Maybe he invented the "free energy" technology and the US who knows who/what he is stole it from him, he's pissed and wants it back. The US gov't are tired of him now and want to shut him up. Of course he doesn't want to go back to the US and is hiding behind British Law?
How's that for far fetched?
I really think aliens exist! Space is just too big for aur wee planet to be a one off!
Lots of people also think that dinosaurs never lived, and that you can move solid objects by the power of thought alone, and that ghosts are real, and that some people can see the future, or communicate with the dead, and that a lump of crystal can influence your life, and all manner of loopy things besides.
That's what makes the human race such a fascinating species - its sheer diversity.