Wacky conspiracy theorists claim these politicians, celebrities, musicians and sportsmen of being part of the infamous occult group.
So-called “truthers” have uncovered evidence they say proves these very big names are on the membership list.
From Donald Trump to Usain Bolt – via Chloe Khan and Ronald McDonald – the tin hat brigade believe the rich and famous are part of a secret conspiracy pulling the strings behind closed doors.
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Some sold their souls to become successful, others use their power to control society, while yet more are used as pawns by the shadowy group to brainwash the population and deliver its messages – or so the bloggers and internet nuts would have us believe.
The conspiracy theorists claim to have “decoded” signs which point to their membership.
“Rich and powerful people do get together, over port and cigars, to do deals behind closed doors”
Hand gestures are a key part of this.
The eagle-eyed have spotted some of the world’s most powerful politicians doing exactly the same hand “signs” – many of which look like symbols associated with The Illuminati.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Junker, who is president of the European Commission, have both been caught on camera doing the same “pyramid” hand sign in public appearances.
The pyramid is associated with the Freemasons – a real secret society often associated, or confused, with The Illuminati – and many claim is a key icon for The Illuminati too.
Worryingly, British Prime Minister Theresa May and US president-elect Donald Trump also seem to have started doing the same creepy gesture.
Trump has also been accused of pulling “Satanic” hand gestures – the same ones regularly displayed by the most successful sprinter in history, seemingly-unbeatable Jamaica Usain Bolt.
Both have been photographed doing the “devil horns” and “sign of the beast”.
Bolt does the “sign of the beast” or “treble six” over his eye – which is supposedly more significant as it also symbolises the “Eye of Providence” or “All Seeing Eye” displayed above the pyramid on the dollar bill.
Angelina Jolie is accused of taking part in a twisted S&M sex ritual to become a member.
A sweaty-palmed YouTuber “analysed” an old interview with the film star to “reveal” how she was talking about the ritual.
Some members of the glitterati have addressed rumours of their involvement with The Illuminati.
Rapper and business tycoon Jay Z is allegedly a Freemason, with photographs appearing to show him at ceremonies.
His wife Beyonce has gone as far as referring to their supposed Illuminati membership in a song.
Queen Bey sang about it on her track Formation.
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Similarly, Justin Beiber has issued a strong denial – instead insisting he is a committed Christian.
Kanye West (unsurprisingly) is angry about claims he is a member.
The rapper and producer countered the accusations with another conspiracy theory – claiming the REAL rich and powerful accuse musicians and celebs of being Illuminati members to distract the public from asking questions about who really controls their fate.
Craig David has been dogged by rumours he died after his second album and was replaced by a body double.
The UK garage singer has denied rumours of his death – but failed to answer questions on whether he is member of The Illuminati.
X Factor reject and porn star Chloe Mafia readily admitted her links to The Illuminati.
The CCB star claims a member of the group tried to contact her – and smashed a glass in her house to demonstrate his power.
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Nick Pope, one of the world’s leading experts on conspiracy theories, told the Daily Star Online: “Rich and powerful people certainly get together from time to time, over port and cigars, to do deals behind closed doors. But to suggest that shadowy groups like the Illuminati secretly run the world is nonsense.
“There was a secret society called the Illuminati, founded in Bavaria in the Eighteenth century, but their aims were to restrict religious influence and to promote the wider spread of knowledge in society. They never ruled anything – openly or secretly – and they no longer exist.
“It’s crazy that anyone could seriously believe scenarios where Donald Trump and Beyoncé plot the introduction of a New World Order, or where and Angela Merkel and Justin Bieber sit down and discuss coups, wars, and other plans for world domination.”
Source : Daily Star