Published Feb 28, 2017Punker turned alien hunter Tom DeLonge has been plenty busy since leaving Blink-182 and taking his extraterrestrial obsession to new heights. He's recently announced an alien-themed teen movie, and his growing media empire now includes non-fiction books about the paranormal. Though he's always been known to crack some PG-13 potty jokes, he's not talking out his ass either — he's just won an award for his UFO research.
Yes, the busy awards season continues with recognition for UFO Researcher of the Year. The prize was awarded by Open Minds Productions, which touts itself as the "International UFO Congress." DeLonge accepted the honour with a lengthy speech that you can view below.
In his talk, DeLonge had this to say:
It's been a crazy whirlwind of a year or two. There's a lot that I can't say, but there's some that I can. And I'm so appreciative that I've been acknowledged for this stuff, but I'm not done. I'm just like you guys. I spent 20 years up all night, reading about Roswell, Dulce, Serpo, Churchill, the crashes here, Nazis building craft there, Antarctica, what's on Mars, what's on the back of the moon, anomalous structures. I mean, I've done it all. I know it all.
I read all the same authors as you guys, hundreds of books. I look at all the same sites. I listen to all the Coast To Coast stuff that you guys do. I'm the same. But I kind of used some of my notoriety to try to do something pretty ambitious, and it worked.
I came out and told you guys about a book I was writing called Sekret Machines, and I said a bunch of stuff, that I was working with some people. Well, I think a lot of people doubted it, and they thought it was crazy that this musician would have this kind of access. And then the WikiLeaks thing happened, and you guys saw that I'm into some serious shit, and I'm making really good progress.
The man who once sang "I'm a jerk, I'm a punk / Took a shower cuz I stunk" concluded his epic speech by saying, "Just remember, whatever happens in the civilian world, it's game on."