A video exploration of the historical Secret Order of the Illuminati.
There are few organizations in the world that have inspired as much speculation and fear as the Secret Order of the Illuminati. A product of the Age of Enlightenment, the actual historical Illuminati were nothing to be frightened of.
Formed by a Bavarian religious law professor, Adam Weishaupt, in 1776, the group was patterned after other popular fraternal orders like the Freemasons. They were in existence for less than 10 years before they disbanded, but somehow, they captured the imagination of conspiracy theorists who’ve been blaming them for orchestrating world affairs ever since the 1790s.