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