Wait, what? The former Blink-182 guitarist shockingly claims he’s possibly made contact with aliens in an all-new interview. Yes, as in extraterrestrial life.
Tom DeLonge’s got a story to tell, and it’s pretty crazy. The 39-year-old musician, who is no longer apart of Blink-182, is speaking out in Paper magazine on the existence of UFOs and his possible encounter with “aliens.” You might need to sit down for this one.
Tom DeLonge’s Alien Encounter — New ‘Paper’ Magazine Interview
Tom’s interview with Paper magazine is pretty bizarre, so we’ll let you read excerpts from his talk and see if you believe his story.
We had two nights. We did one outside of a secret base called China Lake. And that was on the flight path to Area 51, which is known as Groom Lake. We camped out at the northern end of that, about 200 miles from the nearest staff location. We were above an area called Tonopah, which is where they test-fly a lot of different things. So if you remember, I was talking about a person that was gathering all that footage for the congressional hearing. That person was telling me that 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. And this guy was telling me about it, and this whole protocol for how it works. When we went out there the first night, we decided to run through this protocol where you project your thoughts. So we decided to do it, and we were up mad late, but nothing happened. I kept telling the guys: if anything was going to happen, it would happen at three in morning, because that’s the time when things like this happen. Don’t ask me why. We put about four logs on the fire, and everything is illuminated by the fire, and we fall asleep around one or two. I woke up right around three a.m. My whole body felt like it had static electricity, and I open my eyes and the fire is still going, and there’s a conversation going on outside the tent. 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 shit, 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.
Um… okay. Read the full interview here. Tom has always been an alien enthusiast. His son’s name is Jonas Rocket, and he had a song called “Aliens Exist.” Tom also published a children’s book titled The Lonely Astronaut on Christmas Eve.
The music world was shocked to learn that Tom wouldn’t be apart of Blink-182 anymore after 20 years. Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio replaced the guitarist.
Tom claimed that he never actually quit the band in a Facebook statement.
However, his former Blink-182 bandmates responded in a brutal statement.
“It’s hard to cover for someone who’s disrespectful and ungrateful,” Travis told Rolling Stone. “You don’t even have the balls to call your bandmates and tell them you’re not going to record or do anything Blink-related.” Yikes.
HollywoodLifers, do you believe Tom’s story? Do you think aliens are out there? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson