12 Compelling Pieces Of Evidence That Prove The Illuminati Is Real

For the more level-headed, reasonable folk among us the idea of a nefarious, covert group secretly pulling the strings behind the scenes of all the world’s events might seem far-fetched. But for the more vigilant, enquiring minds out there the existence of the Illuminati isn’t just the stuff of paranoid delusion.

Think about it: is it just mere coincidence that so many celebrities, the assumed puppets of the Illuminati, are constantly throwing out pyramid shapes and other such satanic hand gestures? Is the fact that the Illuminati has been referenced throughout popular culture, from music and films to literature and politics, nothing more than happenstance?

Or could it be that a secret society – or rather not-so secret society, considering we’re discussing them here – is really manipulating us all to their own wicked ends? As we’re about to prove, the idea of the Illuminati might not be so absurd.

It’s time to wake up, sheeple.

12. Once Upon A Time There Was A Real Illuminati


A long time ago back in 1776 a young upstart in the world of 18th century philosophy named Adam Weishaupt did indeed establish a secret group in Germany known as the Order of the Illuminati or the Bavarian Illuminati.

But though the group was organised kind of like the Freemasons, at least in terms of its secrecy and rituals, the ideas the OG Illuminati practiced – secularism, freethought and reason, gender equality – were by no means nefarious and in fact form the basis of most civilised societies today.

Initially just a handful of dudes, the Illuminati’s membership grew to several thousand but unfortunately for Weishaupt and his comrades its existence would be short-lived as less than ten years after its founding a new law was introduced that prohibited all secret societies including the Illuminati.

Weishaupt fled Bavaria settling in Gotha, Germany where he lived in relative obscurity until his death in 1830 and with him the bona fide Illuminati as history remembers it.

11. And There Have Been Attempts To Keep The Illuminati Legacy Alive

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Even since the dissolution of the official Illuminati, several groups and organisations have tried to keep its legacy going either by self-proclaimed association or use of the word ‘illuminati’.

During the early 20th century, the Ordo Templi Orientis was founded in the original Illuminati’s homeland. Alongside practicing things like yoga and magical masturbation, the organisation is perhaps best known as once being headed by rumoured Satanist Aleister Crowley but also interestingly included Illuminati as one of its highest ranks.

Supposedly more closely associated to the original movement is the Illuminati Order which via its rather primitive website promotes goals such as absolute equality, global health and sanitation, the end of hunger and misery and the abolition of taxes. Which doesn’t sound all that bad if you ask us.

10. The Idea Of A Modern-Day Illuminati Isn’t So Far-Fetched


The problem with the previous Illuminati and Illuminati inspired organisations we’ve mentioned is that they’re a far cry from what we consider to be the Illuminati nowadays.

These days, when we speak of the Illuminati we think of an all-seeing, secret society made up of elite folk like politicians, uber-rich industrialists and celebrities who use their influence to brainwash us gullible plebeians to meet their own nefarious ends, which usually focus around the founding of a totalitarian one-world government known as the New World Order or other such equally dystopian things.

But the idea of a small group of wealthy and influential people controlling the world isn’t entirely the stuff of conspiracy theory thinking. Take a look at any global wealth distribution diagram – which just so happen to be pyramid-shaped – and it’s clear that a disproportionately large amount of wealth is in the hands of a very small number of people and it’s no secret that a handful of conglomerates control much of what we consume be it food, pharmaceuticals or entertainment.

And the notion that these rich individuals and corporations might work together in order to protect and further their own interests don’t sound like the ramblings of a paranoid lunatic. In fact, it makes perfect sense.

9. And Secret, Elite Group Meetings Still Do Take Place Today

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Even if the concept of a modern-day Illuminati still seems far-fetched there’s no denying that clandestine, elitist groups do exist and do regularly meet up on the sly to do whatever it is that clandestine, elitist groups do. Like plot to take over the world and such.

One of many resident secret societies at America’s prestigious Yale University, Skull and Bones was founded in 1832 and boasts past members including former US presidents George Bush Sr and his offspring George W. Bush, media magnate Henry Luce and Harold Stanley, the co-founder of global financiers Morgan Stanley.

The Bohemian Club founded in 1872 is a similarly clandestine bunch of elites that meets annually in the woods of northern California to get wasted and enact weird rituals and whose alumnus includes Clint Eastwood, William Randolph Hearst and more GOP presidents than you can shake a stick at.

A more recent addition is the Bilderberg Group established in 1954 which consists of various political, business and media elites and meets once a year to discuss the advancement of free market capitalism across the globe. Founding member and famously bushy-browed British politician Denis Healey once said of the group, “To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair”. Hmm.

Given their furtive nature and covert operations, it’s not all that surprising that groups like these are rumoured to be front-line organisations for the Illuminati.

8. Not To Mention There Are Pyramids Left, Right And Centre


Everybody knows that the pyramid is the Illuminati’s absolute favourite shape and these days you can’t move without bumping into something pyramid-shaped and not just if you happen to be in Egypt either.

Often accompanied by a creepy, all-seeing Eye of Horus, the pyramid – not to unlike that global wealth distribution pyramid we mentioned earlier – is thought to be a reminder that the Illuminati are the world’s richest and most powerful and, more importantly, that they’re always watching us.

They appear in popular brand logos, they’re sneakily (and sometimes not-so-sneakily) inserted into music videos and TV shows and the world’s most dominant currency – the US dollar – is chock-full of Illuminati symbolism too.

Look closely at a dollar bill and you’ll see a pyramid with the year 1776 etched on its base in Roman numerals – which, yes, was the year of America’s declaration of independence but also the year the Bavarian Illuminati formed too – and an illuminated (pun intended) all-seeing eye hovering above it. Coincidence? We think not.

7. And Then There’s All The Owls

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Even if you don’t buy into the whole pyramid and Eye of Horus malarkey, you might need a little more than a dash of cynicism to explain away the prevalence of the Owl of Minerva amongst the rich and powerful.

What’s the Owl of Minerva, we hear you cry? Originally associated with the Roman goddess of wisdom, the Owl of Minerva became the official emblem of the original Bavarian Illuminati after its formation in 1776.

An owl just so happens to be the official mascot of the previously mentioned Bohemian Club and squint hard enough and you’ll see a tiny owl-like figure lurking in the upper right-hand corner of US dollar bills too.

If you have a hang-glider handy and are willing to disobey the White House’s no fly zone rules (and possibly risk getting shot down in the process) then you might just see that the layout of the capital grounds resembles an owl too.

But for definitive proof of the owl’s nefarious nature look no further than the left arm of the evil entity otherwise known as Justin Bieber where you’ll find – you guessed it – an owl permanently etched on his skin.

6. Politicians Have Been Dropping Hints For Years


Whether it’s a merely a slip of the tongue or an admission of guilt or involvement, several politicians – all of them US presidents funnily enough – have given us subtle hints as to the Illuminati’s existence over the years.

In his 1913 book A New Freedom, former POTUS Woodrow Wilson spoke of a “power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that [people] had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it”.

In 1961, soon to be assassinated president JFK delivered a speech to the American Newspaper Publishers Association that mentioned “a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence”. Sure, it was shortly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion and most likely a warning against the perils of communism but it does sound suspiciously like the omnipresent Illuminati too.

Fast forward to the early 1990s and we have George Bush Sr talking openly of his wish to establish a New World Order while nowadays we have the current POTUS Donald Trump, who not only had a lawsuit brought against him claiming he was an Illuminati member by lawyer Gregory Kaighn but is also constantly throwing out Illuminati-related shapes like triangles with his tiny little hands.

Conclusion? The Illuminati basically runs the USA.

5. And There’s All That Weird Sh*t Pop Stars Do


Think about it: what better way to distract us mere mortals from the stealthy establishment of a global totalitarian power than with music? Beautiful people prancing around singing catchy tunes and making us envious with their glamourous lifestyles and celebrity status? What New World Order?!

It doesn’t take a paranoid genius to work out there’s something odd going on amongst today’s pop stars. If they’re not wearing satanic, Illuminati-inspired outfits like Madonna at the 2012 Super Bowl then they’re doing that weird ‘OK’ symbol over their eyes which isn’t too dissimilar from the Illuminati’s spooky all-seeing eye symbol.

Then we have Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who according to any Illuminati conspiracy theorist worth their salt are the official leaders of the celebrity Illuminati faction. Guilty by their overuse of triangular and satanic related hand gestures alone, their Illuminati status is confirmed by their firstborn child Blue Ivy whose name is obviously an acronym for Born Living Under Evil Illuminati’s Very Youngest.

Clearly puppets of the Illuminati.

4. Celebrities Who Call Out The Illuminati Tend To Croak It

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So, we’ve established it’s quite possible that several celebrities have sold their souls and joined the ranks of the Illuminati presumably to secure their fame and fortune, but what if a celebrity eventually decides the secret society life isn’t for them? Well, put bluntly they usually wind up dead.

Yep, several famous faces that have spoken out against and fallen foul of the Illuminati have mysteriously died not long after. Take rapper Tupac Shakur, for example, who shortly after promoting his forthcoming album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory was gunned down.

Before his death in 2009, Michael Jackson spoke of people being out to get him and since his fans have theorised the King of Pop was most likely offed by the Illuminati in retaliation for the lucrative stake he bought in ATV Music Publishing back in the 1980s.

The Illuminati whacking celebrities that dare defy them isn’t just a recent phenomenon either. It’s also been speculated that Grace Kelly, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and even Abraham Lincoln were all bumped off after getting on the wrong side of the Illuminati.

3. The Illuminati Has Invaded All Parts Of Culture

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It’s not just pop music that’s prone to Illuminati influence. In fact, they’re namedropped and referenced in pretty much every facet of popular culture from books and films to TV shows and even video games.

The Illuminati is a main plot point in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminatus! Trilogy and Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and featured in Kazuo Kato’s manga series Blue Exorcist. They were the arch enemy in Simon West’s 2001 game-to-movie adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and have been parodied in Seth McFarlane’s animated sitcoms American Dad! and The Cleveland Show.

Likewise, in the gaming world they’ve been referenced in Grand Theft Auto V, The Secret World and the Deus Ex games series. And these are just the overt references to the Illuminati!

Naturally, they could just be a mythical plot device that we’ve become obsessed with in popular culture much like zombies or vampires but given all the real-world evidence of their existence this seems much more like a case of art imitating life rather than the other way around.

2. Denver Airport

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Beyond the obvious reasons – that is, flying people in and out of Colorado’s state capital – there can only be one purpose for the architectural frightmare that is Denver Airport. Seriously, if that place isn’t living proof that the Illuminati exists (and probably uses it as their headquarters) then we don’t know what is.

Travellers (un)lucky enough to fly from Denver Airport are first greeted by the giant, looming sculpture of a blue horse with fiery, devilish eyes lovingly nicknamed ‘Blucifer’ by locals that spookily enough managed to kill it creator, sculptor Luis Jiménez, when a chunk of it fell on top of him prior to its installation at the Illuminati headquarters … we mean, airport.

It doesn’t get much better inside either. Whereas most airports might have pictures of sunny destinations or ads enticing you to spends loads in duty-free, Denver airport has several murals depicting wailing children, forest fires, dying animals and a terrifying, weapon-wielding Nazi dude with a gas mask for a face. According to their artist Leo Tanguma, the murals are about the destruction of the environment and desire for global peace but we’re not taking his word for it.

Add to that a dedication plaque paying homage to the ‘New World Airport Commission’ (which doesn’t sound New World Order related at all) and the fact that its runways are suspiciously swastika-shaped and there’s no denying there’s something weird going on at Denver Airport.

1. Illuminati Sceptics


Finally, the most telling evidence of all: all the so-called Illuminati sceptics out there ready to deny any existence of the secret society and their New World Order takeover plans. Google ‘does the Illuminati exist?’ and chances are you’ll find just as many hits confirming the Illuminati is real as you will debunking and mocking the very idea of it as the product of overactive, deluded imaginations.

The thing about all that fervent discrediting and ridiculing of believers as paranoid conspiracy theorists is that it begs an important question: if the Illuminati was all one big delusion conjured up by the tinfoil hat brigade, then would there really be the need to debunk them so widely?

The answer is obvious: they’re shills, the whole lot of them. Decoys planted by the Illuminati cabal themselves to cast doubt on any informed individuals who dare to speak out about its existence.

We’re on to you, Illuminati.

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