Another year, another local TV news station in Denver offers an obligatory story about DIA conspiracy theories. This one focuses mostly on the underground city theory. Still, anchor Kyle Clark’s banter at the end about the Illuminati was fresh. Story transcript after the jump.
May 10, 2013
From Denver’s 7News:
Denver firefighters were called to the main terminal at Denver International Airport on Tuesday morning to investigate an odor.
Someone reported a burning smell on level 6 of the main terminal at 10:48 a.m.
Several people said the smell gave them a coughing fit. Airport officials said those people were moved and did not need medical treatment.
Firefighters said they ventilated the area, but did not find the source of the smell.
This isn’t the first time DIA has faced complaints over strange odors.
In 2003, employees filed a class action lawsuit against the airport over claims that a toxic cocktail of mold and chemicals emanating from underground maintenance areas caused them health problems. (See image right.)
That lawsuit was ultimately dismissed. Not saying these two incidents are connected, but there you go.
May 8, 2013
YouTuber Jake Thornton looks out the window of DIA’s Great Hall and notes, “Look. They are building…again! This airport has been under construction for twenty-plus years.”
The short answer to his question: It’s the construction for the new train terminal for the lightrail line into downtown Denver.
He does get a good shot of a new mural at DIA, including the image of a young girl that … “What the heck is that?! Oh, conspiracy theorists are going to go crazy over this.”
May 6, 2013
If the Israelis know anything it’s surveillance technology.
A press release just came through on the wire announcing that Denver International Airport has selected a company based in Ra’anana, Israel to install a new security system at DIA.
The Situator system by NICE Security Group — how’s that for an Orwellian name? — will integrate “video surveillance, GIS mapping software, and access control” to create automated response plans to handle “security-related events” at the airport.
Situator will form the backbone of DIA’s Integrated Airport Management System, enabling DIA to more effectively and efficiently respond to, mitigate, resolve, and recover from security incidents, emergencies and other events.
NICE’s solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and transactions.
Big Data is the new big thing within the security industrial complex. So it’s not surprising that DIA would be using such tools to watch, analyze and predict how passengers and employees will behave.
Another corporation called Science Applications International Corporation has been chosen as the the system integrator to “direct the design, development, and implementation for the project.” The first phase expected to be completed in late 2013.
May 3, 2013
This is a fun infographic. No one has yet spotted a Sasquach at Denver International Airport. But lots of trying to connect DIA to shape-shifting reptile people, the “New World Order” and Barack Obama as the anti-Christ.