The premiere date of AHS Season 6 has been unveiled – September 14 – and several teasers has been surfacing, dropping clues on what would be the theme of next season.
Yesterday, TMZ got its hands on the first images from the set of season six, in Santa Clarita, California. One of the creepy clues is a photo of a tree with the word “CROATOAN” carved into the bark. The detail is a dead giveaway that the show will have something to do with the mystery of Roanoke, the North Carolina colony where, in 1590, 117 people disappeared with no explanation. The word “CROATOAN” is the name of a North Carolinian Indian tribe and was carved into a tree in Roanoke, the only clue left behind after the disappearance.
And to make more playful, let’s remember that all AHS seasons are linked at some sort of way and back on Season 1, Sarah Paulson’s psychic character, Billie Dean, already mentioned it, as pointed by Vanity Fair.
It’s difficult to banish a spirit, but not impossible. The most successful attempt I know of happened when America was known as the new world.
In 1590, on the coast of what we now know as North Carolina, the entire colony of Roanoke—all 117 men, women, and children—died inexplicably. It became known as the ghost colony because the spirits remained. They haunted the native tribes living in the surrounding areas. Killing indiscriminately. The elder knew he had to act. He cast a banishment curse. First he collected the personal belongings of all the dead colonists. Then they burned them. The ghosts appeared, summoned by their talismans. But before the spirits could cause them any more harm, the elder completed the curse that would banish the ghosts forever. By uttering a single word. The same word found carved on a post at the abandoned colony. “Croatoan.”
Exciting! Check the Vanity Fair article for more clues, and don’t forget, American Horror Story Season 6 premieres September 14 on FX.