Tom DeLonge of the punk band Blink-182 has been fascinated by UFOs and alien encounters since junior high, but now the singer-guitarist is making a career of it.

Tom DeLonge. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
As reported, “After a somewhat messy Blink-182 breakup last year, DeLonge is launching a multimedia franchise called Sekret Machines that will seek to investigate ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ from a serious perspective. The franchise will include fiction books, nonfiction books, new music from DeLonge’s band Angels & Airwaves and a documentary.”

“Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows” is the first shot across the bow, in which DeLonge, 40, quotes sources “within the military and intelligence community” to tell stories about UFO sightings and other paranormal contact, the site said in a Q&A.

Asked why the San Diegan decided to quit traveling with Blink-182, DeLonge said: “Well it’s not so much about Blink. It’s about what I’m doing with my life now. When you’re an individual like me, dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path.”

The best evidence that UFOs are real?

“I don’t think I’m going to be the person that offers the best evidence unless people really trust what I’m doing and believe me,” he said. “There’s been hundreds and hundreds of thousands of eyewitness accounts. Trace evidence that’s been analyzed by scientists across the world. Events have happened on the ground. It’s all around us. I know of stuff I can’t talk about right now.”

DeLonge’s Instagram account is deep into the UFO culture, and he says he’s seen them over San Diego.

Others deem DeLonge’s avocation somewhat alien.

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