This short charts the history of the secret Yale society ‘Skull and Bones’, which grants members lifelong access to power and privilege. Like other secret societies, ‘Skull and Bones’ has spawned many rumors about its arcane rituals and concern about the veiled access to power it offers. “Skull and Bones is a Free-masonic association. You could call it a death cult,” says commentator W. Tarpley. The society meets in the ‘tomb’, a crypt-like building where skeletons are kept. Novices have bags placed over their heads and have to swear an oath of secrecy. Founded in the 1830s, the elite institution has been the springboard for Presidents, tycoons, and CIA men alike. Members have included the most powerful American families: the Tafts, Bush, Harriman, and Rockefellers.