Angels and airwaves — or angels and aliens? Blink-182's Tom DeLonge claims in a new interview with Paper magazine that he's been in contact with aliens (well, the whole world has). His phone has also been tapped at one point while he tried — and continues to — dig up the truth about extraterrestrial life and what the government may be hiding.
The rocker, who recently had a bizarre falling out with his bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, launched the website Strange Times to chronicle some of his findings, but concedes he's been teased for his claims.
"What's funny, two decades ago when I got into this, it was such a 'the world is flat' scenario, and here's Tom running around about UFOs and they'd just laugh it off," DeLonge, 39, tells the mag. "But now, NASA is holding symposiums on the inevitability of finding life in the universe. The Vatican is talking about, yes, there's life out there, and how it interferes or doesn't interfere with the church's view of existence."
DeLonge argues that civilizations having contact with aliens has been "happening forever" and the government has been involved in some capacity.
"I don't think we're working underground with aliens. I don't think it's like that, like some dumb conspiracy theorists think," he explains. "I think what's gonna happen, mark my words, is that they're going to find the microbial life that they've been talking about on Mars and then, it's one planet over. We're gonna send people up there, and we're gonna find remnants of other types of life," he explains. "But really, what's going to be there are remnants of other civilizations: architecture, old monuments, machinery, things that have been fossilized, whatever, and then that will get dripped out for another 30 to 40 years. Maybe there was a civilization there."
DeLonge says he's in communication with government sources, and subsequently has had his phone tapped. "I've done a lot of weird stuff in this industry — people wouldn't believe me if I told them," he tells Paper. "But this is what happens when you start getting on an email chains with hundreds of scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and different universities around the country…"
The musician even hid top-secret audio footage — 36 hours of it — in his home for a period of time, he claims.
"Years ago, there was somebody who was gathering 150 hours of top secret testimony specifically for Congressional hearings on government projects and the U.S. secret space program. People from NASA, Rome, the Vatican, you name it, they're all on there," he says, without giving further detail on what exactly was on the tape.
"During that time I was flying this person out along with somebody that was Wernher von Braun's right-hand assistant. Wernher von Braun was a Nazi scientist that we brought over to build our Apollo rockets that got us to the moon, and on his deathbed he told this person a bunch of stuff, and I was flying them out to Los Angeles and we were taking certain meetings. At that time a lot of weird stuff started happening."
Like? Von Braun's assistant was "being awaken in the middle of the night with clicking and buzzing noises and falling on the ground vomiting," he claims. These incidents, according to DeLonge, were "artifacts from mind-control experiments."
"I got caught in the middle of it, and this was the time when I was on the cover of Rolling Stone, so I think these guys, whoever was running this operation, were like, 'What the f–k? How did this kid show up?'" he says. (Blink-182 was featured on the cover of RS in August 2000.)
The singer has continued his research, despite the alleged incident. In fact, he once described to an engineer a "very specific craft" that he believes the government is building in secret. The engineer's reaction?
"'You better be real f—ing careful about what you're talking about,'" DeLonge recalls him saying. "And I go, 'Okay, so I'm close.' And he goes, 'I'm not f—ing kidding with you. You better be really f—ing careful.' And he calls me up the next day and he goes, 'I've had calls about you. If someone comes and asks you to get in their car, don't f—ing get in the car.' And that's the sh-t I'm dealing with."
DeLonge is dead-serious about his work, having read 200 books about UFOs alone. "I don't spend my time looking at UFO reports or talking to little green men. I'm way past that. If anybody tells you there's no life in universe, you should be turned off. That's just such a dumb thing to say," he says.
"It's totally, universally accepted amongst the country's elite scientific establishments that there's life everywhere. The question is what kind, where, how'd they get here, what are they doing when they get here, and how do we communicate with them?" he adds. "That's when you start reading books about the mind and consciousness, and telepathy and ESP."
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