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Tom DeLonge Named UFO Researcher of the Year

I’m almost finished Sekret Machines Volume 1: Chasing Shadows , the first of a series of books on the great government UFO co-written by former blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge. The novel–which is rather good, actually–is allegedly a lightly fictionalized account of real events, real people and real machines, extending back to the Nazis, through Roswell and into the mysteries surrounding Area 51.

UFO research has been Tom’s passion for decades and even influenced his writing with blink-182.

Next on my reading list is Sekret Machines: Gods: Volume 1 of Gods Man & War (to be published March 7) which is a nonfiction examination of the same topics. As the titles of both books indicate, there are promises of much, much more to come.

In other words, this dude is serious about the subject. Part of the reason he quit blink was so he could focus more attention on his investigations.

And his work is very much appreciated by like-minded folks. Tom was recently awarded The 2017 UFO Research of the Year Award, a prize handed out every hear at the International UFO Congress. Billboard reports:

Both DeLonge and noted that a WikiLeaks dump last year that included emails from DeLonge to Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta on the subject of UFOs was a major point of validation for the rocker. Podesta has been a longtime proponent of declassifying government files on the subject and DeLonge’s emails spoke frankly, naming other high-level government officials.

In the time since leaving Blink-182 in 2015, DeLonge has been building a new media company called To The Stars to act as a platform for his otherworldly interests. Last year, he launched a multimedia franchise called Sekret Machines, which will next week release the first book in a series of three detailing his research on UFOs called Sekret Machines: Gods: Volume 1 of Gods Man & War.

“I’m just like you guys…. I read all the same authors as you guys, hundreds of books. I look at all the same sites,” DeLonge’s speech continued. “But I kind of used some of my notoriety to try and 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.”




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