It’s almost the perfect conspiracy theory – that the government is actually killing off anyone who gets too close to the truth about UFOs.
But some people seriously believe it – and point to a grisly catalogues of supposed ‘accidents’ and ‘suicides’ as proof.
This week, researchers from MUFON discussed a supposed catalogue of people who had died – with dozens of names mentioned.
John Ventre of MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network) says, ‘Is someone killing our UFO investigators? In a ten year period 137 period in the field died.’
Last years, a paranormal investigator Max Spiers – who claimed to have survived a secret government ‘super soldier’ programme – was found dead, and conspiracy fans once again pointed the finger at secretive government agencies.
Believers say that dozens have died – with killings stretching back as far as 1947 – and that the assassination of JFK may have been arranged to stop him revealing the truth about UFOs.
UFO YouTuber Tyler of SecureTeam 10 says, ‘I have had threats, I’ve had phone calls. It’s disconcerting.
‘All of us who have grown into prominent positions in this research, the danger from the government or those who want to keep you silent grows monumentally..
‘I am starting to honestly believe that those concerns are justified.
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual, says, ‘The idea that UFO researchers are being murdered implies there is some form of conspiracy and organisation behind them.
‘It relates to the concept of Men in Black (MIB),who are either aliens in human disguise or government agents, who stop UFO witnesses from making their sightings public. MIB usually verbally intimidate people, but it seems logical that ‘they’ would stretch to violence and murder when needed.