British UFO expert in mystery death
A British UFO hunter who was found dead in mysterious circumstances is seen speaking about conspiracy theories in a revealing interview not long before his death.
Max Spiers was interviewed for Bases 59 by Kathy Thomas, who asks him how his interest in UFOs began.
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He then talks about how the world has been duped by text books which only tell a certain version of history.
In the clip, he says: "So all the text books and all the history books are then written so that we all collectively believe this particular thing.
"We all manifest a reality that's based on these books. How do we know these text books are [legitimate]?"
Dad of two Max Spiers was found dead on a sofa back in June, just days before he was meant to give a talk about conspiracy theories and UFOs.
Just days before his death the extra-terrestrial expert sent a chilling text message to his mum Vanessa Bates, saying: "Your boy's in trouble. If anything happens to me, investigate."
His mother has now come forward to claim that her son was poisoned.
The 63-year-old said: "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."
She added: "These people [who Max was mixing with] appeared to be involved with some very dark and dangerous areas of the world."
"I was afraid that as he was gaining popularity and fame that perhaps someone would want him out of the way, i.e. not alive any longer.
She added: "I believe somebody's killed him."
He was ruled to have died from natural causes despite no post-mortem examination being carried out on his body.
But his dark investigations into UFOs and government cover-ups may have made him enemies who wanted him dead according to Vanessa, 63.
Conspiracy theorists have long been convinced that UFO chasers who get too close to the truth are "bumped off" by the secret services or so-called men in black.
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."
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."
Mum Vanessa, an English teacher, also buys into the theories. She 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?
"They are also refusing to release any paperwork about it to me because, absurdly, I don't have his written permission."
Max was buried in Canterbury cemetery after his mother arranged to have his body flown home a week after his death.
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.