Conspiracy theorist and UFO phenomenologist, Max Spiers was found dead in Warsaw, Poland and his death is cause for suspicion within the network of UFO researchers.
According to SF Gate, Spiers, 39, who is originally from England, texted his mother just days before he died. The message read, “If anything happens to me, investigate.”
Polish authorities indicated that Spiers’ death was due to natural causes, though his death has stoked conspiracy theories. His family says he was in perfect health, while some have speculated that he was poisoned.
According to Craig Hewlett, a UFO blogger, Spiers’ untimely death raises suspicions that he was likely on to something. Hewlett noted, “If it wasn’t true what he talks about then why would they kill him? Healthy people don’t just get sick and die, they get poisoned.”
Spiers’ mother, Vanessa Bates, told the Telegraph, “He was making a name for himself in the world of conspiracy theorists and had been invited to speak at a conference in Poland in July.”
She added, “But I think Max had been digging in some dark places and I fear that somebody wanted him dead.”
Bates said, “All I have is a death certificate from the Polish authorities that it was from natural causes, but no post-mortem was done so how can they tell that? They are also refusing to release any paperwork about it to me because, absurdly, I don’t have his written permission.”
Spiers lived in the United States for a few years but most recently lived in the UK, according to his mother, Vanessa Bates.
“He was making a name for himself in the world of conspiracy theorists and had been invited to speak at a conference in Poland in July,” Bates told KMTV. “He was staying with a woman who he had not known for long and she told me how she found him dead on the sofa. But I think Max had been digging in some dark places and I fear that somebody wanted him dead.”
According to the report, friends said Spears “vomited a black liquid” when he died.
After waiting at least two months for the result of a post-mortem examination, Bates is now questioning the investigation.
The story has gained a lot of traction online, with some asking police to reopen the investigation. A blogger on Project Camelot, a blog that covers conspiracy theories with a focus on “getting the truth out,” wrote:
“Both the doctor who examined Max and Police who came to the villa… Left the body behind in spite of the fact that they believed Max had died. What kind of officials do this? The entire circumstances are suspicious and I urge everyone to encourage Monica to release the details about what really happened to the public and call for an autopsy.”
A spokesman for the North East Kent coroner’s office told the Sunday Express they were in the “very early” stages of the investigation.