Do you ever have one of those eye-rolling moments where you’re just so tired of hearing the same thing over and over again that you launch out with the loudest sigh, and of course, roll your eyes?  Last week, many in the field of UFOlogy had that same moment when Blink-182 front man and the apparent new face of ‘Disclosure’, Tom Delonge held his much anticipated press conference, which the public thought was going to be the glimpse into the government secrets everyone had been waiting for.  But alas, (sigh again), it was nowhere close to being what the public had been lead to believe.  For the last couple of years, Delonge had been pushing for ‘Disclosure’, even making it as far as Wikileaks releasing emails on the subject to John Podesta regarding the topics of UFOs.  He pressed so hard on the subject that his fans, both in music and in UFOlogy were really believing that he could be the one to finally do it.  Tom was being the appointed front man of experiencers and eye witnesses across North America and the world to bring the answers forward.  Delay after delay after delay, people impatiently waited for the music man to sing like a UFO stool pigeon had never sung before.  And it didn’t happen.
What did happen on October 11th was an announcement of great importance towards our future.  At least that’s what we were told.  Delonge stood in front of a microphone, to what looked to be an empty auditorium to announce his ‘Dream Team’ of UFOlogists.  Not since OJ had Shapiro, Cochrane and the boys has a team outside of sports ever been so glued together with professionalism and title.  And this list is impressive.  It includes former members of the CIA, NSA, DoD Intelligence, Doctors with science degrees that most of us have never heard of, and the former head of Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks.  It’s a rather impressive gathering of brains and inside tales that do make you wish you could be around them, even once to hear their stories from the inside.  This entire team, during Delonge’s press conference coming on stage in suits that probably cost more than a week’s pay for most of us, and addressing what they bring to the table, with the odd story about UFO interaction with this planet.  And so, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science was launched.  The press conference showed an uncomfortable Delonge introducing his team.  As the conference went on, it was sounding less and less about UFOs, aliens and ‘Disclosure’, and more and more like a telethon, which it ended up being.  And in the end, many took to social media to state their amazement at what didn’t happen.  That was the news.
Nick Pope, whose a famed UFOlogist, stated on his Twitter account, “I’m not involved in Tom DeLonge’s initiative. There are some genuine insiders on his team, but this isn’t ‘Disclosure’ via a private entity.”  Grant Cameron, Canadian UFO author and researcher stated on a response to my Twitter question about the conference, “DeLonge is in no hurry. He has 4 books left to sell in his disclosure plan and maybe 100 TV episodes.”  Others were a little more gratifying.  Linda Moulton Howe stated on her Earthfiles YouTube Channel stood by Delonge and his team saying people should go to their government officials and petition them to “Just confirm the truth that we are not alone in this universe.”  Radio hosts like Jimmy Church were praising the efforts of Delonge, even telling listeners on air to buck up the minimum $200.00 donation to make this project happen.
The project is simple.  It’s a meeting of the minds molded into a Public Benefit Corporation with emphasis on research into unexplained phenomena and develop related technology with three divisions converging at once: Science, Aerospace, and Entertainment.  One of the goals is to build a craft that can instantaneously travel through land, air, oceans and space, by engineering the fabric of space-time.  In other words, reading between the lines, this is supposed to be what has been done at places like Area 51, where back engineering of alien craft has been happening since Roswell.  Steven Justice, the former head of Lockheed-Martin “Skunkworks” was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying, “How dare we think that the physics we have today is all that there is?”  This coming from a man who’s predecessor, Ben Rich was once quoted as saying that we already had the technology to get ET home again. 
The Group, set up by Delonge has an impressive resume.  Seriously!  These guys are smart.  We mentioned Justice above.  31-years at ‘Skunkworks’ developing the most modern technology in aerospace engineering in the world.  There’s Luis Elizondo who quit the United States Department of Defense (DoD) just days before joining this group publicly.  Chris Mellon who served as Assistant Secretary of Defense under Presidents Clinton and Bush.  Delonge’s right hand man, Jim Semivan, who spent 25-years with the CIA, retiring as Directorate of Operations.  Dr. Hal Phuthoff, who spent time with the NSA, and as an adviser to NASA, the DoD and U.S. Intelligence communities.  There are more as well, but these are the highlighted individuals.  Now with names like this coming from the backgrounds they have, especially in security and intelligence, what amazes me is how they all came out cleanly.  No harassment.  Nothing in the ‘real’, mainstream media talking to other members of the alphabet groups to get their reaction to this UFO Dream Team coming together.  It seemed everyone was silent.  Now, if this were sports, and let’s say I signed a key free agent to play for my team, that would be national news.  Yet the head of Lockheed-Martin Skunkworks retires to go play with UFO Disclosure, and there’s nothing?  No reaction?  I found that very interesting.
 
The other interesting observation that I, and others have made is that there are two very interesting details about their website, www.tothestarsacademy.com.  You will not find the acronym U.F.O. nor will you find the word ‘Disclosure’.  If one of this ‘Dream Team’s’ major goals is ‘Disclosure’, you think it would be plastered on their website.  It’s not.  Their Mission Statement doesn’t even elude to it, stating, “To The Stars Academy strives to be a powerful vehicle for change by creating a consortium among science, aerospace and entertainment that will work collectively to allow gifted researchers the freedom to explore exotic science and technologies with the infrastructure and resources to rapidly transition them to products that can change the world.”   So where is the Disclosure?  Where are the interests of the people who have had personal contact or abduction experiences of both the benevolent and malevolent kind?  The closest we were able to find anything of note on the site were the following: “Human ultra-experience database – Develop a world-wide digital database cataloguing different types of supranormal experiences, with the goal of creating proprietary algorithms to find detailed patterns and correlate them with other academic research.”  This was found under the Science Division of what they are striving to achieve.  Nothing about UFOs.  So where is it?
On his personal Twitter account, Tom Delonge (@TomDelonge) seemed to be a little defensive with some people who questioned the ‘Disclosure’ aspect of his big announcement.  One of his tweets read. “…This is as close to official ‘disclosure’ as we have.”  Where?  Some retired senior officials coming out and stating UFOs are real.  Millions already know this.  How about confirmation?  How about getting some of these ‘suits’ to break down what they saw, or what they know?  What about confirmation?  Where was it?  It was missing.  It wasn’t there.  Those minds in those positions probably have a plethora of stories and intel.  How about for credibility on your project you tell us what you know?  However, I’m sure there are a myriad of secret contracts and documentation signed as to what they can and cannot say publicly, all in the best interests of national security.  To me, and to many UFOlogists this was disappointing.  The UFO community is done with story telling.  They want answers.  They want ‘Disclosure’.  This pep rally and fundraiser was not what they wanted or expected.  Look, I will be the first one to say that I have never talked with Delonge, and I do feel his heart is in the right place and that there is probably a set protocol that will be established to make that happen.  But people like Tom or Dr. Steven Greer need to stop playing with the minds of experiencers and those with curiousity.  Most are good people who are looking for answers to a life time of experiences they have no answers for.  One of those gentlemen may have the answer.  Where is the information?  Making UFO movies or documentaries, or spacecraft isn’t confirming a thing.
The other concern that I have is the journalistic integrity behind this.  After the conference, I immediately emailed the To The Stars P.R. person requesting an interview with Tom or someone else on the team.  As of this posting, we have not received a reply.  It’s a dangerous world if people continue to exclude media outlets in the field of alternative media.  While people like George Knapp, Linda Moulton Howe, and Leslie Kean from the Huffington Post seem to have all-access, over the last two years, numerous outlets like my own have been told by his PR Team that he’s not taking interview requests. Now that the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, it is going to be interesting to see if this path of media blocking continues? Others in this field with much more experience are much more kind with their time.  It rarely happens in the mainstream.  Let’s hope the transparency of the To The Stars campaign has success, and they give and grant the access to all media outlets.  Because bigger names in this field, from Stanton Friedman, Steve Bassett, Richard Dolan, Grant Cameron and others know the outlets who are broadcasting these topics are just as important as the people who are listening.
As for me, I will bluntly state, official ‘Disclosure’ did NOT happen on October 11th, nor did we get any closer to it than we are now.  Sorry Tom.
Dave Scott can be heard on Spaced Out Radio every Monday through Friday at www.spacedoutradio.com.  You can follow Dave on Twitter @spacedoutradio and on Instagram @DaveScottSOR