Conspiracy theorists are convinced the leaders are in secretive sect because of similar hand gestures
By Patrick Lion For Mailonline
12:12 EST 23 Jul 2016, updated 16:37 EST 23 Jul 2016
The 'secret sign' is a hand signal used by German leader Angela Merkel
Jean-Claude Juncker also used the sign meeting Belgian royalty this week
Prime Minister Theresa May has found herself in the middle of a bizarre internet conspiracy theory involving claims of a secret EU Illuminati society.
Mrs May used the hand signal - already frequently used by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker - on July 11 when speaking at Westminster before her elevation to 10 Downing Street.
The hand signal is listed on the illuminati hand signs conspiracy theory website illuminatiRex and described as a 'Merkel-Raute'.
The 'Merkel-Raute' is a reverse variation of the first illuminati 'Roc Sign' - roughly in the shape of a diamond or pyramid - used by celebrities such as actors, Denzel Washington, Ben Stiller and Tom Cruise
Users of the 'Merkel-Raute', as it has become known due to the German's frequent use, have also included other European historical figures including Pope John Paul II and Adolf Hitler.
'The pyramid is an important Illuminati symbol showing their few ruling the many on the bottom type power structure,' the illuminatiRex website states.
'The symbol becomes more powerful when the sign is done over an eye, representing the All-Seeing eye in a capstone floating over an unfinished pyramid.'
'The pyramid sign is seen by many researchers to be THE sign of the Illuminati.'
Mr Juncker was captured using the 'Merkel-Raute' signal this week when he met Belgium royalty on Friday.
But he had also used it on July 7 in Strasbourg, France.
German politician Memet Kilic had noticed the similarities between Mrs May and Mrs Merkel, describing the new PM as a 'competitor' in hand gestures against the German.