Tom DeLonge, the former frontman of Blink-182, is a pop-punk legend and a UFO researcher. His journey from rock star to celebrity alien conspirator was not clear cut, but he has certainly found success within his two passions: music and unknown aerial phenomenon.
DeLonge's company, To The Stars Academy, was launched in 2017 and exists to research unidentified aerial phenomena. DeLonge even partnered with the US government in 2019 in order to share To The Stars' UFO discoveries. The Tom DeLonge TV show Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation also aired in 2019 as a six-part miniseries on the History Channel.
Singer Tom DeLonge Quit Blink-182 In 2015
Tom DeLonge quit the legendary early 2000s pop-punk band Blink-182, of which he was the frontman, in 2015. He intended to focus on his passion, UFO research.
His interest in space and UFOs began during his childhood and decades later, he implemented themes from the great beyond in the band's music with songs like "Aliens Exist." DeLonge put several years and a couple of chart-topping albums into his music career before dedicating himself fully to his extraterrestrial research.
Tensions between DeLonge and the other Blink-182 members, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, grew heavy in the final months before DeLonge's departure. He wrote in a letter to fans:
I follow the light... I follow passion and I make art. I hang with my son, my daughter and my wife... And even as I watch [Hoppus and Barker] act so different to what I know of them to be, I still care deeply for them. Like brothers, and like old friends. But our relationship got poisoned...
Never planned on quitting, just find it hard as hell to commit.
DeLonge Claims To Have Possibly Encountered An Alien At Area 51
Michael Tedder interviewed DeLonge in 2015 for Paper after DeLonge's camping trip at Area 51. DeLonge reports they set up camp about 200 miles from the nearest staff location and that he and the other campers were practicing thought projection - a way to "contact and communicate" with others. Around 3 am, DeLonge woke up, unable to move. He heard what sounded like 20 people talking outside of his tent, but he couldn't understand what they were saying. He says he knew they were working on something. He closed his eyes and lost three hours of time.
One of the other campers corroborated this experience from their own tent. The third camper slept through the ordeal.
DeLonge then spoke about an interaction with a 70-year-old engineer whom DeLonge's company contacted for help with experiments to recreate a UFO. He said the experiment displaces mass and glows. The engineer warned DeLonge, "You better be really... careful about what you're talking about... I'm not... kidding with you. You better be really... careful."
He called DeLonge the next day and told him, "I've had calls about you. If someone comes and asks you to get in their car, don't get in the car."
DeLonge Believes His Phone Has Been Tapped And He’s Under Government Scrutiny
Tom DeLonge disclosed he believes he's being monitored by the government, noting his phone was tapped and someone recorded "150 hours of top secret testimony specifically for Congressional hearings on government projects and the US secret space program."
He had 36 hours of recordings from those government hearing stored at his home, and during this time he was flying someone with supposedly valuable knowledge in and out of the states. He notes "weird stuff" started happening while he and said person were spending a lot of time together and taking important meetings.
DeLonge Claims To Be In Contact With 'Underground' People About National Security Initiatives
In defense of his extraterrestrial research, about which DeLonge has always been open, he mentioned he's "reading books on physics... reading books on the secret space program" and that "people that work underground for six months at a time" are "confiding in [him] about the national security initiatives."
He says people, his fans, didn't use to take him seriously, but that it is "universally accepted" by "elite scientific establishments" that there is life beyond the stars, and what he does is based in honest research and scientific collaborations not "looking at UFO reports or talking to little green men."