Even from the outside there’s something a little odd about Denver International Airport. As you pull up you’ll see Mustang, known by locals as ‘Blucifer’, this 32-foot tall sculpture of a horse is made of blue fibreglass and has glowing red eyes. Not only that, but it also bought about the demise of its creator when a part fell off of it, severing an artery.
Once inside the airport there are more oddities, such as the murals. Depicting refugees, a masked figure brandishing an AKA47 and sword, as well as open caskets, solar flares and a burning city, they aren’t the usual type of artwork you’d expect to find in an airport. However, it’s not just the bits you can see that cause these theories. During construction five buildings were created and later buried, to be used as storage, also below ground is said to be a baggage handling system which failed on the first try, and hasn’t been turned on since. Not only that, but the creators went approximately $3.1 billion over budget and it opened almost two years later than expected. But there’s more, the runways are laid out in an odd shape, there’s an organisation on the dedication plaque that doesn’t seem to exist and an odd sculpture of a gargoyle emerging from a suitcase. Needless to say, conspiracy theorists believe there’s much more going on here, with one theory offering up the possibility of it being an underground bunker for VIPs should something catastrophic happen on the surface.