Almost no one likes being in airports these days, but some people believe that one airport in particular — the Denver International Airport — is not only a hassle but also tied to conspiracies about the collapse of Western civilization.
Some say there’s a top-secret underground bunker for the world’s elite to survive a nuclear war (or the impending Mayan 2012 apocalypse). Others say the airport must have a connection to Nazis since the runways form a perfect swastika (actually they don’t).
Brian Dunning, host of a podcast called Skeptoid … researched conspiracies about the Denver airport.
He told Discovery News, “It’s nearly impossible to summarize the vast number of ordinary events and objects at Denver International Airport that have been misinterpreted, twisted, and sensationalized into ‘evidence’ for a Zionist New World Order Illuminati conspiracy to control and kill American citizens. There are facets of its planning, its design, its construction, its operational history, and even its artwork that conspiracy theorists point at as proof that we’re all doomed.”
Credit: @BrianDunning on Twitter
Really cool story about Brian’s research and includes other communicators trying to rid the world of mistaken ideas. Also mentioned is Phil Plait on the moon hoax and a shoutout to The Skeptic Project. We at Doubtful News are happy to give credit and build on what others have done. That’s how science works. So, thanks Ben for giving a shoutout to all the misinformation fighters. There’s a lot of work to do out there.
“Welcome to Denver International Airport”