Blink-182's Tom DeLonge: What Humans Have Seen as Gods Throughout the Ages Are Probably Aliens

"Religions around the world consistently say that beings from the heavens came down and taught us this or gave us that."

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Blink-182's Tom DeLonge: What Humans Have Seen as Gods Throughout the Ages Are Probably Aliens
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Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge and Peter Levanda - the co-author of Tom's "Sekret Machines" book trilogy - talked about aliens, explaining the "cargo cult" phenomena to Rolling Stone:

"[The indigenous tribes that were first exposed to civilization during World War II] had never seen anybody outside of their tribe before.

"They saw the planes drop cargo so they automatically assumed they were gods. They started worshipping these planes, trying to get medicine and food. And their religion still exists to this day."

More info on the cargo cult phenomena on Wikipedia

Levanda chimed in: "Religions around the world consistently say that beings from the heavens came down and taught us this or gave us that.

"In 'Gods' [the first book of the 'Sekret Machines' franchise] we go into the nuance of this, from Aztec blood sacrifices to various creation epics that say we were created as servants to some other race of beings.

"We don't create myths out of whole cloth. Something happens and we create a myth around it. We're talking about events that are being described by people using the vocabulary they had.

The source further notes the guys are "not claiming that everything you've seen on shows like 'Ancient Aliens' is real," with Levanda noting:

"Humans are responsible for building the pyramids, for instance. I think we can agree on that.

"But what was the impetus behind it? What we're saying is the initial contact is what prompted all this. Not that there were aliens out there telling us how to build pyramids. I think that just devalues the entire conversation, and we're trying to get beyond that."

DeLonge added: "What would happen if those [extraterrestrial] intelligences were roaming around the universe and getting involved in the genetics and colonization of other types of life? Look, we do that to animals and indigenous tribes."

Levanda further noted: "People have been spending 70 years trying to prove it's real, and if you're waiting for the government to do it, good luck. What we're saying is, let's proceed under the assumption that this is real.

"What does that mean for history, for medicine, for physics, for chemistry, for astronomy? What does it mean for us as humans if we accept that the phenomenon has always been real?"

Tom concluded about his project: "This project is aimed at creating a beacon and a vehicle to be able to interact directly with Millennials across the world. Some of this stuff is empowering, and some of this stuff is frankly kind of scary. But you need to understand it, and you're going to need to deal with it when we're gone."

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    LoseTheGenre
    Religion was an early fear-based form of government. People got into power by saying they were divine or could see things others couldn't. Just a way to control people... not aliens. Calm it down, Thomas.
    Anjohl
    It was the original law enforcement, a self austaining, circular system.
    thadsmelley
    There is more evidence that suggests that beings from other worlds influenced our race than evidence of anything else throughout our entire history. It is blatantly clear that some of you are claiming there is no evidence, haven't even attempted to research this topic seriously, and therefore have no valid point of view on this subject.
    Candlewolf
    Hear hear. I was going to post the same kind of sentiment. The responses to this article speak volumes.
    zwArthurtje
    The first half of your comment shows that you have no concern for your own confirmation bias and is just pure rhetoric Your point about other people's points being invalid is actually an invalid argument
    thadsmelley
    The difference between me and someone who hasn't even attempted serious research into this subject. I can actually consider that none of it is true, the evidence is overwhelmingly the contrary, and if someone hasn't done any research into the field. YES I CAN say they have no valid point.
    Anjohl
    Incorrect. There is absolutely no evidence of aliens influencing human history, which is fitting, since they don't exist.
    thadsmelley
    Definition of Extraterrestrial - something or someone outside of this earth or its atmosphere. What are angel's? Beings from the 'heavens', the stars, the sky. Greeks and Romans speak of Gods/Titans that come from the heavens, and influence the course of humanity. In EVERY last culture on the planet, history speaks, of beings coming from the heavens influencing human events. 400 years ago they called them angels/demons, today we call them aliens/extraterrestrials. Hell look at the Ancient Vedic texts of India. That is just the evidence from the past, the evidence in the last 120 years is even more compelling. You're not going to hear it on state/corporate/government intelligence controlled propaganda media like Fox News and CNN, not until governments around the world deem it is in their best interest to release such a story.  Please do your own research into the subject, because there is an absolutely unfathomable amount of HARD EVIDENCE, that our governments have been extremely interested in this for many decades. Just the last 30 years alone, is something truly spectacular to witness, you have to pay attention. Look into Richard Dolan, that man alone is undeniable. Dr. Steven Greer and the citizens hearing on disclosure. The irrefutable amount of military, government, private contractor, corporate whistle blowing and testimony, all of the FOIA documents released under Carter's administration. You have no idea my man, and I hope that one day you find the courage to at least consider the possibility. Not sure why everyone is so afraid of the most amazing discovery in the history of humanity.
    Candlewolf
    You do need to consider, however, the possibility that  a) the 'disclosure' scenario maybe psy-ops.  b) the 'aliens' may never have left. Perhaps they've been here all along. Maybe we are the aliens.  This is a very, very complex, layered and convoluted topic and I seriously think anyone out in the public sphere on this topic claiming to know the answer is either crazy or an agent. But anyone asking questions and re-evaluating existing evidence with a new set of eyes should be commended and encouraged. For example: Noah's Ark. The story doesn't make sense. How did one man, under a deadline, manage to capture, contain and coordinate 2 of every animal species. It's utterly ridiculous, UNTIL, you consider the story in terms of genetics. Consider Noah's Ark not as living animals, but genetic material. Make and female DNA. It's exactly what we're doing in Svalbard with that seed vault.  Perhaps all those wondrous mythological creatures (dragons, griffins, rocs, chimairas, unicorns etc etc etc) maybe genetic experiments, never designed for mass production. 
    thadsmelley
    I consider everything you just said every single day. Fabulous reply, now that right there ladies and gentlemen is a real discussion. Generally it just needs to be a topic that is discussed intelligently, asking every conceivable question, and abstaining from the ridicule factor the media has programmed into us. It is indeed an extraordinarily complex topic, I to this day, believe that Tom is being manipulated to push a certain story about ET's, a certain agenda. Seriously folks you don't walk way from tens of millions if not hundreds, just because you decided aliens were more important than music. Clearly something is going on here with Tom. Very interesting time to be alive in general, we are witnessing a complete transformation of the human condition.  
    Candlewolf
    Thank you for the kind words. I tend to agree that Tom seems to be part of a larger cabal. Previous articles talked a retired general or some flavour and connections to the Hillary campaign. Who's funding these books? Blink royalties? Follow the money. But then, these idiots condescend to me that 'humans built the pyramids, we can all agree on that.'  I can't. I don't know who built them. I sure as shit don't think it was Khufu, and if you read the story of how they "identified" it was his pyramid; it's only marginally better than the dog eating your homework. The Great Pyramids, along with the Sphinx, date back well into pre-history. Gobekli Tepe in Turkey has smashed wide open the accepted timeline of history.  Just like that Chinese proverb. 
    Human371
    This is getting kind of sad, to be honest. Obviously, the guy is not 100% right in the head at this point. 
    Candlewolf
    The only obvious thing is how close-minded most poeple are when faced with new and exciting ideas. 
    Human371
    In general that's true, people stick to what they already believe. But flip that around: "I am convinced that there is an alien conspiracy and any evidence to the contrary is only propaganda or what 'they' want me to think".  I am all for questioning authority and challenging ideas. Just don't forget to challenge your own. Especially when, as in Tom's case, they seem destructive to both your peace of mind and your reputation.
    Candlewolf
    To quote Jesus; Tom don't give a damn about his reputation. If everyone was so worried about what people thought, some asshole would never have shoved a microphone into his acoustic guitar and we wouldn't be here. But yeah, minds locked down by beliefs are not good; regardless of the actual belief. 
    balta
    Actually they have solid arguments.
    sol_afro_within
    Which can be boiled down to "we don't know the answer so it was aliens". Guy above you is right, the guy needs professional help, not being made fun of or encouraged.
    Eifler121
    Yeah, let's just assume things are real without any evidence and go on that running assumption and see how that works.
    xarandomninjax
    That's what religion's been doing for ages already.
    Eifler121
    Sure, but at least they go through great lengths to legitimize it. And, to be honest, it was more valuable information than a lot of accepted science at the time. But, by his own logic, religion is weak by the same rhetoric his stance gains validity.
    danielchasebe
    I think that this is just us looking back and seeing what we want to. You got to think about what it was like back then - the one place people couldn't go was the sky. It was out of reach so, naturally, since it is such an unknown, people would obviously say that gods came from there (more often than not). Everything else that giveth, the sun, rain already did.
    XcessFiber
    Tom, just please read "Chariot Of The Gods? (Unsolved Mysteries of the Past)"  by  Erich von Däniken https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chariots_of_the_G... Stop fucking plagiarizing. This book was written in 1968 and what you just claim has already been theorized by that awesome author above in 1968. Its 2017.Stop being a fucking douchebag.
    tomaxandxamot
    You do know Von Danniken is a fraud right?  I love the show, he's a great character but he's full of beans.  
    XcessFiber
    that maybe..but Tom is repeating exactly what Von said in the 60's so i am simply pointing that out..not here to debate anything that cannot be proved yet. are there aliens ? - Me: No proof yet but i want to believe
    Candlewolf
    How is he a fraud? Just remember, fraud means deliberately misleading; not asking questions and having opinions that might be wrong. It's an important distinction. 
    tomaxandxamot
    Problem with Aliens is you know, finding a way to travel FASTER than the speed of light.  Even if, even if Aliens have the tech to do this - where are they?  We cannot detect radio signals anywhere in our Galaxy - but you expect these Aliens to travel at speeds that are in conceivable.....on that note, I have seen 2 UFOs (not Aliens - there is a difference) 
    Anjohl
    Well, that's not really a problem compared to their main problem, non-existsnce.
    Bart123
    It's not inconceivable at all if you keep an open mind. I could tell you a lot about it but not in a short post, you have to read up on it yourself. There's plenty of documentation, testimonies and books available, and I'm not talking about the latest episode of the X-Files here. I started researching (mostly reading) this and many other phenomena, spirituality (non-dualism) and more generally "the nature of reality" after some interesting first and second hand experiences some years ago. For starters it seems evident that reality is actually a product of consciousness and not the other way around. Biocentrism for example is an interesting book about this concept but perhaps a bit technical if you know nothing about quantum mechanics. On the contrary the dogma in mainstream science is epiphenomenalism, which basically says that consciousness is just a byproduct of some physical processes. I used to be in this camp myself, and I feel like this way of thinking was kind of ingrained since childhood all the way into university, not to brag but I do have a MSc degree. Most people seem to believe that our "top scientists" have almost figured out how the whole universe works, when nothing could be further from the truth. Even gravity is barely understood and we can't even measure it directly, only the effects of it. By the way I'm not saying you should believe everything you read, especially on the subject of UFO's. There's obviously a shit ton of bollocks out there, and perhaps even intentional disinformation.
    tomaxandxamot
    I hear you - but taking drugs alters consciousness - so I hear you - but physics still rules the day in the end.  
    Bart123
    No, I don't think you get it. Science has mathematical models for things that we can measure, that have been verified many times and have real world practical applications. No argument there. But these models don't actually provide that many answers about how the universe or consciousness works, they just mathematically describe some known phenomena. Theories that do try to explain everything are of such nature that they can't be proven, and are pretty much as useless and "true" as a story in the bible.
    tomaxandxamot
    The realm of consciousness has nothing to do with time travel.  What you are describing is a "hallucination" - my point about the drugs - I can get stoned and "imagine" tons of things - doesn't make them real. Your argument is that Aliens/Time Travel could all be true - but we have now way of putting parameters on consciousness - we do but not like that.....additionally, check out Anselms Theorem - which actually proves Gods existence - by Science.  
    Bart123
    I see that you haven't read a lot of stories/testimonies about flying saucers. There are even some people who have supposedly worked on reverse-engineering them. I'm not saying they're necessarily true but consciousness plays an important role in most of the explanations on how flying saucer navigation works. Apart from having a system that generates gravity waves, the beings in the crafts are able to consciously "tune" in to the craft to control them. They become one with it so to speak. I've never heard a single story of ETs using joysticks to fly around, except maybe in cartoons and sci-fi movies. I'll check out Anselms Theorem some time, thanks.
    mboosey
    I started reading this then stopped when i thought about the fact it was from one of the guys responsible for writing "All the small things"  
    mobidguitar
    I remember when i played in a band with my $99 Squier Blink 182 unicorn guitar... oh wait no... i listened to Pantera instead. A leader of those who are now transgendered and confused.  Yoko Ono is rolling in her grave right now.
    Anjohl
    First off, he's not "Blink 182's Tom DeLonge". Secondly, there are no aliens. None have visited earth ever, and none of our technology or buildings originate with them.
    Candlewolf
    How do you know this? What makes you so sure? I'm genuinely curious. 
    Anjohl
    Quite simply, the default state of existance of a thing with no proof to the contrary is non-existance. There is no proof of Alien life, so they don't exist. Mathematically, there's a detailed proof that has to do with the improbability of matter making the initial leap from inorganic to organic, creating single cells or a similar building block for non-carbon based life.
    Candlewolf
    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. You can't prove a negative. Secondly, you make a logical misstep when quoting this mathematical proof (which I've never read and have no opinion of); that is, you are assuming that any alien life would be non-carbon based. We have a very, very good example of carbon-based life and there is absolutely no evidence to suggest that the process (whatever the fuck it was) that occurred on Earth, could not happen on other planets of similar climate and chemical make up. It may be the case that any planet that forms with enough liquid water will generate some form of life. And that ignores non-mainstream scientific research that suggests that DNA can spontaneously manifest from inogranic material; that the universe is holographic and non-locality is the norm, not the exception.  Nothing you posted constitutes anything near proof that aliens do not exist. Just analyse that sentence. You are sitting here, telling me you are 100% sure that no other life exists in the universe. There is so much more to learn and you've already closed up shop. 
    Anjohl
    Actually, that's exactly how scientific inquiry works. Until a thing is proven to exist, it does not. There has been no evidence of Alien life in the universe, so as of right now, none exists. And the mathematical proof does not rely on non-carbon base, it relies on probability, which dictates that the emergence of organic material from inorganic elements is so improbable so to approach being impossible.
    Candlewolf
    1) Technically, gravity can't be "proven" to exist. You can't go out there and show me some gravity. There is a force in the universe, which we model as gravity, but to say we have "proven" what gravity is, is intellectually dishonest bullshit. But I expect no less from science. And even then, you are ignoring all the evidence that does suggest life exists beyond the realms of this planet. But that's pretty simple to do when you narrow your definition of "evidence" down to the point where nothing will satisfy it.  Can you prove that I exist? No, you can't. But here I am. Checkmate. b) So, where did life on Earth come from? If the jump from inorganic to organic is so improbable, how do you explain life here? Secondly, you say "approaching impossible" not "impossible". If the probably of an event is not zero, then there is a possibility of it happening, regardless of how small that chance is. So if the proof is not solid at the possibility of the jump of inorganic to organic as ZERO, then you cannot use that to categorically say it's impossible.