I usually enjoy when celebrities are into the paranormal and are public about it. It’s one thing for us regular shlubs to see a UFO or a ghost or Bigfoot, but when people who have a public image to protect are open about it, it tends to lend a little more credibility to the story. But sometimes, said celebrities are just batshit insane. Take Tom DeLonge, the on-again/off-again singer/guitarist from the terrible pop punk band Blink-182, for example. Apparently, when the U.S. Government needs someone to work with leaders in the Department of Defense and other highly sensitive areas of the military in the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe, they look for delusional rock stars that haven’t had a hit since the early ’90s.
In a rather odd interview this week, Tom DeLonge, of Blink-182 fame, told the world he is working with the government to investigate something “that’s a national security issue”.
While hesitant to confirm he was looking into UFOs, he did say “we don’t really call it ‘aliens’…it’s much more complex than that,” spurring on a wave of headlines, including our very own “Tom DeLonge says he quit Blink 182 to investigate UFOs”.
Now, the punk-rocker has gone on record to say that UFO hunting is just a side job, confirming that Blink-182 is still a priority in his life.
He wrote on Facebook: “Quitting the band to search for UFOs? Hahaha WTF [What the f*ck] is wrong with you media. I’m actually talking to Travis about us right now… Never did quit, remember?
“But- Am I currently working with people in the Government? YES. Including leadership from DOD, Intelligence and Executive Branch? YES. Just wait for the Documentary before considering ridiculous headlines.”
He then signed off the post with the hashtag: “#sekretmachines”. So, what could he be investigating? Aliens? UFOs? Most-wanted killers? Drug barons? Who hasn’t paid back their student loan? All of the above? Who knows. We’ll just have to wait for that documentary.
I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy, but I only really like them when they make sense. Nothing about this makes any sort of sense. I know I’m giving Blink-182 a hard time here (perhaps rightfully so, since I like good music), but if it doesn’t make sense, something is wrong. Why would the government need a rock star to investigate aliens and UFOs? And if they were going to go that route, why not someone with more gravitas, like Bono, Sir Paul McCartney, or Sting? But at least the band isn’t breaking up, and we have plenty of more terribly silly and upbeat “punk” songs to listen to. Huzzah.