Freemasons secrets include members must be male, at least age 21 and believe in a supreme being. Additionally, a ritual of one-act plays is performed during initiation, a noose is placed around the neck of the applicant and no member can have a criminal record.
Freemasonry is considered to be the oldest and largest fraternity in the world. It began as a stonemasons guild in medieval Europe, with the first grand lodge created in London in 1717. As of 2015, it exists more as a social fraternity than a secret and mysterious society. Notable members include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, Franklin Roosevelt and Henry Ford.