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The Top Illuminati Conspiracy Theories The Modern Revival of the Illuminati

Now that we’ve discussed the first Illuminati conspiracy theory that arguably opened Pandora’s box and unleashed all sorts of other theories that are still prominent today, it’s time to dissect these popular theories. You’ve probably heard many of them already, if you’re on this website, but we thought that we had to bring them all together here.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the most famous Illuminati conspiracy theories that might as well survive the test of time.

Cartoons and the Illuminati

“The younger you subvert them, the better”, states an Illuminati memo circa 1776. That’s just a joke, but it’s what many people believe is happening today. They allege that the Illuminati are so deeply entrenched in our society that they even pry on children by propagandizing their beliefs in children’s cartoons.

The most notable example comes from an episode of DuckTales where an eye chart at a doctor’s office reads “Ask about Illuminati”. There’s also a Tom & Jerry episode where the titular characters meet with Hollywood executives who then receive a call from the president of Hollywood, a devil-like spirit, while wearing pyramid hats with the All-Seeing-Eye, further fuelling the idea that Hollywood is controlled by the secret order.

Musicians and the Illuminati

Continuing the trend of the Illuminati controlling the entertainment industry, a lot of people seem to believe that the secret order has placed its members at the height of the industry, in a similar way it did in Bavaria in the 1770-1780’s. Perhaps the organization had become more progressive as it now accepts women and minorities?

The list of the famous musicians alleged to be members is long, so we’ll concentrate on the most notable examples:

  • Beyonce and Jay-Z – the couple is the most common culprit in these theories; their success and their hand gestures (forming a pyramid) are often seen a sign for their Illuminati membership, although the original order used the owl of Minerva as a symbol.
  • Katy Perry – her immediate success after her thought-to-be one-hit-wonder song raised red flags for Illuminati spotters; the imagery in her songs, especially “Dark Horse” furthered the idea.
  • Kanye West – the rapper is thought to be a member, but he publicly denounced it, along with all other celebrities-as-Illuminati theories. He did, however, point to “people who rule the world”, so maybe he’s onto something…
  • Taylor Swift – our favorite Illuminati theory is that Kanye West intentionally embarrassed Swift at the VMA’s to initiate her in the Illuminati. Swift’s change into a red dress afterwards supposedly showed she was now a full member.
  • Michael Jackson – the late king of pop was thought to be a member of the Illuminati by some and a powerful speaker against them by others. Some claim his rise to power was the deed of the Illuminati, while others believe that his untimely death and the bizarre circumstances around it imply he was killed by the secret order.

The Illuminati Killed JFK

Just when we thought we’ve heard every single JFK assassination theory, another one pops up.

Kennedy had supposedly made numerous implicit references to the order that include a 1961 speech saying that the US has always opposed secret societies, and that there is a “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion”.

Back when he uttered these words, the consensus was that he was talking about the Soviet Union and its hybrid war against the United States that relied on misinformation and subversion. Years later, people argued this speech was actually referring to the Illuminati and knowing that he was killed two years later, they connected the two events.

Kennedy was also thought to be an anti-establishment candidate who sought to disrupt the status quo, read the Illuminati order, so he had to be removed by all means necessary.

The Illuminati Orchestrated 9/11

The tragic event that took the life of thousands is still a breeding ground for conspiracy theories, some alleging Illuminati’s involvement. There are far too many Illuminati theories associated with 9/11, so let us give you the main one.

You’ve probably heard people saying that 9/11 was an inside job or that President Bush orchestrated it. It wasn’t long after the tragedy that Bush was claimed to be a member of the Illuminati.

Bush was a member of the Skull and Bones, a Yale secret society with bizarre rituals, and this organization was started by German emigres who were allegedly Illuminati members and sought to create an Illuminati chapter in Yale. If you remember our previous article, Yale has long been accused of indoctrinating the youth into Illuminati beliefs.

The conspiracy theory goes that Bush, an Illuminati member, was elected to be the president, perhaps with the help of other members (remember the highly contested race that year?) in order for him to start the new world order, first by striking terror in the heart of America and then by adding other countries to the American sphere of influence (read Illuminati’s).


We are curious how many of these theories you’ve heard already and how many you haven’t. We are even more curious to find out what other Illuminati conspiracy theories you know and maybe cover them in a future article.