People have known for some time that pop punk band Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge has a very unique outlook on the world and the universe as well. But in a recent interview, he confided not only that he had been the target of a shady government wiretap, but that he believed that the world’s governments have been hiding the truth about alien intelligences (which he believes is a far bigger story than that of Jesus Christ), and that he had a close encounter with aliens near Area 51 in Nevada.
Us Magazine reported Feb. 19 that Blink-182 co-founder and guitarist Tom DeLonge is a busy man, trying to oversee all his businesses (two rock band, two shoe lines and an artist social networking site) and maintain his website “Strange Times,” while at the same time pursue his passion — finding out more about what he refers to as “the phenomenon.” Succinctly, “the phenomenon” is the existence of alien intelligences that the Earth’s world governments know about but have kept secret (for fear of mass panic and social upheaval), yet at the same time are attempting to leak the knowledge slowly into the social fabric, so that when the announcement is made that aliens exist (always have), the world’s citizens won’t suddenly go mad with the shock of it all. In his interview with Paper Magazine, DeLonge spoke freely about his work beyond his regular jobs, all the people “in the know” that he had spoken with and learned from, and about the time that he and a group of friends went to Area 51 and camped out.
According to DeLonge, they were at Area 51, all gathered around a campfire, when they decided to test some information DeLonge had gathered from a couple of contacts. He said it was “the big belief, which I had corroborated by a university professor that was in the know, by the way, that the communication of this particular phenomenon is the frequency of thought. So part of communicating and making contact is shutting your mind down and being able to project your thoughts.”
But it didn’t seem to work. Still, unwilling to give up, DeLonge said that if any communicating was going to be done, it would probably happen at around 3 a.m., “…because that’s the time when things like this happen. Don’t ask me why.”
DeLonge said he dozed off but was awakened. Sure enough, it was 3 in the morning. He said his body felt electrified. And: “It sounded like there were about 20 people there, talking. And instantly my mind goes, OK, they’re at our campsite, they’re not here to hurt us, they’re talking about s—, but I can’t make out what they’re saying. But they’re working on something. Then I close my eyes and wake up, and the fire is out and I have about three hours of lost time.”
According to UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek (per TheNightSky.org), Tom DeLonge’s experience would be classified as a close encounter of the third kind. That is, an encounter with actual aliens. A subtype (a set of which was developed by UFO researcher Ted Bloecher) within this type of encounter (“D”) would note the presence of aliens without a UFO but where UFOs had been known to have been observed.
In fact, DeLonge — and the next morning, several, but not all, of his companions — said that he heard a lot of chatter from those outside his tent. They seemed to be speaking English, but their words were unintelligible.
So what did the Angels and Airwaves frontman (he still fronts that project, even though Blink-182 has formally parted ways) actually encounter at Area 51? Was it just a shared dream experience with some like-minded believers? Or could he actually be on to something?
Later in the interview, DeLonge said that he believed that many have already been in contact with aliens, including some of the world’s governments. However, he scoffed at the idea of governments working with aliens as beliefs held by “some dumb conspiracy theorists.” He also thinks it might be at least three or four decades before the powers that be admit to knowledge of alien life, but he thinks they’ll start small. Like with Mars. And possibly finding microbial life there.
Tom DeLonge isn’t alone in his beliefs of alien intelligence. According to a 2013 Huffington Post/YouGov poll, 50 percent of Americans believe there is life on other worlds, while only 38 percent felt that intelligent life exists on other planets. Some 25 percent of respondents believe that aliens have visited Earth.
Last year, NASA predicted extraterrestrial life would be discovered within the next two decades. In Vatican City, the Pope’s chief astronomer wrote that alien life could exist, and such life and the search for it, he said, does not contradict belief in God.
Could the announcements simply be part of the leakage Tom DeLonge spoke about? Or are they simply a coincidental instance where science and religion agree on the likelihood of the existence of something? Either way, DeLonge sees them as vindication of his theories. And who really knows? The truth just might be out there… and out there might be just a bit closer than we think.