As I work on trying to finish this up (so I can go back to trying to finish writing the pyramid book before its deadline), I do want to point out that Communion author Whitley Streiber, who helped popularize alien anal probing three decades ago, offered a strange bit of confirmation for what I had long suspected about the so-called “alien metamaterials” that Tom DeLonge’s To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science have been promoting as part of their recent effort to sell more stock. In a set of now-deleted tweets this weekend (links to them don’t work and they no longer appear on his timeline), DeLonge claimed that the chunk of metal contained 80 layers of alternating bismuth, magnesium, and zinc and that his team cannot understand what is holding them together due to the lack of adhesive.
The chunk of metal that DeLonge has claimed to be part of an alien propulsion system—that chunk of layered bismuth and magnesium—is not a new piece of evidence but is actually part of the collection known as “Art’s Parts,” chunks of metallic slag sent to the late radio host Art Bell in 1996 and claimed to have been wreckage from the supposed Roswell UFO crash. This material was tested twenty years ago by different analysts. One found that it was likely industrial waste. Streiber’s analyst thought that it was unexplainable but that all of the materials in it were earthly.
My guess is that anything unusual in its structure seems that way due to nobody bothering to study how metals settle in industrial waste since, by definition, it’s waste that gets discarded. I can’t say for sure, of course, but I can’t help but think that recycling Art’s Parts—and shearing them of the Roswell connection to amp up their imaginary credibility and value—is laughable. What makes it more hilarious is that Linda Moulton Howe, who now owns the rest of Art’s Parts, confirmed a couple of weeks ago that To the Stars’ VP Hal Puthoff actually tested these same chunks of metal twice before, in 1999 and 2011/2012 and did not find anything extraterrestrial, calling the results inconclusive at the time.
But gosh darn it, he’s going to keep testing decade after decade until they finally find some way to make it seem like they turned up something! After all, that method has worked so well for his searches for space demons and psychic powers.
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