Many people have associated Denver International Airport (DEN) with the Illuminati, Freemasonry, and clandestine government operations for decades. And the strange murals, beast heads or scary “killer” horse statues certainly brought them a lot of material.
Denver Airport seen from afar.
Conspiracy theories about Denver Airport began when the facility was under construction. Given the multi-billion dollar project cost and year-long delay, some believe that the delay in opening Denver airport in 1995 was due to something shady, rather than the usual difficulties. major public works projects facing.
Denver Airport has an eye-catching design and architecture. Many believe that the six underground bunkers beneath the airport may include intricate links to six distant bases, serving elite shuttles, with many secrets.
Unusual artistic imprints and a series of tunnels beneath the airport add to the suspicions. From the Masonic stone slab to the runways that look like the word “Van”, Denver Airport also has many works that support conspiracy theories.
Could America’s largest airport be a paranormal site, or a doomsday shelter? Here are the theories about this quirky airport located in the state of Colorado.
Denver airport construction project
Conspiracy theories about the Denver airport began with the project’s over budget and lengthy timeline. When the airport finally opened on February 28, 1995, the event was a year behind schedule and budgeted by $2 billion.
A quarter of a century later, the airport is still the largest in the United States, with an area of 85 square kilometers. It is also home to the longest runway for public use in the US, with a length of nearly 5km.
Denver Airport was built to replace the old Stapleton International Airport, so many believe that the budget overrun was simply a miscalculation and that the project was needed to have more space to accommodate. increasing number of international tourists.
However, the Denver area is also home to a large number of military bases and “headquarters” of non-private corporations, including the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Peterson Air Force Base, and Defense Command. North American Aerospace (NORAD), the Boeing and Lockheed Martin Corporations.
Some believe that underground tunnel systems lead to underground bunkers for use in the event of a global disaster, perhaps serving NORAD itself, which is located 160km south of the airport. The airport’s apocalyptic art adds to the suspicions of conspiracy theorists.
Among the 40 public works of art at the airport is an 8.5-meter-wide mural by artist Leo Tanguma entitled “Children of the Dream of a Peaceful World”. The drawing depicts a soldier wielding a sword and a bayonet gun while children cower at his feet.
The mural work raises many doubts.
Artist Tanguma claims his work symbolizes all the countries of the world coming together after a great disaster. But some believe that the sword in this painting represents a Masonic cannon known as the Shriners.
“I drew children sleeping among the ruins of war and this warmaker is killing peace doves, but the children are still dreaming of better things in the future,” explains Tanguma.
Conspiracy theorists, however, see it as a clear sign that the painting is part of a program of New World Order in which elites wage war and chaos to create a political government for the whole world.
A skull on display at the Denver airport. Photo: Denverpost
“Blucifer”, the murderous horse
Although conspiracy theorists have also been criticized, it’s hard to deny the weirdness of Denver’s unofficial mascot. It was a horse statue nearly 10 meters high, weighing 4 tons.
The statue, called the Green Mustang, also known as “Blucifer”, always amazes viewers. Its fiery red eyes confused them, and some even believed that the animal represented the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Blue Mustang sculptor Luis Jiménez was killed by his own work. Photo: Denverpost
Sculptor Luis Jiménez said he chose red to honor the “wild” spirit of the Ancient West. But unfortunately, in a freak accident in 2006, Jiménez was hit by a piece of glass from the statue, severed his leg, causing him to die.
Despite the statue’s murky history, Denver airport officials scoffed at those who doubted the shady airport at the airport. “We have a CEO who really embraces conspiracy theories. A few years ago we decided that instead of going against all of this and trying to convince people that there’s nothing shady about it, let’s just live with it,” said Heath Montgomery, Public Relations Manager. of Denver airport, said.
Blucifer isn’t the only bizarre sculpture at the Denver airport. There’s also a statue of a monster guarding the luggage area, and a voice-interactive monster was even installed in 2019.
The beast sitting in the suitcase “guards” the baggage claim area.
Swastika and Freemasonry
For the past 20 years, conspiracy theorists have shown that Denver Airport’s runway layout looks like a swastika. That similarity, however, seems to be just a terrible cosmetic glitch.
The runways of the old Stapleton Airport were designed to be inefficient. They run in tandem making landing in bad weather difficult. Meanwhile, Denver’s swastika flight path makes the airport more efficient, allowing landings in all weather conditions.
Denver Airport’s flight paths don’t exactly match the Nazi symbolism, which is just a little bit like, but enough to give rise to conspiracy theories.
The runway is said to resemble the swastika at Denver International Airport.
However, the slab bearing the Masonic emblem is perhaps more confusing. A stone placed at the entrance to the airport bears the symbol of the world’s most secret society and refers to the “New World Airports Committee”. The strange fact is that the so-called New World Airports Commission does not exist and the name seems to be related to the New World Order that many fear. However, the stone was chosen as a souvenir for the inauguration of the airport.
Stone bearing the symbol of Freemasonry during the opening ceremony of the airport.
Underground tunnels and alien suspicions
The setbacks in airport construction progress and rising costs bring us to the final and important conspiracy theory about the Denver airport. Many believe that the high cost of airports is due to the construction of tunnels, underground bunkers, and even shelters for non-human entities.
There were many contract disputes that resulted in different groups of workers, working for different contractors, participating in the completion of the airport. This separation is suspected of allowing the true scope of the project to be kept secret from all involved.
Underground spaces where many visitors believe something secret is going on.
While it’s unclear if Denver airport is connected to the Cheyenne Mountain Complex or NORAD, one thing is for sure: there are at least six underground basements beneath the airport. Many believe that this system is like Area 51, for testing aliens and UFOs.
However, lacking sufficient evidence, this theory seems to stem from the fact that contractors at the construction site in the 1990s saw mysterious tunnels and entrances. Officially, these tunnels are just part of Denver’s failed underground baggage transport system.
Today, about 1,000 people work in different basements every day, transporting luggage from ticket counters and planes to baggage claim areas.
Although the aliens painted on the underground walls are even more terrifying, Denver Airport’s director of public relations Montgomery says there’s nothing to worry about. These are just jokes of the workers to kill time in the underground space of 143,000 square meters.