The mystery surrounding the death of conspiracy theorist Max Spiers has deepened – as it emerged his computer was mysteriously wiped, possibly after his death.
His phone had also been ‘dropped in the bath’ before it was returned by friends of Spiers, his mother Vanessa Bates, 63, said.
She said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday,‘There are all these jigsaw pieces which don’t quite fit together, pieces which form a big question mark.
Spiers – who claimed to have survived a secret government ‘super soldier’ programme – was found dead at the house of friend Monika Duval in Poland, allegedly after ‘vomiting black fluid’.
Conspiracy fans are convinced he was killed to silence him – with Spiers’ own cryptic writings about conspiracies stirring the pot.
His fiance, Sarah Adams, 31, has claimed that he was researching a ‘circle’ of Satan-worshippers before his death.
Adams said, ‘We were used to getting death threats or stuff like that from people but I think this time it seemed rather real. He’d been sent threats saying that him and me were going to die.’
‘He was going to expose black magic. He was going to expose some of the stuff that he was working on involving political leaders and celebrities.’
Scott C Waring of UFO Sightings Daily says, ‘’This is really strange. It does seem that UFO researchers are now being targeted, probably to slow the rate of information being leaked to the public.’
Are UFO researchers being killed by the government?
Believers say that dozens have died – with killings stretching back as far as 1947 – and that the assassination of JFK may have been arranged to stop him revealing the truth about UFOs.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, says, ‘The idea that UFO researchers are being murdered implies there is some form of conspiracy and organisation behind them.
‘It relates to the concept of Men in Black (MIB),who are either aliens in human disguise or government agents, who stop UFO witnesses from making their sightings public. MIB usually verbally intimidate people, but it seems logical that ‘they’ would stretch to violence and murder when needed.
As long ago as 1971, researcher Otto Binder claimed that at least 137 UFO investigators had died under mysterious circumstances during the 1960s.
But the figures might be deceptive: there are a huge number of UFO believers, ‘researchers’ and authors, most of whom have lived normal lives.
Nigel Watson says, ‘Certainly, several UFO researchers have died in unusual circumstances or have committed ‘suicide’ but they are a very small number compared to the number of UFO researchers who have spoken openly about UFOs for decades and have never been troubled by MIB or alien murder squads.’