I’m not the biggest fan of David icke, but I can’t get behind blaming him for something like this. It’s a little close to the “Satanic Panic” of the eighties, when bands like Judas Priest and games like Dungeons & Dragons were blamed for suicides and murders. Sad story, though.
A small, tearful figure huddled in her stark home in the small Cornish village of Rescorla, Susan explains how her elder son Luke “worshipped” Icke and was so keen to prove his theories on Near Death Experiences, he decided to test them, with fatal consequences.
On May 17 he walked alone to a flooded clay pit and submerged himself in the icy water in an attempt to induce hypothermia.
His aim, Susan believes, was to experience “astral projection”, when consciousness is said to leave the body and lead to a state of heightened spirituality.
Luke, 27, was wearing a life-jacket and goggles, signs that Susan insists mean he did not intend to die.
His body was dragged out two days later after his brother Daniel, 26, finally gave Susan a note Luke had left in case it all went wrong.