The Freemasons are one of the most secretive and controversial religious groups in the world. Masons have existed for centuries — and if we are to believe their claims, they’ve existed covertly for even longer. Whatever their history, speculation has always been an enjoyable pastime — and this is especially true in the case of the Masons’ more scandalous secrets. Having passed down traditions and secrets from one generation of initiates to the next, they make it difficult to know what’s outdated and what’s still practiced. Consider these ten masonic activities as provisional facts — we don’t know for sure, but it’s always an interesting exercise to imagine what might be going on behind our backs.