unknown men The “Nine Unknown Men”, a secret society founded by the Mauryan Emperor Asoka around 270 BC to preserve and develop knowledge that would be dangerous to humanity if it fell into the wrong hands. The nine unknown men were entrusted with guarding nine books of secret knowledge. The Nine Unknown Men are to India what the Illuminati is to the Western world, but even more mysterious. According to the legend, this powerful secret society was founded by Emperor Asoka in 270 BC after a bloody battle that took the lives of more than 100,000 men. The main function of the Nine Unknown Men was to preserve and develop the secret information that would be too dangerous in the hands of the uninitiated. Each of the Nine men were tasked with holding a special book of knowledge, ranging from propaganda to microbiology. Some of them are even said to hold the secrets of anti-gravity and time travel. It is also said that the martial art of Judo was based on “leaks” from the Book of Physiology. The number of the Unknown Men is always nine, and their undisguised contacts with the outside world are few and far between. Much like the Illuminati, there are many rumors about their current and past members. Strangely not all of them are Indian. The Unknown Men are spread all over the world, with some of them holding very prominent positions. Among the suspected members of the Nine Unknown are the influential 10th century Pope Sylvester II and Vikram Sarabhai, the scientist who created India’s budding space program. The nine books entrusted to the Nine Unknown contain information on 1.Propaganda and Psychological warfare 2.Physiology, including secrets concerning the “touch of death” 3.Microbiology 4.Alchemy 5.Communication, including communication with extraterrestrials 6.Gravity, and anti-gravity devices (Vimanas, the “ancient UFOs of India”) 7.Cosmology, including hyperspace and time-travel 8.Light, and a technology capable of modifying the speed of light and 9.Sociology, including rules predicting the rise and fall of empires.