You can read a lot of materials online that try to explain the existence of a secret society called the Illuminati. These articles are actually more entertaining than believable because of their out-of-this world claims about the Illuminati. Yet, most people choose to believe in these conspiracy theories instead of doing their own research to confirm. One of the popular beliefs about the Illuminati is that the secret organization is out to take over the world by setting up major conflicts in every nation silently. As a secret society, the activities of the Illuminati are said to be highly confidential, and only the members of the Illuminati know about them.

Still, in spite of these creative stories that are spreading in social media, there is no solid evidence to show that the Illuminati does exist. However, in actual history, a group of the same nature was born sometime in the early centuries in Europe, but the main difference is that the real Illuminati, or Bavarian Illuminati, was not interested in world domination.

The one and only Illuminati group recognized in history is the Bavarian Illuminati, which is an Enlightenment-era secret society founded by Adam Weishaupt on May 1, 1776. The Bavarian Illuminati aimed to oppose the figures of injustices in the world that influence people’s actions and ultimately cause chaos. In order to do so, the group must maintain its secret society status and work on the things that they wanted to fix by controlling oppressive machineries, instead of blatantly dominating them.