I think it is weird how many people here distrust him. He hasn't done anything to make me disbelieve him. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm pretty good
when it comes to judging the sincerity of people. It is a gift I've always had, since I was little. I find *many* "insiders", or people in ufology to
be full of BS quite frankly. There are only a few people's opinions I actual find value in - Ardy Sixkiller Clarke, Budd Hopkins, John Macke, ,
jacques vallee, and Tom Delonge.
Why do i trust tom delonge? First of all, he is already wealthy. It isnt cheap to try and build a brand, and he is taking a big risk doing so. There
are quite a few things he could do to make money, and none of them involve the ufo industry, if that were really his motive as some suggest. Secondly,
while he is guarded, everything he has said has either checked out, or I believe will soon. When he came on here and did the AMA, a vast majority of
the people were pissed off that he didn't answer very much , and lots of people said he was blowing smoke, and doubted he had any "connections". Now,
with the wikileaks dump, we KNOW he has high level contacts. Third, tom delonge has been interested in UFOs for as long as I can remember. Hes used
to have a website/blog, and nothing about it was for profit. It was all free, and anyone who actually followed his interest in UFOs knows how genuine
he is on the subject.
I don't blame people for being skeptical, Im just adding my own two cents on the issue - that I think you guys are really missing the mark on this
one. I'm the FIRST person to call people out, and like I said, I can count on ONE HAND out of hundreds of thousands involved in ufology that I value
their opinion. Tom is one of them.
His first book from Sekret Machines, although fiction, was a work of art, and if anything, shows his dedication to this pursuit. I just ordered the
second book (first nonfiction of the series), and can't wait till it arrives.
There is so much more I could say regarding this topic, but I think anyone who genuinely searches will find the answers to why Tom is treading as
carefully as he can.
Now, as to the sincerity of Tom's "advisors". I think a few of them really just want to get the truth out to the public, in an appropriate manner, and
I think a few others might realize that now, with the private sector entering the space race, they don't have much of a choice, and so they want to
try and control the narrative. Tom is aware of this, as he mentioned in the interview. Like he said, he is taking what they tell him at face value.
Could they be lying? Sure. However, I don't think thats the case. I don't think they are starting to reveal the truth out of the kindness of their
hearts, I think it likely IS in their best self-interest, and I do think they are trying to control the narrative before they lose control. However,
disclosure of ANY kind is important. I don't believe they are misdirecting Tom, I just think they are trying to open up to disclosure, and trying to
control the narrative, almost to reason with the public as to say "Look, sorry we hid this from you, but THIS is why we did...."
I think the truth is likely very scary. I think the entities they've come in contact with have their own self-interest at heart (who wouldnt?), and I
think our government is deeply worried about "them". Have you guys ever thought , what if, just MAYBE it WAS in the best interest to not reveal
anything to the public? Perhaps they knew very little themselves. If there IS a threat among us, is it important to scare the public and open up about
things that the government themselves don't even understand?
Just my own two cents
I know this view isn't the popular one, but we are all entitled to our own opinions!