Tom DeLonge, former guitarist and co-founder of the pop-punk band Blink-182, has been working on some very interesting projects since taking time off from the music industry.
DeLonge, who has always been extremely interested in UFOs and the possibility of contact with extraterrestrials, founded an organization called “To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences.” The Academy’s mission is to prove the existence of alien life and is currently working on a history channel documentary series called Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation, according to Army Times.
According to a press release, DeLonge hopes “to expose a series of startling encounters and embark on fascinating new investigations that will urge the public to ask questions and look for answers.”
The show will premiere in May and will reportedly feature interviews with former Pentagon officials who take extraterrestrial life very seriously.
One of the alleged whistleblowers to appear on the show is former military intelligence official Luis Elizondo, who claims to have been a high ranking member of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The program was reportedly a department at the Pentagon that investigated UFO reports and was said to be operational between 2007 and 2012.
The Department of Defense (DoD) confirmed that the program was real in a 2017 statement to the NY Times:
“The Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program ended in the 2012 time frame. It was determined that there were other, higher priority issues that merited funding and it was in the best interest of the DoD to make a change.”
The show will feature a number of other inside sources, including Chris Mellon, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence during both the Clinton and Bush administrations; Dr. Hal Puthoff, a NASA quantum physicist and DoD adviser; and Jim Semivan, a former senior intelligence member of the CIA.
All of these former government officials are currently on the board of DeLong’s academy.
“With this show, the real conversation can finally begin. I’m thankful to HISTORY for giving the To The Stars Academy team of world-class scientists, engineers, and intelligence experts the opportunity to tell the story in a comprehensive and compelling way. I think everyone that watches the show will walk away with questions answered and a feeling of, “wow, I get it now,”’ DeLonge said in a statement.
Last year, To the Stars Academy made headlines by releasing a declassified video which showed an encounter between a UFO and US Navy pilots. According to the academy, the recording was “an authentic DoD video that captures the high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft at low altitudes.”
In the video, DeLong explains:
“From the heart, I left my band and all that I was known for because this is the moment in time that I can change the world for my kids, and everybody else’s. I would love for you to consider doing that with us.”