Tom DeLonge on his New Book and the 'Dread and Glory' of the UFO Phenomenon

Tom DeLonge on his New Book and the ‘Dread and Glory’ of the UFO Phenomenon

Tom DeLonge is a lot of things—founding member of Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves, new-media entrepreneur, family man—but lazy isn’t one of them. Case in point is DeLonge’s latest endeavor, a self-financed “transmedia” project, Sekret Machines, that will include new music, fiction and nonfiction and a documentary. All of it focuses on the UFO phenomenon, a topic he has been obsessed with for over 20 years. But this isn’t another account by an Area 51-obsessed weekender, and DeLonge went deep in order to prove that he had the expertise to bring this story to light. The first book in the series, Chasing Shadows, a 704-page opus cowritten by New York Times best-selling author A.J. Hartley, is based on actual meetings DeLonge had with executives at the Department of Defense and leaders at NASA. How serious is DeLonge about all of this? Well, he turned down the chance to tour and record with Blink-182 in order to make this project into a reality. DeLonge claims that the…