It's somehow even scarier now that it's a teenager.
Blucifer, as it's so lovingly called, has stood outside of the Denver International Airport for 13 years now. What's not to love about a 32-foot, 9,000 lbs., veiny horse sculpture with glowing red eyes? It's so ... welcoming.
Whether you love it or hate it, Blucifer certainly is an interesting conversation topic. The Denver icon even starred in its own video game where it rampages through Denver, destroying landmarks with laser beams that shoot out from its glowing eyes. "Blucifer consumes innocent mortals for Evil Power in his quest to open portals to the Endless Void, ushering in the annihilation of humanity," says the game's website.
Clearly, Blucifer has a reputation for being evil—and the fact that the sculpture actually killed its creator doesn't help its cause. While New Mexican artist Luis Jiménez was working on it in 2006, part of the sculpture came loose and severed an artery in his leg, killing him. This unfortunate accident has led some to believe the statue is demonic or one of the apocalypse's four horsemen.
for some reason denver international airport has a giant evil horse statue named blucifer pic.twitter.com/dWD3hYS6ru— the delicatessen 🇱🇧 (@cia_swapmeet) July 8, 2020
Somehow, that's not the craziest conspiracy theory surrounding DIA. From lizard people to the Illuminati, there are dozens of strange stories and ideas about the airport. Some people even believe there's an entire underground city hidden below the runways.
Blucifer probably isn't a demon or a biblical messenger of death and destruction, but at least people are talking about it. DIA's public art policy states that pieces must be in place for at least five years, and then they can be moved or taken away. As Blucifer celebrates its 13th birthday, I think it's safe to say the blue beast is here to stay.
What's your take on Blucifer? Is it really evil? Let us know what you think in the comments.