A noted paranormal investigator and UFO expert was found dead on his sofa in Poland, but while investigators claim that the 39-year-old died of natural causes, his mother claims that something much more nefarious led to the skeptic’s untimely death.
Max Spiers, a British father of two, had been accused of peddling in conspiracy theories for his outlandish claims about government cover-ups and extraterrestrial happenings. Within the shadowy community of believers in supernatural occurrences and hegemonic plots, Spiers was deemed a “supersoldier,” one who goes great lengths to expose the truth.
His body was found in a Warsaw apartment building; friends claim that he vomited a black liquid shortly before passing away. Although Polish authorities stand by their assertion that no foul play was involved in Spiers’ death, his mother, 63-year-old Vanessa Bates, says no autopsy ever took place.
In fact, his mother is the person that is leading the charge for a deeper investigation into the circumstances surrounding her beloved son’s death. Although she claims that she never bought fully into the conspiracy theories that Spiers espoused, she revealed that he had sent her a creepy text message just days before his death: “Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”
“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 said. “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.”
Despite pleas on behalf of Spiers’ mother and his friends for his home country to look into his suspicious death, the UK has refused to launch an investigation. The Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCO), which would typically handle such an inquiry, has denied to handle the case since Spiers died abroad. While the FCO claims that it has provided assistance to the Spiers family, it insists that any forensic work will have to be carried out by the Polish government.
Bates gave a long interview about her son, in which she described him as “incredibly strong, incredibly fit, nothing wrong with him at all,” and noted that he was in “incredibly good spirits” before he left his hometown of Kent to head to Poland. However, his mother pointed out that Spiers had shown signs of illness in the weeks before his death: he complained of migraines and fatigue and had been prescribed a course of antibiotics.
His sudden decline in constitution seems to suggest that Spiers could have been poisoned, a theory that has been espoused by fellow conspiracy theorist bloggers.
“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,” wrote Craig Hewlett.
“A person has died here and I don’t think it’s good enough [that] somebody who just took normal medication should end up vomiting, spewing black liquid, whatever it was. And then shortly after that, whatever length of time it was, he died,” added Miles Johnson, another conspiracy theorist who personally knew Spiers.
But who would have a motive to kill Spiers in such a grisly way? The last interview he gave before his death might contain crucial answers to that question. The rambling interview, which was posted on PorozwamiajmyTV’s YouTube channel, shows a seemingly disoriented and slurring Spiers touching on a wide range of bizarre theories that are mostly unknown to the average person.
Spiers reveals that he was in the process of launching a deeper investigation into the Presidio Child Development Center scandal that broke out in the late ‘80s. The army run childcare facility was closed down in 1987 after it was discovered that roughly 60 children were found to have been sexually abused. Gary Willard Hambright, a civilian and former Southern Baptist minister that had worked at the center, was the only person charged in relation to the case.
The charges were eventually dropped, as the judge determined that they were too vague. However, a 1992 study by the The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry discovered that the children faced a slew of symptoms – nightmares, sleep disturbances, sexually inappropriate behavior, fear of the dark – that are most common in those who have been sexually abused.
Spiers claimed in his last interview that he was suspicious that Presidio was evidence of a larger pedophilic sex ring within the area that could exist to this day, alluding to a network of underground tunnels throughout San Francisco that connect “preschools, kindergartens, and churches” as part of the despicable arrangement. He also hinted that the pedophilic ring could have infected the military via a man named Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, who founded the supposedly Satanic Temple of Set church.
If some segment of the American government was involved in Spiers’ death, he wouldn’t be the first popular conspiracy theorist who is thought to have been offed in such a fashion. Michael Hastings was a 33-year-old reporter who was killed in a car accident in 2013. His final article, which was published on Buzzfeed, dealt with the excessive surveillance of American citizens.
His sudden death sparked speculation that Hastings had been assassinated by the FBI. Richard Clarke, a former top-ranking counterterrorism official, told The Huffington Post that he believed it was possible that the FBI had hacked Hastings’ car and caused the deadly crash: “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” have that capability, he said.
Could Spiers being a conspiracy theorist with a specialty as a UFO expert been enough to get him killed? Well, there has been an unusually high amount of recent talk about aliens in the mainstream media, including discussion of suspicious reoccurring signals from space and the potential discovery of alien coins. Plus, Hillary Clinton has a strange connection to aliens.
Did Spiers know too much? It’s worth investigating.