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Tom DeLonge Says He’s Had His Phone Tapped, Been in Contact With Aliens + More

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In the ongoing discussion about what happened between Tom DeLonge and Blink-182, it’s come to light that he might be pursuing other non-musical paths.

It seems DeLonge has a firm belief in aliens and believes he is in danger due to the information he knows. Fans of the band might not be surprised by this; he did, after all, write a song called “Aliens Exist” on the band’s 1999 hit album, Enema of the State.

“You have to understand, I’ve been involved in this for a long time. I have sources from the government. I’ve had my phone tapped,” he said in a new interview with Paper.”This is what happens when you start getting on email chains with hundreds of scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and different universities around the country, and you start outing senior scientists from Lockheed Martin talking about the reality of this stuff — guys that hold 30 patents, guys that work underground out in the Nevada test sites in Area 51. It goes far beyond just saying, ‘Hey, that little light in the sky, that’s a little green man.’ That doesn’t lend the right gravity to the topic.”

His tale about phone tapping gets wilder as he explains, “People from NASA, Rome, the Vatican, you name it, they’re all on there. The top 36 hours [of top secret testimony] that summarized the best parts … I had it hidden in my house for a period of time, and during that time I was flying this person out along with somebody that was Wernher von Braun’s right-hand assistant. Wernher von Braun was a Nazi scientist that we brought over to build our Apollo rockets that got us to the moon, and on his deathbed he told this person a bunch of stuff, and I was flying them out to Los Angeles and we were taking certain meetings. At that time a lot of weird stuff started happening.”

He is quick to defend himself as not your garden variety UFO enthusiast. “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. I’ve literally read 200 books on the subject, and I don’t spend my time looking at UFO reports or talking to little green men. I’m way past that,” he says. “If anybody tells you there’s no life in universe, you should be turned off. That’s just such a dumb thing to say. It’s totally, universally accepted amongst the country’s elite scientific establishments that there’s life everywhere. The question is what kind, where, how’d they get here, what are they doing when they get here, and how do we communicate with them? That’s when you start reading books about the mind and consciousness, and telepathy and ESP. It’s a whole different program.”

He does think the moon landing was real, but he also speaks of getting too close to the government’s secrets. “One time I remember bringing up a very specific craft that I believe we’re building, in secret, to emulate the phenomenon that our government has been observing for decades,” he explains. “So I started talking about the craft, and its magnetic slide system and how it displaces over 89-percent of the mass of the ship, how it ionizes the engine, how it glows — I went through the whole thing, and this engineer looks at me, this guy is 70 years old, and he goes, ‘You better be real f—ing careful about what you’re talking about.’ And I go, ‘Okay, so I’m close.’ And he goes, ‘I’m not f—ing kidding with you. You better be really f—ing careful.’ And he calls me up the next day and he goes, ‘I’ve had calls about you. If someone comes and asks you to get in their car, don’t f—ing get in the car.’ And that’s the s— I’m dealing with.”

He’s also dealing with the aftermath of making contact with, well, something: “My whole body felt like it had static electricity … and I have about three hours of lost time.” If you’re intrigued like we are, you can read the entire interview with Paper here (we don’t want to spoil all the surprises).

It’s a hell of a lot more interesting than Kim Kardashian.

Next: Choosing Sides in the Battle of Blink-182

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