The Denver International Airport

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Imagine a plane thirty-six thousand feet in the air about to land in the city of Denver, Colorado. The plane circles the Denver International Airport and the passengers look down at the interestingly shaped runways as the plane is cleared to land. After the smooth landing, the passengers exit the plane to gather their luggage and go about their business in the city. Taking note of the artistic murals on the walls as they walk, passengers move along in a hurry to get where they are going, as they do in any international airport. As passengers leave the airport in their Ubers or taxis, they look out the window to see the big blue statue of a mustang just outside of the airport. While the Denver International Airport may sound like an ordinary …show more content…
Perhaps some of the most noticeable peculiarities inside are the incredibly large murals that are located throughout the terminals. One mural entitled, “In Peace and Harmony with Nature” depicts a scene about the destruction of life and the environment. To depict such a scene, the mural displays children mourning over the loss of what appears to be three women, along with several different animals. In the background of the mural there is a raging forest fire (“In Peace and Harmony with Nature”). This isn’t the typical type of mural that would be seen within an airport. Artist Leo Tanguma challenged the idea of traditional murals once again with his mural “Children of the World Dream of Peace”. This mural depicts children, dressed in the traditional clothing of their nation, bringing weapons wrapped in flags to a blonde blacksmith in the middle. This is to show that they are giving up war and turning to a time of peace by turning the bad weapons and wartime materials into something good. The mural also depicts a war soldier who has died placed underneath of all of these children (“Children of the World Dream of Peace”) In a panel alongside this mural, it depicts a terrifying war soldier holding a gun in one hand and a sword in the other, the sword is stabbing a dove. Next to the soldier, there is a line of children that appears to be sleeping, while other people looking distraught while …show more content…
Miles of underground tunnels and buried buildings lie beneath the airport. Many people throughout the world are aware that there are underground channels and buildings, as it is one of the most popular conspiracies about the airport. Rumor has it, that during construction of the building, five buildings were not well-liked, so they were buried underneath the airport (Hsu). Along with the buried buildings, there are many empty tunnels under the airport. While some of these tunnels are used for a currently functional underground rail line, there are other tunnels that are not used for anything. These empty tunnels were originally designed for an automatic baggage claim system that didn’t work the first time, so they removed it and left the tunnels bare (“How Denver Airport Became...”). This opens the door for people to come up with various theories as to where these tunnels lead. Some conspiracists think that the tunnels lead to Nazi Concentration camps, while other people believe that they lead to underground cities that are inhabited by aliens (“How Denver Airport Became...”). These are obviously extreme theories, but there is some method to their madness. Since the Denver International Airport has neither confirmed or denied any theories, it is obvious there is some secret they are trying to

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