Tom Delonge cares more about aliens than he does music. It led him to quit Blink-182, the band he helped form, and instead focus on aliens and conspiracy theories. For his efforts he’s been rewarded. February 2017 he was named the UFO Researcher of the Year.
But DeLonge has higher aspirations through his organization To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences. Their goal, essentially: To crowdfund building a spaceship. The organization has raised nearly $2,500,000.
“Hello, my name is Tom DeLonge from the Blink-182. I have brought together an elite team from CIA, DOD and the FMR Director of Advanced Programs at Lockheed Martin’s SkunkWorks,” DeLonge wrote in a Facebook post announcing the project. “We are aiming to build this ElectroMagnetic Vehicle to Travel instantaneously through Space, Air and Water by engineering the fabric of Space-Time.” Our company is called To The Stars… and you can INVEST in our plan to revolutionize the world with technology that can change life as we know it.”
We still aren’t entirely sure what that means, though. Is DeLonge’s team going the Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos route and building their own spaceships? Or will To The Stars work with government agencies to produce better space fleet?
DeLonge, who as president and CEO of To The Stars, had this to say in an additional statement.
The public interest in the outer edges of science and the understanding of phenomena has always been suffocated by mainstream ideology and bureaucratic constraint. We believe there are discoveries within our reach that will revolutionize the human experience, but they can only be accomplished through the unrestricted support of breakthrough research and innovation.
We’re not exactly convinced but we’re in. Sign us up, Tom.
*Update March 19, 2018: This past week To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science presented the first official video evidence released by the US government designated as credible that unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) are real.