Blame it on the beady red eyes of the hulking blue mustang near the entrance of Denver’s airport. Or maybe it’s the gargoyles perched in baggage claim? Come to think of it, the eerie images embedded in the airport’s murals might have something to do with it...
Whatever it may be, though, the Denver International Airport has been shrouded in mystery and has spurred a good deal of conspiracy theories since it first opened in 1995.
“We know there are some true believers out there,” says Emily Williams, a DIA spokesperson. Some people, she says, even believe the airport’s tunnels will serve as a secret hideout for the world’s elite during the apocalypse.
While most airports would resist such wild claims, this is Denver, a place that’s proud of its quirks and unafraid of a little weirdness. So instead of telling passengers, “There’s nothing to see here; move along, now!” the Denver airport is leaning into its conspiracy theories. Embracing them, actually.