The symbolism and meaning of architecture, even when explained by the architects and engineers, can often become muddy with the interpretations of scholars and the public. These interpretations can be about the design itself or about alleged events that occurred at the building in question. At times, a building or set of buildings can become shrouded in popular — though often unsubstantiated — theories concerning covert, malicious or immoral activity. These conspiracy theories range from the location of a long-lost artifact to the shrine of a secret organization to the alleged haven for the most ruthless war criminal in modern history. The narratives of the five buildings below lead to amateur investigation, site worship and a culture of distrust in the powers that be.