May 16, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Glenn Dennis, Roswell Witness and Museum Founder, Has Died

Glenn Dennis, the Roswell, New Mexico, funeral home worker who claimed he was contacted in July, 1947, by the base mortuary officer at the Roswell Army Air Field about whether he had any small hermetically sealed caskets, passed away recently. Dennis also reported witnessing wreckage on the base and being told about alien bodies and autopsies by a nurse. He was a co-founder of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.

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The International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell.

According to the affidavit describing his experiences in July, 1947, Glenn Dennis was working at the time as a mortician at the Ballard Funeral Home which provided mortuary services for the nearby base. After the first strange call about the small caskets, he received a second one from the same officer asking about mortuary procedures for bodies that had been in the desert for a while.

Dennis was then contacted to pick up an injured serviceman and drive him in the funeral home’s ambulance to the base. While at the base, he claimed he saw unidentifiable wreckage with strange writing on it. He says he met a nervous nurse who warned him to leave immediately. She contacted him the next day and told him about the three alien autopsies she had seen, drawing pictures of the bodies. When he tried to contact her a few days later, he was told she had been transferred and, after trying again, was informed she may have been killed in plane crash.

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Drawings of aliens based on recollections by Glenn Davis of what the nurse saw at the base

Dennis kept all of this information secret until 1989 when he contacted the TV show “Unsolved Mysteries.” He opened the UFO Museum with two partners in 1990 and it has since become a popular attraction in Roswell. The aforementioned affidavit was written in 1991. Since then, Dennis’ accounts have analyzed, scrutinized and – like all accounts of what happened in July 1947 in Roswell – questioned.

Glenn Dennis went to his grave standing by the testimony of what he saw on the base and what was described to him by the nurse. There is much more information available online and in print about Glenn Dennis and his account. It’s an eerie coincidence that his death occurred shortly before the latest “Roswell slides” were released and quickly debunked. Meanwhile, Dennis’ testimony is still regarded by many as one of the best accounts of what may have happened in Roswell in 1947.

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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