Pirates at Denver International Airport

Mineta San Jose International Airport has a Space Observer

SJC Space Observer

Now Denver International Airport has pirates.

Pirates at Denver International Airport

Ten life-size pirate mannequins have taken up residence on the level 5 baggage claim and Level 6 ticketing areas and will be there through August to entertain passengers and promote a new exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Real Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship explores the Golden Age of Piracy and features cannons, swords, coins, gold, jewelry and other artifacts recovered off the coast of Cape Cod from the first authenticated pirate ship discovered in U.S. waters.

(If the pirates are there tomorrow, we’ll know it’s not an April Fools’ Day joke.)