A British conspiracy theorist who was found dead in a flat in Poland had sent his mother a chilling text telling her “if anything happens to me, investigate” days before his body was found.
Max Spiers, 39, was found lying on a sofa in a flat in Warsaw, where he had gone to give a talk about conspiracy theories and UFOs.
The father-of-two’s family were told that he had died from natural causes, although his mother said that no post-mortem examination was carried out.
Friends of Spiers, who came from Canterbury, Kent, said he vomited a black liquid before he died and are calling for an inquiry into his death.
Days before his death, he sent a message to his mother, Vanessa Bates, 63, which read: “Your boy’s in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate.
Bates said that her son’s investigations into UFOs and government cover-ups may have led to his enemies wanting him dead.
She 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.”
Spiers used to go to school with Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom.
He made a career out of investigating UFO sightings and alleged cover-ups.
One of Spiers’ theories was that Nazis and Zionists were now “working in alignment” after a war stretching back “50,000 years”.
Spiers voiced his ideas in a sit-down interview with Polish YouTube channel Porozmawiajmy TV. It is believed to have been the last interview that he gave.
He said: “If you look at the word Zion you just change a vowel around and switch the letters around and you have the word Nazi.
“I don’t believe that they were always running with each other, I do believe they were at odds.
“This is a war that stems back 50,000 years. They just weren’t called Nazi and Zion, that’s just a modern-day nom.”
More recently, he was said to be probing into the lives of well-known figures in politics, business and entertainment.
Questions have been raised about the “suspicious” circumstances in which Spiers died.
His mother believes that her son might have been poisoned.
The English teacher said: “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?”
A gofundme page has been set up to raise money for Spiers’ memorial fund.
The fund was created on behalf of Spiers’ mother with the aim of raising £3,000 to pay for a memorial and headstone for him in Canterbury.
A message on the fundraising page reads: “Max was loved and will be missed by many so we are giving people the opportunity to donate to this fund to pay for a memorial service and headstone.”
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