Glenn Dennis  


Glenn Dennis made the first claim of alien bodies for the Roswell crash on Aug. 5, 1989 in an interview with Stanton Friedman and was first made public in mid-1991 in the Kevin Randle and Don Schmitt book "UFO Crash At Roswell."

According to Dennis, a nurse friend from the RAAFB Hospital told him that she had participated in the autopsy of three strange alien creatures, and she gave him sketches of the creatures after getting a "sacred oath" from him to keep it secret. Immediately afterwards, according to Dennis, his nurse friend was transferred to England and his letter to her was returned marked "Deceased." He claimed he had heard later that she had been killed in a military plane crash.  (1)

Unfortunately, no records of any such plane crash exist in either the New York Times index, National Transportation Safety Board, or Army Air Force records.

(In another interview, Dennis said he never tried to contract her after she left the base! From MUFON UFO Journal April 1992, Dennis said "I never did try and contact her… She did join an order (become a nun) after she got out of the Army.")

Roswell researchers finally got Dennis to name his nurse friend. Naomi Maria Self.

The "Morning Reports" that list all military personnel still exists for the Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) for July 1947. They show that there were only five nurses assigned to RAAF during July 1947, and none of these were suddenly transferred to England or anywhere overseas. None of the nurses was named Naomi Maria Self, or had any name resembling that name. Thorough searches of the files in the National Personnel Records Center failed to find anyone by that name that had ever served in the military.

One nurse was transferred on Sept. 4, 1947 because of a medical condition and admitted to the hospital at another base in Texas. Another nurse was transferred to the Fort Worth Army Air Field on July 23, 1947 - not early July as claimed by Dennis.

Dennis later claimed that the nurse’s name wasn't Selff, but wouldn’t tell anyone what her new name was supposed to be. None of the nurses that were at the base in July 1947 seem to fit what Dennis claims.

Karl Pflock in a Jan. 6, 1995 letter, wrote to Dennis the following:

"An Air Force investigator and a private investigator have located hospital morning reports and other hospital records for the entirety of 1947, showing who was on duty and when, etc. They’ve also identified all the nurses who were assigned to the base during that year and when they were assigned there and transferred out…" Pflock was forced to the conclusion that Dennis’ nurse friend "simply did not exist."

Stanton Friedman accused Pflock of being a "disinformation agent" for saying this.

Randle, who has used Dennis’ tale in his books, has now abandoned Dennis as a credible witness.  When he was asked:

"Who do you think is the least credible of the Roswell witnesses and why?"

Randle replied: "Jim Ragsdale for changing his story. Gerald Anderson for inventing his and getting caught in his lies. Glenn Dennis for changing the name of the nurse once we had proved she didn't exist."


(1)  Questions about the existence of Naomi Marie Self touched off one of the more ludicrous episodes in Roswellian research.  In the book The UFO Crash at Roswell, authors/researchers Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt claimed the the "Coverup Conspiracy" had systematically erased from military records all traces of the Roswell Nurses.  They claimed that they had exhaustively checked everywhere and had come up with a big blank.  Pretty suspicious... eh?

Paul McCarthy, a writer for the now defunct OMNI Magazine, was given the task of doing his own research into this mystery.  In three days, using only the phone, McCarthy was able not only to track down the records of ALL the Roswell Nurses, but locate the surviving member of that group!

Revelations of how easy it was to find these records sparked a riff between Randle and Schmitt, which eventually resulted in Randle publicly "disowning" Schmitt in 1995.

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