A 12-Year old boy who claimed that he’s an illuminati member was burned alive last Wednesday in Matalam, Cotabato. The victim was later identified as Mark Joseph Igbayan. According to the his classmates, Mark has been telling stories about theories and how the Illuminati is controlling the world, he also claimed that he’s a member of the secret organization. In the first month of his “stories”, his classmates are still curious on his newfound knowledge, but several months ago, he started attacking some Christian beliefs and ideas such as Christmas and the bible.
The police quickly investigated Mark’s computer, they found hundreds of links through his history that he frequently searches the internet for Illuminati members and other related information. He also watch at least 3 youtube videos about conspiracy theories such as moon landing hoax, Area 51 and HAARP.
His classmates were threatened about Mark’s claims that the Illuminati will soon dominate the Philippines and convert all people to be an anti-christ/atheists or be killed. He also noted that Abra is one of the members of the Illuminati. Five of his classmates initiated a plan to stop Mark’s madness, and on December 3, 2014 they cornered Mark in an isolated field. They tied him up and read several bible verses then covered him in gasoline and lit him alive.
Two participants in the crime already submitted their self to the police, but the other three’s whereabouts is still unknown. The police said that they can only initiate a counseling on the suspects as they are still underage.
According to Dr. Cabral, a psychologist, this behavior is common to children from age 10 to 16 where they seek to find uniqueness among their colleagues, and Mark’s addiction to Illuminati materials is one of his way to create a unique image to himself. Most kids at this age also tend to believe most things they see in the Internet, and makes them more gullible in pursuit for identity.