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Rock & Roll and UFOs

Date: 12-18-11
Host: George Knapp
Guests: Tom DeLonge, William Pepper

George Knapp was joined by Tom DeLonge, member of the band Blink 182, for a discussion on the weird world of rock and roll, his longstanding interest in UFOs, and his new website that he hopes will become a clearinghouse for paranormal news. They were joined by frequent photographer of rock musicians, Robert Knight, during the first half of the third hour. DeLonge traced his interest in the paranormal back to 7th grade and recalled that the first thing he did when his band signed a record deal, in the mid-90's, was to go out and buy a computer "specifically to go on the Internet and research UFOs."

As his band became more successful, DeLonge said, he reached out to UFO disclosure advocate Steven Greer and met him several times. At one point, Greer even gave him 36 hours of taped testimonies from government insiders sharing their knowledge of the phenomenon. Following that, DeLonge's phone lines began acting strangely, despite changing homes several times. In retrospect, he theorized that Greer's work was being facilitated by the government in the hopes of seeing how such UFO disclosures were being disseminated. As such, DeLonge surmised that those behind the plan were caught off guard when a rock star suddenly received the information and, thus, they began tapping his phone to see what he might do with it.

DeLonge also revealed some insights he's been afforded over the years thanks to his celebrity status and interest in the paranormal. He shared the story of a friend who visited NASA and inquired about UFOs. While the NASA official denied knowledge of the phenomenon, she did say that, after the final Apollo mission, the FBI came to the space agency and "took and destroyed all the technology and all the paperwork and everything on how to get to the moon." Additionally, DeLonge recounted a conversation about black triangle craft that he had with a pair of friends from the "deepest of the deepest engineering groups in the United States." After detailing how he believes the triangles are secret US anti-gravity craft, DeLonge said, the engineer gravely warned him that "you better be really careful with what you're talking about."

The RFK Assassination

During the first hour, William Pepper, the lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, explained why he believes his client is innocent of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. He noted that, until recent changes in the law, Sirhan's case has been "mired in procedural quagmire" for decades without any opportunity for a fresh legal examination of the facts. Pepper detailed a litany of issues which suggest that Sirhan was not Kennedy's assassin, including audio forensics of the shooting as well as the analysis from a Harvard psychologist who asserts that the alleged killer was the victim of "hypnoprogramming." Having filed the necessary legal paperwork to challenge Sirhan's conviction, Pepper hopes for a positive ruling sometime early in 2012.

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