Tom DeLonge has finally lifted the veil of secrecy from his long-teased UFO-related project–Sekret Machines.

On Wednesday, February 3, To The Stars (DeLonge’s production company/strange factory) issued a press release announcing the company’s latest property. Sekret Machines is described as a “transmedia series” launching first with a novel titled Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows. Although fiction, this first book in a series of three is reportedly based on real events.

To The Stars describes:

Chasing Shadows is a complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the military and intelligence community. The book follows the witnesses, which are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who—or what—might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that most who glimpsed them came to wish they hadn’t. Most, but not everyone.

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The novel essentially features four plot lines: one that follows a pilot, one that follows an heiress, one that follows a journalist, and one that follows a prisoner of war. To The Stars describes, “Each will be propelled into a dark labyrinth of otherworldly technology and the competing aims of those who might seek to prevent—or harness—these sources of unfathomable power.”

DeLonge (Blink-182/Angels & Airwaves) says he “wanted to tackle the subject of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena because it seems so unbelievable.” He continues, “I knew the story was fantastic regardless if you believed it or not. This was the one topic that could tackle religion, cosmology, science, history, politics, secrecy and more. After taking over a year to meet, prove myself and acquire 8 elite advisors—each of whom has held the highest positions within the military, scientific and executive branch offices—this story contains true information from a secret historical record, some of which has NEVER been heard until now. We all need to take a moment to think about the National Security threat that exists when world powers race to understand and control advanced technology recovered from extraordinary places.”

UFOs, extraterrestrials, and conspiracies are some of DeLonge’s well-known interests outside of his artistic endeavors. Having studied UFOs and related topics for more than twenty years, he’s not messing around. DeLonge is a genuine UFO scholar and researcher.

He co-authored Chasing Shadows with New York Times bestselling author and Shakespeare professor A.J. Hartley. “What makes the book unique, I think, is that it takes a skeptically researched, investigative and realistic approach to history and eye-witness testimony to open up a sensational story about the secret world of military intelligence and extraordinarily advanced technology,” Hartley describes. He concludes, “The result is a wild and unsettling ride.”

The Sekret Machines franchise will include new music from DeLonge’s band Angels & Airwaves, fiction and non-fiction books, and a documentary film.

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Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows releases on April 5, but it is currently available for preorder at ToTheStars.media.