The airport which launched a thousand conspiracy theories

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 (Denver International Airport)


An airport with a layout shaped like a swastika and creepy death murals has been labeled one of the spookiest on the planet.


Soon after it opened, Denver International Airport found itself at the center of conspiracy theories — and they persist 20 years later.

To this day pilots and passengers ask why does the airport resemble a swastika? Some claim it must surely be a sign of a secret right-wing plot, The Sun reports.

Conspiracy theorists soon turned their attention to the airport’s bizarre art-packed interior and exterior.

Most prominent is the bright blue Mustang, by El Paso artist Luis Jiménez. The giant sculpture actually killed Jiménez in 2006, when a section of it fell on him severing an artery in his leg.But it was a collection of bizarre murals by Leo Tanguma, now removed, that really generated interest.

One even featured a Nazi-style "stormtrooper" carrying a huge sword and rifle.

With names like In Peace and Harmony With Nature and The Children of the World Dream of Peace they depicted — the artist said — the triumph of peace over war.

To many the pictures true agenda were hints at a "New World Order." Others point to masonic symbols scattered around the airport including a huge stone in the airport’s Great Hall.

The presence of gargoyles is also said to demonstrate that something evil is lurking.

So what is the true purpose of Denver International Airport, if not to usher travelers in and out of Colorado?

Some conspiracy theorists claim it is a giant military base, or even a concentration camp, just waiting to be used to assist in the enslavement of the American people.

There’s also vague references to a vast underground facility, that may or may not connect to other deep subterranean military bunkers throughout the country.

According to the website “This gigantic structure will eventually become much more than a regular commercial airport.

“It has the capacity to handle a huge amount of people and vehicles, leading observers to think that the structure might be used as military base and others even add that it will be used as a civilian concentration camp in the near future.”

Matt Chasansky, the Art Program Manager, said in 2012: “You name a conspiracy theory and somehow we seem to be connected to it.

“But probably the most common is that there’s an underground city and that it is a part of a network of underground cities that the government or some sort of shadow international government, or aliens, are building, depending on your perspective ... or Masons ...

“I can’t give a tour in the airport without at least one person attaching themselves to the tour and starting to ask questions about it.

“There’s not [any] evidence you can provide, there are no assurances you can give that the conspiracy theory is wrong, because ... obviously it’s going to be a cover up or brainwashing or chips installed in brains.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun.