Tag: supernatural

September 10, 1993: The Premiere of The X-Files

Today in 1993, Chris Carter's sci-fi/horror series The X-Files premiered on Fox. It originally ran for nine seasons up to 2002; seasons ten and eleven aired in 2016 and 2018 respectively. The series mainly follows two FBI agents, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), as they investigate the X-Files (unsolved cases usually involving some unexplained or supernatural phenomena); although in later seasons new characters were added to the main cast. The series has a strong and devoted cult following, and is considered one of the best science fiction franchises of all time. The X-Files has been cited as inspiration for numerous contemporary…

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August 18, 1590: What Happened to Roanoke?

Today in 1590, colonist John White returned to Roanoke (now Dare Country, NC) after a 3-year absence to find his entire colony had disappeared without a trace. The only clue ever found was the word "CROATOAN" carved into a tree. Roanoke has since become known as The Lost Colony. To this day no hard evidence has been found to back up any theories about the disappearance. The Roanoke mystery became the focal point of the sixth season of FX's American Horror Story, and was the inspiration for the season 2 episode "Croatoan" of the CW's Supernatural.

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