While millions are still in mourning over the recent California death of Paul Walker, conspiracy theorists are hard at work attempting to prove the news untrue. The question they ask: Did Paul Walker fake his own death?
It’s nearly been a month since the fatal car crash that killed both Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas on Nov. 30 in Valencia, California, just after the pair left a charity event hosted by Reach Out Worldwide. The two men were driving together in a Porsche Carrera GT with Walker as the passenger when the car veered off the pavement then smashed into a tree and exploded into flames. The LA County Coroner’s Office reported their results of the actor’s autopsy, saying that he died from a combination of thermal and traumatic injuries which were sustained in the car crash. This means that he did not die immediately on impact. Rodas, the driver of the car, reportedly died of multiple traumatic injuries.
The AP previously reported that the crash was caused by Rodas driving too quickly, though TMZ smashed that particular article, stating that law enforcement sources said that the investigation is ongoing and that they did not make any determination as to the cause of the crash. The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department has reportedly requested that German Porsche engineers look over the remains of the car to try to solidify the reason behind the crash.
But according to the conspiracy website nodisinfo.com, Paul Walker’s death is a hoax and it was achieved with the help of the entire production team and crew of the Fast & Furious series.
The website points out that a number of times, Walker warned his fans to be happy and smile should he die a particularly violent death. But is this mere foreshadowing, or proof that Paul Walker faked his own death?
In addition to the actor’s comments, the site has a number of blurry pictures that they say are of a person or two standing in the middle of the fiery car explosion wearing fire-resistant suits. In one of the videos, the website says viewers can see the person in the suit moving around. In another, a man in a white suit is said to be holding a type of flame thrower and moving it around the car. They also claim to have photos from before the car was set on fire, which show a number of people huddling around the car, apparently in preparation to create an explosion to simulate the two deaths. In addition, they say that a fire truck was parked just around the corner, in case the ‘fake’ flames got out of control.
The website also claims that that license plate on the car that left the charity event with Walker and Rodas inside is different from the license plate recovered at the accident scene, which could mean that two cars were used in the alleged death-faking.
Walker’s funeral was already held on Dec. 14 as a private service for family and close friends. The question of whether Paul Walker faked his own death seems obvious to those who believe the conspiracy theory website, but unlikely to those who have now gone nearly a month in mourning the loss of the Fast & Furious star.
By Marisa Corley