one knows what happened to the colonists. There was one specific event which bore some significance, however, the Baptism of Virginia Dare. This was the first Christian baptism to be performed in the new world.

Baptism of Virginaia Dare

Our story takes place just after this Baptism and is one possible explanation of what happened to the colonists as well and young Ms Dare herself.

This story is one of many from His Honor, Judge Charles Harry Whedbee. The teller of tales and stories from the outer banks area. You can take a look at the collection of stories that this is accompanied within ‘Pirates, Ghosts, and Coastal Lore‘.


Let’s head on out to Roanoke Island now and hear what happened…

Tim R. 

It is a privilege to read to the world. 


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