Tom DeLonge hasn't been shy about saying he's "working with people in the government" on his UFO research — and a recent WikiLeaks dump revealed emails from the former Blink-182 frontman to longtime Washington, D.C. operative John Podesta.

As SPIN notes, there's no indication that Podesta responded to DeLonge — and obviously no record of what the two might have discussed if they did have an ongoing conversation about extraterrestrial phenomena — but Podesta's current management position with Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has heightened interest in the emails.

"I would like to bring two very ‘important’ people out to meet you in DC. I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic," reads one message. "Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD [Department of Defense] topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you. I just need 2 hours from you. Just looking to have a casual, and private conversation in person."

Like DeLonge, Podesta is a known UFO enthusiast. He's publicly advocated for the release of government documents pertaining to alien craft, and after leaving a post with the Obama administration, lamented that his "biggest failure" was neglecting to obtain access to alleged information while he was still at the White House.

In another email, DeLonge tries to broker a meeting between himself, Podesta, and a "General McCasland," whom he claims supervised sensitive materials for the Air Force. "When Roswell crashed, they shipped it to the laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base," reads part of the message. "General McCasland was in charge of that exact laboratory up to a couple years ago."

In an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this year, DeLonge claimed his alien research was part of what led to his departure from Blink-182 — specifically the amount of time he needed to dedicate to non-Blink projects at a time when the other members of the band were ready to go. "I couldn't tell the band I was working with people in the government. That's another big part of this story," he claimed. "I have 10 people that I'm working with that are at the highest levels of the Department of Defense and NASA and the military. Big s---, and no one knows this. I'm doing all this stuff already."

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