Tom DeLonge had a number of reasons for leaving Blink-182 last year, but at the top of that list was UFOs. Now, thanks to WikiLeaks, the level of his interest is becoming increasingly clear.
Among emails released by WikiLeaks this month were at least two that showed DeLonge had emailed Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta about about extraterrestrial life. As the Wall Street Journal reports, DeLonge wrote to Podesta in somewhat vague language about their shared interest of greater government disclosure about unidentified flying objects and the potential life forms behind them.
In an email from 2015, DeLonge told Podesta that he would like to introduce him to two "very 'important' people" with knowledge of issues relating to their "sensitive topic."
"I think you will find them very interesting," wrote DeLonge. "Both were in charge of most fragile divisions, as it relates to Classified Science and DOD topics. Other words, these are A-Level officials. Worth our time, and as well the investment to bring all the way out to you. I just need 2 hours from you."
It is also revealed that Podesta participated in a documentary DeLonge is producing.
While it is not clear whether Podesta responded to DeLonge's emails, the two have separately discussed their interests in getting the truth of UFOs out there to the public.
When Podesta left the Obama administration in 2015, he tweeted that his "biggest failure" was "not securing the #disclosure of the UFO files."
Meanwhile, DeLonge has been hard at work developing a new multi-media enterprise around extra terrestrial life, including young adult novels, non-fiction research, music, plenty of swag and more, with plans for documentaries and motion pictures to follow.
In another email from earlier this year, DeLonge states that he has been working with a former Air Force Major General William N. McCasland, saying that though McCasland had said he was a "skeptic" about UFOs the two had been working together for four months and McCasland helped DeLonge assemble his advisory team.
"He just has to say that out loud, but he is very, very aware- as he was in charge of all of the stuff," DeLonge wrote. "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."
While it's not clear where all this research into UFOs will lead, it's clear DeLonge is taking it all very seriously.