There is a long list of secret societies ranging through time from The Rosicrucians, The Knight Templars and The Illuminati to Skull and Bones, The Bilderberg Group and The Secret Order of Route 72.
The Secret Order of what?
Formed in 2008, the Secret Order of Route 72 is a secret society dedicated to the expansion of business interests regarding the Forestville section of the two lane roadway. Membership, which includes business leaders, bankers and other influential residents in the community, is restricted to Forestville’s elite, who as a result of their association have privileged access to the “gateway to Bristol.”
Ceremonial meetings take place on the pedestrian bridge overlooking the highway. Male members adorned in red hooded robes do Gregorian chants and read from the Federal Highway Transportation Act and the Uniform Commercial Code, while drinking a libation of wine and blood from a ceremonial chalice as the blare of the highway roars below.
Meanwhile their female counterparts, dressed as scantily attired voodoo priestesses, stir a giant boiling cauldron of highway aggregate while hailing and worshipping all things Route 72 and urban renewal at a temporary alter.