The Denver International Airport (DIA) is using its current construction to poke fun at wild conspiracy theories that surround the building’s history.
The airport began a $650 to $770 million renovation to its Great Hall, according to a press release issued by the airport in July, called “The Great Hall Project.”
To hide the construction, large temporary walls have been put up around the terminal as part of an advertisement campaign. What’s interesting about these walls is the images the DIA has decided to use. One includes a yellow hard hat with the Illuminati insignia with the words, “Construction? Or cover up?” Another includes a reptile wearing a suit that asks, “What are we doing? Remodeling the lizard people’s lair.”
Other images include the 32-foot blue “Mustang” statue with glowing red eyes that is located on the road leading to the airport.
There are many conspiracies surrounding the airport since it opened in 1995. Many of these theories can be viewed the DIA’s official website under the DEN Files section.
There is a lot that is strange about the DIA. The dedication stone created for the airport’s opening in 1995 was paid for by Freemason lodges in Colorado as well as a mysterious organization called the “New World Airport Commission,” similar to the “New World Order” conspiracy theory that postulates a clandestine totalitarian government. There is no available information about the “New World Airport Commission,” its operations or its history.
Not only that, but the airport also features some interesting murals by artist Leo Tanguma, which feature images of environmental destruction, genocide and wartime violence. Other theories suggest that the runways are arranged in the shape of a swastika, unusual markings on the floor are satanic symbols, and that there are huge bunkers under the airport which are actually underground lairs for “lizard people.” All of these details have led conspiracy theorists to believe that the airport is the headquarters of this New World Order, the Freemasons or the Illuminati.
This is not the first time the airport has embraced these conspiracy theories. Kim Day, who took over as the airport’s chief executive in 2008, went so far as to include an exhibit about the airport’s mysterious history, The Guardian reported on Friday.
The exhibit includes art installations with Illuminati imagery, conspiracy theme costume parties as well as a competition for one lucky person to win a trip into the airport’s underground facilities.