The so-called "Dare Stones"
Back in 1937, a tourist stumbled upon a rock with a mysterious inscription near a North Carolina river. On one side, it announced the death date of Virginia Dare, the famous first English baby born in America, and her father. On the other, it confirmed that the Native Americans killed all but seven of the Roanoke colonists. It was signed "EWD," which is pretty interesting, considering Virginia's mom was named Eleanor White Dare.
The tourist turned it in to the historians at Emory University, and soon after, several more "Dare Stones" were discovered. But journalist killjoy Boyden Sparkes threw some cold water on this mania in 1941, with an article in the Saturday Evening Post that revealed the rocks were forged.
Some Dare Stones enthusiasts maintained their authenticity even after Sparkes' exposé. They were especially confident in the first stone, which looked markedly different from the rest. Could it make a cameo on American Horror Story? At the very least, check for any creepy "EWD" scrawls on rocks, trees, or the walls of Matt and Shelby's house.