Two prominent UFO hunters have died this month, prompting some in the alien believer community to speculate on a government manhunt meant to silence them or even retaliation by space aliens for acknowledging their existence.
The mysterious deaths of UFO hunters are nothing new, and alien aficionados have long claimed to be threatened by the government when their research comes too close to revealing the existence of space aliens.
The conspiracy theory blog Metatech claims to have made a list of UFO researchers who have recently died under mysterious circumstances in recent years.
"Not only is UFO research potentially dangerous, but the life span of the average serious investigator falls far short of the national average."
Well-known alien aficionado Otto Binder once tried to count the number of UFO researchers who have mysteriously died since the hunt for aliens began in 1947; he put the number at 137, according to the Express.
"The ultimate compliment from the Illuminati is when you are killed, it shows you are doing good work and are a great threat to them and their agenda."
Now, two more names can be added to the list of mysteriously dead UFO hunters: alien researcher Gaurav Tiwari and paranormal investigator Max Spiers.
Tiwari's body was found in his northwestern residence in India under mysterious circumstances, and his death is being ruled a suicide even though his family is claiming that's not possible; they're awaiting the results of an autopsy. He helped found the Indian Paranormal Society and was a regular presence on TV, where he discussed his paranormal beliefs.
Tiwari's father said he had been drinking coffee with his son's wife when the two heard a thud in the bathroom and went in to investigate. They found Tiwari unresponsive on the bathroom floor.
Another UFO aficionado, paranormal investigator Max Spiers, who once claimed to be part of a top-secret super-soldier project for the government, was found dead in Poland earlier this month.
The Polish authorities are treating his death as a suicide, but UFO hunters have taken to YouTube in an effort to expose a manhunt they believe is being conducted by the "Men in Black," government agents who threaten alien aficionados into silence.