New World Order is a pretty frightening theory, even if you choose not to believe in conspiracies. But it doesn’t come as a surprise that millions of people believe there is something going on that we, mere mortals, can’t fully comprehend yet. And it might just be too late in a few years or so. Millions of people believe that there are certain groups consisting of this world’s ‘elite’ that seems driven to get rid of democracy in any way possible. It doesn’t have to be blunt, they can rule the world under the illusion that people still have choices, but in the end only a small group of a few chosen ones will decide the fate of the world – similar to the old Communist Party Politburo in Soviet times. At least that’s what most of conspiracy theories are all about. Here are 10 scary secret societies that might or might not control the world.
The Illuminati is one of those less secret ‘secret societies’ that have been around for a long time. They first appeared as early as 1776 as a group of scientists and philosophers who opposed the power of the Roman Catholic Church. Since then the group has grown quite large and is believed to consist of thousands of members. Events like 9/11, the JFK assassination, Area 51 and many more are linked to the Illuminati. Famous people like Beyoncé, Kanye West and Jay-Z are believed to be the members of this secret society.
As surprising as it may sound, Freemasons are actually allowed to tell other people that they are, well, Freemasons. This secret society is not very secretive after all. To become a member of the Freemasons in US you have to be male, while in Europe women can also join the party. The Vatican believes that Freemasons are as bad as the Devil himself and that they sell their souls for his unholy promises and god-like status in the afterlife. Freemasons themselves believe in free will that doesn’t depend on religion in any way. There were 8 Freemasons among the men that signed The Declaration of Independence. These guys might not be so bad after all.
The Bohemian Grove
Located somewhere in Monte Rio, California, Bohemian Grove is a place where the country’s most prominent people head to escape the civilized world and enjoy some nice time outdoors with theatre and pagan rituals. Yes, you heard that right. Not only do they dress up for the occasion, they also perform a ritual of burning up a coffin effigy named ‘Care’ in front of a huge Owl statue surrounded by Redwood trees. Their pastime is usually described as ‘a musical drama that celebrates summer and nature’. Rumor has it Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan took part in this ancient ritual.
The Opus Dei
The Opus Dei is a relatively young secret society that got quite famous due to Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code. In the book, the author depicted them as quite radical bearers of secret knowledge that will go to great lengths to protect it. Opus Dei is supported by many leaders of the Catholic Church, including the Popes. Many believe the group’s cult-like practices to be suspicious and that there’s much more to them than meets the eye.