Paul Walker Conspiracies Go Viral: Was Walker ‘Murdered for Digging Too Deep?’
The wreckage of a Porsche that Paul Walker was believed to be a passenger in, in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, Dan Watson)
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Paul Walker is dead after a horrific car crash, but some people on conspiracy websites are positing that the famed actor was murdered for “digging too deep.”
Alternative news site Before It’s News has written a story about the theories, which has gotten over 128,000 views and thousands of Facebook “likes” and shares in the past two days. And on Twitter, a number of users speculated that Walker, 40, may have been murdered.
The Before It’s News “report” cites several theories from the popular conspiracy forum Godlikeproductions:
1. Paul Walker and Roger Rodas were killed “shortly after they discovered a conspiracy to supply victims of Typhon Haiyan with a prototype permanent birth control drug hidden in medicinal supplies and food aid,” claimed an anonymous user on the website. The pair supposedly had “a damning recording” and “they were on their way to rendezvous with an ally who would have helped them get in touch with the right people.
“Turns out they were betrayed and someone rigged their car’s breaks to malfunction after a certain speed,” the user said. “Now that the loose end has been tied up, and the recording destroyed, the people responsible have nothing to fear as this will become another ‘conspiracy theory’ no one will take seriously.”
However, no evidence to support this claim has appeared yet, and the origin of this theory is from Godlikeproductions. No credible, mainstream media entities have covered this.
Keep in mind that GodlikeProductions has numerous threads about the U.S. research program HAARP causing earthquakes and storms in other countries, conspiracies about Comet ISON, and various posts about the Illuminati–a purported secret society that controls the world’s governments and large corporations. Anonymous users can post–without registering–anything they want.
It’s also worth noting that after every major event–including school shootings, the Boston bombing, or a plane crash–there’s almost always a conspiracy theory about a cause, usually with users alleging there was a “false flag” involved. But there’s usually little-to-no evidence to support such claims.
Paul Walker in London in May. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
The other theory from Godlikeproductions is as follows:
2. Referring again to Walker’s work for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, the other theory on the forum is that Walker discovered “dirty money” in the Philippines disaster relief. “That would make sense because he owned a company that specialized in rapid disaster relief,” the poster said.
Several others are supporting this argument. One user on Twitter said: “I believe Paul Walker was murdered for knowing down deep the evil plans of the global elite in regards to the Philippine typhoons.”
Again, there is no evidence to support this claim that has appeared as of yet.
In the story “Paul Walker: Murdered for Digging Too Deep?” the author speculates that the massive damage done to the vehicle Walker and Rodas were in appears to point to a murder of some sort.
Several other theories circulating are:
-The crash was caused by an “Obama drone strike.”
-The crash was foretold in the Family Guy episode where the dog Brian dies, because Walker’s character in “Fast & Furious” was named Brian
-Walker spoke “prophetic” words in his 2000 film “The Skulls,” when he said “If you keep digging you will dig your own grave.”
Another associated theory is that the lack of skid marks helps prove a murder, as well as the fire that consumed much of the car and rendered the two bodies so far unidentifiable (officials are using dental records to confirm the bodies are Walker and Rodas).
Sources at Always Evolving, the auto shop co-owned by Walker and Rodas, told TMZ that they saw evidence of a steering fluid leak, including a burst and subsequent trail.
The lack of skid marks before the point of impact–a tree–appear to align with the steering fluid leak, the sources said. Flames would typically be expected where the engine is in the rear of the car, but the fire in the front reinforces the theory of a fluid leak. However, officials later said that there was no evidence of a fluid leak.
Another theory–one put forward by some officials–is that Rodas was speeding, which may have contributed to the crash. But one source said that the idea Rodas lost control, even if he was speeding, is preposterous.
“Roger was a world class driver,” the source said.
A picture of Paul Walker among flowers at the crash site, where hundreds of friends and fans paid their respects on December 1, 2013. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
Another theory is that Rodas was drag racing, because the neighborhood where the crash happened is known to attract street racers.
The crash happened on a street that forms an approximately 1-mile loop amid industrial office parks and is rimmed by hills and isolated from traffic, especially on weekends.
“It’s well-known out here that that’s a hot spot for street racers,” California Highway Patrol Sgt. Rick Miler. “It’s a long stretch where, weekends, businesses are all closed and they feel like nobody’s going to bother them up there.”
Officials later said that Rodas wasn’t drag racing but that speed was a factor. The posted limit was 45 mph.
Investigators are trying to determine how fast the car was traveling and what caused it to go out of control, including whether the driver was distracted or something in the road prompted him to swerve.
Another point of contention is what the car actually hit, and in what order it hit the tree, trees, or light pole that it ran into.
The AP cited officials saying the Porsche crashed into a light pole then a tree. Jim Torp with Always Evolving, the auto shop Rodas and Walker co-owned, told Hollywood Life that the car hit one tree, then hit four other trees and a light pole. CNN reported that the car hit trees and knocked over the light pole, citing video it obtained.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.