My grandfather was a mason.. Look at the word freemason, they were free men as in not slaves.
They were masons and in high demand for the building of castles and other stone buildings. This
was not something known by everyone. Thus called Freemasons and being organized formed a
union of sorts that developed into a secret organization something like a coven. They were not
satanists. They left secret markings on all of the building they built. If you look they are all over