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Denver International Airport Conspiracy

Updated on November 30, 2014
The statue of a wild bronco that "welcomes" travelers to the city of Denver.
The statue of a wild bronco that "welcomes" travelers to the city of Denver. | Source
The layout of the runways of Denver International Airport are said to resemble a swastika. What do you think?
The layout of the runways of Denver International Airport are said to resemble a swastika. What do you think? | Source
Denver International Airport main terminal at night.
Denver International Airport main terminal at night. | Source
The main terminal of Denver International Airport, said to replicate the snow capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
The main terminal of Denver International Airport, said to replicate the snow capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. | Source

Denver International Airport: Headquarters for the New World Order

During a recent foray into the world of conspiracy theories for other hubs that I have written I was quite surprised to learn that there is a number of elaborate theories regarding the fairly new, it was opened in 1995, Denver International Airport. There are a number of theories surrounding this airport, so many in fact that I am having difficulty deciding where to start; so I shall start at the beginning.

Denver International Airport opened in 1995, after multiple construction delays and debate about whether it was indeed needed at all. The conspiracy theorists speculate that the Denver metropolitan area had a perfectly adequate airport already in use, Stapleton International Airport. The new airport was being built on the premise that Stapleton Airport was out of date and too small to handle the ever increasing traffic through the city of Denver.

The conspiracy theories began at just about the time that construction of DIA began, and most of the theories are based on what they feel should have been done and what was actually constructed. The first “clue” that theorist point to is the issue with the amount of traffic through DIA; the airport was meant to increase the capacity the airport could handle but DIA was constructed with fewer runways.

Anybody who ever had the unfortunate experience of traveling through Stapleton Airport knows firsthand that the place was on its last legs. The airport was 65 years old, ancient for a major transportation hub, and the location within the city prevented any sort of expansion to accommodate the increasing airline traffic. Talk to anyone that lived within the vicinity of Stapleton and you will find staunch support for the new airport; the noise of Stapleton could be quite unbearable at times.

The runways at Stapleton were outdated and insufficient for some of the newer and much larger planes being constructed. Stapleton had only the minimum amount of runways and the runways were built only to the required length; it had three runways at lengths of 10,000ft. Again, Stapleton had the absolute minimum for a high traffic airport at such a high altitude; all perfectly acceptable reasons for the need for a new airport.

The new DIA was built at a site sufficiently outside of the city limits so that the noise issue was solved quite easily. If you had seen it when it was finally completed you would have seen absolutely nothing in the area, like an oasis out there all by its lonesome self. When DIA was finished it was the most modern and technologically advanced airport in the country, far outshining the dated and antiquated Stapleton Airport; another improvement to an airport one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The final issue of the runaways makes perfect sense as well, though DIA has fewer runways all six of them are longer than 12,000ft and there is one that measures 16,000ft. These new and longer runways give DIA the ability to handle every single plane that is currently flying the friendly skies, including the Airbus a380, the largest commercial airliner in the world.

The speculation about the construction of the airport was sent into a frenzy when, in initial phase of the construction, there were five buildings were constructed and then promptly buried underground. Conspiracy theorist speculate that there are at least eight floors buried underneath the airport and allegedly the people that work under there refuse to speak about what allegedly goes on under there.

Again, based on my own personal experience, I can tell you that if you’ve ever been to DIA you will know that the airport is quite spread out, with a main terminal and then three separate concourse. To speed up the ability of travelers to get from point A to point B, like many airports like it, DIA has a tram system to shuttle people back and forth, and yes the train system is underground. Also underground is the airports baggage system, the initial design for the very high tech automated baggage system was extremely flawed and never did work properly and has been replaced by a manual baggage system that requires several employees working underground.

There are two final theories about the construction of the airport that I wish to discuss; the notion that the runways are laid out in a pattern that resembles a swastika and the age old “smoking gun” of conspiracy theories: the barbed wire on the perimeter fence angling inward to keep people in and not out.

If a person pulls up the Google Earth image of DIA, put your hand over a portion of your left eye and turn your computer so that it’s sitting at about a 53 degree angle…it sort of resembles a swastika. I’m being facetious of course because according to one of my sources the runway patterns are laid out according to wind patterns and are subject to approval by more than one agency before they are approved. So yes, a person can find a swastika in the layout of the runways at Denver International Airport but I doubt that it signifies anything. Apparently the story about the barbed wire is outright wrong, evidently the barbed wire on the perimeter fence points straight up and down, no angle at all.

In case I failed to mention it previously, conspiracy theorist believe that the airport has been constructed by the Illuminati or some conceived New World Order, with DIA as some sort of headquarters with vast underground areas to imprison those opposed to their rule. Again, it appears that some have chosen to take innocuous events and turn them into some elaborate scheme base some shadow group bent on world domination. Right.

In the next installment I will look at the “clues” that this groups has left inside the airport revealing their “plans” to the world. One question, if this group was bent on world domination, would they reveal their plans through coded clues that some may interpret and thus foil their plans?

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      rlbert00 5 years ago from USA

      It is strange but I have found an interview with the artist that explains the representation and symbolism of the murals.

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      Marcia Ours 5 years ago

      I checked-out the artwork of this airport at vigilant Strange.....and suspicious-looking!!

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      rlbert00 5 years ago from USA

      I know exactly what you're speaking of. I will be covering the murals in my hext hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I was at the old airport years ago just before the new one came in. I missed all the hype by just a couple of years. The new airport looks fantastic and very modern. Your hub interests me. Maybe there is some truth to the underground network!

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      Vekoslav 5 years ago

      Interesting article. But what about the paintings in the airport? They are quite unusual, aren't they? If you don't know what I'm talking about you can read more on They seem to have a good analyses of the symbolism.