Former Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge's belief in extra-terrestrial life has long been documented. Blink's 1999 album "Enema of the State" even included a track titled "Aliens Exist" in which the singer made the case for the existence of UFOs.
Yet, a lengthy interview with Paper (via Consequence of Sound) has shown that DeLonge is a full blown alien conspiracy theorist. In the interview, he touched upon a number of subjects including having his phone tapped by the government, having has life threatened because of his UFO knowledge and his encounter with an extra-terrestrial at Area 51. Here are some of the highlights:
On being threatened because of his alien knowledge:
"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. So I started talking about the craft... and this engineer looks at me... and he goes, 'You better be real f--king careful about what you're talking about.' And I go, 'Okay, so I'm close.' And he goes, 'I'm not f--king kidding with you. You better be really f--king 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--king get in the car.' [laughs] And that's the sh-t I'm dealing with."
On having his phone tapped:
"Years ago, there was somebody who was gathering 150 hours of top secret testimony specifically for Congressional hearings on government projects and the US secret space program. People from NASA, Rome, the Vatican, you name it, they're all on there. The top 36 hours that summarized the best parts of all of that footage, 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."
On encountering extra-terrestrial life while camping outside Area 51:
"We put about four logs on the fire, and everything is illuminated by the fire, and we fall asleep around one or two. I woke up right around three a.m. My whole body felt like it had static electricity, and I open my eyes and the fire is still going, and there's a conversation going on outside the tent. 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 sh-t, 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."
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