UFO Studies, Sightings, and…Tom DeLonge from Blink 182?

“I don’t know if it was alien life, but I will say that in an infinite universe, with multiple galaxies that we know of, that if we’re the only planet with life, it’s a pretty lonely universe.”

– Retired Cmdr. David Fravor, Navy pilot for 18 years

Experts estimate there are between 100 to 200 billion galaxies. I think it’s safe to assume some form of life exists out there. It might not mean little green men with light speed technology – it could mean that – we just don’t know.

At least, I think we don’t know?

I don’t believe that aliens are visiting Earth and less so that our government knows about it. In part because I don’t think they’re capable of keeping the biggest secret in human history.  I guess you could argue they haven’t kept it well – there are countless stories out there  – so maybe I’m wrong.

And how does Tom DeLonge fit into the conversation?

The New York Times on Saturday published Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program. It’s an interesting read.

For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according to Defense Department officials, interviews with program participants and records obtained by The New York Times. It was run by a military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, on the fifth floor of the Pentagon’s C Ring, deep within the building’s maze.

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Luis Elizondo, who led the Pentagon effort to investigate U.F.O.s until October. He resigned to protest what he characterized as excessive secrecy and internal opposition to the program.
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Justin T. Gellerson for The New York Times

“I had talked to John Glenn a number of years before,” (Harry) Reid said, referring to the astronaut and former senator from Ohio, who died in 2016. Mr. Glenn, Mr. Reid said, had told him he thought that the federal government should be looking seriously into U.F.O.s, and should be talking to military service members, particularly pilots, who had reported seeing aircraft they could not identify or explain.

“Internationally, we are the most backward country in the world on this issue,” Mr. Bigelow said in an interview. “Our scientists are scared of being ostracized, and our media is scared of the stigma. China and Russia are much more open and work on this with huge organizations within their countries. Smaller countries like Belgium, France, England and South American countries like Chile are more open, too. They are proactive and willing to discuss this topic, rather than being held back by a juvenile taboo.”

After the NYT story was published, ABC News published the article, Navy pilot recalls encounter with UFO: ‘I think it was not from this world’. I was especially intrigued by this article because I absolutely believe the pilot saw something. It’s hard for me to take the leap of saying, yeah it’s aliens, but it’s something. The pilot seems like a legit guy recounting a story that, it’s important to point out, he didn’t experience alone.

“I can tell you, I think it was not from this world,” Fravor told ABC News. “I’m not crazy, haven’t been drinking. It was — after 18 years of flying, I’ve seen pretty much about everything that I can see in that realm, and this was nothing close.”

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An unidentified flying object shown in a photo first obtained by the New York Times.

“When it started to near us, as we started to descend towards it coming up, it was flying in the elongated way, so it’s [like] a Tic Tac, with the roundish end going in the forward direction … I don’t know what it is. I don’t know what I saw. I just know it was really impressive, really fast, and I would like to fly it,” he said.

The pilot’s very-detailed account is one of the most credible sightings I’ve read. Maybe I’m softening to the idea of aliens? Or maybe I’ve watched The X-Files too many times.

How the Guy From Blink 182 Fits in the Story

Luis Elizondo, the former Pentagon official who ran the program from the NYT article resigned in October of this year due to “excessive secrecy and internal opposition”. He now works for a new U.F.O. research venture called “To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science.” That organization was founded by none other than Tom Delonge, former member of Blink 182.

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Tom DeLonge has long been mocked for his obsession with UFOs, but it seems like he’s on to something. (LeAnn Mueller)

In an interview with the NY Daily News, Delonge said the NYT story was “only the tip of the spear” and that we should all expect “confirmation” soon. “I know that it’s fun to make snarky comments, but this isn’t the kind of thing to joke about,” he said. “This is going to really affect a lot of people and a lot of peoples’ belief systems.”

Imagine if the guy from Blink 182 exposes the biggest cover-up of all the time.

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