Five Best Colorado Conspiracy Theories for Your Next Heady Debate
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Sometimes the occasion just calls for conspiracy theories.
A time-honored tradition, debating the veracity of local myths and whispered legends can be an utter delight in the right company. However, even those who usually abstain from talk about Sasquatch or buried treasure will find their interest piqued with a little Veritas Tractor Beam. Featuring notes of musky pine needles and crisp citrus, and with effects that will have you feeling inspired and imaginative, this uplifting strain is a perfect accomplice to a night of good-spirited conspiracy theory chatter.
But what are these out-there ideas in need of a toke and a talk? Here are five of the best Colorado conspiracy theories to fuel your next friendly debate.
1. “Blucifer,” Demon Horse of the Denver International Airport
If you travel regularly, you’ve almost certainly met Blucifer. Technically speaking, it’s a 32-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture with red glowing eyes named Mustang. But for locals, the spectacle of the large blue horse rearing up outside the Denver airport has proved fodder for several outlandish conspiracy theories. Burn some Tractor Beam and dig on this: Blucifer really has caused death and destruction. In 2006, Luis Jiménez—the sculptor responsible for Mustang—was killed when part of the work came loose and severed an artery in his leg, causing Jiménez to bleed to death. Is it possible Blucifer might kill again? Who knows!
2. What’s Sealed in Spaulding’s Cavern?
Search all you want at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, you won’t find Spaulding’s Cavern. That’s because the spacious yet narrow cavern has been sealed up tight since the 1930s when it was determined to be too dangerous for visitors to explore. Originally discovered by Jacob Spaulding in 1848, its fragile sandstone and risk of erosion made it unsuitable for public access. After being closed off in the 1930s, the cavern was briefly reopened in 1963 before again being sealed. Roll another joint of Veritas Tractor Beam and dare to ask: What’s really inside Spaulding’s Cavern?
3. Butch Cassidy’s Missing Gold
Not every Colorado conspiracy theory is soaked in blood or tied to extraterrestrial life—some are just about finding a lot of money. In this case, the goods in question come courtesy of the outlaw Butch Cassidy. In addition to being one of the finer roles played by the late Paul Newman, Cassidy was known for his infamous train robberies and reckless antics. As a result, many rumors persist with regard to where ol’ Butch may have stashed some of his loot while on the run from the law. One such rumored location? A ways south of Denver in El Paso County, near the town of Monument. No specifics about the location are known, but with the help of Veritas Tractor Beam, you might home in on where the gold is buried in no time.
4. Secret Bunkers Beneath DIA
DIA has approximately as many outlandish theories as it does outgoing flights. From the aforementioned Blucifer to tales of Freemasons and coded artworks, there is no shortage of character—or conspiracies—when it comes to the airport that opened back in 1995. Another is a belief that hidden beneath the airport’s baggage-transport tunnels is a series of secret bunkers. Though a tour conducted by The Denver Post revealed no evidence of unusual underground activity or tunnels, it won’t take much more than some Veritas Tractor Beam and a little imagination to begin debating where to find the access portal that was obviously hidden from reporters, and what nefarious purposes the bunkers are unquestionably meant to serve.
5. UFOs in Hooper, Colorado
At the end of the day, it’s hard to top unidentified flying objects as a source for a lively conspiracy theory debate. While Hooper (not far from Colorado Gators Reptile Park) is hardly the only place in Colorado where UFO sightings have been reported, the town does have the unique distinction of being host to a UFO watchtower. From this vantage, those hoping to spot a UFO have the vast expanse of the largely empty San Luis Valley to survey for signs of life beyond Earth. Some say geothermal water in Hooper draws these otherworldly crafts to the area, but regardless of any explanation, there are a lot of folks who have seen something that they cannot explain up there. With some Veritas Tractor Beam in the mix, the sky is truly the limit when it comes to arguing over what it all means and who—or what—is really out there.