WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 02: Tom DeLonge attends the screening of Ernie Ball's "The Pursuit Of Tone" and Q&A at The London
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Spacedude Tom DeLonge, who came to Earth to form Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves, is Open Minds TV's UFO Researcher of the Year. The award was bestowed on the guitarist at the 2017 International UFO Congress.

Though DeLonge was not in attendance, a five-minute clip was shown detailing the 41-year-old's contributions to the field. In the video below, DeLonge's taped acceptance speech begins at the five-minute mark.

DeLonge concluded his remarks with a promise that he'll be making an important announcement pertaining to alien research soon. He elaborated:

"I want you all to know, in the UFO community, that whoever’s passionate about this kind of paradigm shifting subject matter, I need you all to look really, really closely at that announcement, and I need you to be a part of it. Because what that announcement is about is so much more than it will look like on the surface. And I need you guys to come along for the ride. You have to be a part of it, and you'll see what that means when the announcement comes out."

Late in the 2016 election season, Wikileaks shared emails with DeLonge and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta discussing Area 51 and adjacent topics. Earlier in 2016, DeLonge wrote on Facebook, "Am I currently working with people in the Government? YES. Including leadership from DOD, Intelligence and Executive Branch? YES."

It was recently announced that Tom DeLonge will direct his first feature film, Strange Times, about San Diego skateboarders investigating "extreme paranormal activity around town." Angels & Airwaves will contribute original music.

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