Sixteen years on, he has created his own professional organisation dedicated to peddling his ideas – Hospital Porters Against the New World Order.
The conspiracy theorist is convinced the world is run by secret powers, the moon landings never happened, Al Qaeda was not behind 9/11 and that we live in a matrix.
“I feel a bit like Neo in The Matrix,” said Aberystwyth-born Ben.
“Morpheus says, ‘There is something wrong with the world, there is like a splinter in your mind’.
“I’ve always felt there is something wrong with the world. That something does not add up. Suspicions gradually started building up about various things. I started looking at various viewpoints. Especially on the internet.”
Ben refuses to give his age since he founded the Ageless Movement believing one’s age is “oppressive”.
And he has filmed himself chopping up his passport because he objected to the amount of information it held. “I didn’t want to be part of any Big Brother state,” he said.
Ben also has grave doubts over official accounts of the Twin Tower attacks. He is convinced it was an inside job.
“9/11 seems to be one of those incidents that could be described as a false flag attack,” he said.
These are covert ops designed to give the impression they are carried out by someone else.
“It looks to me like 9/11 was one of those because the story we have been told does not really make sense.”
Ben, brought up in Lampeter, pointed to the collapse of the often overlooked Building Seven, a World Trade Center tower that collapsed without being hit by a plane.
“It’s the third building people never talk about. It sustained moderate damage from flying rubble. But it almost turned to dust, like the others did. And it left behind a surprising amount of rubble considering the size.”
Meanwhile, the other towers did not leave enough.
“There was too much dust and not enough rubble,” Ben said.
The dad of one, who works at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, had no idea why.
“But one thing it could not have been down to was the impact of an aircraft or fire,” he insisted.
The moon landings are equally questionable.
“I would not say people have never been to the moon,” he said, adding: “People have been to the moon and still do go. But there are concerns over the photo record of the first moon landing.”
Sceptics say the pictures are false because shadows are in the wrong place. The Flat Earth Society was one of the first organisations to accuse Nasa of faking the landings.
“Some of the lighting effects don’t quite match how something would be taken in that environment,” said Ben.
UFOs are a hot topic. “I’ve never had a close encounter but I know people who have. They say things like, ‘I saw this craft up close, so close you could almost touch it’. These are people who have encountered these strange beings. Many of these people won’t speak publicly about this because they will only speak to people who take them seriously.”
Little green men might not be from other planets – “they could be from parallel worlds,” said Ben, at his terraced home.
“I have come to the conclusion that some of them may be like ghosts from parallel dimensions.”
Some aliens could be spending time making crop circles.
“One explanation for crop circles is a link to UFOs. They do appear during UFO activity. Another is the presence of glowing lights. They are often seen in the West country area where most crop circles appear.”
Ben is adamant there is a “secret world government”.
“This is something I think is the case,” he said. “They go by various names, I call them the illuminati.”