MYSTERY WIRE — Rock stars don’t usually need an introduction.
But in the case of Tom DeLonge, his incredible fame was little more than a foot in the door to a journey he desperately wanted to take. We might have never known about the “Tic Tac” UFO without his persistence.
The DeLonge dossier
His decision to leave superstardom as the frontman for punk’s Blink-182 to politely ask in on tightly-held government secrets about UFOs — and to get what he wanted — seem so unlikely that skeptics pick apart details and accuse him of a role in a disinformation scheme.
“Why him?” That’s the chorus from doubters, who think the government would have chosen a scientist if they were going to let anyone into their circle of trust.
The answer might have been his youth, and his connection to the young fans that adored him. The message needed a messenger … one that people could trust much more than the faceless federal bureaucrats who controlled the vault of secrets.
DeLonge formed To The Stars Academy, and set about the business of finding truth behind years of coverups.
An in-depth interview with DeLonge, and more coverage of To The Stars Academy:
Links to stories
Below are links to the biggest stories in recent years involving DeLonge and To The Stars Academy:
- Tom DeLonge left Blink-182 for something ‘I probably shouldn’t ever try’ — Part 1 (8 parts) (April 22, 2016 interview)
- ‘We found a life form’ revelation changed Tom DeLonge — Part 4 (April 22, 2016)
- Tom DeLonge’s take on Bob Lazar, and the scale of secret bases — Part 7 (April 22, 2016)
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- Tom DeLonge’s quest for UFO truths a professional gamble, and a shop — Part 1 (May 6, 2016)
- To The Stars: Tom DeLonge’s tour of his life after Blink-182 — Part 1 (April 2016)
- DeLonge’s double-edged fame a lightning rod in pursuit of UFO truth (May 22, 2017)
- DeLonge, ‘Stars Academy’ launch mission to explore UFO mysteries (Oct. 11, 2017)
- The Pentagon’s secret UFO program revealed (Dec. 18, 2017)
- Tom DeLonge, others give weight to UFO investigations, Elizondo says – Part 3 (Elizondo interview) (Jan. 30, 2018)
- Secret UFO program recorded encounters with unknown objects (Feb. 1, 2018)
- Mystery metal studied in Las Vegas (Feb. 20, 2018)
- More details on government UFO findings could be forthcoming (Dec. 18, 2018)
- Public company launched to investigate UFOs (Sept. 27, 2019)
- Acquisition of ‘metamaterial’ detailed in new blog post (Oct. 3, 2019)
- $35K paid for metal believed to have tie to UFOs (Nov. 15, 2019)
- Department of Defense makes ‘Tic Tac’, ‘Flir’, and ‘Gimbal’ videos public (April 27, 2020)
See the timeline below for more on DeLonge’s music career, business interests and forays into the world of UFOs. This timeline will be updated to add past and present events.