This Denver Agency Leaned Into Wild Conspiracy Theories During Airport Construction

Karsh Hagan behind talking gargoyles and the #DENFiles

Gargoyle at Denver International Airport has its hands on the sides of its face.
An animatronic gargoyle is part of the Denver International Airport's conspiracy theory campaign. Denver International Airport / Karsh Hagan

Denver International Airport (DIA) has an interesting, and somewhat troubling, history. Opened in 1995, there was civic controversy about building a new airport in the first place (old-timers thought Stapleton was just fine). But what was unexpected were the rampant rumors and conspiracy theories about the behemoth airport.

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@zanger Doug Zanger is a senior editor, agencies at Adweek, focusing on creativity and agencies.