14. Freemasons / Illuminati
Contrary to popular belief, the Freemasons and the Illuminati are two completely different groups. Okay, not completely different (belief-wise) but as far as society goes they are two different societies; how they got clumped together will remain a mystery for now. The Freemasons are one of the world’s oldest and largest non-religious groups and their existence is acknowledged. The Illuminati is not proven to be a real society and obviously way less facts are known about them. In the past, the Freemasons have been said to be a branch of the Illuminati because they shared many common traits and principles. One thing that is noticeably different is that they do not collect members as much as the Illuminati do.