SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Video recorded in 2004 by Navy fighter pilots of a possible UFO sighting off the coast of San Diego is drawing attention from space life enthusiast and Blink 182 musician Tom DeLonge.
The Department to Defense released the recording of a mysterious object the pilots saw as they were operating from the USS Nimitz, off San Diego. The video was first shown by the New York Times.
Luis Elizondo, the former Pentagon official who led the Advance Aviation Threat Identification Program, investigated the video after it was first recorded. Elizondo believes alien life has reached Earth, according to a CNN report.
"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Elizondo said in an interview on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront."
The Pentagon program was started largely by then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to the New York Times and Politico. Reid helped raise funding after speaking with a friend and political donor who owns an aerospace company and believes in alien life, the reports said.
Elizondo now works for To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences, a company co-founded by the Poway native DeLonge. The company looks into UFO and government secrecy issues.
The company posted a mission statement on its website which reads in part:
“To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science has mobilized a team of the most experienced, connected and passionately curious minds from the US intelligence community, including the CIA and Department of Defense, that have been operating under the shadows of top-secrecy for decades.”
DeLonge also explained his views in a YouTube video.