UFO Research Goes Pop Punk: Tom Delonge Wins UFO Researcher of the Year
Blink 182 may have just been nominated for a Grammy, but Tom DeLonge was the real winner. The ex-Blink 182 frontman left the band to focus on his UFO research last year. Though many dismissed his efforts as a sign that the artist had truly lost his shit, his time apart from the music was not fruitless. Tom DeLonge just got the greatest (weirdest?) honor of them all: he received an award for UFO Researcher of the Year.
Yes, this award is real, it's kind of legit, and it comes from a company that refers to itself as the “International UFO Congress.” Open Minds Productions presented the award to the punk pop star for his "groundbreaking" work. Don't laugh, the man really has dedicated a lot of time to the cause. His nonfiction book on the extraterrestrial Sekret Machines: Gods, comes out on March 7th, following his 2016 fictional book Chasing Shadows. He's working on a skateboarding/aliens feature film called Strange Times. A more pop-punk sentence has never been written than that one.
In his acceptance speech, DeLonge said:
"I spent 20 years up all night, reading about Roswell, Dulce, Serpo, Churchill, the crashes here, Nazis building craft there, Antarctica, what's on Mars, what's on the back of the moon, anomalous structures. I mean, I've done it all. I know it all... I can’t tell you what I’m about to announce … I said there’s going to be an announcement within the next 60-ish days. I want you all to know in the UFO community, whoever’s passionate about this paradigm shifting subject matter, I need you all to look really, really closely at that announcement and I need you to be a part of it... Just remember, whatever happens in the civilian world, it's game on."
Watch the video below.