Last year, former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge claimed that he was doing “really important work” involving UFOs and Area 51. Now leaked emails from Hillary Clinton’s US election campaign has shown DeLonge sending messages to the Democratic candidate’s campaign chairman about the topic.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta received emails from DeLonge regarding their mutual interest in UFOs. Podesta’s passion for extraterrestrial lifeforms is well known – last year he tweeted that his “biggest failure” in government was “not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files.”
Newly acquired emails published by WikiLeaks show DeLonge offering to introduce Podesta to two important individuals, with one email reading: “I think you will find them very interesting, as they were principal leadership relating to our sensitive topic. Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you.”
It is not known whether Podesta responded to the emails but there’s evidence of an invitation for a meeting with DeLonge.
DeLonge recently said that UFOs are a “national security issue”. He told Mic: “Dealing with something that’s a national security issue, and you’re being gifted with the opportunity to communicate something you’ve been passionate about your whole life — something that has the opportunity to change the world over time — being a small part of that is enormously important for my life path.”
“But I can’t do everything. I can’t tour nine months out of the year with enough time to do the enormity of what I’m setting out to do.”
DeLonge also denied that he quit Blink-182 to focus on investigating UFOs.
DeLonge parted ways with Blink-182 in January 2015, and has since released Sekret Machines, a book that blends sci-fi elements with real life accounts of purported UFO sightings and alien abductions.
Following media reports, DeLonge took to Facebook to deny that he quit the band, although he remained adamant that he is working with the government on UFO matters. He wrote: “Quitting the band to search for UFOs? Hahhaha WTF is wrong with you media… I’m actually talking to Travis [Barker, Blink 182 drummer] about us right now… Never did quit, remember?”
“But – Am I currently working with people in the Government? YES. Including leadership from DOD [Department Of Defence], Intelligence and Executive Branch? YES. Just wait for the documentary before considering ridiculous headlines. Haha… #sekretmachines”
Earlier this year, Blink-182 released their first album without DeLonge, titled ‘California’.