The New York Times: How Tom DeLonge Became a U.F.O. Researcher

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As news of the Navy’s statement spread, many people took note of the academy, and more specifically one of its founders: Tom DeLonge, who was from 1993 until 2015 a guitarist and singer for the band Blink-182. How, many wondered, did the guy from Blink-182 become involved in U.F.O. research?

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To The Stars Academy + History Channel Bring You 6-Part Docuseries

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Former Government Officials disclose new information in an effort to change Government Policy about the potential threats UFOs pose to U.S. National Security

New York, NY – March 12, 2019In December of 2017, The New York Times published a stunning front-page exposé about the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). Featuring an interview with former military intelligence official and Special Agent In- Charge, Luis Elizondo, who confirmed the existence of the hidden government program, the controversial story was the focus of worldwide attention. Previously run by Elizondo, AATIP was created to research and investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) including numerous videos of reported encounters, three of which were released to a shocked public in 2017. Elizondo resigned after expressing to the government that these UAPs could pose a major threat to our national security and not enough was being done to combat them or address our potential vulnerabilities. Now, as a part of HISTORY’s groundbreaking new six-part, one-hour limited series “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™,” Elizondo is speaking out for the first time with Tom DeLonge, co-founder and President of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science and Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence, to expose a series of startling encounters and embark on fascinating new investigations that will urge the public to ask questions and look for answers. From A+E Originals, DeLonge serves as executive producer.

Says DeLonge, “With this show, the real conversation can finally begin. I’m thankful to HISTORY for giving the To The Stars Academy team of world-class scientists, engineers and intelligence experts the opportunity to tell the story in a comprehensive and compelling way.  I think everyone that watches the show will walk away with questions answered and a feeling of, “wow, I get it now.”’

“HISTORY is committed to creating informational, authentic programming that keeps our audience intrigued to learn more,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. “This is not a UFO hunting show, but a series that will hopefully provoke a cultural conversation about unexplained phenomena and allow our viewers to ultimately draw their own conclusions. Tom’s curiosity and passion for this subject matter, combined with his team, are the perfect partners to deliver this breakthrough series.”

DeLonge, Elizondo, Mellon and a trustworthy, connected team of investigators that includes retired Program Director for Advanced Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks and the Aerospace Division Director for To The Stars Academy, Steve Justice, renowned CIA researcher and quantum physicist, and Vice President of Science and Technology at To The Stars Academy, Hal Puthoff and retired senior intelligence service member of the Central Intelligence Agency and Vice President of Operations at To The Stars Academy, Jim Semivan, will break boundaries and perceived government taboo by disclosing information about efforts being made to change government policy surrounding these phenomena, as well as produce tangible evidence to build the most indisputable case for the existence and threat of UFOs ever assembled. “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™” will reveal newly authenticated evidence and footage, interviews from eyewitnesses and former military personnel who have never spoken out before and extensive breakthroughs in understanding the technology behind these unknown phenomena in our skies.

“Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation™” is produced for HISTORY by A+E Originals. DeLonge is executive producer. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat and Anthony Lappé are executive producers for A+E Originals. Mike Stiller serves as executive producer for HISTORY.


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About To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science®

To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science® is a public benefit corporation founded in 2017 as an incubator for progressive ideas integrating art, science engineering. Established by award-winning artist Tom DeLonge with former senior intelligence officer of the CIA Jim Semivan and world-renowned quantum physicist Hal Puthoff, To The Stars Academy’s mission is to explore, educate and engineer next-generation scientific phenomena that can have a transformative and positive impact on society.  The organization uses its special access to intelligence insiders to create original, fact-based content across all multiple media platforms and partners with industry to transition transformative technology into revolutionary commercial and military systems. The organization became well-known for its involvement in obtaining and revealing the first official USG military evidence that had been declassified and disclosed to the public to establish the scientifically proven existence of the advanced technology of UFO’s in 2017. In 2018 they launched the ADAM Research Project, a program focused on exotic materials for technology innovation, and announced a TV series development deal with TBS.

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TTS Academy's Book Picks for #worldUFOday

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To celebrate #worldufoday, To The Stars Academy shared with us their favorite UFO books to spread awareness about the realness of the phenomenon: "UFOs and the National Security State" by Richard M. Dolan and Dr. Jacques Valee, UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record by Leslie Kean, and Jacques Vallee's trilogy - Dimensions, Confrontations, & Revelations and of course we can't forget to add our own Sekret Machines series by Tom DeLonge with AJ Hartley and Peter Levenda!

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TOM DELONGE Announces September 18 Release for SEKRET MACHINES - A FIRE WITHIN

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Los Angeles, CA (April 3, 2018)– Multi-platinum-selling artist TOM DELONGE has announced a September 18th release for Sekret Machines Book 2 - A Fire Within (To The Stars/Simon & Schuster), the second in a three-volume series of fiction novels co-written with New York Times bestselling author A.J. Hartley (The Darwen Arkwright series). Like its acclaimed predecessor, A Fire Within is a complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the scientific, military and intelligence communities surrounding unidentified aerial phenomena. The much-anticipated book is available for pre-order at To The Stars by clicking HERE and from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Don't miss out on the To The Stars... Collector's Advance Edition available this summer.

A Fire Within continues the story of heiress Jennifer Quinn, journalist Timika Mars, pilot Alan Young and ex-Marine Barry Regis – four people bonded by the incidents they’ve witnessed and who are being hunted by agents of a wealthy corporate cabal desperate for unimaginable power and possessed of extraordinary abilities they don’t understand, much less control. Now the quartet is on a mission  of their own: as Alan and Barry test the limits of their strange gifts inside the military complex known as Dreamland, Jennifer and Timika begin a quest to locate an ancient tablet that may hold the answers to humanity’s greatest question: Are we alone in the universe?

A Fire Within is an action-packed saga of archeological adventure, government conspiracy, historical mystery and unimaginable technology.

“One of the largest areas of study when dealing with the UFO phenomenon is consciousness and the human mind,” says DeLonge. “A.J. was able to weave that into the storyline with a tapestry of information never before released. He’s providing us with an opportunity to learn more about ourselves and the greatest story never told.”

“Book One focused primarily on the machines themselves--hardware, if you like--but in the second installment of the series we push the story into the gray areas between the normal and the paranormal in more clearly human terms, exploring the idea that as technology might make exponential evolutionary progress, so might people themselves,” says Hartley. “The result continues the story of the first novel, picking up pretty much where it left off, but shifts the tonality of the narrative into new territory, new adventures and new sekrets.”

This past December, DeLonge’s company, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, was the focus of worldwide attention after they found themselves at the center of a stunning New York Times exposé about “The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program” and included two of the first official U.S. government videos of unidentified aerial phenomena.

Luis Elizondo, the former military intelligence official who confirmed the existence of that hidden government program (the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) is the Director of Global Security & Special Programs for To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science.

Three months later, To The Stars Academy posted a much-buzzed-about third video titled “Go Fast.” That clip, which can be seen on the TTSA Community of Interest site by clicking HERE, is an authentic DoD video that captures the high-speed flight of an unidentified aircraft at low altitude by a F/A-18 Super Hornet ATFLIR forward-looking infrared system. The “Go Fast” video reveals a previously undisclosed Navy encounter that occurred off the East Coast in 2015. The site also features an analysis of the video by TTSA’s Aerospace Division Director Steve Justice, National Security Affairs Advisor Chris Mellon and Elizondo.


About the Authors:

About Tom DeLonge

Tom DeLonge is the co-founder, President and interim CEO of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, the entertainment media and science research company that was the first to obtain the historic official US government footage of UFOs that were released alongside stunning exposes by the New York Times and Washington Post.  Since 2011 he has served as the president and creative force behind To The Stars Inc., a vertically integrated entertainment and media company where he develops and distributes award-winning intellectual properties and merchandise that can be attributed to his two decades of experience as an IP creative and entrepreneur. Under To The Stars, he has released multiple critically acclaimed multimedia franchises, including his first science fiction feature film and double album Love, which sold out in theatres across the US and won various awards while touring the international festival circuit in 2011.  In 2015 his celebrated franchise Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker won “Best Animation” at the Toronto International Short Film Festival and was accompanied by the Billboard chart-topping album The Dream Walker, by his band Angels & Airwaves. Hailed as “Alt Rock’s JK Rowling,” since 2015 DeLonge has expanded his media repertoire to include co-authoring five bestselling novels, with a sixth being released in Fall 2018.  Also in 2018, he is set to direct the feature film Strange Times based on his Young Adult novel of the same name. Mr. DeLonge’s entrepreneurial career began in 1999 when he co-founded ecommerce company dedicated to the burgeoning Southern California lifestyle market, which was followed by the film production company Resting Bird Entertainment and international consumer brands Atticus Clothing and Macbeth Footwear. In 2004, he created the holding company Really Likeable People Inc. for his various ventures to sit under. In 2007, he created the technology platform Modlife, which pioneered online content monetization and engagement tools for top-tier musicians and was used by artists such as Jack White and Pearl Jam, the latter of which still use it to this day. Mr. DeLonge’s entertainment career began over two decades ago when he co-founded Blink-182, an American rock band that became a pop-culture icon and sold over 25 million albums worldwide. 

About A.J. Hartley
A.J. Hartley is an international bestselling novelist whose work includes archaeological thrillers, the Darwen Arkwright children’s series, the Will Hawthorne fantasy adventures, novels based on Macbeth and Hamlet, and two upcoming young adult series, Steeplejack and Cathedrals of Glass. He is also the Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare at UNC Charlotte. His website is



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TTSA in NYT Front Page Exposé on Pentagon Hidden UFO Program

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The New York Times has published a stunning exposé titled “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program.” In it, former Pentagon military intelligence official LUIS ELIZONDO confirmed the existence of a hidden government program (the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program) that investigated the existence of U.F.O’s, a department he ran under a veil of secrecy since 2009.

The Times story featured an excerpt from Elizondo’s resignation letter in which he expressed his frustration with the limitations placed on the program, telling higher-ups “there remains a vital need to ascertain capability and intent of these phenomena for the benefit of the armed forces and the nation.”

Elizondo left his Pentagon post to join To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a consortium of scientists, aerospace engineers and creatives founded by company President and CEO Tom DeLonge, VP of Science and Technology Dr. Hal Puthoff (also quoted in the Times story) and = VP of Operations Jim Semivan. The principals include Aerospace Division Director Steve Justice and National Security Affairs Advisor Chris Mellon. The company launched this past October with a mission to explore exotic science and technologies to rapidly transition innovative ideas into world-changing products and services.

"I am first and foremost a soldier,” says Elizondo, who now serves as Director of Global Security & Special Programs for To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science. “I was honored to serve at the DOD and took my mission of exploring unexplained aerial phenomena quite seriously. In the end, however, I couldn’t carry out that mission, because the Department which was understandably overstretched — couldn’t give it the resources that the mounting evidence deserved. So, under very good terms, I left to find an environment where investigating these phenomena is priority number one. I’m thrilled to say I found that environment at the To The Stars Academy, an amazing team of top-flight scientists from the defense, industry and intelligence communities alongside passionate creatives to help tell the story. We look forward to working closely with the US government to produce the best possible results for America and the world."

Today Elizondo and the TTS Academy launched a “Community of Interest” website to serve as a central database and communal hub click HERE. The website will be home to video footage, documents and other materials that can be studied and explored for transformative breakthroughs in science and engineering through a unique collaboration among scientists, academics, industry partners, government and the public at large.

Its content at launch includes two of the first official U.S. government videos of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) referenced in the Times article, which have recently gone through the U.S. government’s official declassification review process to be approved for public release. Alongside each video is technical analysis from Elizondo and TTS Academy’s Footage in the videos was captured by advanced sensor tracking technology in separate U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets. In the 34-second “Gimbal” (the name likely a reference to the UAP’s free-tilting movement), astonished pilots can be heard talking excitedly about an oval-shaped craft spotted at an altitude close to 25,000 feet. The object has no distinguishable flight surfaces or exhaust plume, and its flight seems to defy the known laws of physics. In the under-1:30 video “FLIR1” (reference to footage captured by the F/A-18’s Forward Looking Infrared System), an unknown object is seen at appx. 24,000 feet. The footage, which has no sound, shows the object hovering with no exhaust plume, displaying extreme maneuverability and sudden acceleration that cannot be achieved by any known aircraft. These are two of several official videos obtained by TTS Academy that serve as credible proof of the physics of advanced flight.

Visitors to TTS Academy’s Community of Interest website are encouraged to sign up for email to receive updates when additional intelligence is added.

About the TTS Academy Community of Interest
It’s the mission of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science to collaborate with global citizens in order to help push science, technology, and ultimately humanity forward. To help accomplish this, the company is building a powerful and robust community of interest (COI) platform to enable interdisciplinary collaboration on reporting and analysis of anomalies among the public at large, academia, industry partners, government and every level of law enforcement.

TTS Academy’s vision is to collect, triage, and partition signature data, utilizing forensic and scientific methodology, into a central database that can be used to shed light on anomalies, trends, and patterns. They believe these data, when analyzed rigorously, could lead to a better understanding of our reality, including some of the most fascinating and mysterious phenomena in the universe. In turn, their vision is to involve the public with the discovery of revolutionary breakthroughs in science and technology.

About To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science
To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science is a public benefit organization that strives to be a powerful vehicle for change by creating a dynamic consortium, free of bureaucratic constraint, 
between science, aerospace and entertainment. Led by a team of the most experience, connected and passionately curious minds form the US intelligence community, TTS Academy believes there are transformative discoveries within our reach, but they can only be accomplished through unrestricted support of breakthrough research, discovery, education and innovation.

To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science believes it’s the duty of private entities to invest in scientific discovery and disclosure unconstrained by government priorities, done with the help of citizens who collaborate and join by investing in the mission via the DPO. For more information, visit


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