Another UFO Hunter Dies: Should Conspiracy Theories About Researcher Hit List Be Taken Seriously?

The death of a second UFO researcher in just a matter of weeks has the UFO hunter community questioning whether or not more credence should be given the strange fact that an inordinate number of UFO researchers have died over the past few decades either in an untimely fashion or under mysterious — and sometimes suspicious — circumstances. Conspiracy theories abound regarding government agency’s targeting those associated with UFO research, but do the more recent deaths actually give credence to such arguments?

The Express has reported that a paranormal investigator named Max Spier died earlier in the month in Poland. Spier, known for claiming to have been part of a government “super-soldier” project, was found unresponsive in an apartment. There has been no official announcement of a cause of death as yet, but there are those who say Spier may have been murdered, and websites like “Coast To Coast AM” have highlighted the rumors that Spier was reportedly found with some sort of “black liquid oozing from his mouth,” along with other suspicious circumstances.

Max Spier’s death came just a few days after the untimely death of UFO hunter and paranormal investigator Gaurav Tiwari, who was found dead in his Indian home by his family. Although some have offered suggestions that Tiwari died under mysterious circumstances, authorities are under the impression that he most likely committed suicide. However, it has been pointed out that Tiwari’s body was found unresponsive with a strange black line about his neck.

The two deaths, coming as they did only a few days apart, have refueled talk of long-standing conspiracies theories concerning the odd deaths over the years of a number of scientists, UFO researchers and others associated with UFO and alien investigations. In fact, it has been noted for some time that there were far too many meeting what appeared to be untimely demises in such a small demographic. Conspiracy theories suggest that those who know too much, get too close to sensitive government information concerning UFOs and aliens, and/or those who either are or have threatened to become whistleblowers (such as Max Spiers) have been targeted for death by shadowy government agencies, the so-called “Men In Black” (legendary FBI or CIA operatives whose mission is to silence UFO witnesses by intimidation, coercion, or more drastic means), or other secretive groups hoping to keep a lid on said sensitive information.

As Inquisitr reported following Gaurav Tiwari’s death, the large number of deaths in the UFO researcher community was first noted by Otto Binder back in 1971. Binder, famous himself for his work in the comic books industry, wrote a special report for Saga magazine in which he listed 137 UFO researchers that had died via mysterious means during the 1960s. Some died from suicides, some from accidents, some from cancer, and some from being killed and/or murdered. All of the deaths, according to Binder, added up to far too many in each category to be entirely coincidental.

Otto Binder’s list has been expanded over the years. A list compiled at indicates dozens more have died under seeming suspicious circumstances in the intervening decades. One oddity in the deaths is the list of English telecommunications and engineering company Marconi Ltd. scientists who all died within a four-year span. In all, there were 30 such deaths within the company that worked on SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative — President Ronald Reagan’s infamous “Star Wars Initiative”) technology together, technology that could, theoretically, have been used to not only protect the United States from aggressions from the Soviet Union, but could also have been used to defend against detected UFOs.

But do any of the deaths, including the more recent deaths of paranormal investigators Max Spier and Gaurav Tiwari, actually point to a mystery or, by extension, lend credence to conspiracy theories that claim far too many UFO hunters are dying in ways that do not appear to be natural or satisfactorily explainable? According to quite a few, they do. And as long as the deaths are shrouded in mystery or leave the causes of death poorly or partially unexplained, there will be those that will insist that government cover-ups and secretive groups of enforcers — like the Men in Black — exist to keep UFO researchers quiet — some in more permanent ways than others.

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