Published Feb 17, 2015Tom DeLonge is on the outs with Blink-182, but the singer-guitarist has plenty on his plate. Namely, he's been thinking a whole lot about aliens, which he believes in wholeheartedly. This is nothing new for DeLonge, who is a longtime supporter of extraterrestrial theories, but now he has spoken out and gone in depth about his beliefs.
In an interview with Paper, DeLonge said some fairly reasonable things: he thinks that the vastness of the universe means that it's very likely life exists somewhere else, he says we did indeed land on the moon, and he doesn't believe that the government is in cahoots with aliens.
On the other hand, he also says plenty of things that resemble an X-Files episode. He believes that humans have already made contact with aliens, and that governments make advancements by attempting to copy UFO technology.
Here's a bit straight from the interview with DeLonge:
So in order to hide what the governments are building in secret, they blame it on spaceships and aliens that eat your brains and all this weird stuff, but it's all in an effort to hide what we're really building, something that is real but is exotic and esoteric, and it's all part of a plan. And as we find out that the phenomenon is real, they're hoping it won't be as bad as we thought it was, because we were scared along the way. It's a really complex game that's been played, especially since the '80s. The CIA was very interested in the UFO civilian research groups, with the intention of being in control over all the research and the public awareness. It was a psychological operation. They were very scared of Americans being gullible and having Russia come in and repeat a War of the Worlds scenario. So the CIA said, "We better get in there and make everyone go crazy, but at least it's controlled, and when we're in charge we can slowly let people know the phenomenon is real, but, "Don't worry — we've been building something secret to help protect us.'" It's a crazy thing, but it's real.
Perhaps strangest of all, he thinks that his knowledge on the subject of aliens has made him a target from authorities. "I have sources from the government," he said. "I've had my phone tapped."
Years ago, there was somebody who was gathering 150 hours of top secret testimony specifically for Congressional hearings on government projects and the US secret space program. People from NASA, Rome, the Vatican, you name it, they're all on there. The top 36 hours that summarized the best parts of all of that footage, I had it hidden in my house for a period of time, and 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.
DeLonge admitted being "partially" worried about his safety and vaguely alluded to someone in the intelligence agency trying to get him. He said this about some of his brushes with danger:
At the time I didn't know it, but the person I was dealing with was being awoken in the middle of the night with clicking and buzzing noises and falling on the ground vomiting, every morning at 4 a.m. I know now that those are artifacts from mind-control experiments, where the same technology that we use to find oil underground, we can zap somebody at the same frequency that the brain operates on, and it can cause some really horrific things to happen.
DeLonge also discussed a strange experience he had during a camping trip at Area 51. Although he didn't claim outright that he had been abducted, he described hearing voices outside his tent and said, "I have about three hours of lost time."
He then went on to discuss abduction accounts, saying, "A lot of people who have these contacts talk a lot about chatter, like you're in the middle of people working. How fucking crazy is that? Nothing else. No footprints, no weird like marks or anything like that."
Read the full interview right here. Additionally, all nine seasons of The X-Files are on Netflix.