10 Darkest Secret Societies
Most of them are incredibly dangerous, utterly illegal, strangely spooky, and yet as many would believe, they run the world. No matter what their purpose is, there’s something sinister about secret societies. Not to mention, that they have been in existence for centuries. So grab a bowl of popcorn, and a mask, and join us on this mysterious ride, cause we have our list of the darkest and most influential secret societies in the world.
10Ordo Templi Orientis
Started in the early 20th century, Ordo Templi Orientis was founded on a belief of esoteric principles, and self-indulgence. One of the wickedest men in the history of secret societies, Aleister Crowley, wrote this cult’s lore, including its manifesto called the Mysteria Mystica Maxima, and he later became its head. As a result, this society became more open and the group makes much less of an attempt to be as secretive today as it did in the past. Some of the bizarre practices include many weird sexual fixations, including magic of masturbation and adoration of the phallus.
Established in 1954 by some of the wealthiest and influential people from business, finance, academics, media, and politics from all over Europe, The group originally started to spread anti-Americanism in Europe, post WWII. Due to the lack of accessibility and transparency, the Bilderberg Group has also been accused of a number of conspiracy theories around the world, including the Great Depression, and known for most of the world’s biggest terrorist activities.
8Hashshashin | The Order of Assassins
Hashshashin was a mysterious band of Shia Muslim assassins, that operated in the Middle East, during the 13th century, and the only motto of the group was to establish a Shia Utopian World. The group used guerrilla tactics in the battles against their enemies, including espionage, sabotage, and most famously, political assassination. Legend has it, that they were the ones who assassinated King Richard the Lion-heart.
7The Majestic 12
The Majestic 12 is an alleged code name of a secret committee of scientists, military leaders, and government officials, supposedly formed in 1947 by an executive order of U.S. President Harry S Truman. The main purpose of the committee was to investigate UFO activity in the aftermath of the Roswell incident—the supposed crash of the alien spaceship near Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947. They are an important part of the UFO conspiracy theory, of an ongoing government cover up of all UFO information.
6The Thule Society
was a German occultist and völkisch group in Munich, named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend. This little group of morons quickly transformed into an organization that wanted to establish the ideology of the Aryan race, and it took an outwardly racist approach toward Jews and other minorities. The Society is notable as the organization that inspired and sponsored Hitler’s Nazi Party. The occultists believed Hitler to be the prophesied “redeemer of Germany”. They were Hitler’s first “disciples”.
5Ashoka’s Nine Unknown Men
Perhaps, India’s only recorded secret society, this is believed to be the one of the most powerful societies in the world. King Ashoka of the Maurya dynasty, in 270 B.C., who had a change of heart after his conquest of Kalinga, formed a secret society of 9 men from different walks of life, who would hold the key to everything in this world. By everything, we mean everything. He also inspired them to write the famous 9 books that hold the keys to great prosperity. Ashoka felt that if these books fell into the hands of someone who genuinely believes in the welfare of mankind, or someone who is incorruptible, it could totally change the face of the planet. On the other hand, if it gets in the wrong hands, it could spell doom. The fear of the latter made him keep all of these, a heavily guarded secret.
4Ku Klux Klan
Famously known as KKK, or the Klan, these extremist reactions to topics like white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration and pretty much everything that Donald trump is blabbering these days. Whoever opposed them in the past had been dealt with through extreme terrorism. Today, many sources classify the Klan as a “subversive or terrorist organization”, and it has since been reduced from 3-6 million members to just 5-8 thousand across the country.
3The Order of the Skull and Bones
Originally known as the Brotherhood of Death, The Order of Skull and Bones is one of the oldest secret society in the US and one of the most dangerous student cults, formed by Yale University students, in 1832. The society is surrounded by conspiracy theories; the most popular of which is probably the idea that the CIA was built on members from the group. Infamous for hiding the deep dark secrets of sick practices, many believe that the members are asked to lie naked in coffins before telling others about their deepest and darkest sexual secrets. According to the reports, both of the Bush presidents were members of the society while studying at Yale, and a number of other members have gone on to great fame and fortune.
The Freemasons have remained one of the most famous fraternal organizations in the world, with a membership somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 million members. including Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, James Buchanan, Bob Dole, Henry Ford, Ben Franklin and our beloved Walt Disney. The group was officially founded in 1717, but documents to its existence date back to the 1300’s. Although the group stresses moral uprightness, Charity and community service, Freemasons are not without their critics. Conspiracy theorists have long targeted them for supposedly being involved in, nefarious occult practices, and political agendas.
Perhaps the darkest, the most dangerous and the most famous of all, no secret organization has become as well known as the Illuminati, who have made frequent appearances in books, movies, and television. The legend dates back to a real organization that existed in Germany, in the late 1700’s. At the time, the members of the group presented themselves as, an order of enlightened free thinkers. Due to its constant presence in popular culture, the Illuminati have continued to be feared to this day. Modern conspiracy theorists believed that the group operates as a sinister shadow government, directing world industry and world politics. The Rockefeller family, Kanye West, and The Rothschild, have all been named as prominent members, but no legitimate evidence of such a group, has ever been uncovered.
And there you have it, our list of the 10 dark secret societies in the world. have we missed to mention any other dark secret societies? If so, mention them in the comments section, below. And as always, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe.