Blink-182's Tom DeLonge Talks About His Alien Encounter at Area 51

Blink-182 has been in the news quite a bit recently, and not necessarily in a positive light. Well-publicized discontent between founding band members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Tom DeLonge appears to leave Tom as the odd man out, and now maybe we know why.

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Seems Tom is seriously into UFOs and all things related to extraterrestrial conspiracy theories and has been for 20 years. (Who knew? Not this girl.) In an interview with Paper magazine, the musician gets really detailed about his alien knowledge.

I've been involved in this for a long time. I have sources from the government. I've had my phone tapped. I've done a lot of weird stuff in this industry -- people wouldn't believe me if I told them. But this is what happens when you start getting on email chains with hundreds of scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and different universities around the country, and you start outing seniors scientists from Lockheed Martin talking about the reality of this stuff, guys that hold 30 patents, guys that work underground out in the Nevada test sites in Area 51.

Now I'm not trying to say these things don't happen, but you're telling me that folks working in the government trenches to identify life forms on other planets are trusting a Southern California skater dude with pertinent information? Call me a cynic (seriously, call me one, I am), but this doesn't add up.

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The interview gets even stranger when Tom describes his camping trip to Area 51 and how it's entirely possible he was abducted, you know, as aliens will do.

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.

I will say throughout the interview, this guy uses so much scientific lingo that he's either a mad genius or just plain mad. Perhaps when aliens are brought to light on Earth, Tom will have the last laugh; until then, I'm remaining skeptical. Very skeptical.

Do you think Tom DeLonge is on to something?


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