Turns out the US Navy agrees that they are, indeed, Unidentified Flying Objects that they themselves are studying.
The former punk hero has been dedicating a significant amount of time and effort to the study of UFOs in recent years, but it appears that now his efforts may have led to something more solid.
Tom Delonge suspected the truth was out there long before departing from Blink 182
Speaking to The Motherboard, US navy spokesperson Joseph Gardisher confirmed that the objects seen in some of the videos released by DeLonge’s ‘To The Stars’ academy are ” considered…as unidentified.”
The forthrightness of the response has surprised many experts, with John Greenwald, himself a curator of declassified documents, revealing that he expected the Navy to hide behind the standard excuses.
“I very much expected that when the U.S. military addressed the videos, they would coincide with the language we see on official documents that have now been released, and they would label them as ‘drones’ or ‘balloons,’” he told Motherboard.
“They went on the record stating the ‘phenomena’ depicted in those videos, is ‘unidentified.’ That really made me surprised, intrigued, excited and motivated to push harder for the truth.”
Watch: Footage released by Tom DeLonge’s academy that has been officially labelled as ‘unidentified’
“That the Navy is using the term ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ shows that they have broadened what is expected to be reported by U.S. fighter pilots” added UFO expert Roger Glassel, noting that reporting such events as UFO’s has “in the past has been connected with a stigma.”
The truth is out there, and maybe Tom DeLonge will be forever remembered as leading the charge toward answers.
For now, though, you can enjoy his TV show about aliens, and kick out some nostalgic alien jams below.