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.
As mic.com 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.”
I was recently briefed on what the Roswell event actually was, and why it was even scarier than the famous legend… Thus, the secret was necessary. Read Chasing Shadows, one scene describes a crash, as told through the words of a little girl. We will be revisiting that scene in book 2, and you all will learn what it actually was. #sekretmachines AVAILABLE at ToTheStars.Media and AMAZON.com
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Others deem DeLonge’s avocation somewhat alien.
I mean, I would rather investigate UFO’s than have to play in Blink-182.
— Geoff Garlock (@GGARLOCK) June 21, 2016
— Good Nights w/ Linda (@triplejlinda) June 21, 2016
Tom DeLonge went from saying he was still in Blink 182 (he isn’t), to saying he left to find UFO’s. This is genius and my new go-to excuse.
— Kevin Goehring (@KevinGoehring) June 21, 2016