Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge is a huge fan of aliens. Even if you haven't been keeping up with his UFO hunting escapades, it's been clear that the dude really likes space for a while now. Hell, his Angels & Airwaves project is pretty much just an opportunity for him to delve deeper into this infatuation, which people first caught onto when Blink-182 released the song "Aliens Exist" all the way back in 1999 on Enema of the State.
So yeah, the guy really likes UFOs, aliens, and space. However, over the past few years he took things to new extremes. When John Podesta's emails leaked last year following a WikiLeaks hack, emails surfaced of DeLonge communicating with government officials about UFOs and alien-autopsies. Now a UFO-themed online network has sought to honor his achievements as America's favorite UFO enthusiast.
Open Minds Productions and the International UFO Congress have named DeLonge their UFO Researcher of the Year, in what is perhaps the second most deserving win of the year so far behind Moonlight winning Best Motion Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. To coincide with the announcement of his win, a new video has been released showcasing just what it was that resulted in him winning the award, and boy is it weird.
Thankfully, DeLonge himself appears in the video to make a bizarre acceptance speech. In the speech he says, "I’m just like you guys. 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." Yeah, it's pretty strange stuff, but it's nice that he's found a new calling now that Blink-182 have unfortunately replaced him with Matt Skiba, who probably doesn't even like space.
Watch the video below, with Tom DeLonge's appearance at about five minutes.