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Forget Flying Cars, Blink 182’s DeLong Discovered UFOs

Cars and trucks are just earthbound spaceships, so consider the following as part of MotorBiscuit’s responsibility to keep you informed about all forms of travel. Do you remember Blink 182? It was a band out of San Diego that made a bunch of music in the 2000s. The frontman and guitarist, Tom DeLonge, has never been shy about things he believes in or what he wants his fans to know. Which, apparently, involves UFOs?

Blink-182 UFO Footage?

Not long after DeLonge started a space-observation group, the New York Times reported on footage the U.S. Navy took of objects it could not identify. And somehow, through his organization, DeLong was able to release footage of three different UFO sightings the New York Times wrote about. 

Soon after posting the footage, TSAAS said it discussed with “sources from the government” on the subject of the UFO images and other classified information on the subject. Now, the US Navy has released a statement that the videos DeLong posted are of “unknown” aerial objects flying in American airspace. Then again, you never know. They could be flying cars.

In an interview with Motherboard, Navy spokesperson Joseph Gradisher says, “The Navy considers the phenomena contained in those three videos as unidentified.” 

The first video was taken by gunsight cameras mounted on an F-18 flying off the coast of San Diego in 2004. The second video was shot on January 21, 2015, showing a rotating object with pilot audio commenting to each other about how strange the object was. DeLong released a third video shot on the same day in 2015 of an object flying over water. The assumption is that it was the same unidentified object as in the second video shot on the same day. 

Official Flying Car UFO Story

Gradisher speculated that the Navy would make a statement saying the videos were of “drones” or “weather balloons” but, “instead they did not. They went on the record stating the phenomena depicted in those videos is unidentified. That really made me surprised, excited, and motivated to push harder for the truth.”

Just this year the US Navy changed policy so that Navy personnel could more easily report unexplained sightings of aerial vehicles due to the number of “unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled training ranges and designated airspace.”

The Navy has determined that for the safety of its personnel it should investigate the multitude of sightings that can’t be explained, which indicates there have been too many to ignore. But they won’t make their findings public. The problem with that is if it thinks there may be concern for personnel safety, then what about us? Shouldn’t us common folk be advised in case some green men land in our backyards and ask us to go for a ride? Or are we acting hysterical over silver saucers flying around our kid’s little league game?

Navy Secrets

The Navy has this to say: “Any report generated as a result of these investigations will, by necessity, include classified information on military operations. Therefore no release of information to the general public is expected.”

We know there is a social stigma to the whole UFO discussion, but there is also a stigma about having to confront little green men stopping our family in our station wagon on a desert road, too. At least the US Navy is tacitly saying UFOs are a real thing and not figments of our imaginations.