MORE SECRET SOCIETIES
Added on: 10th Jan 2015
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus is the largest network of Catholic men and
their families throughout the world. Founded in
1882, most of the rituals of this organization are modelled
after those of the Masonic Lodge. Today it has over 11,000
councils all over the globe and boasts of the insurance policies
that it provides for its members.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization
to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress.
It was founded by Justus H. Rathbone, who had been inspired
by a play by the Irish poet John Banim about the legend of Damon
and Pythias. A member must be at least 18 years of age.
He cannot be a professional gambler, or involved with
illegal drugs or alcohol and he must have a belief in a
KU KLUX KLAN
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), informally known as the Klan, is the
name of three distinct past and present far-right organizations
in the United States, which have advocated extremist
reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white
nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed
through terrorism. It is classified as a hate group by
the Anti-Defamation League and the
Southern Poverty Law Centre.
Also known as the Bilderberg Club, the Bilderberg Group is a
secret society composed of some of the most influential men in
the world, including prime ministers, presidents and international bankers.
It is believed that the major purpose of this private club is
“to create an aristocracy of purpose” between the United States
and Europe. This organization is so private that only its steering
committee decides who should be enlisted as its members.
THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
Founded in 1888 by the Scottish Dr. Wilson, the Loyal Order of Moose
dedicates itself to providing health benefits to its members.
The organization went through hard times in the 20th century after
it lost most of it members until a man named James Davis took the
reins and helped Moose recover from its membership slump.
He convinced and recruited thousands of new members and
established a thriving network of Moose Lodges throughout the
A fraternal society that was established between the 16th and 17th century,
Freemasonry has over six million members today and remains
actively engaged in the conduct of charitable works in the secluded
communities of Scotland and England. Its members uphold the
constitution drafted by Scottish minister James Anderson, where the
establishment of fraternal friendship is central.
A women’s organization with about 250,000 members in the
United States and Canada, P.E.O. Sisterhood was organized
on January 21, 1869 to provide opportunities for education to
all its female members around the world. The society has
organized chapters in the United States and Canada and is
known for being the second sorority to have ever been
formed in the United States. Currently headquartered in Iowa,
Canada, P.E.O. Sisterhood maintains its traditions of
secrecy even after its “It’s OK to talk about P.E.O.”
campaign in the 20th century.
THE IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN
The Improved Order of Red Men was organized on December 16, 1773
by some members of the Sons of Liberty to promote liberty as well
as to challenge the tyranny of the monarchy of England.
Throughout the course of the Revolutionary War, members of
the Red Men joined the Continental Army to push for the downfall of the
English crown. The rituals of its members are patterned on the rituals
practiced by the Native Americans.