Sssh… have you heard of the Illuminati? We have all probably heard about conspiracy theories regarding this supposed secret group and their place in societies across the world today, and from long ago! However, it is important to remember that most of the information about the Illuminati is just that – conspiracy theories! Here are some fun facts about the Illuminati.
1. The Illuminati was founded in the 18th century.
Yes, it’s a real group! The Illuminati, formally known as the Bavarian Illuminati, was a secret society founded on May 1sr, 1776. It was founded in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, which is now Germany, by Adam Weishaupt.
2. The group was meant to encourage enlightenment.
The Illuminati originally aimed to promote Enlightenment values, including reason, secularism, and the separation of church and state. It supposedly sought to influence politics and society.
3. It was a repressed group.
As you can imagine, a secret society wanting to influence politics was not too popular with governments! Therefore, the Bavarian government suppressed the Illuminati in 1785, just nine years after its founding, leading to the end of its formal existence.
4. Are they still around?
As you might know, over the years, numerous conspiracy theories have emerged suggesting that the Illuminati continues to exist in secret. It is believed that the group focuses on manipulating global events for its own secret agenda.
5. Certain symbols are linked to the Illuminati.
You may have seen the Eye of Providence, an eye within a triangle often associated with the Illuminati. The symbol is also found on the one-dollar bill in the US.
However, its use predates the Illuminati, so there is no proof of it being a link to the group. Some conspiracy theories also suggest a connection between the Illuminati and Freemasonry since they potentially share similar symbols and goals.
6. Some believe them to be running entire governments.
Some conspiracy theories also suggest that the Illuminati has infiltrated governments, financial institutions, and various influential organizations across the globe. These conspiracy theorists also believe that the Illuminati are responsible for various world events.
7. They may be leading a global government…
Some also believe in the New World Order. The concept of a “New World Order” alleges a global government controlled by secretive elites, including the Illuminati.
8. They may have celebrity members, too!
Other theories propose that celebrities and influential figures are part of the Illuminati, using their influence to manipulate public opinion. Popular figures, including Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Ryan Reynolds, and more, are often theorized to be part of the Illuminati.
9. It is a popular cultural theme.
The Illuminati has become a common theme in popular culture, appearing in books, movies, and music. These often stir up conspiracies rather than accurately reflect historical facts. For example, the Illuminati plays a significant role in Dan Brown’s novels, particularly in “Angels & Demons,” where it is depicted as a powerful and secretive organization.
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