Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge describes encounter with aliens

The singer says he witnessed extraterrestrial beings while camping near Area 51

Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge has said that he’s had an encounter with aliens.

Speaking recently to Paper Magazine, the singer described an extraterrestrial encounter he experienced while camping near Area 51 in Nevada.

“We put about four logs on the fire, and everything is illuminated by the fire, and we fall asleep around one or two,” DeLonge is quoted as saying. “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 shit, 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.”

In the interview, DeLonge also states his belief that the government have monitored his phone calls in the past. “I have sources from the government. I’ve had my phone taped. I’ve done a lot of weird stuff in this industry — people wouldn’t believe me if I told them,” the musician continues.

News broke last month that co-frontman Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker had split from DeLonge after the singer allegedly refused to enter the studio and record a new album with the band.

Following a statement from Hoppus and Barker asserting DeLonge had quit the group “indefinitely”, DeLonge denied the story. “To all the fans, I never quit the band,” he began.

DeLonge will be replaced by Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio at Blink-182’s next booked show at the Musink Tattoo Convention and Music Festival on March 22 in Orange County, California. Hoppus confirmed that, at present, it is too soon to say whether Skiba will become a full time member of the band, or if another replacement for DeLonge will be sought.