When the Denver International Airport (DIA) opened in 1995, some years and $2 billion over budget, many eyebrows (and suspicions) were raised. Why did this facility — controversial in concept because Denver was already home to an international airport — arrive so late and so expensively?
The airport sprawls out across 35,000 acres of sparse field, inconveniently located away from downtown Denver. Its location, cost and delay, not to mention the giant cobalt-blue mustang statue with demonic red eyes, are all fodder for conspiracists.
These people claim that the airport is just the tip of a massive underground structure composed of bunkers and tunnels, designed to house the New World Order, a government for the post-apocalyptic society. The sinister speculations stem from the bizarre art in the airport, including a mural with what looks to be a Nazi in a gas mask, plus Masonic logos, gargoyle statues, hidden Native American symbolism and more.
The DIA time capsule made in 1994 will not be opened until 2094, so we have only 75 years until the truth is revealed. In the meantime, the airport has been having some fun with the rumors; when it began renovations last year, it put up temporary walls with posters that asked “What’s Happening Behind This Wall”? Answers included “Gargoyle breeding ground” and “A top-secret Freemason meeting.”
Let’s just hope we won’t have to use those bunkers any time soon!
Conspiracy rating: 4 tin-foil hats