Since its founding in 1701, Yale University has prided itself on the environment of education and intellectual pursuit which it fostered. However, lurking beneath the surface lies a clandestine world, one shrouded in secrecy and intrigue.
Deep within the hallowed halls of this prestigious institution, a secret society known as Skull and Bones has thrived for almost two centuries. Established in 1832, this enigmatic brotherhood has attracted some of the nation’s most influential figures, from presidents and justices to business tycoons and intellectuals.
Behind the impenetrable walls of their headquarters, ominously (and perhaps slightly embarrassingly) dubbed “The Tomb”, Skull and Bones members partake in rituals and traditions that remain closely guarded secrets. Whispers of forbidden initiation ceremonies and macabre artifacts, such as the alleged skull of Apache leader Geronimo, only fuel the curiosity surrounding this elusive organization.
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Top image: The logo for the Skull and Bones society. Source: Unknown Author / Public Domain.