On March 17th, 1948, the Hell’s Angels was founded, and upon its entry into the world, motorcycle gangs throughout the United States were put on notice. The motorcycle outfit originally began in California but has since become a worldwide powerhouse. The gang is one of the most recognizable symbols of outlaw behavior, and incidents throughout the club’s history have been well documented by historians and the media alike. They bring with them an intensity and a history that are nearly unrivaled by any motorcycle gang in U.S. history. But despite the image they try to portray to the media by participating in philanthropic endeavors, the Hell’s Angels will forever be remembered as a beacon of criminal activity.
Being a one-percenter motorcycle club carries a certain number of preconceived notions with it, and the history of the Hell’s Angels is littered with bloodshed and illegal activity. Because of the dark history that’s associated with the club, the Hell’s Angels has had a number of incidents that its members wish could’ve been kept under wraps. On our list, we’ll be talking about 15 secrets that the Hell’s Angels outfit wishes would’ve remained private. Despite its members’ attempts at using charity and volunteering efforts to help their reputation, such activities have gone virtually unnoticed, and they’re still considered a feared club in the eyes of the public. After the rise of the series Sons of Anarchy, motorcycle outfits are as popular as ever, though few boast the rich history and the criminal activity of the Hell’s Angels.