Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Tom DeLonge’s UFO Video: ‘Call Me When You Have a Dinner Invite From an Alien’
Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t buying the UFO video released by former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge. America’s favorite astrophysicist swiftly decimated the clip while appearing on CNN’s New Day yesterday morning (Dec. 20).
DeLonge is currently working with former Pentagon official Luis Elizondo at To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, which was founded by the ex-Blink guitarist. After releasing a mysterious video titled ‘Gimbal,’ the footage was picked up by various mainstream news sources and subsequently went viral. Opinions of the video have been mixed, but Neil deGrasse Tyson isn’t impressed.
"Call me when you have a dinner invite from an alien," Dr. Tyson says. “The evidence is so paltry for aliens to visit Earth, I have no further interest. Let other people who care go ahead, and then when you finally find some aliens bring them into Times Square.”
He continued, "The universe brims with mysteries. Just because you don't know what it is you're looking at doesn't mean it's intelligent aliens visiting from another planet. Scientists live in mystery every day of our lives ... People are uncomfortable not knowing, not the scientists. I'm fine. We don't know what it is. Keep checking it out."
Though Dr. Tyson is skeptical about the video, he supports the government using resources to investigate such mysteries as the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program did for a decade. “I’m glad the Pentagon was looking at this, because if it posed a threat, I want them on top of it right away. The program is closed down, which said ‘not a threat.’”
Check out Neil deGrasse Tyson’s appearance on New Day in the clip above.
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