Former Blink-182 guitar player claims that he couldn't combine UFO investigations with band duties
Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge has said that he quit the band to focus on investigating the apparent threat of UFOs.
As reported by Mic DeLonge is launching a multimedia franchise called 'Sekret Machines' that will seek to investigate "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" from a serious perspective. The franchise will include fiction books, nonfiction books, new music from DeLonge's band Angels & Airwaves and a documentary.The first part of the series, a book called 'Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows', is already out.
He now says that UFOs are a 'national security issue', and claims that he was unable to combine his investigations with guitar duties in Blink-182.
He told Mic : "Dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path.
"But I can’t do everything. I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do.”
“I've always had a passion for space and the future. But when you dive into this type of material, it's a lot more than just science and technology. It has to do with religion and cosmology and it has to do with politics and secrecy”.
“My goal is to have a conversation within reality, that's very grounded. Novels and films and documentaries — it's a very good way to get people to understand how it could really exist and what the ramifications are. The whole UFO phenomenon is different than what people think it is”.
Blink-182 – Aliens Exist (from Enema of the State, 1999)