10 Secret Societies You Need To Know About
By Ryan Murphy
Friday, March 3rd, 2006
Anyone who has seen Star Wars knows all about the Sith, an ancient order of Force-practitioners devoted to the dark side. As fictional as these lightsaber-wielders may seem, they actually have a basis in reality. Genuine secret societies have existed for centuries, conducting their business in darkened backrooms, and more often than not, exerting a mysterious influence upon our culture.
From political organizations to college frats, these groups require their members to conceal their activities — and sometimes even their identities — from the public. Go behind closed doors as we examine 10 of the world’s most prominent secret societies, both past and present.