UFO investigator and conspiracy theorist Max Spiers sent this ominous test message to his mother:
Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.
Only a few days later, he was found dead on a friend’s couch. He was less than a week away from presenting at a conspiracy theory conference, which some feel may have created a motive for certain actors to get him out of the picture.
Spiers, 39, was the father of two boys. His mother says that his extensive research into conspiracy theories and UFOs may have made him some powerful enemies.
“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. 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,” his mother told the Mirror.
Allegedly his most recent investigations lead him to probe into the lives of prominent politicians, buisness people, and entertainment figures.
Conspiracy theorists and UFO investigators have long believed in the “Men in Black” agency that is said to silence anybody who propagates UFO rumors. Most known Men in Black stories don’t end with murder, however.
His death has been ruled one of “natural causes” even though Spiers was reportedly in very good health. Friends and family have expressed skepticism at the explanation, with his mother elaborating:
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’ remains were laid to rest at the Canterbury cemetery.