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20 Interesting The Nine Unknown Men Facts

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20 Interesting The Nine Unknown Men Facts

There is no scarcity of secret societies in world. Illuminati is one of them. Though everyone knows that the society exists, people don’t really know about the members of Illuminati. But, is Illuminati the most prominent secret society of all or is there any other society that far supersedes the mysterious nature associated with Illuminati? The answer to this question is: Yes, there is another society that is far more mysterious and pervasive than Illuminati and it goes by the name – The Nine Unknown Men. So now, if we aren’t wrong, you will probably have at least the following questions in mind:

  1. Is it a worldwide society or is it located in a single country?
  2. Who started the secret society?
  3. When was the secret society formed?
  4. What does it do?
  5. Why does it have such a weird name?
  6. Who are the members of this society?

The answer to this last question (# 6) is pretty clear. No one knows the people who form up this society. A bit of digging can reveal a member or two of Illuminati but not the members of the Secret Society of The Nine Unknown Men. For the rest of the answers, let us go through the list of 20 interesting The Nine Unknown Men facts.

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1. The Nine Unknown Men is the name of the secret society that was created in 270 BCE by Mauryan Emperor Ashoka of India who became popular for the Kalinga War that claimed lives of over 100,000 men.

2. It is being said that The Nine Unknown Men is the most powerful secret society on the face of Earth.

3. The story goes that after the Kalinga War, Ashoka understood the extent of damage the world has to endure if power goes into the wrong hands and hence, formed a secret society consisting of 9 men.

4. These 9 men were tasked with the responsibility of preserving, developing and preventing secret knowledge from getting into the hands of evil men.

5. The 9 men were each given one book to guard. Each of the books contained supreme knowledge which could help mankind into evolving but if in wrong hands, the knowledge could destroy humanity – the whole of it.

6. During Ashoka’s rule, the knowledge of past and present as well as natural science was vowed to secrecy. Henceforth and for next 2000 years that followed, all the knowledge that was developed was hidden in the secret books.

7. The collective research knowledge guarded by the secret society includes everything from collective psychology techniques to structure of matter.

8. As per legend, Ashoka also charged those 9 men with the task of manipulating Indian culture and present it to the external world as a country of mystically-oriented backward people so that the advanced scientific knowledge accumulated over time can be safeguarded from people with malicious intentions.

9. There are other versions of the legend available. For instance, one of the versions states the reason why Emperor Ashoka formed the secret society to safeguard advanced scientific knowledge was to preserve the Rama Empire.

10. Rama Empire, if at all was to be compared to any ancient society then, the only contender is Atlantis. According to Hindu Scriptures, the Rama Empire was destroyed 15,000 years ago by highly advanced weaponry.

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11. Some theories originated which went up to the extent of claiming that the Rama Empire and Atlantis were engaged in nuclear warfare, leading to complete annihilation of both and hence, the secret society was entrusted with safeguarding the advanced knowledge of destructive warfare.

12. The story of the Nine was popularized by Jacques Bergier and Louis Pouwels and prior to that by Talbot Mundy and Louis Jacolliot who claimed in their ‘The Morning of the Magicians’ that the nine men very rarely reveal themselves to really wise men from outside world in order to transfer some knowledge to them for the greater good of humanity.

13. One such outsider was Pope Sylvester II, who as it is believed, received secret received a mysterious talking bronze head (skull) that spoke robotically to Pope in just yes or no whenever the Pope asked questions about religion or other stuff.

14. Theosophists from across the world believe that The Nine Unknown Men are not only real but are continuously working for the good of humanity.

15. It is also being said that Indian scientists like Jagadish Chandra Bose was an ardent believer of the secret society. Some say that Bose was actually a member of the society.

16. The nine books guarded by these Nine Unknown Men contains knowledge that is continuously rewritten and improved over time and that the books hold knowledge that is potentially hazardous to mankind.

17. The first book is said to be on propaganda and psychological warfare which teaches how to mold mass opinion. It is said to be the most dangerous of all 9 books. The second book is about physiology which explains how to kill a person simply by touching. Known as ‘the touch of death’, the book supposedly teaches how to reverse the nerve pulse of a human by a simple touch and kill him or her. Many people say that the martial art form Judo is a result of leakages from this second book.

18. The third book is said to be dealing with biotechnology and microbiology. Some say that The Nine Unknown Men gave the world the cholera vaccine, which is probably a piece of knowledge retained in this third book. The fourth book deals with transmutation of metals and alchemy.

19. The fifth book is believed to be on communications and explains how to communicate with extraterrestrials. The sixth book is said to be on gravitation and Vaiminika Shashtra which explains how to build vimanas (airships) which are often referred to as ancient UFOs.

20. The seventh book is said to be on cosmology holding the secret of time travel including means of inter and intra-universal trips at enormous speeds directly through space-time fabric. The eighth book is believed to be on light which explains how to increase or decrease the speed of light and even use it as a weapon. The final one – the ninth book is said to be on sociology which holds the secrets of societal evolution and predicting their downfall.

So the question is: Is the secret society of The Nine Unknown Men real? Even if it is, we will probably never come to know, at least not in this lifetime.

Sources: 1, 2, 3

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Sarthak January 19, 2016 - 8:03 pm

R u 100 per cent sure ABOUTthe ashokas 9 unknown men. Where u came to know this

Sankalan Baidya January 19, 2016 - 9:20 pm


Thanks for stopping by. As far as your question is concerned, if you read carefully, I wrote: “It is being said that…”. This means that I am not 100% sure. Though I have heard of this story many times from many people. There is nothing that can be said with absolute certainty. However, considering the fact that Indian culture was highly advanced in science, technology, medicine, mathematics, philosophy etc., the possibility of such a secret society cannot be ruled out. What do you think?

Nischit Shetty May 19, 2016 - 6:33 pm


Thanks for sharing such interesting facts about the 9 unknown men.I too strongly believe there was a secret society.Do you think any of the information might have leaked?

Sankalan Baidya May 21, 2016 - 1:12 pm

Might be…it has been too long and there is no hardcore proof that these 9 unknown men even existed.

Surbhit January 20, 2016 - 6:25 pm


What’s the source of information of your article. Can you suggest readings related to the 9 unknown?

Sankalan Baidya January 20, 2016 - 8:50 pm

In case you are interested in online resources, you can just google the term ‘9 unknown men secret society’. In case you are looking for expert work, you need to buy the book “The Morning of the Magicians” by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier. You can also read “The Mahabharata Secret” by Christopher C. Doyle. Let me know if that helps.

Harshit June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am


it is also said that the 9 unknown men, played a part in Mahabharata as well. could you please help me with a little info on that as well?


Sankalan Baidya June 16, 2016 - 11:58 am

Sorry Harshit,

We don’t have any information on that as of now. If we find any information, we will let you know. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Also, thanks for visiting our website.


Unknown man August 18, 2016 - 1:37 pm

Have you did any ground work? or you have just gone through websites in network about this information and wrote some article just like that. if you did ground work then produce your information here..

anu November 22, 2016 - 9:09 am

is this true or an urban legend?

Rahul.R January 25, 2017 - 4:53 pm

Can u please tell me the names of some books written about these 9 men or their secret society.

Sankalan Baidya January 31, 2017 - 8:10 am

1. The Morning of the Magicians: Secret Societies, Conspiracies, and Vanished Civilizations — By by Louis Pauwels, Jacques Bergier

2. The Mahabharata Secret: by Christopher C Doyle

Duane Von Ahn March 29, 2017 - 12:41 am

Talbot Mundy wrote about them in “The Nine Unknown”, “The Devil’s Guard”, “Caves of Terror” & “JimGrim”. In JimGrim he boards a soundless flying craft implied to be from the 9….in 1930. Mundy roamed through India & the area in the early 1900’s & might have been just enough of a rogue to gain some of the inner legends. John A. Keel said Mundy was a specialist in Oriental lore & that Mundy’s book’s do imply that the 9 are still in existence.

Dogg June 15, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Love your site bro,keep up the good work

samuel ze August 25, 2017 - 12:48 pm

The one of the 9 unknown was an alchemist. They were sent to explore and preserve the ancient technology that was more of a fantasy that actually was fact that was denied by the modern science. In wrong hands the knowledge of Solomon and the 9 unknown men could be destructive

Sankalan Baidya August 25, 2017 - 1:02 pm

How do you know that one of them was alchemist?

Thanmay August 25, 2018 - 8:11 pm

because if he or she would have to study alchemy in order to understand it

zafar iqbal choudhry September 6, 2017 - 1:55 am

In this mysterious universe nothing is impossible, if the cosmic rays, which are charged particles, help in cloud formation and rain and ultimately to creation of life then any thing is possible.

gurinder singh February 8, 2018 - 6:37 pm

showing your geniusness are you not hmm

Varman September 22, 2017 - 11:00 pm

You say that cholera vaccine is developed from leaked portion of one of the books… The person who found the vaccine “Waldemar haffkine” has come to India to test the same vaccine… Is this a country or a related thing…

Varman September 22, 2017 - 11:24 pm

Typo- it’s “coincidence”… Not “country”…

gurinder singh February 8, 2018 - 6:49 pm

bro can we say that this knowledge they consisted was actual magic or was it telekenesis they accuired after having meditations or keeping curiously discovering their things well may be the subconcious part of their brain opened somehow and they didnt need a successor because of abilty of telekenatic brain of stun age or could be their sucessors still exiset but they need to be brilliant minds as themselves so could they be scientists or some regular folk widh great knowledge but least prefference chosen by the 9 we are not evan sure about there gender so what ya say magic or sience

Falkan April 22, 2018 - 1:39 am

I always believed India will have its own secret society, its so secret I havent even heard about it until a few days. Would really like to get a whip of it someday 🙂

izu September 12, 2018 - 2:01 am

i want to join a powerful secret society in India , i from Africa, is there any one you can introduce me .

Unknown October 12, 2018 - 2:41 pm

I have a doubt in what language those books r written because it has been written 2000 yrs ago. If the books n the gaurds of d books r still possible government would have been showed interest in searching for it and also v have so many incurable diseases if those mens r available still dey would have introduced some medicines for eg everyone knew tat there s no medicine for common cold till now… one more everybody excited to time travel if dey hold d book dey would have time travelled n would have caught… apart from all these maintaining secret in India s impossible wt I feel s there s nothing like unknown men who helps in human welfare

Eduardo April 20, 2019 - 4:21 pm

An excellent idea, either true or legend! It is unfortunate that sometimes legends tell just a part of it. According to my source, the Alien Interview book edited by Lawrence R Spencer, this tale relates to the establishment of three alien based Amnesia Stations on Earth some 30000 years ago.

The original idea by the ‘Old Empire’ was to confine here those elements that for one reason or another they considered ‘untouchables’. However, they made a big mistake destroying a base of The Domain stationed in the Himalayas 8000 years ago. That was when the war started in this solar system.

There is nothing left here of the ‘Old Empire’ operators now -they are prisoners of their technology. But Earth’s countries refuse to allow any type of contact with Domain officers and, customers of the prison keep bringing their untouchables -now for free. Hence, The Domain cannot help either deactivating the Amnesia Stations’ devices, or improving social order -until its army claims Earth in some 5000 years time.

These ‘Nine Unknown’ were some of the officers of The Domain forced into reincarnation followed by after-death amnesia. Some of the reincarnations include,

Expeditionary Commander
1. Cyrus The Great / Sun Tzu / Aristotle / Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius / Saladin / King Kongmin of Koryo / Guy Fawkes / Shivaji Maharaj / Edward Teach -Blackbeard / Karim Khan Zand Sha of Iran / Giussepe Garibaldi / US Gen. George S. Patton
2. Fu Hao / Boudicca / Laskarina Bouboulina

Expeditionary Pilot Officer
1. Hindu God Shiva / Menke / Euripides / Dante Alighieri / Raphael Sanzio / King Charles II of England / Charles François de Cisternay du Fay / Oscar Wilde / Nino Bravo
2. Pliny the Younger / Faxian / Harun al Rashid / Rumi / Miguel Servet / Donatello / Nicholas Roerich
3. Confucius / Socrates / Pliny the Elder
4. Mary Shelley
5. Siddhartha Gautama / Plato / King Ashoka The Great / Plutarch / Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius / Alberico Gentili / Gustave Flaubert / Alberto Lamar Schweyer
6. Cleopatra VII Philopator / Mona Lisa / Infanta Eulalia of Spain
7. Heraclitus / Agustin Garcia Calvo
8. Roman Emperor Hadrian / Leonardo da Vinci / Mark Twain

Expeditionary Flight Assistant
1. Colonel Gaddafi
2. Kevin Ayers
3. Galileo Galilei / Kurt Vonnegut
4. Albert Camus

Pranav September 1, 2019 - 8:46 pm

I just read it and am quite sure that the very existence of those 9 unknown men is a true legend. Ancient Indian civilisation was very much advanced in metallurgy, medicinal therapies and what not. The believers should make concerted efforts to solve this mystery.

akash September 28, 2019 - 11:39 am

why all the time these foreigner have all details about our culture and secret society. is there any indian who have scripted this


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