Friday, June 27, 2014
Q. Hello I would be very interested to hear what you have to say about Elizabeth Dare and the Dare Stones. What really happened to them?
A. When I first focus on her, I see a little girl. The town looks like very early town with early settlers, possibly some of the first?? And it seems very small, no more than 50 people. Then I hear that for that time, the town was actually a good size. They were struggling with crops and ensuring people were fed. It doesn't look to be an established town, but rather very fresh in being built up. While the village became more and more like a town, some of the villagers returned home to Europe for food, seed,medicine and to report their status to the people investing in their adventure west. While these men were gone I see some kind of illness began to take over much of the town. (The image I get is sweating, fevers, coughing, mucus and a pink rash on the cheeks). It was a horrible illness and people were dying.
The town was becoming overall weak, and an Indian tribe surrounded the town, came in and captured the healthy people, leaving the sick and diseased to die. (I keep seeing images of Little Red Riding hood entering the forest?). Elizabeth Dare was one of the girls captured and taken by this tribe.
It looks like as the villagers walked to the village of the Indian tribe Elizabeth left these stones. (Now I see Hansel and Gretel leaving bread crumbs, similar to Elizabeth leaving a stone marker..). It took many days to actually travel back to the Indian village. It appears that the Indians were travelling east and west when they happened upon these villagers. it was Elizabeth's hopes that by leaving these stones like a trail, someone would find them when they returned back from Europe. The stones would tell a message and lead them to Elizabeth and the remaining villagers. It was a clue, warning and a message for help all in one. Sadly the stones were not found, and they were not rescued.
Even though the Indians were feared and viewed as savages, they took to Elizabeth.. There was something about her they liked. She was a young girl at the time of capture, and was raised and grew up with the Indians. After several years, she developed a sense of belonging and felt like one of them.
I get some of the stones discovered were real, but many were forged out of a desire for fame (and to see if they could do it). I hear that Elizabeth Dare only made four stones. .I do see this as a true story and a piece of history.
And that is all I have for this reading. Thank you. Narrated reading available on YouTube.