Max Spiers, 39-year-old father to two, was found dead on a sofa in Poland where he was due to give a talk about conspiracy theories and UFOs back in July.
He was ruled to have died from natural causes even though there was no post-mortem examination being carried out on his body.
His mother, Vanessa Bates, is now claiming his dark investigations into UFOs and government cover-ups may have made him enemies that could have wanted him dead:
“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 made a career out of investigating UFO sightings as well as alleged cover-ups.
He was said to recently be probing into the lives of well-known figures in politics, business and entertainment.
In a chilling text message to his mother just days before his death, he wrote: “Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”
This has left many online followers convinced he was “killed by government agents” when combined with his unexplained death and its subsequent treatment by the authorities.
Vanessa seems to support these theories to some extent herself:
“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.“
The family has set up a Go Fund Me to ask for donations in Max’s memory.