Conspiracy theorists around the world suspect the dark forces of the secret organization, The Illuminati, to be at work within every facet of human existence.
It is believed that, across our media industry and in our courtrooms, the organization's clandestine members are forcing their agenda upon all of us. That being, the "creation of a 'One World Government' with one single church and one single currency," all under their control.
But according to this online theory, the dark and sleight hand of the Illuminati is also very much present within the much-loved volumes of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings!
Was Tolkien working for the Illuminati?
Nicolas Bonnal, the author of the theory, lays out the evidence.
Firstly, he says that one of the main methods the Illuminati use to establish their ultimate goal is to reprogram people to use as slaves. And apparently, the use of rings is said to be an essential part of this controlling process.
Bonnal then cites Fritz Springmeier, who says in his legendary book 'Bloodlines of the Illuminati,' that the people who manage to break free from Illuminati slavery are destined to spend the rest of their lives... (here's the juicy part)... searching for a ring!
Hmm that sounds familiar...
There's even a line in the book which reads:
"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind then."
And that's not all. Bonnal then goes on to point out that as hereditary powers and bloodlines are an important principle of the Illuminati, there is another thing linking the organization to the story:
"Aragorn, who wears the winged disc in the movie, descends from Isildur the sinner, and feels weak for that reason; but for that reason too he will be the king, a restorer of a 'new order' - the fourth age." he says.
J.R.R. Tolkien was certainly known to be a devout catholic and therefore it seems unlikely that he would have knowingly carried out the organization's wishes. But that doesn't necessarily rule out him being under their control.
In any case, what could all this mean? And if it's true, what does the Illuminati gain from it?