You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Conspiracy theorist and UFO expert found dead days after sending warning text message to mother


“Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.”

That was a text message that conspiracy theorist and UFO expert Max Spiers sent to his mother days before he was discovered dead in Poland. Spiers, who was in Poland to give a talk about conspiracy theories and UFOs, was found dead on a sofa in a Warsaw apartment.

>> Read more trending stories 

Medical examiners declared that Spiers died from natural causes, and several friends claim that Spiers “vomited a black liquid before his death.”

“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,” Spiers’ friend Miles Johnson told conspiracy website Project Camelot. According to Spiers’ mother, Vanessa Bates, the Canterbury, England, native had been invited to Poland back in July to speak at a conference. She said that he had been staying in an apartment with a woman he barely knew, who informed Bates of his death.

“I think Max had been digging in some dark places, and I fear that somebody wanted him dead,” Bates told the New York Post, later adding, “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 postmortem 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.”

It has been more than two months since a pathologist conducted a postmortem on Spiers’ body, though Bates has yet to be informed of any result.

“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 postmortem are so important,” Bates said.

Spiers left behind two children. He was 39 years old.

Posted by Max Spiers on Saturday, July 9, 2016


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Nation & World

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton reveals prostate cancer: What is it, can it be cured?
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton reveals prostate cancer: What is it, can it be cured?

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton told a group of reporters Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with  prostate cancer, a day after he fainted while delivering his State of the State address in front of the Minnesota Legislature. Dayton said he was diagnosed with the disease last week, but doctors told him it did not appear that the cancer had spread past...
Ciara treats patients at children's hospital to makeovers
Ciara treats patients at children's hospital to makeovers

Ciara treated patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital Monday to complimentary makeovers. >> Read more trending stories  Instagram posts from the singer-actress Ciara show her and children getting their makeovers and celebrating together. “Jackie, Daisy, Madison, Fiona, Massey, Haylee, Amy, Alexis, and Kailyn Are All Super Heroes...
Does White House press secretary Sean Spicer have a vendetta against Dippin' Dots?
Does White House press secretary Sean Spicer have a vendetta against Dippin' Dots?

Former chief strategist and communications director of the Republican National Committee Sean Spicer doesn't seem to have an affinity for Dippin' Dots ice cream. >> Read more trending stories   The current White House press secretary has taken to Twitter on numerous occasions to express his distaste for the self-proclaimed...
Sales of George Orwell's '1984' surge after Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts' comments
Sales of George Orwell's '1984' surge after Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts' comments

Brianna Chambers contributed to this report. During an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC's "Meet the Press," counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said White House press secretary Sean Spicer's comments about the size of the crowd that attended the inauguration of Donald Trump were "alternative facts."  People quickly...
Tipping Guide: Your go-to source for how to tip
Tipping Guide: Your go-to source for how to tip

Who do you tip? There’s the obvious: waiters, bellhops, valets. There’s the not so obvious: Uber drivers, nail techs, tattoo artists. And there’s even the just-don’t group: Plumber, grocery store bagger, personal trainer. >> Read more trending stories  How much do you tip? Well, according to Peter Ricci...
More Stories