Wednesday 10 August 2022 02:01 PM Qanon conspiracy theorist moves from the US to Australia trends now
A prominent US conspiracy theorist rumoured to be behind the QAnon movement has been spotted in Australia with evidence he might be staying Down Under.
Ron Watkins is the site administrator of 8kun, formerly known as 8Chan, an internet image board that's become a base for conspiracy theories, the far right, white supremacy and Nazism.
The American, under the anonymous account name 'Q', played a major role in spreading the QAnon conspiracy theory that claims the world is controlled by Satan-worshipping cannibalistic child molesters on the websites 4chan, 8chan and 8kun.
QAnon Anonymous podcast host Julian Feeld explained on Twitter that an anonymous source revealed to him that Ron Watkins (pictured) was seen in Sydney and intended to move on July 26th
The QAnon conspiracy theory claims the world is controlled by Satan-worshipping cannibalistic child molesters. Pictured: Images of the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol where many QAnon believers stormed the government building
QAnon Anonymous podcast host Julian Feeld shared a post to his Twitter account on Wednesday alleging that Watkins was in Sydney and was intending to live in Australia.
Feeld, who has spent years researching and debunking conspiracy theories, says he got the information from a source that wished to remain anonymous.
'Ron Watkins was in Sydney, Australia with the apparent intention to settle there on July 26th,' he wrote.
The strange coincidence about Watkins being spotted on July 26th was that he was in the middle of running for the GOP nomination for the Congress in Arizona.
Watkins came last out of seven Republican candidates, which was announced a week after he was allegedly in Sydney.
Feeld noted this in his tweet, saying it explained the conspiracy theorist's 'recent absence' in the US.
US conspiracy theorist Ron Watkins (pictured) is believed to be behind the QAnon movement. It is claimed he is now living in Australia after travelling from the US
Watkins has previously made posts on Telegram - an online messaging service with enhanced encryption and privacy settings - complaining about Australia's response to Covid-19.
He, like many other conspiracy theorists and those with far right-wing views, targeted Australia's state lockdowns, vaccine mandates and gun laws.
But Feeld added that Watkins had since deleted 'multiple posts referencing Australia' from Telegram after it was reported that he was in Sydney.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Julian Feeld for comment.
QAnon started out as a fringe group on a 4chan