Former Blink-182 rocker Tom Delonge is convinced he once experienced an alien encounter while camping outside American military base Area 51.
The guitarist, who has long been fascinated by extraterrestrials and even runs his own website about unidentified flying objects (UFOs), has opened up about his close encounter in a bizarre interview with Paper magazine.
DeLonge reveals he and a group of pals set up camp on the border of Area 51 in Nevada, which has become a hotspot for UFO sightings, in an effort to try and contact other life forms using their minds.
He claims "nothing happened" at first, but he awoke in the middle of the night, unable to move, and immediately sensed the presence of aliens.
He says, "My whole body felt like it had static electricity... and there's a conversation going on outside the tent. It sounded like there were about 20 people there, talking. And instantly my mind goes, 'OK, they're at our campsite, they're not here to hurt us, they're talking about shit', but I can't make out what they're saying. But they're working on something."
DeLonge goes on to recall a strange conversation he previously had with a top engineer, who urged him to "be real f**king careful" after the rocker described a "very specific (space) craft" he believed government officials were secretly building.
The star claims his research and findings have drawn the attention of government representatives, who he is convinced have since started monitoring his activities.
DeLonge explains, "He (engineer pal) goes, 'I'm not f**king kidding with you. You better be really f**king careful.' And he calls me up the next day and he goes, 'I've had calls about you. If someone comes and asks you to get in their car, don't f**king get in the car.' And that's the shit I'm dealing with."
The Paper magazine interview, which was published this week, took place weeks before DeLonge was fired from Blink-182 late last month.
source: newshub archive