In the late 90s and early 00s Blink 182 was everywhere on the radio with “All the Small Things” and “What’s My Age Again?” Now, lead singer Tom DeLonge is channeling his energy into hunting UFOs!
“No one should take themselves so seriously.” – Blink 182
In 1999, Tom DeLonge was part of the hit alternative rock band, Blink 182. It seems that every time I turned a radio on I heard “All the Small Things” constantly being played on heavy rotation. Enema of the State was at the top of the album charts.
One of the deep tracks off it was Aliens Exist. Oddly enough, this song seems to have been a harbinger of things to come for DeLonge. Instead of making music, this former rockstar is looking up at the stars and searching for UFOs.
What was once a hobby has now become his full-time vocation. DeLonge isn’t dabbling either. He is so serious about the hunt for extraterrestrial life that he has created the company, To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences.
According to Hot Air, the musician was responsible for bringing forward “news of a secret government program which had been studying possible extraterrestrial phenomenon and led to the release of military videos showing flying craft which nobody could quite explain.”
As we reported last year at 1428 Elm in our article on the creator of the X-Files Chris Carter and his thoughts on the secret UFO program, DeLonge and his group were the ones that helped to bring Harry Reid and Robert Bigelow’s activities into the light.
The week that the news broke several videos were released featuring unexplained aerial phenomenon or UAPs.
Looking to the Stars
Luis Elizondo who used to run the clandestine UFO program is now one of the key members in DeLonge’s organization. Another high-profile personality that is joining forces with To the Stars is Christopher Mellon, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
According to the Washington Post, Mellon is thankful that someone is taking their concerns seriously. “There have been numerous other incidents along the East Coast in which unidentified flying objects have apparently penetrated U.S. defenses. There are more videos yet to be shared.”
How exactly did DeLonge get the government to cooperate with him? Why is he special? Because he was tenacious and persistent. He didn’t take no for an answer.
In his words, he used his fame to meet with people who knew about the existence of UFOs in “clandestine encounters” in “desert airports” and “vacant buildings deep within Washington, D.C.” At least the conversation has started and the CIA did release documents to the public.
Granted some of those are redacted but the mere fact that we have access to them is a step in the right direction.
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