A British conspiracy theorist who was visiting Poland to give a talk on UFOs was found dead on a sofa, days after he sent a chilling text to his mum.
Max Spiers, 39, was making a name for himself in the world of conspiracy theories but he was seemingly worried that his work was making him a target.
In a text to mother Vanessa Bates, Max, who was once a classmate of Orlando Bloom, wrote: “Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”
Max’s body was found days later in Warsaw and he was ruled to have died from natural causes - despite no post-mortem examination being carried out on his body.
Now Vanessa believes her son’s dark investigations into UFOs and government cover-ups may have made him enemies who wanted him dead.
Mysterious death: Max Spiers was found dead on a sofa in Poland (SWNS)
Vanessa said: “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.”
Conference: Max’s body was found in Warsaw, Poland while he was on a trip (Getty/stock pic)
Max, from Canterbury, made a career out of investigating UFO sightings and alleged cover-ups.
More recently, he was said to be probing into the lives of well-known figures in politics, business and entertainment.
His unexplained death, and its subsequent treatment by the authorities, has left many online followers convinced he was killed by government agents.
On one website, Project Camelot, a blogger wrote: “The entire circumstances are suspicious and I urge everyone to encourage the release of details about what really happened and call for an autopsy.”
Investigations: The Brit had been making a name for himself in the world of conspiracy theories (SWNS)
Another, Craig Hewlett, added: “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.”
Vanessa is starting to believe the theories herself.
She added: “Max was a very fit man who was in good health and yet he apparently just died suddenly on a sofa…
"Apparently, he had not suffered any obvious physical injuries but he could have been slowly poisoned, which is why the results of toxicology tests from his post-mortem are so important.”
A post-mortem examination was carried out by a pathologist in east Kent, but Vanessa says that more than two months later she still does not know the result, or whether there will be an inquest.
The North East Kent coroner’s office would only confirm the death was at the "very early” stages of investigation.
Top pic: SWNS