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Something strange at DIA last night

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posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 08:48 PM
First-this is my first thread so please move it to the correct location if needed. Thanks!

Every time we've been to Denver International Airport to drop off or pick someone up (curbside pick up), there have always been security/cops around telling cars they cannot park there and to keep moving etc. You generally have to keep circling around until you see who you are meeting with and then you can park long enough for them to get in the car (the alternative is to park in one of the designated parking lots).

We went to DIA last night at about 10:30 to pick someone up and there were cars parking wherever they wanted waiting to pick people up. They were parking all the way from a fork in the road to where people meet passengers at the curve. We followed the rules and circled around the area three times before we saw the person we were meeting with. At no time did we ever see any sign of cops/security at all. It was just strange.

I wanted to see if this is normal (maybe they do this sometimes?). Maybe because of the new drug laws in CO they are busy doing other things...I dunno it just seemed odd. Just figured I would mention it and see if anyone in the area has noticed this before and see if anyone had any thoughts on this.

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:10 PM
reply to post by LoveyLadybug

Hi there. Don't know, but I agree something was unusal what with so many different depts. of security and officers just all of them loosening the restrictions last night.

I'd like to see how this plays out....?!!

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:20 PM
Anybody else have anything?
This could be a sign of something going on below the ground maybe....

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:27 PM
reply to post by LoveyLadybug

I was just there about 3 hours ago dropping my son off at the west terminal. I saw at least 1 security guy directing people to move on.
I used to be there twice a week. Taking and picking up my husband. There were many times people were parked at the curb and the security didn't do anything to get them moving. I always parked at the cell phone waiting area until my husband texted me he was at the curb.
What I did notice today was it looked like the cell phone waiting area was closed. Lots of big mounds of dirt all over. I don't know if they have moved it or what. I know they were talking about opening a Dunkin Donuts in that area so...IDK...

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:30 PM
Something is up
Starting to think that this Ukraine thing is only a diversion or it going hot very fast
edit on 1-3-2014 by Trillium because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 09:38 PM

Last time I sat parked early in the morning waiting for someone sat for 40 minutes, they would come over the loud speaker and talk smack... no cars came by nor any officers... DIA as well. May be that they didn't want to walk down?...

posted on Mar, 1 2014 @ 11:14 PM
probably was buy one get one free at the donut shop .. or maybe they were attending a workshop on how to beat citizens without leaving bruises ..

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 01:09 AM
reply to post by LoveyLadybug

You are right. Although I haven't been there in a LONG time, I have been to DIA many many times in the past when I lived in the Springs. Every single time they made me circle around. It seems a bit odd to me as well. If you find an answer please update your post. Interesting.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 01:37 AM
Yes, because of the new marijuana laws, the officers had better things to do...

Chances are they cut back on security at certain hours, or the guys watching the loop got called inside for some reason, could be as simple as breaks.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 06:55 AM
I dunno, seems hinky to me given all of the threats against inbound flights to the US this past month for shoe bombs, again.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 07:02 AM
I only know airports by who they are named after. If you travel to Europe and beyond it's the only way to remember them all. Such as Hartsfield, Logan, Kennedy,Reagan, Stapleton or Heathrow and so on.

I would ask if you saw any National Guard or Civil Defense personal along with regular Army solders. All states are required to conduct various terrorism drills by HS before April 1st 2014. They are never mentioned in the media and the states drills differ as to their threats.

It's also on a very need to know basis. The one here I took part in was just drilling for a temporary command post and heliport to be set up on my land. I don't have the foggiest what the rest was about-kinda glad I don't know.

Might want to check the states Homeland Security web page.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 08:08 AM
Security is like other jobs, most people will only do their job to a level that they are force to, nothing more.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 09:29 AM
I bet it has to do with the weather.
A lot of flights are gonna be delayed due to a winter storm blowing from the west coast to the east, people are getting the jump on it....or at least that is the thought that came to my mind.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:23 AM
I wonder if it may have been during shift-change?

Swingers leaving it to the gravers?

Alot of company's production is most lacking during the rotation?

Have ever been to a convenience store during shift-change? They'll have you inconvenienced by waiting for them to complete their til count.

Seems they'd stand hand-in-hand on post until the buzzer rings, maybe in the break room getting debriefed?

Curious for a Saturday night.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Yes, because of the new marijuana laws, the officers had better things to do...

smoke break, and stop by dunkin on the way back.

edit on 2-3-2014 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 11:00 AM
I wasn't there the day / night in question - but - I have had to pick up and on one particular pick up I decided to park along the curb about 4 blocks before the terminal and wait for a text. But after I created a mini parking (monkey see monkey do) lot the uniforms came over in their flashie thingies (cherry tops) and told us to scat.

So back to circling.

I would find it very odd (*incredibly odd - words fail me) that there were no gendarms telling folks to 'move along'.

* Airports are federally funded - so of course they use them to keep us ( the middle class) herded and shackled every chance they get.

BTW - there is a free parking about a mile out - supposed to be for those that arrive too early - so you can wait there.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:23 PM
Thanks for all the replies. I wasn't sure what to think. I've been there a lot and had never seen that but obviously I'm not there daily so I figured maybe this happens occasionally... I wanted to at least see if anyone else had any thoughts.

That place gives me the creeps as it is.

posted on Mar, 2 2014 @ 12:35 PM
The Graveyard shift always had very little security when I worked at a major airport. There were few flights, so only one checkpoint would stay open, out of the three we had, and the curbside security would be down to a couple of people for the entire building.


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