Skull and Bones (2002)

Skull and Bones (2002)

Skull and Bones (2002)

by Journeyman Pictures

They only accept 15 members each year and the group is so secretive that, when asked, members must leave the room in case they betray any secrets. George Bush and his father were members.

This short charts the history of secret Yale society ‘Skull and Bones’, which grants members lifelong access to power and privilege. Like other secret societies, ‘Skull and Bones’ has spawned many rumours about its arcane rituals and concern about the veiled access to power it offers. “Skull and Bones is a Free-masonic association. You could call it a death cult,” says commentator W. Tarpley. The society meets in the ‘tomb’, a crypt-like building where skeletons are kept. Novices have bags placed over their heads, and have to swear an oath of secrecy. Founded in the 1830’s, the elite institution has been the springboard for Presidents, tycoons and CIA men alike. Members have included the most powerful American families: the Tafts, Harrimans and Rockefellers.

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