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Years ago, Blink 182 recorded a song called “Aliens Exist.” Today, one of the pop-punk band’s members is still convinced that the tune’s title holds true.
Tom DeLonge, who made headlines last month for feuding with fellow bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, gave an interview with Paper magazine detailing his passionate belief in extraterrestrial life.
DeLonge, 39, who says he has been researching aliens for the past 20 years, described a recent camping trip he and two friends took to Nevada’s Area 51, where the rocker said he awoke at 3 a.m. to voices and was unable to move his body.
“My whole body felt like it had static electricity, and I open my eyes and the [campfire] is still going, and there’s a conversation going on outside the tent,” DeLonge said. “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.”
DeLonge, who admits to having read 200 books about aliens and refers to the topic as “the biggest story of mankind,” said authorities have previously kept an eye on him due to his research into the subject. “You have to understand, I’ve been involved in this for a long time,” he said. “I have sources from the government. I’ve had my phone tapped.”
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He added that someone he was doing research with “was being awoken in the middle of the night with clicking and buzzing noises and falling on the ground vomiting, every morning at 4 a.m. I know now that those are artifacts from mind-control experiments, where the same technology that we use to find oil underground, we can zap somebody at the same frequency that the brain operates on, and it can cause some really horrific things to happen.”
“People will be like, ‘Oh, you believe in UFOs,’ [laughs], but I’m reading books on physics, I’m reading books on the secret space program, I’m talking to people that work underground for six months at a time, that are confiding in me about the national security initiatives,” continued DeLonge, who also fronts Angels and Airwaves. “If anybody tells you there’s no life in universe, you should be turned off. That’s just such a dumb thing to say.”
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