Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Aliens & Airwaves: Tom DeLonge Tells His Sekret

At the same time I was posting on the very strange story of Kyle Odom and his war against the aliens, a UFO-related story of a considerably different order was going live, hitting several major media outlets.

Former pop/punk Blink-182 singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge has embarked on an ambitious plan, using his considerable star power to mainstream the UFO topic under the Sekret Machines banner, drawing on a number of government and military contacts he's made over the years, one of whom is the top-rank Washington insider John Podesta. 

DeLonge is no mere rock star UFO hobbyist (there are hundreds of those), he's somehow gotten mixed up with some major power players behind the scenes. The Sekret Machines project is due to kick off with a novel, Chasing Shadows (note the Sr-71, which Gordon and I discussed at length on his podcast):
“I think there are going to be a lot of people who aren’t going to believe it. They won’t take a minute to read some of the material. They’ll hear ‘Oh, Tom’s doing some alien, flying saucer thing,'” DeLonge said in a new interview with GQ. “That’s not what this is. This is a big deal.” 
According to DeLonge, Chasing Shadows is fiction, but only partly: the novel invents characters to introduce purportedly true stories, like UFO sightings and rumored Nazi super-weapon and/or antigravity device Die Glocke. Why write fiction? The intent, DeLonge said, is to gently ease readers into ideas they might find hard to believe: “The enormity of what’s being told might hit people in a weird way if it was just laid on their lap all at once,” he explained.

DeLonge's agenda is incredibly ambitious, maybe more so than any undertaking I've seen on the topic in my lifetime. Which is saying a lot. I guess the ongoing work being done by the Bigelow organization (who've just scored a game-changing coup with their orbital inflatables) is still the big dog in the yard, but DeLonge looks to be a player. From GQ

 When I got answers about why these secrets are kept, the ongoing issues, the enormity of the task at hand, I realized that it's heroic. It would make everyone feel very patriotic, but it will also bring the world together. It would really cut down the differences between people because so much of this has to do with religion and cosmology and how we're working with other countries that no one would believe we actually have relationships with. That's also what I found exciting. There are some positives within something that I think is frankly pretty fucking scary. 
Do you think most UFO sightings are extraterrestrial or manmade occurrences? 
It's both. The UFO phenomenon is complex. A lot of people think it's the tinfoil-hat crowd and little green men in flying saucers. A lot of these things are manmade and a lot of these things that are so astounding to people that may have seen something in the sky and they go, "Oh my god, that's definitely alien."
DeLonge is going wide with this, hitting George Knapp on Coast to Coast (a suitable if not predictable sounding board) on one end and magazines like Esquire, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly and Paper on the other. He's obviously got a high-powered press agent in his pocket here. From Paper
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. I've done a lot of weird stuff in this industry -- people wouldn't believe me if I told them. But this is what happens when you start getting on an email chains with hundreds of scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and different universities around the country, and you start outing seniors 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.  
Here's where the Kyle Odom sync kicks in- did I mention the DeLonge story broke the same day I posted my Odom opus? Well, in one of DeLonge's interviews he discusses the same kind of technology I (and some commenters) speculated may have been at work with Odom:
Were you concerned about your safety at all?  
Partially. Because they do weird stuff. At the time I didn't know it, but the person I was dealing with was being awoken in the middle of the night with clicking and buzzing noises and falling on the ground vomiting, every morning at 4 a.m. I know now that those are artifacts from mind-control experiments, where the same technology that we use to find oil underground, we can zap somebody at the same frequency that the brain operates on, and it can cause some really horrific things to happen. 

Recent saucer image from Mexico

I can't help but wonder if there's a sync of a different kind at work here: DeLonge tells a eerily similar variation of a story I told Tracy Twyman on her podcast back in 2010, of how my cosmology changed when I saw a picture of infinite galaxies taken in what astronomers thought was an empty patch of space:

Why do you think this topic means so much to you? Why do you think it's resonated throughout your life? 
I think it's the biggest story of mankind. You take Christianity: a guy named Jesus came and died on the cross for everybody's sins. That's not as big of a story as what types of intelligences are living across the universe. I mean, the deep space project by Hubble, which is taking our most exotic telescope that we've ever made at the time, and focusing on the blackest part of space for 11 days straight. Literally a grain of sand, if you held it out at arm's length, is where the focus of this orbiting telescope is at. For 11 days. And it came back with a one-inch by one-inch colored slide with ten thousand galaxies in it. It's like we have trillions of galaxies and in each galaxy there's trillions of planets. It's just unreal. 
Punchline: I told this story in the context of a visit from a Jehovah's Witness (cue up to the 42:00 mark). Chaser: I was listening to LOVE quite a bit right around the time of the interview.

It's safe to say this emerging cosmic consciousness drove a wedge between him and the other guys in Blink (who've since replaced him). It's probably hard to wrestle with the big questions of being and infinity while singing songs about poop and masturbating.

Blink had their time- my boys loved them. Myself, I'm more of an Angels+Airwaves guy; they hit me right in that 1983 sweet spot, especially the LOVE album (the album The Killers should have made if they didn't contaminate their recipe with Bruce Springsteen and John Cougar Mellancamp detritus).

It's a strange time for DeLonge to be striking out like this, it has to be said. On one hand you have the continuing popularity of Ancient Aliens (against all odds, it seems) and Hangar One, and on the other you have the most cynical, nihilistic culture seen since all the other great civilizations collapsed.

Hillary Clinton's toe-dips into the UFO wading pool have earned her nothing but punditscorn so it's not as if the biosphere has gotten anymore amenable to the topic than it was before. On the contrary; I've never seen the media this hostile to the topic since Communion was a bestseller.

But sometimes paradigms shift on their own, from people's own experiences.
People are making sightings and recording them, more and more often these days. Most won't report them but they'll remember them. A number of these may end up being misidentifications, but they'll plant a seed either way.

And big shifts come when you have individuals willing to act on their beliefs, even if that that takes an extreme form like Kyle Odom. But they also come when major public figures are willing to stand up and be counted; witness superstar quarterback Aaron Rogers ( "Aaron Rodgers' wild UFO story might make you believe in UFOs"). And it seems in DeLonge there's a major public figure who is willing to act on his beliefs. 

We'll see if DeLonge draws others like himself out of the cosmic closet.

POSTSCRIPT: Being involved in the early punk/hardcore movement I saw how cults formed and grew and also how myths grew (the myth of The Clash, which contradicted the facts almost in their entirety, was a great case study). It informed nearly everything I did afterward, certainly the work I've begun with The Secret History of Rock and Roll (I did say 'begin'-I'm not done with that topic by a country mile).

The UFO sub-cult is another fascinating case study, all the more so given how strongly I believe that aerial anomalies are actually at the core of many- if not most- of our belief systems. You can take that in an Ancient Aliens literalist/materialist way or in a Gordon White spiritualist way, it's your call. 


  1. Nice. :) I'll have to buy a copy of this book.

    I *love* that more and more name-people are coming out with their UFO experiences & beliefs. And, as to the scorn of the "normals"? Fuck 'em. They are cowards, shills, and whores of the worst sort, and earning the scorn and derision of that type should be regarded as a mark of distinction.

    Let's keep it coming. I get the notion that we may get some Answers, sooner rather than later.

    1. There seems to be something afoot, at fairly high levels of influence. Why and what for is an entirely different question. Something besides public clamor is driving this issue.

    2. Two thoughts:

      1) Could there be something like an "Elite Civil War"? You mentioned something like that on Gordon's Podcast.

      2) Is there something afoot that tells the Powers-that-Be that they are about to lose control of the information, so Disclosure on *some* of their terms is better than a complete exposure?

  2. Yep, we're looking at an event horizon right now. The collective consciousness and the people who have been directly effected and involved are raising the energy level on disclosure. I think Hollywood sci-fi will have a lot of competition with reality when this knowledge is mainstream.

    1. Now *that* is an interesting thought, Buck. That movies/novels/etc would suddenly become way less popular/interesting, because reality just hit the fan.

    2. 2016 is already looking ready to run off the rails, the way things have been going. The UFO community is pretty jaded at this point though. It's going to take a lot to get them excited about anything.

  3. Did someone say flying triangles? 'Cuz I've been waiting for the proper forum to show these and The Secret Sun is as good as -- no, better than -- any. Hope you don't mind.

    Wait for the reveal at around 2:37.


    and here:


    1. Also fascinating in the first vid is at around the 1:20 mark, where the craft appears to meet up and absorb with something, something that appears less than solid.

    2. Nice. I have seen one of those myself. Flying very low and made absolutely no noise.

    3. Right ... actually I detected a low frequency rumble but unlike anything a jet makes. You can hear it in the second video (amongst the cricket chirpings). What was also notable was the craft didn't seem to stutter along like a plane under drag. It had a vector it was on and was smoothly carrying on along its way, seemingly without resistance. Unusual flight pattern to boot, not the ordinary route for things out of National (excuse me, Reagan) or Dulles (excuse me, Allen, or is it John Foster?) or Andrews, BWI, etc. That summer was hot with stuff in the air. Lots of weirder stuff that was too far away to capture but that's why I was ready with the old Handycam. Some talk too of conventional planes (737s, 777s) with contra-gravity properties that jibes with what I've witnessed. Some of them seem to take different forms/propulsions at will and so one minute your on to something and then next not. But I've seem this with people from the airline industry well familiar with normal flight characteristics who have been .... "surprised" let's say. Anyhows ... ain't your daddy's Boeing that's for sure.

    4. There was a huge wave of terrible CGI for a while- lots of fake disinfo sites that unfortunately get hundreds of thousands of hits. But more recently I'm seeing a lot of interesting footage that's hard to dismiss. A lot more than seems reasonable in some ways. Of course this is concurrent with the increasing hostility to the issue in the media.

  4. That's a great idea, I'd rather a showroom or live demos but still a great idea.

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    1. I didn't see anything on Rolling Stone's site about DeLonge, maybe that will be in the print edition. There's certainly been a huge amount of coverage on this story, which certainly has me wondering about these people he said he's been in contact with. It will be interesting to see if it's people we haven't heard about already through Greer et al.

  6. Very interesting. I recently started reading (and am almost finished with) Passport to Magonia. Then you hit me with these last two posts! Fascinating stuff all around. I'm really interested to see where all this leads. Hopefully somewhere good, but I'm sure it will be interesting either way.

  7. This seems to follow a pattern of recent movements on the issue at high levels. Why exactly I can't quite get a handle on. I'm out of town at the moment but will have more to say about this tomorrow night. Levenda's involvement has me wondering given that he's not a guy who wastes his time with nonsense.

    1. Can't wait, Chris.

      Everything at all related to 'disclosure', I gave up on years ago. This though, to me at least, *feels* so different. Very chaotic.

  8. Aliens Exist by Blink 182


    This belongs in the comments section of this post.

    1. My sons were big Blink fans. It's amazing how many records they've sold. Coming from old school punk it still seems surreal how big it all got. And remembering Blink when they came up it's still odd to see DeLonge involved in all this.

  9. I'll just leave this here - Check out the guy with the tie.


  10. Chris, this is more FYI, but youTube's 'Dark Journalist' is suggesting that DeLonge is just doing more government disinfo. For what it's worth, I think Dark Journalist is pretty cool.

    "Vice Motherboard Podcast Interviews Dark Journalist and Tom Delonge

    You may have heard former Blink-182 vocalist Tom Delonge has been touting his 'inside connections' to the Pentagon which supposedly revealed how heroic their program of secrecy on UFOs has been: Dark Journalist demonstrates the likelihood that it's actually a fantasy novel PR campaign loaded with disinformation ...!" [from DJs newsletter] and http://motherboard.vice.com/read/is-tom-delonge-for-real-about-this-ufo-stuff-motherboard-investigates

    (if this isn't helpful, my apologies, and you wont hurt my feelings if you don't post it) :)

  11. Have you considered the similarities between KO and Texas tower sniper Charles Whitman? Reading Sinister Forces III, p. 186. Might serve as tantalizing food for thought.