Illuminati, Lizard People, and "Blucifer": The History of Denver Airport Conspiracies

Do you know why the Denver International Airport, the largest in the United States, has become a hotbed of batsh*t bonkers conspiracy theories over the past decade? Secret Illuminati symbols? A hidden nuclear launch site? An Area 51-esque alien research facility? These are all real (and by real, we don’t mean true) theories that have been floating around the Internet. In this episode, we dive into the admittedly dicey history of DIA, find out how “Blucifer,” the notorious mustang statue outside of the airport, became “cursed,” and uncover how the airport’s marketing team has totally leaned into the madness. Hot Janae Price covers all this and more, in just under 7 minutes.

Did you know the history of the sex toy dates back millions of years? Or that McDonald’s McRib drew inspiration from the U.S. military? Or, that the modern tailgate might have been invented during a Civil War battle? In History of… Thrillist is taking you through a rapid-fire crash course on some of humankind’s greatest innovations in food, drink, travel, and fun. Hey, if you can keep up, you actually might learn something!


Senior Development Producer
Wil Fulton

Associate Producer
Mia Faske

Editorial Assistant/Voice Over
Janae Price

Motion Graphics & Animation
Danna Windsor

Senior Designer
Maggie Rossetti

Zach Lapierre

Production Coordinator
Charles Ross

Post Production Supervisor
Daniel Byrne

Director of Production
Anna Frangos

Senior Director –
Development & Production
Leo Fernandez

Creative Director
Audra V Pace

Head of Video
Jim D’Amico

Chief Content Officer
Meghan Kirsch

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