"Your boy's in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate."
So stated UFOlogist and conspiracy theorist Max Spiers in a text to his mother just days before his strange death in Poland.
Spiers' mother, Vanessa Bates, stated that her son had been making a name for himself delving into various government cover-ups. She says that because of his investigations, he had made some enemies and there were people who were out to get him:
"...I think Max had been digging in some dark places and I fear that somebody wanted him dead."
Spiers' recent work involved digging into the backgrounds of some well known figures in politics, business and entertainment. His sudden passing has led many other researchers to believe that his death was orchestrated by covert agents out to put a stop to his probes.
At the time of his death, Spiers was only thirty-nine years old. His mother said her son was not ill and had no physical problems:
"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 post-mortem 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."
Spiers' mother was able to get his remains flown home a week after his death. She had him buried in his home town of Canterbury.
She was also able to arrange a post-mortem exam by a pathologist in Kent, but more than two months after Max's death, she has still not been given the results. She believes that her son was poisoned and that there is a reason that the toxicology screens from the post-mortem have not been released. Officials at the North East Kent coroner's office would not confirm anything about the investigation stating only that they were still in the "very early stages" of the inquiry.
Bates told reporters:
"He [Max] has a brother, Josh, and sister, Becky, who are both devastated, as are his two boys. We all want answers to this and I will continue to fight to get to the truth."
There have been numerous, strange deaths in the field of UFOlogy and conspiracy theorists believe there is an ongoing plot to eliminate researchers who get to close to certain matters or figures in the shadowy world of government programs and UFO secrets.