Tom DeLonge has shared a bunch of wild conspiracy theories over the years and now he’s got a bonkers alien/Jesus one.

We know that the former blink-182 member is super into aliens and UFOs, so much so he’s executive-produced a TV series, Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation, about all it.

But his theory that an alien (or aliens) were present during the birth of Jesus Christ is pretty damn wild, even for Tom DeLonge.

Chatting to The Guardian about his newfound calling as a UFO expert, the Angels & Airwaves frontman posited that the star of Bethelehem was no star but some sort of alien aircraft.

For those who need a quick refresher, the star of Bethlehem (also known as the Christmas star) was a bright star that was above Jesus’ manger after his birth as per what was written in the Bible.

While religious texts claim it was a celestial symbol from God or something, DeLonge says it is more likely an alien craft since stars are too large to be hovering over mangers and spaceships are, well, not.

“Things were written in text thousands of years ago, like hearing voices in your head, a burning bush that was talking,” he says.

“The ancient texts may have called it God, but I’m just saying it’s not that simple. The star of Bethlehem – was that a star or a craft? Because a star is really big. It wouldn’t be hovering over a manger.”

Honestly, this whole alien/Jesus conspiracy theory from DeLonge is pretty damn entertaining, though it probably won’t go down well with Christians.

As for what people think of his deep interest in conspiracies, the rocker says people think he’s nuts and have done so for a while but that’s to be expected since he’s a musician.

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“People were tripping on me for sure,” he said. “If an actor had done what I’ve done, it’d be less weird, because you don’t really know who actors are.”

“That’s kind of their game plan. But with musicians, you want to dress like them, or listen to other bands like them. Rock’n’roll has a tradition of being genuine and authentic.”

As an aside, one has to wonder if Tom DeLonge’s latest alien/Jesus conspiracy theory will hinder (or help) what small chance he has of rejoining blink-182. Food for thought.

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