Pop Star Tom DeLonge Announces Creation of 'Public Benefit Corporation' to Study UFOs
Tom DeLonge, of pop punk band Blink-182, announced October 11th that he, along with "a team of the most experienced, connected and passionately curious minds from the US intelligence community, including the CIA and Department of Defense," has formed a public benefit corporation to study "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena," and its possible benefits to humanity. The corporation, called To the Stars...Academy of Arts and Science, offers opportunities for investors, and plans to "crowd source" its data collection through the contributions of private individuals.
To the Stars will concentrate on three strategies, said DeLonge, including Aerospace, Science, and Entertainment. The Science division will explore a human ultra-experience database, brain-computer interface technology, engineering the space-time metric, and telepathy; Aerospace aims to design beamed energy propulsion launch systems and advanced Electrogravitic Propulsion; and Entertainment will create "various media formats like film, television, books, music and art" which he hopes will "educate and inspire curiosity in scientific possibilities."
The announcement came after two years of effort by DeLonge, the release of the science fiction book Sekret Machines, and hints that a large event was soon to be unveiled to the public.
A recap of the announcement was later released by DeLonge, and is available below.