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Maybe Tom Delonge's musings about aliens and UFOs weren't completely crazy after all. The former blink-182 frontman is now working with an ex-military intelligence officer who headed a secret Pentagon UFO program.
The partnership has led to Delonge's To The Stars Academy Of Arts & Science posting two declassified U.S. military videos in an attempt to show evidence of unidentified flying objects.
According to the Academy, the footage “comes with crucial chain-of-custody (CoC) documentation because it is a product of US military sensors, which confirms it is original, unaltered, and not computer generated or artificially fabricated.”
“While there have been leaked versions on the internet, the CoC establishes the authenticity and credibility that this version is the original footage taken from one of the most advanced sensor tracking devices in use.”
Both videos were shot in 2004 by U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet aircrafts. Neither video offers conclusive evidence of the existence of UFOs, but both show an unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) in the form of a “whitish oval-shaped object” moving quickly and hovering on screen. The New York Times also posted the Navy pilots' firsthand account of the encounter.
Rolling Stone pointed out that the videos were released at the same time that both the New York Times and Politico reported that “the Pentagon had a secret $22 million program investigating 'unidentified aerial phenomena' (UAPs).”
As it turns out, Delonge's new partner, military intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, oversaw the secret program – dubbed the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). The government stopped funding the program in 2012, but according to the New York Times, it remains operational as of today. Elizondo stayed at the Pentagon until he resigned this past October to become Director of Global Security & Special Programs for To The Stars Academy.
Elizondo revealed that he resigned from the Pentagon due to “the secrecy and internal opposition against the program” and budget cuts. “Why aren't we spending more time and effort on this issue?” he questioned.
DeLonge is To The Stars' president and CEO. As previously reported, the Academy is a “consortium of scientists, aerospace engineers and creatives” who will work together and give “gifted” researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technologies. Basically, it’s a way for the global science community to explore the topics that have been previously under-explored or unexplored—including extraterrestrial life.
Last October, WikiLeak content revealed that DeLonge had sent cryptic emails, presumably about UFOs, to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta. Said emails referred to “Classified Science and DOD topics” and “Roswell,” and you can read more of the details here.
Not to mention, earlier this year, DeLonge received the UFO Researcher Of The Year award.
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