Furthering the cause, or just another cash-grab?
As many of you know, I’ve always been on the fence regarding DeLonge and his motives in the the UFO community. On the one hand, his creation of the To The Stars Academy seemed like a monumental task, with huge ramifications if what he promised to accomplish, actually became reality. On the other hand, it didn’t sit well with me when official company documents revealed he had given himself a $100,000 per year salary, taken straight from the donations, or “shares”, given by thousands of people all over the world. DeLonge made big promises, and yet for the most part, the only thing we’ve seen on the TTSA social media pages, consist of an endless barrage of merchandise postings. From DVD’s, to posters, to music CD’s for his bands; and for some reason, it feels like my initial feelings towards TTSA may have been justified. And I took a lot of flack for those feelings
And so today, we have breaking news that Tom has teamed up with none other than the History Channel, in what promises to be a new show series that will “blow the lid” off of the UFO phenomenon. I’ll let you guys be the judge of that. Of course, I want the BEST for Ufology, and if Tom can help further that cause, then I’m in. But as always, only time will tell. As reported by mainstream media:
(KGTV) — Former Blink-182 guitarist and Poway native Tom DeLonge is set to host a History Channel series centered on proving the existence of UFOs.
The six-part series “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation” will feature DeLonge’s interview with a former military intelligence official, Luis Elizondo, who confirmed the Pentagon’s UFO program.
According to the Associated Press, Elizondo told The New York Times in 2017 he used to run the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program.
The series will also feature interviews with other former government and aerospace officials and, “produce tangible evidence to build the most indisputable case for the existence and threat of UFOs.”
“With this show, the real conversation can finally begin,” DeLonge said in a statement. “I think everyone that watches the show will walk away with questions answered and a feeling of, “wow, I get it now.”‘
The History Channel series is scheduled to air in May.
DeLonge, who also fronts the band Angels & Airwaves, has long been fascinated by the extraterrestrial. He is CEO of To The Stars Academy, which aims to help researchers, “explore exotic science and technologies.”