A woman in Canterbury, England, received a bizarre text message from her son. Days later, her boy’s lifeless body is found on a sofa more than 1,000 miles away. Is it a tragic death due to natural causes, or is something far more sinister at play?
There is only one fact that is indisputable. Simply, in June 2016 39-year-old Max Spiers was found dead in an apartment in Warsaw, Poland. The coroner later recorded a ruling of death from natural causes. However, many have claimed that the father-of-two had apparently been in good health before his sudden demise.
For some people, then, the details of Spiers’ death are extremely suspicious. After all, Spiers was well known within conspiracy-theory circles. In fact, he was particularly vocal about his theories on UFOs and establishment cover-ups.
Furthermore, Spiers claimed to be a “super soldier,” a survivor of alleged government experiments in mind control. He detailed his beliefs in interviews and YouTube videos, some of which have attracted more than 100,000 views.
He also felt that the public was being manipulated by a distorted version of history taught in mainstream education. Indeed, he spoke about ancient power struggles and the New World Order. Conspiracy theorists believe the latter is a secretive group of elite powers plotting to take over the world.
Many of Spiers’ ideas seem extremely far-fetched. For instance, he suggested that female spies were somehow downloading confidential information through sexual encounters with politicians. He was also said to have been looking into the private lives of some well-known public figures at the time of his death.
Indeed, Spiers found himself at the heart of the thriving online conspiracy theory community. In fact, websites such as Project Camelot championed him, and he was involved with a group known as the Bases Project. The latter investigates the alleged existence of a secret military base dedicated to mind control and UFOs beneath Peasemore, England.
And his accounts of alleged mind-control experiments soon made Spiers popular with other conspiracy theorists. As a result, he was invited to speak at several events. Often, he gave lectures alongside girlfriend Sarah Adams, who also claimed to have been the subject of secret government experiments.
After two years in America, then, Spiers returned to England and later moved back in with his mother, Vanessa, in Canterbury. While there, however, he received an invitation to give a talk at a conference in Warsaw, Poland.
Therefore, Spiers traveled to Poland, where he stayed with Monika Duval, one of the event’s organizers. Exactly what subsequently happened is unclear. But, according to mom Vanessa, Spiers sent her a text message just a few days before he was found dead.
“Your boy’s in trouble,” she quoted the text as saying. “If anything happens to me, investigate.” Vanessa would never hear from her son again. Apparently, Spiers was discovered lying dead on Duval’s sofa. And that’s when things seemed to get even stranger.
Seemingly, Spiers’ body showed no signs of physical trauma or injury of any kind. Polish officials reportedly did not perform a post mortem, yet they still recorded the cause of death as “natural causes.”
Vanessa then had Spiers’ body flown to the United Kingdom and attempted to obtain paperwork from the Polish authorities. Bizarrely, she claims she was told that she could not access them without the written permission of her dead son.
Of course, Vanessa grew suspicious about her son’s mysterious death because of the nature of his work. “I think Max had been digging in some dark places,” she said in an interview. “I fear that somebody wanted him dead.”
Unsurprisingly, the conspiracy community around the world immediately echoed such fears. Some have voiced suspicions that Spiers’ was poisoned, with witnesses claiming to have seen him “vomiting black liquid.”
Some of Spiers’ followers also seem to have taken his untimely death as a validation of his beliefs. “If it wasn’t true what he talks about, then why would they kill him?” reasoned Craig Hewlett on the Project Camelot website. “Healthy people don’t just get sick and die.”
Another blogger on the site also condemned the situation as “very suspicious.” Kerry Cassidy further claimed both medical professionals and police officers had left Spiers’ body at the scene of the crime. This was a practice that she felt was unprofessional and a cause for concern.
Vanessa seems to be in agreement with these comments. Indeed, she cannot understand how her seemingly fit and healthy son could suddenly have just dropped dead. A pathologist in the United Kingdom apparently later carried out a post mortem, but Vanessa has claimed that she has yet to receive the results.
Spiers’ fans in the conspiracy community have also been pressurizing various authorities to launch a full investigation into his death. However, the British Foreign Office recently announced that it has no jurisdiction to take the matter any further. The case, then, is the responsibility of the Polish government.
Undeterred, Vanessa has vowed to find out the truth about her son’s death. But with a list of potential suspects ranging from aliens to mysterious “Men in Black,” it doesn’t seem like a mystery likely to be resolved any time soon.