With his first record-deal payout as a fledgling teenage rock star, DeLonge had bought a computer to research the prospect of intelligent life beyond Earth.

Tom DeLonge helped ring the alarm about those things, as part of his new business venture: To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science.

“What the f– is that thing?” a Navy pilot says in a video released by To The Stars in March, but perhaps the more pertinent question is: How did the guy from Blink-182 get wrapped up in it?

Though DeLonge’s new venture got a nod in the article, the rock star himself was not mentioned.

The author of books on UFOs and the afterlife, Kean had previously been given an exclusive on the To The Stars launch for a laudatory HuffPost article about DeLonge’s start-up: “Inside Knowledge About Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Could Lead To World-Changing Technology.”

For now, To The Stars’ only deliverables are DeLonge’s novels, some branded coffee mugs and clothing, and swag from his current rock band, Angels and Airwaves.