Baggage claim gargoyles and the Freemasons

Two other art pieces that add to the intriuge at DIA are the twin gargoyles sitting in suitcases. Titled “Notre Denver” the cast bronze sculptures by artist Terry Allen are found  areas on the East and West ends of the Great Hall. They sit on top of pedestals, overlooking the the baggage claim areas.

From the airports website:

The gargoyles, roughly the size of a fifth-grade boy, are seated inside suitcases. Historically, gargoyles were placed on buildings to protect the site. These are placed slightly above the travelers’ heads to oversee and ensure that baggage will arrive safely at DIA.

Gargoyles, of course, orginated in the middle ages when stone statues called “grotesques” were placed on the exterior of Catholic cathedrals to channel water away from the roof, but also to ward off evil spirits. Since the Freemasons built many of the temples in Europe, the presence of gargoyles at the airport strengthens the theory for some that DIA is a cathedral or temple for the Masons and the New World Order. Others note that gargoyles are the symbols of the reptilian aliens, which are evil, shape-shifting creature that people like David Icke contend are running the show from the underground base beneath the airport.

DIA murals, Tanguma.

The Children of the World Dream of Peace, left panel.

The Children of the World Dream of Peace, left panel.

Here are some good photos of the infamous murals at DIA. Snagged from Flicker. More below.

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DIA and ancient Indian burial grounds

DIA's huge pedestrian bridge.

DIA's huge pedestrian bridge.

Is DIA built on top of ancient Native American graves?

Such rumors are certainly part of the airport’s folklore among DIA employees and frequent travelers. This is usually in reference to the pedestrian bridge arching between the main Jeppesen Terminal building  and Concourse A. It is on these moving walkways that visitors will hear the sounds of  Native American chants being played from speakers in a continuous loop. Officially the recordings are part of the extensive DIA art program and have been playing non-stop, 24-hours a day since the airport’s opening 14-years-ago.

As the story goes, the airport was constructed on top of burial grounds and spiritual sites used for centuries by the native tribes that populated the Front Range before the coming of the White Man. The perpetual playing of Native American songs in the 365-foot-long bridge was originally initiated by officials as a way to placate any angry spirits who might want to pull a Poltergeist or The Shining on one of the nation’s busiest airports. People in the conspiracy theory world think the burial ground may have connections to the Navajo writing in the floors at DIA and the dead Native American women seen in the Tanguma murals.

When asked, DIA spokespeople laugh-off the notion that the music has anything to do with angry spirits or that the land where the airport sits was a burial site for ancient tribes. Noting that little archeological evidence of Indian burial sites has ever been found around DIA, they surmise that the rumor had its origin in a ceremony that was performed around the time of  DIA’s groundbreaking in the late-80’s by various Native American shaman to bless the new facility. Anything else is pure conjecture, they assert.

What they don’t mention is the secret ceremony conducted on the grounds of the airport in 1995.

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Meet The Mustang, haunted killer blue horse sculpture of doom

The Mustang will be the first and last thing you see at DIA.

The Mustang will be the first and last thing you see at DIA.

Nicknamed “Blucifer” and “DIAblo,” The Mustang is a 32-foot-tall, neon blue sculpture of a raging steed that is currently located on a hill south of the airport along Pena Boulevard. It’s the first thing travelers see after the many miles of near empty prairie driving out to the airport, and the last thing new arrivals will witness before heading to the city.

El Mesteno is the latest piece of public art at the airport to explode into controversy, so this blog will have continuing posts on the beautifully frightening beast as time goes on. But here’s the quick and dirty back story:

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DIA paying big bucks to scare away birds.

Denver International Airport is so huge that it has the highest rate of wildlife hitting  planes. The airport plans to spend nearly $350,000 on wildlife mitigation in the next year, reports the Denver Post.

Four full-time biologists will spend their days wandering around the 52 miles surrounding the airport, launching pyrotechnic shots at birds. Lethal methods are used to keep the runways clear. There are tons of rabbits and prairie dogs out there. Must be good eatings for the reptilian aliens down below.

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