Tom DeLonge, the lead singer of the band Blink-182, is leading up a new limited non-fiction series on History. The series is expanding a New York Times article published in 2017, one that reported on the Pentagon’s mysterious UFO program called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP). In the article, the NYT spoke with former military intelligence official and Special Agent In- Charge, Luis Elizondo, who confirmed the existence of the hidden government program. History is using that interview as the launchpad for the new series, one that dives deeper into the AATIP and its operations.
According to History’s announcement, Elizondo helped run the AATIP, and the program was created to research and investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) including numerous videos of reported encounters. History stated that three of these videos were released to the public in 2017. Elizondo resigned after expressing to the government that these UAPs could pose a major threat to our national security and not enough was being done to deal with them or address our potential vulnerabilities.
The new show is a six-part, one-hour limited series called “Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation.” Viewers will see Elizondo, speaking out for the first time with Tom DeLonge, the co-founder and President of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science. The interviews also include Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence. The series is part of A+E Originals, and DeLonge serves as executive producer.
Says DeLonge, “With this show, the real conversation can finally begin. I’m thankful to HISTORY for giving the To The Stars Academy team of world-class scientists, engineers, and intelligence experts the opportunity to tell the story in a comprehensive and compelling way. I think everyone that watches the show will walk away with questions answered and a feeling of, “wow, I get it now.”’
“HISTORY is committed to creating informational, authentic programming that keeps our audience intrigued to learn more,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY. “This is not a UFO hunting show, but a series that will hopefully provoke a cultural conversation about unexplained phenomena and allow our viewers to ultimately draw their own conclusions. Tom’s curiosity and passion for this subject matter, combined with his team, are the perfect partners to deliver this breakthrough series.”
The team includes DeLonge, Elizondo, Mellon and a team of investigators. These include Steve Justice, a retired Program Director for Advanced Systems at Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks, CIA researcher and quantum physicist Hal Puthoff, and retired senior intelligence service member of the Central Intelligence Agency Jim Semivan. We should point out that all three members of this team now work with To The Stars Academy, where Tom DeLonge serves as co-founder and President.
According to the network, the show “will reveal newly authenticated evidence and footage, interviews from eyewitnesses and former military personnel who have never spoken out before and extensive breakthroughs in understanding the technology behind these unknown phenomena in our skies.”
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