Blink-182 rocker Tom DeLonge has contacted a top adviser to U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton about investigating aliens.
The musician stunned fans by seemingly quitting the band last year (15), and later revealed that one of his reasons for no longer touring with the group was his desire to hunt Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).
Emails released by the organization Wikileaks and analyzed by editors at the Washington Post show he was in contact with John Podesta, the chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign about the subject.
In the emails, DeLonge requested Podesta, who as well as advising the Democratic Party candidate has advocated the disclosure of government files on UFOs, meet some “important people”, involved in something, “relating to our sensitive topic.”
The 40-year-old requested the Democratic Party official set up a meeting with the unnamed individuals.
In the correspondence, he also asked Podesta to meet a U.S. General who was allegedly in charge of a laboratory which dealt with artifacts from the Roswell crash – a 1947 incident which is believed by some to be evidence of an alien crash landing on Earth.
The emails also revealed Podesta participated in a documentary DeLonge is producing.
In June (16), DeLonge claimed that his UFO hunting hadn’t ended his time with Blink-182, writing on Facebook that he would return to the band. However he did claim to be working with the U.S. government on UFO investigations.
“Am I currently working with people in the Government? YES,” he wrote. “Including leadership from DOD (U.S. Department of Defense), (American) Intelligence (agencies) and Executive Branch (of the U.S. government)? YES.”
During his absence from the band he has been replaced by Alkaline Trio rocker Matt Skiba.