Apparently they weren't able to keep out cowans and eavesdroppers. The Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim in Belfast, one of the "top" lodges in Ireland, recently received a CD from an anonymous source that contained recordings of meetings held in the lodge. The Lodge won't say whether the recordings were of ritual work, general business meetings, or secret, conspiratorial plottings of world domination.
Police have been asked to investigate.
"I can confirm that a matter relating to the Provincial Masonic Hall, 15 Rosemary Street, Belfast has been referred to the PSNI for investigation," said a spokesman for the PSNI (Police Services of Northern Ireland). "At present we have nothing further to add."
An unnamed spokesman for the lodge said the lodge members were "shocked" that their lodge meeetings could be bugged.
"Everybody is mystified why anyone would want to do this. We are a charitable organisation," he said.
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