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US government officially releases ‘UFO’ videos originally leaked by Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy

By | Published on Wednesday 29 April 2020

Tom Delonge

Former Blink 182 guitarist Tom Delonge famously believes so strongly in the existence of aliens that he wrote a song about it. Oh, and launched a multi-million dollar research and investigation agency. Now his efforts to bring reports of UFO phenomena to wider public attention has gathered pace, after the US Department of Defense released footage originally leaked by his To The Stars Academy in 2017 and 2018.

The three videos were filmed by US Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015, apparently showing other unidentified aircraft seemingly flying in a manner not possible for any known military technology. After it launched in 2017, making these videos public in two batches were two of the earliest actions of the To The Stars Academy.

Following continued questions about the footage, the US Navy confirmed last year that the videos were genuine. And US Department Of Defense HQ the Pentagon has now officially made public all three videos – titled ‘FLIR’, ‘GOFAST’, and ‘GIMBAL’.

“After a thorough review, the department has determined that the authorised release of these unclassified videos does not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems, and does not impinge on any subsequent investigations of military air space incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena”, the Pentagon says a statement.

“DOD is releasing the videos in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos. The aerial phenomena observed in the videos remain characterised as ‘unidentified'”.

On Twitter, DeLonge said: “With today’s events and articles on my and [To The Stars Academy’s] efforts to get the US government to start the grand conversation, I want to thank every shareholder at To The Stars for believing in us. Next, we plan on pursuing the technology, finding more answers and telling the stories”.

In a further statement, the To The Stars Academy’s Director Of Government Programs & Services, Luis Elizondo – who previously headed up the Pentagon’s internal UFO research programme – said: “In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever that governments speak the truth to their citizens, as it is the most important pillar of a democracy”.

“We commend the leadership at the Department Of Defense for sharing the truth and TTSA is optimistic that they will continue to share more information transparently as it becomes publicly available”.

“At To The Stars Academy, we do not fear scepticism and will continually work to decrease doubt around the topic of the existence of UAPs”, he continues, that being ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’, in case you wondered. Only losers say UFO.

“We are fuelled by the Pentagon’s significant actions and hope this encourages a new wave of credible information to come forward. We acknowledge and stand by those who have the courage to always speak the truth, no matter how difficult or complex the issue is”.

So everyone’s excited. Although I’m still not sure how anything’s different now.