Is Tom Delonge crazy? I have to admit, over the last few recent years there have been times when I’ve asked myself that very question and, well, the answer depends on if you believe in aliens or not.
If you grew up in the ’90s or 2000s, you’re well aware Tom DeLonge is best known for founding the iconic pop-punk band Blink-182 with his pals Mark Hoppus and, arguably the greatest drummer in the world, Travis Barker. The group blessed our teenage hearts with hit songs like “All the Small Things,” “Dammit” and “What’s My Age Again?”
Since the young age of 16, DeLonge has spent much of his time touring the world, playing guitar and singing in front of countless die-hard fans. Somewhere along the way, DeLonge’s interest regarding alien lifeforms began to take a firm hold. We punk rockers got a taste of his beliefs while listening to their 1999 tune, “Aliens Exist,” where DeLonge sings the lyrics below.
What if people knew that these were real
I’d leave my closet door open all night
I know the CIA would say
What you hear is all hearsay
I wish someone would tell me what was right
Over a decade later, with help from relatively respected sources such as the Joe Rogan Experience and others, DeLonge’s talks on aliens, government conspiracies, secret meetings with world elites have made their way to the public.
His passion for these difficult-to-grasp subjects certainly caused me to consider interpreting his excitement for insanity.
Funny early footage of Tom DeLonge ranting about aliens and government conspiracies
In 2005, DeLonge started a space rock group called Angels & Airwaves that allowed him to be more artistically creative within the subjects he was interested in. Joining him were musicians David Kennedy (guitars and keys), Matt Wachter (bass guitar), and Ilan Rubin (drums).
He remained a member of Blink-182 until January of 2015, when DeLonge officially parted ways with his long time friends and band-mates. Blink-182 eventually replaced DeLonge with Alkaline Trio member Matt Skiba.
As a natural entrepreneur, DeLonge has founded several companies which include Macbeth Footwear and Atticus Clothing, which has build his personal net worth to an estimated $80 million, but his most lofty business venture is much more than tee shirts and shoes.
In 2013, DeLonge founded To The Stars, a media company that would develop science fiction films, graphic novels, television shows and comics who’s primary content was based on unidentified flying objects, government conspiracies, alternate universes, and more.
His well-documented book on government cover ups titled, “Sekret Machines” made the best selling list
DeLonge continued to be a guest on podcasts and interviews, claiming he was doing research with scientists, pilots, and astronauts on the very subjects of his fictional/non-fictional media creations.
The last show I played was in front of one hundred thousand people, and they wonder why I’m not doing that now and I say, because this is the one moment in my life where I will be able to look back and say, ‘Oh my God, I was a part of the team that changed the world.’
Tom DeLonge explains To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science
Here is a rock star who made a living telling inappropriate jokes, dressing up in silly customs and running around on stage like a lunatic, and we are supposed to believe him when he tells us that he’s in contact with NASA, having secret meetings regarding classified subject such as Area 51, or discussing top secret information with those who have had extensive encounters with short little aliens with big black eyes?!
We’re all thinking, “Get real dude!”
Well, we’ve got news…
We really are building an aerospace company
Tom Delonge’s grandiose idea has now evolved into To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a public benefit corporation which is now backed by some serious heavy hitters.
We’re talking individuals who have held senior positions in the US government, from the CIA to the Department of Defense, to the most advanced Aerospace engineering groups within our national security establishment.
Tom DeLonge – To The Stars Meta Documentary – 2019
DeLonge states, “[We are] the first public transparent partnerships of its kind between the fields of aerospace engineering, science, and cinematic entertainment.”
He continues, “A collaboration with global citizens to explore the outer edges of conventional thinking, targeting the mysteries of the universe and using them to help unify mankind. Our goal is to introduce these unconventional subjects and their potential to affect the world positively.
We are inviting the public to help build a paradigm-shifting global movement and own it with us. Together we can create a vehicle that pushes us forward where we can hopefully learn that we are much more special and much more connected to each other than we can imagine.”
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science Promotional Video
Other individuals involved in TTS express their interest in researching ESP, telepathy, time travel, accomplishing breakthroughs in unexplained physics, and more.
Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence states, “I think we’re all frustrated that our government and conventional science neglects some of the most interesting and provocative and potentially important issues out there.”
The History Channel has recently announced their partnership with DeLonge with a 2019 launch of a 6-part reality series called, “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.”
In this series, DeLonge and Mellon uncover a string of ghastly encounters and crack open new investigations that will most definitely change the way you think about the world we live in.
Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation Official Trailer
It doesn’t stop there. DeLonge is also producing yet another alien-themed television show titled Strange Times, Not to be confused with the hit show Stranger Things, Strange Times is a fictional series for the television network TBS, and is based on a graphic novel written by DeLonge.
TTS has even begun to release declassified videos of unidentified flying objects, taken by pilots, to the public. DeLonge also has reason to believe our world could be in great danger.
When prodded for answers, he leans on responses like, “I can’t answer that” or “I can’t say.” The conspiracy theorist in me is thinking maybe this Donald Trump Space Force idea isn’t such a crazy idea.”
Despite the seriousness of these topics spoken with Joe Rogan on episode #1029 of his podcast, DeLonge remains true to his character we all grew to know and love as young adults, not letting an opportunity pass to make anatomical references about the planet name, Uranus, and of course, his classic dick jokes.
DeLonge’s claims of involvement in government extraterrestrial research are legitimate after all. Let that sink in for a moment. Now let’s get into the current financial stability of a project of this stature.
It’s been reported that To The Stars has felt substantial financial losses and accumulated deficit of $37,432,000 as of June 30, 2018.
However, TTS has responded to us that the report is false, and that the “company has neither spent nor borrowed that kind of money.”
They continue to explain, “The number that is getting the attention is actually the “Stockholders’ equity/deficit” number. That looks like a big number but we don’t “owe” it to anyone and it’s not related to the operational results of the company. It just reflects the fact that we’ve been paying our people, like many start-ups, in stock as opposed to paying them in dollars.”
Either way, I have a strong feeling DeLonge would continue to dump every personal cent into TTS for the unforeseeable future no matter where company’s financial health travels to.
That type of risk/belief in yourself (or something outside of yourself) when the majority of the world thinks you’re crazy is, in fact, a little crazy, but much needed.
God speed, Tom.
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