Tom DeLonge’s relationships and obsession with UFOshas been something of a bone of contention with his former Blink-182 bandmates. It’s part of why DeLonge unceremoniously “divorced” the seminal pop-punk band and replaced by Matt Skiba for their latest album. Consequently, that new record California was one of their best albums to date, but that’s neither here nor there. What is here, or uh out there, is DeLonge’s newest speech which he gave after winning a UFO researcher of the year award via Open Minds Productions and another organization called International UFO Congress.
As Stereogum points out, DeLonge gives an acceptance speech about five minutes into the above video that is, even if you do believe that aliens exist and the government is involved in an intensive cover up, fairly insane to hear. It turns out, DeLonge was in touch with John Podesta, one of Hillary Clinton’s closest advisors, and has been writing his fictional book Sekret Machines based on some of the info he discussed with Podesta. But even if the Clinton camp isn’t at America’s helm, DeLonge still has big things planned, that he says will be coming to fruition in the next couple months.
Read the full speech:
Hello, I’m Tom DeLonge and I want to say thank you for acknowledging some of the hard work I’ve been putting into some subject matter that concerns us all, and that you’re passionate about just like I. It’s been a crazy whirlwind of a year or two. There’s a lot that I can’t say, but there’s some that I can. And I’m so appreciative that I’ve been acknowledged for this stuff, but I’m not done. I’m just like you guys. I spent 20 years up all night, reading about Roswell, Dulce, Serpo, Churchill, the crashes here, Nazis building craft there, Antarctica, what’s on Mars, what’s on the back of the moon, and structures and anomalous this etc. I mean, I’ve done it all. I know it all. I read all the same authors as you guys, hundreds of books. I look at all the same sites. I listen to all the Coast To Coast stuff that you guys do. I’m the same. 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 sh*t, and I’m making really good progress. I can’t tell you what I’m about to announce, if you look at my social media, at least on my Instagram, you’ll see that there’s going to be an announcement in sixty-ish days. I want you all to know in the UFO community that, you know, whoever is passionate about this kind of paradigm-shifting subject matter. I need you all to look really really closely at that announcement, and I need you to be a part of it. Because what that announcement is about is so much more than it will look like on the surface. And I need you guys to come along for the ride, you have to be a part of it, and you’ll see what that means when the announcement comes out.
But I want you, as an educated group of people, to read between the lines, and look at the history of what I’ve been doing the past couple years, and get a sense of what the hell I’m getting read to do. If you guys come along for the ride, it’s going to be pretty fantastic. I’ll leave you with one thing: My job has only just begun on this subject matter, and there’s some big sh*t planned, and I’m excited about it. Just remember, that whatever happens in the civilian world, it’s game on. Okay? Remember that. Thank you, and have a good night.