Former Blink 182 member and UFO enthusiast Tom DeLonge looks set to boldly go where no man has gone before after launching his To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science – an organization he will be hoping can finally answer the age-old question: are we alone in space?
DeLonge is bringing together an impressive assortment of scientists, aerospace engineers and other creates to collaborate on projects aimed at exploring the “outer edges of science” and technology as we know it.
“The public interest in the outer edges of science and the understanding of phenomena has always been suffocated by mainstream ideology and bureaucratic constraint,” Delonge, the company President, and CEO said in a statement.
“We believe there are discoveries within our reach that will revolutionize the human experience, but they can only be accomplished through the unrestricted support of breakthrough research and innovation.”
Technically classed as a “public benefit corporation” the academy has already launched a crowdfunding campaign which has raised some $200,000 already.
Quite what DeLonge and his cohorts intend on doing with that money is anyone’s guess but it will likely involve a deep dive into the world of UFOs, aliens, abductions and all manner of conspiracy theories.
DeLonge has been obsessed with UFOs for some time now, releasing a book on the subject called Sekret Machines: Gods earlier this year. He also has plans for a movie linked to the book entitled Strange Times.
The To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science will focus on aerospace, science, and entertainment and has some pretty heavy hitters behind it including individuals from an intelligence and science backgrounds that have worked for the likes of the CIA and Department of Defence.
“Imagine having 25th-century science this century,” Dr. Hal Puthoff, the company’s co-founder and Vice President of Science and Technology, said.
“We’ve mobilized a team of experienced, connected and passionately curious minds to reveal and decode information that can challenge the limits of traditional theory, such as the study of UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon) technologies. Together, we’re bringing transformative science and engineering out of the shadows to introduce profound possibilities.”
DeLonge seems determined to prove, one way or another, whether aliens truly exist.