The idea of breaking the traditional anthology format for the first time would definitely deliver the "hook" Murphy's been hinting at, and Reddit user Linkoran has suggested the model ship supports the idea the season will focus on the colonists' journey across the Atlantic Ocean and to the New World.
It's a great theory; one that would likely satisfy a lot of fans, who've been left with a bucketload of unanswered question about title card, following the episode's sudden switch out of the "found footage" format and into the traditional narrative style; suggesting some kind of continuation in the future.
During the preparation of that history, I became aware of a settlement on the Dare mainland called Beechland.
A number of Dare natives have claimed that their ancestors lived undiscovered in Beechland for hundreds of years before it was abandoned in 1840 because of a black tongue plague.
Family legends claimed that these settlers were the descendents of Indians and of English men and woman who they believed were from the Lost Colony. Did the Colonists Go to the Dare Mainland and Gum Neck? Conclusion This paper explores the hypothesis that Sir Walter Raleighs 1587 colonists left Roanoke Island for Croatoan villages that were 50 miles by water into the mainland of present-day Dare County.
I examined historical documents, such as John Whites papers, and the available physical evidence to determine if the legend satisfied the available documents' evidence. Although the evidence is far from conclusive that Lost Colonists reached Beechland, I believe it is sufficiently persuasive to justify a thorough archaeological search there and in the other likely Croatoan villages around the Alligator River. Is There Other Evidence of Settlement at Beechland? It is also hypothesized that some of the colonists settled in Beechland community where many of their descendents remained until 1840.
Ryan Murphy - in his usual style - has certainly done very little to discourage the rampant fan theories; mercilessly teasing the future, even when we were still right in the midst of trying to figure out what on earth was going on in is almost guaranteed to be hiding some visual hints to season 7; the only problem is, these are usually only discovered in retrospect after the theme has been announced and fans know what to look for, considering they're usually so well hidden.
Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, United States.
It was named after the historical Roanoke Carolina Algonquian people who inhabited the area in the 16th century at the time of English exploration.
Considering (outside of the Mott family tree); but the ship could still be a major hint, with a popular fan theory pointing to World War II as a possible season 7 theme.
I won't dive into the specifics, but Reddit user funky-al has compiled a pretty expansive list of possible hints hidden throughout the already included a character who had fought in the US Army during the war, Neil Patrick Harris' Chester Creb; the embattled veteran whose PTSD manifests itself in an incredibly sinister ventriloquist puppet.