If you’ve paid former Blink 182 guitarist and singer Tom DeLonge any attention at all, ever, you’re aware of the fact that he’s a big believer in alien life.
One of his contributions to Blink’s discography was a song titled “Aliens Exist” and since then he’s graduated to novels (Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows) co-written with UNC Charlotte Shakespeare professor A.J. Hartley and developing To The Stars: an office space and “transmedia project” in San Diego stocked with UFO literature, music and film.
Last year, his obsession got into the higher reaches of the U.S. government, at least according to the recent Wikileaks dump. DeLonge reportedly emailed Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta in October, identifying himself as “the one who interviewed you for that special documentary.”
DeLonge then goes on to request another meeting with Podesta, mentioning that he wants to introduce two people who “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,” he adds.
Podesta is apparently a kindred spirit to DeLonge: In February 2015, after stepping down as President Barack Obama‘s senior advisor, he wrote that his “biggest failure” of 2014″ was “once again not securing the disclosure of the UFO files.” In April, he claimed that Clinton would declassify a number of documents related to UFO activity.
DeLonge emailed Podesta again this January, suggesting that one “General McCasland” had information related to famous Rosewell crash. “When Roswell crashed, they shipped it to the laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. General McCasland was in charge of that exact laboratory up to a couple years ago. He not only knows what I’m trying to achieve, he helped assemble my advisory team. He’s a very important man.”
And while no meeting was ever recorded between Podesta, DeLonge and anyone, the leak included a calendar notification from the day before the “McCasland” email that reveals someone named “Susan McCasland Wilkerson” accepted a meeting invitation from Podesta and DeLonge. To date, no response emails from Podesta have surfaced.
The truth is really out there, and a pop-punk icon might be the only one who knows where to find it.