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Who they are: The king of all secret societies, the Freemasonry has been nabbing major members since its inception hundreds of years ago. If that sounds vague, it's because it's not entirely clear just when this ritualized organization came to be. It doesn't help that the lodges, where membership is granted and rituals are held, often act independently of one another. As such, little is known about their practices, aside from the fact that members consider Freemasonry to be "a beautiful system of morality."
Membership involves graduating to different degrees, based on the apprentice system, and once you reach a new degree, you're not allowed to discuss its secrets. That's all well and good, but plenty have accused the group over the years of being an evil occult society. There isn't exactly evidence to suggest that's the case, but at the very least, it is almost as creepy as Scientology.
Joe Oliveto is a staff writer at Supercompressor and former member of the chess club, which was a secret society for a totally different, much more lame reason. Follow him on Twitter.
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