In the vast buildings and hangars of arguably the world’s weirdest airport, the signs of a terrifying future are everywhere. From apocalyptic murals to sinister symbols – not to mention rumors of a secret underground base – it’s enough to send a shiver down any passenger’s spine. But is this really the home of the nefarious New World Order? And what role might it play in the future of our planet?
Ever since it first opened its doors back in 1995, this cavernous facility in the western United States has been the subject of much speculation. To some, it is the headquarters of a clandestine organization bent on controlling the whole of global civilization. To others, it is a complex of underground bunkers, ready to ensconce world leaders in safety while the rest of the planet burns.
But how has a relatively unremarkable public facility ended up with such a formidable reputation? According to conspiracy theorists, the complex is crammed with references to its sinister real purpose. These include frightening artwork, masonic symbolism and weird structural anomalies. So, what is really going on at one of the busiest airports in the United States?
But before we get to this strange airport, let’s look first at the notion of a New World Order. Indeed, when it first emerged in the 20th century, the concept was not intended to be a threatening one. In fact, it was used by politicians such as Winston Churchill and Woodrow Wilson to refer to the post-war globalism that would usher in institutions such as the United Nations.
In the 1940s the English writer H.G. Wells co-opted the term New World Order to mean a sort of global state. This referred to something which he believed would finally put an end to war and it gained traction in socialist circles. However, by the 1950s the tide had begun to turn against the idea of a world government. And as America descended into its second Red Scare, the fear of anything that could be considered communist began to spread.
Around that time, some conspiracy theorists began to popularize the idea that shadowy groups such as the Freemasons were at the heart of a communist conspiracy bent on taking over the world. Moreover, they also added the Illuminati into the mix. This secret society thrived in Germany during the 18th century. And it is thought by many to have survived into the modern age – manipulating events over the centuries to suit its own nefarious agenda.
During the 1960s the idea that secret groups were attempting to create a one-world government continued to spread. And soon, the phrase New World Order had been co-opted once more – describing the alleged goals of this mysterious elite. And while fear of communism in the United States abated after the end of the Cold War, the conspiracy theories that had thrived during this period of uncertainty remained.
Conspiracy theorists then attached new enemies to the New World Order in the form of so-called “globalists” and politicians. And by the 1990s some were even conflating the movement with the arrival of the Antichrist. Today, the phrase has become a catch-all term for a multitude of ideas surrounding Freemasons, the Illuminati and the global elite.
But if the New World Order is real, where might we find the shadowy forces that are plotting its implication across the globe? According to some, their lair is in the unlikely location of central Colorado, between the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. Specifically, it’s in the bowels of Denver International Airport (DIA), located some 25 miles from the center of the state’s capital city.
Opened to the public in 1995, DIA was built to replace the nearby Stapleton International Airport. Indeed, the latter was deemed unsuitable for the high number of planes and passengers using the facility. Consequently, planning for a new airport in the region began as early as 1980. And after many false starts, it was finally completed – at staggering expense.
In fact, according to The Telegraph, DIA cost somewhere in the region of $4.8 billion, going over-budget to the tune of almost $2 billion. And by the time it was finished, the sprawling complex covered more than 52 square miles – with its longest runway stretching some 16,000 feet. According to experts, that makes it the longest of its kind in the whole of North America.
Today, DIA is Colorado’s biggest employer, with some 35,000 staff regularly traipsing its endless hangars and halls. Moreover, it is now one of the top five busiest airports in the United States, welcoming almost 65 million passengers in 2018. But despite the numerous visitors to this vast facility, there are many who believe that it is hiding a truly terrifying secret.
So what exactly is the connection between DIA and the New World Order? Well, in some circles, speculation about the facility began before it was even completed. In fact, some took one look at the blueprints for the airport and noticed one alarming feature. That’s because the design looks eerily similar to a swastika when viewed from above.
With its six runways arranged in a clockwise, right-angled cross formation, the layout of DIA definitely bears a resemblance to the symbol made famous by the Nazi party. Moreover, there don’t seem to be any other airports that share this distinctive design. And to some, this feature is enough to indicate that the facility itself is somehow evil.
Moreover, the fact that DIA eventually came in at billions of dollars over budget has done little to assuage concerns about the facility. In fact, some have speculated that the extra money might have been used to construct additional secret facilities – perhaps underground. What’s more, some have pointed to the excessive footprint of the airport as further evidence that there is more to it than meets the eye.
Taken on their own, these observances are hardly enough to convince anyone that DIA is really a base for the New World Order. However, they are nothing compared to the bizarre cocktail of symbolism and mystery inside the airport doors. And more than 20 years after the facility opened, the internet is still rife with speculation over what it could all mean.
To many, it’s the artwork displayed around the airport that gives the clearest indication that something is amiss – and it’s easy to see why. For a lot of visitors arriving at DIA, their first glimpse of the facility is dominated by Blue Mustang. This is a a 32-foot tall horse sculpture that has been dubbed “Blucifer” by disturbed locals.
The sculpture depicts a mustang horse colored a vibrant shade of blue. The strikingly bizarre piece of art comes complete with glowing red eyes and gruesome veins standing out from its body. And if that wasn’t strange enough, there’s also a macabre story attached to the work. Apparently, before it arrived at DIA, it was responsible for the death of its creator.
For its part, the sculpture was commissioned for the airport back in 1993. But the U.S. artist Luis Jiménez was still working on it in 2006 when a terrible accident occurred. According to reports, a section of the piece broke off and crushed him, leading to a severed artery which killed the artist. Eventually, it was completed by his family and staff and installed at DIA in 2008.
Amazingly, Blue Mustang is far from the only odd artwork to grace DIA. Inside the concourse, incongruous gargoyles are also scattered throughout the buildings. Indeed, these are sculptures of the sort that would seem more at home in the parapets of a Gothic church. Traditionally, these creatures were thought to ward off evil. Although why they would be necessary in an airport is anybody’s guess.
Strange as they are, both Blue Mustang and the gargoyles pale in comparison to the weirdest artwork of them all. That mantle is taken by a series of four murals painted in 1995 by the Chicano artist Leo Tanguma. According to him, they were designed to reflect how peace and concern for the environment would eventually conquer the demons of war.
However, the bizarre murals have been subject to a number of different interpretations over the years. And according to some, they are actually a thinly veiled reference to the New World Order’s sinister agenda. In fact, some believe that they depict a future in which all the nations of the world will be forced to submit to a global government in the name of peace.
But even to the casual observer, the murals certainly seem strange. The first one, called Peace and Harmony with Nature, shows children mourning over the corpses of endangered animals. Meanwhile, in the background, a forest fire threatens to engulf a city.
According to the conspiracy blog The Vigilant Citizen, the city in Peace and Harmony with Nature is of particular significance. A post published in 2008 reads, “It has been retouched and painted over many times during the years as if it represents something important for the creators. It seems surrounded by an ill-colored haze as if was attacked by a biochemical weapon.”
And that’s not all. At the bottom of Peace and Harmony with Nature, three dead females are depicted lying in caskets: an African woman, a Native American elder and a young white girl. And according to some, this could be a reference to some kind of racial extinction. The child is also carrying Christian and Jewish symbols – possibly indicating the eradication of these religious beliefs.
Next in the series comes Children of the World Dream of Peace. And for its part, this two-part mural has been at the center of many conspiracy theories surrounding DIA. The left-hand piece shows a group of children from around the world presenting a central figure with gifts. And in a seemingly peaceful gesture, these offerings are comprised of the weapons that presumably once belonged to their warring countries.
However, many conspiracy theorists have interpreted this mural as spreading a far more sinister message. The Vigilant Citizen observed, “Children of all colors, dressed in folkloric costumes give weapons wrapped in their country’s national flag to a… German boy? Huh?” And apparently, they are right. Indeed, the child at the center of the image certainly appears to be dressed in traditional Bavarian costume.
To conspiracy aficionados, Germany has always been one of the most influential countries at the heart of the New World Order. So this makes the Bavarian boy’s central role in the image even more disturbing. The Vigilant Citizen continued, “Even the American kid seems eager to give his weapons and flag to the German boy. You’re at the largest airport in America, in the middle of the U.S.A., and this is the mural we display. America joyfully submitting to Germany. It’s just too odd to compute.”
Apparently, the links to Germany continue in the right-hand panel of Children of the World Dream of Peace. In this scene, a Nazi-like figure clad in a gasmask and wielding a rifle and scimitar is depicted. Meanwhile, in the background, a procession of mothers clutch the corpses of their dead babies. And perhaps unsurprisingly, some have questioned the suitability of such a piece for an airport wall.
Finally, we get to the last piece in the series, apparently also called Peace and Harmony with Nature. For its part, this image depicts the previously extinct animal species being brought back to life. But far from viewing this as a happy ending, some conspiracy theorists have suggested that this represents the world thriving only after a large portion of its human population has been killed.
According to The Vigilant Citizen, these four murals represent some of the key ideas typically associated with the New World Order. In short, that the restoration of the environment will be achieved through mass depopulation, the death of religion and the enforcement of a global government. And tellingly, the blog also speculates that Tanguma was paid handsomely to work to a specification. However, it does not clarify whose.
Since their unveiling, DIA’s murals have been analyzed and picked apart by everyone from casual visitors to full-blown conspiracy theorists. However, they have recently been removed, fuelling further speculation that something sinister is afoot. But according to the airport’s website, they have merely been placed in storage due to renovations and will return in 2021.
Amazingly, the bizarre artwork isn’t the only indicator that something strange is going on at DIA. In fact, many have pointed to an unusual monument located in the building’s Great Hall as further evidence that sinister forces were behind the airport’s construction. A type of capstone, it prominently features the square and compasses symbol. Indeed, this motif has long been associated with the mysterious rituals of Freemasonry.
Moreover, the stone also bears a dedication to something known as the “New World Airport Commission.” However, investigators into the airport have discovered that no organization with this name appears to exist. Could the builders of DIA have been making reference to the New World Order instead?
But if all these symbols and messages really do imply that DIA is the headquarters of the New World Order, what exactly do they intend to do with it? According to some, the facility is far more than just an airport. In fact, some believe that it was constructed to serve as a base – or possibly a prison – in the years to come.
“Analysis of the data available makes me reach at least one conclusion: this gigantic structure will eventually become much more than a regular commercial airport,” The Vigilant Citizen expained. “It has the capacity to handle a huge amount of people and vehicles, leading observers to think that the structure might be used as a military base and others even add that it will be used as a civilian concentration camp in the near future.”
However, not everyone is convinced that the airport is really at the center of a global conspiracy to usher in the New World Order. In fact, some have pointed out that the expense that went into its construction is far from unusual. For example, according to The Telegraph, Hong Kong International Airport ended up costing some $20 billion, over $15 billion more than DIA. Meanwhile, the expansion of Dubai International Airport is predicted to cost a staggering $82 billion.
Moreover, some have cast doubt on the sinister interpretation of Tanguma’s murals popularized by conspiracy blogs such as The Vigilant Citizen. For example, if Children of the World Dream of Peace is read from right to left – rather than the other way around – it tells a very different story. In this version, a coalition of peace-seeking youth from across the globe defeat the Nazi spectre of death and war.
Nevertheless, DIA is now firmly established as an agent of the New World Order in global conspiracy lore. So much so, in fact, that airport officials decided to troll their critics during recent renovation work in 2018. And when hoardings went up to across the site, they came complete with posters posing questions. These included, “Construction? Or cover up?” and “What’s happening behind this wall?” Indeed, the latter proposed, “A top secret freemason meeting,” as a potential explanation.
Today, DIA continues to embrace its weird reputation, even installing an animatronic speaking gargoyle in 2019. Its official YouTube channel explained, “He’s 243 years old, and he is here to clear the air on all the conspiracies at DEN.” But will a sense of humor be enough to deflect decades of speculation about the true purpose of this immense airport? With some predicting that the New World Order has already begun to rise, the truth may soon be revealed.