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A number of Illuminati conspiracy theories emerged during the 2013 Academy Awards, and videos explaining some of the occult-related rumors went up on YouTube shortly thereafter.
In recent years, occult-watchers have increasingly spotted supposed references to a New World Order, a secret group called the Illuminati, Freemasonry, Satanism and other shadowy organizations at major entertainment events including the Grammys, the Super Bowl halftime show and more.
And Sunday’s Oscars ceremony was yet another major source of fodder for conspiracy theorists, who found a wide range of supposed references to such groups over the course of the night.
The rumors actually began Saturday, a day before the Oscar ceremony, as YouTube user AlienContacteeuploaded a video warning “the public that there may be some Illuminati symbolism at the oscars tomorrow and how the Oscars is a celebration of the global elite’s brainwashing of the masses.”
The clip, called “ILLUMINATI OSCARS 2013″ lays out his theory that Hollywood is run by “Illuminati elites,” and garnered a slew of comments by his fellow conspiracy theorists. Check out the video below to get an idea of what Illuminati-watchers were looking for during the Oscars:
A short video called “Oscars 2013: Daniel Day-Lewis Illuminati Speech!” provides a snippet of the Best Actor award winner’s acceptance speech which the poster describes as “very strange indeed,” without adding any further context for his remarks, which are pasted below:
“I’d like to thank Kathy Kennedy, our producer, and through you Kathy, and through you a mighty team of co-conspirators, at the apex of that human pyramid, there are three men to whom I owe this and a great deal more: Tony Kushner, our beloved skipper Steven Spielberg, and the mysteriously beautiful mind, body and spirit of Abraham Lincoln. For my mother, thank you so much.”