A conspiracy theorist texted his mum to say ‘If anything happens to me, investigate’ just days before his mysterious death.
Max Spiers, 39, a father to two, was found dead on a sofa in Poland where he was due to give a talk about conspiracy theories and UFOs in July.
He was ruled to have died from natural causes despite no post-mortem examination being carried out on his body.
And his mother is now claiming his dark investigations into UFOs and government cover-ups may have made him enemies who wanted him dead.
Vanessa Bates, 63, told KMTV:
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.
Max was known as a ‘supersoldier’ by his followers and those in the conspiracy and supernatural community, and made a career out of investigating UFO sightings and alleged cover-ups, the Mirror reports.
More recently, he was said to be probing into the lives of well-known figures in politics, business and entertainment.
In a chilling text message to Vanessa just days before his death, Max wrote: “Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”
That, combined with his unexplained death and its subsequent treatment by the authorities, has left many online followers convinced he was killed by government agents.
And Vanessa, who works as an English teacher, also accepts the theories, saying:
Max was a very fit man who was in good health and yet he apparently just died suddenly on a sofa.
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.
While the circumstances are still yet to be explained, the family has set up a Go Fund Me page to ask for donations.
Our thoughts are with Max’s family and friends.