# American mysteries
Yes, a large pumpkin was impaled on the spire of the tower, 173 feet up.
On one October morning in the year 1997, a Cornell University professor, strolling by McGraw Tower, casually looked up to cherish the placid view of the sky. But there was something peculiar he noticed, which made him yell:
The Mystery of the Vanished Colony of the first English in North America
Disclaimer: (The information contained in the article is for general information purposes only) 434 years later, an archaeological campaign could solve the mystery of the disappearance of the settlers from Roanoke Island.