Singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge announced earlier this year that he was leaving Blink-182 to focus on “a national security issue” and now an email dump by Wikileaks of correspondences with Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager show he has been taking his new work of searching for aliens very seriously.
Among the emails released by Wikileaks this month were at least two emails from DeLonge to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta about extraterrestrial life, the Wall Street Journal first reported. Podesta, who also served as a White House adviser for presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, is a noted UFO enthusiast.
He even said his biggest failure under Obama was “not securing the disclosure of the UFO files”. A third email from, January 2016, shows astronaut Susan McCasland Wilkerson accepted an invitation to an event titled “DeLonge/Podesta Meeting”, suggesting that the space enthusiasts did meet.
DeLonge has been a believer for years, penning Blink-182’s “Aliens Exist” in 1999. The following year, he started a multimedia project focused on unexplained phenomenons called To the Stars.
Clinton has said that barring any threats to national security, she would open up government files on Area 51, the air force base in Nevada where some people believe proof of extraterrestrial life is stored.