Secret organizations and their strange practices have always attracted the attention of the world. What are these secret organizations? And do they exist or are they fiction? There are a lot of queries that are generally expressed when it comes to secret organizations, and therefore, here are the ten most powerful and scary secret organizations in the world that really, really exist.
Skull and Bones, also known as the brotherhood of death, meets every Thursday and Sunday in a place known as the Tomb and is a students' secret society for and by the students of the Yale University. The society has always been open only to a few top notch people and the Bush father and son, who were both the president of the USA happened to be the members of this society. It is widely believed that this group has a large influence upon the CIA. The group is rumored to be planning of dominating the world through it's members who happen to be the richest and the most powerful people in the world.
A group that teaches about the magic of masturbation and the adoration of phallus, among other things, Ordo Templi Orientis is a secret organization that was established in the early twentieth century. The belief of the group lies in using esoteric measures to find 'the truth'. The most famed member of this group was Aleister Crowley who supposedly gave the group it's Mysteria Mystica Maxima. The group is said to have lost it's grip on the minds of people but it still is intact in the western world.
Founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776, the Illuminati is a group of freethinkers who are also known as Perfectibilists. The Illuminati does not believe in God or any force that is superior which has made the group a great favorite of atheists since centuries. The humanist approach of The Illuminati is another reason for it's popularity. Their are many secret symbols of the group and most of the rich and powerful people as well as celebrities like Michael Jackson are said to have links with the group. The secret society of Yale, Skull and Bones is also said to be an American branch of Illuminati. This powerful organization which is also known as Bavarian Illuminati is said to be interested in bringing about a one world government and eliminating the concept of God.
In the mid-ninetieth century, this secret society was established with a motive - to keep the slavery intact. The south of America that supported slavery was this organizations main boosting element. The initial motive of the Knights of The Golden Circle was to establish a power in the northern part of Mexico to boost itself on the support of the people over there. But the Civil war forced the society to employ their interests in supporting the south. The organization underwent changes and eventually came to be known as The Order of Sons of Liberty, but the basic motive and pilot thought remains the same.
The leopard society terrorized the Western parts of Africa in the first half of the twentieth century. The society had a belief that human blood was a potion that could give a person extraordinary powers which is why the group engaged in cannibalism. Dressed in leopard skin and metal claws, the members of the group would kill a person and tear him off and ultimately devour the corpse. The group was broken down in the late 1960s however, it still lurks a threat in Sierra Leone and the adjoining nations.
Another African organization that practiced cannibalism along with voodoo the Secte Rouge has never been heard of much by the world but Haiti. The organization is said to hold meetings in cemeteries in the night to carry out their macabre rituals. They are also known to rob people, usually travelers are waylaid and then eaten after ritualistically facing death.
The Skoptsy is a Russian secret organization or a sect with a very bizarre belief. The members castrate themselves with a belief that the genitals of humans as well as the breasts appeared after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden apple, which apparently means to live a happy life, the breasts and genitals should be removed. The leader of the group declared himself to be a messiah and the reincarnation of Czar Peter III. The group went on to become stronger with a time when there were more that 1,00,000 members secretly involved with the group including the highest class of the Russian society. The fame an strength of the group declined after the October Revolution and yet, hundreds of the group members still operate secretly in the place where the sect originated.
One of the oldest secret organizations in the world, the Freemasons date back to the 14th century and are still active today. Said to be a parent organization of the Illuminati, The Freemasons is said to be the most powerful secret organization in the world. The Freemasons are also said to follow certain secret manners of lifestyle which help them identify the members of the group. The discreet handshake and the peculiar way of dressing are the most important among these. Freemasons have three degrees within the organization which decide ones level of importance. These degrees are 1: Entered Apprentice, this makes one a basic member of the secret group. 2: Fellow Craft, this is an intermediate degree in which one is meant to develop deeper knowledge of Masonry. 3: Master Mason, this degree is the final and is necessary for participating in the most important decisions and activities of the organization. Once a member of the group, The Freemasons protect lifelong protection to all their members and do not spare the enemies of their members at any cost. Many of the presidents of nations from around the world are said to have been a part of the organization.
The Arioi sect is a very old organization on the Tahiti islands that accepts only attractive and beautiful people to be a member of the group. The group dances in a bizarre nature to attract attention of outsiders. Once a member, a person is free to carry out any kind of sexual activity with any person in the group and there are strictly no attachments to be formed. The most gruesome fact about the Arioi is that since they believe children will thwart the rituals of the group, child birth is forbidden. Abortions are carried out on a large scale in the group and if required, infanticide is also opted for.
An organization supposed to exist within the Catholic Church, Opus Dei was found in Spain in 1928 by Roman Catholic priest Josemaría Escrivá with the approval of Pope Pius XII. The agenda of the Opus Dei was said to be to bring about a defeat of the Priory of Sion, an organization which was found to be hoax which leads to a question as to why does the Opus Dei then exist? The Church forbids secret organizations within it and yet, Opus Dei operates smoothy but their agenda is unknown.