The British UFO expert Max Spiers, who was found dead in Poland last June after attempting to unearth government “secrets”, vomited two liters of a mystery black ooze before collapsing, a British inquest has revealed.
Only days before his death, Spiers had sent a text message to his mother, Vanessa Bates, warning her that her “boy” was “in trouble”.
“If anything happens, investigate,” the message read.
Spiers, a 39 year-old father of two, was visiting Warsaw in July to speak at a conference about conspiracy theory and UFOs, when he was found dead on the sofa of a friend’s house.
Originally from Canterbury in the UK, Spiers went to school with the actor Orlando Bloom and made a name for himself in conspiracy theorists’ circles as a UFO expert, investigating UFO sightings and alleged government “cover-ups”.
Polish police initially attributed his death to natural causes, despite not carrying out a post-mortem examination on his body — a verdict met with suspicion by his family and followers.
“Max was a very fit man who was in good health and yet he apparently just died suddenly on a sofa” his mother told the Mirror.
She also said that Polish authorities would not release any paperwork to her about the autopsy unless she provided her late son’s written permission.
On the website Project Camelot, one blogger wrote after Spiers’ death: “The entire circumstances are suspicious and I urge everyone to encourage the release of details about what really happened and call for an autopsy.”
Ms. Bates arranged for her son’s body to be flown back to the UK, where an autopsy was finally carried at a hospital Margate Hospital, Kent. But investigators could not determine how he had died.
An inquest into the cause of his death opened in Canterbury coroner’s court on Monday.
In a statement to the Kentish Gazette, the coroner’s investigations officer Caroline O’Donnell said that Spiers had fallen ill after returning from a holiday with a friend in Cyprus.
“When they returned, Mr Spiers became ill with a high temperature and was weak,” she said. The following day, he reportedly vomited two liters of black fluid.
“The friend called a doctor who attempted resuscitation before pronouncing him dead” the officer added.
Spiers lived in the United States for a few years, but had returned to Canterbury to stay with his mother before leaving for Poland. In a recent interview, Vanessa Bates said her son had been investigating some “dark” things, increasingly probing into the lives of famous political, entertainment and business figures.
Coroner Alan Blunsdon told the court that he hoped to have Mr. Spiers’ laptop and mobile phone analyzed. by a forensic team.
The inquest continues.