Tom DeLonge and UFOs: Is He for Real?

If you’ve been following the Tom DeLonge-Blink-182 drama, you’re probably wondering if Tom is batshit crazy. I mean, UFOs and government cover-ups? Is he serious or just channeling Fox Mulder for the hell of it? Motherboard knocked on Tom’s door to find out.

It’s not every day Motherboard interviews a rock star, but it’s also not every day a rock star releases a 700-page opus about aliens, UFOs, and a deep government conspiracy going back to the 1940s.

Tom DeLonge, the former guitarist and co-lead singer of Blink 182, has a new act. It’s called Sekret Machines, and it’s a massive project that includes books, films, and music about the UFO phenomenon.

The first installment, a novel called Chasing Shadows co-written with author A.J. Hartley, came out on April 5. It’s a rollicking page-turner about a skeptical journalist who runs a UFO debunking website, a Holocaust survivor, an heiress whose father mysteriously dies, and a Marine pilot who gets recruited into a secret government technology project at Area 51. Somehow, their stories all intersect.

But the book isn’t pure fiction, DeLonge says. It’s based on real events, and sourced from DeLonge’s own research. “For as long as I can remember, I have sought answers,” he wrote in the foreword.

The rockstar has a circle of 10 advisors helping him on this stuff, he says, and one of them is a high-level member of the Pentagon.

See what I mean? Keep reading.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “Tom DeLonge and UFOs: Is He for Real?

  • May 2, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Nutty or not, it’s actually a pretty good book. I’m enjoying it a lot!

  • May 3, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Aliens are basically choosing thousands of people for a larger purpose. In a nutshell, it’s sort of like an ET crash course in a little implant that’s simultaneously going to be opened across the globe. It uses a harmless procedure using light. The purpose is to condition and educate humanity, but The Powers That Be won’t likey, and they’re prepared. That’s basically it..

  • May 6, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Area 51 may be the original source of the “Despair Code”. You can’t find it on the internet, but after four years people are finally posting about it. Officials are dodging questions about the topic. Apparently it produces prolonged feelings of sadness and fear, among targeted individuals. It’s hardcore top-secret stuff, and the victim of a web-wide deletion campaign, but there is currently one video about it:


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