Careful, Mrs. Dare, watch out for that se —

“The small park at Fort Raleigh is … a mecca for amateur sleuths — and kooks. ‘We get 350,000 visitors a year, and almost as many theories,’ said a ranger at the park’s visitor center. ‘Aliens picked up the colonists and deposited them on Atlantis — that’s a popular theory. You get others who talk about transdimensional time warp and how the colonists went through a secret doorway.’ The ranger shrugged. ‘I tell them, “Yeah, we lose a lot people that way.” ‘ ”

— From “A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World” by Tony Horwitz (2008)

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