- Following on the heels of Professor Charles
Moore's thorough refutation and disproving of David Rudiak's attempts to
deny that Project Mogul is THE explanation for Roswell, I am afraid I have
some more "bad news" for those who still emotionally cling to
an "ET explanation" for Roswell, despite the existence of no
hard, credible evidence to support this hypothesis.
- At any rate, I have received several
requests concerning former Roswell mortician Glenn Dennis' story, and especially
about a new Roswell expose that is coming out, exposing various claims
by David Rudiak, Frank Kaufmann, Corso, Don Schmitt, etc.
- While I do not know everything that is
in this expose as of yet, and don't even have a completed copy, here is
some text from the Glenn Dennis portion. This information, as far as I
am aware, has been outright ignored by mainstream UFOlogy and certainly
CUFOS, the Center for UFO Studies.
- The information, by any reasonable criteria,
is persuasive, and those who still endorse Glenn Dennis now have the burden
of refuting it.
- I should note that to the best of my
knowledge, and much to his credit, Kevin Randle has withdrawn his endorsement
of Glenn Dennis. Perhaps he will do the same for Frank Kaufmann when that
information comes out shortly as well.
- This information is from a USAF report
that as far as I know, HAS NEVER BEEN REVIEWED OR COMMENTED ON, at least
this portion of it, on ANY of the main internet UFO-related web sites or
- If anyone knows anything different, please
let me know. Either this fell through the cracks, per se, or the UFO field
chose to ignore it, for whatever reasons. Perhaps it did not, and maybe
I am just unaware that is has been addressed.
- Can anyone cite a single reference on
the web where this information was addressed?
- It is my hope that CUFOS will now publish
a retraction of their endorsements of Glenn Dennis' testimony, as well
as other Roswell "witnesses" that they have promoted over the
years, at the expense of the truth. I also hope that other pro-ET Roswell
authors will also RETRACT their endorsements with just as much zeal and
energy as they originally promoted them.
- I doubt this will happen, though.
- The pro-ET Roswell promoters _owe_ the
public this, I believe, so that consumers do not continue to be MISLED
and are informed of the latest information.
- As this expose's implications make clear,
the UFO field, CUFOS, etc., have a less than admirable track record of
setting their own records straight. :-(
- Maybe they have and I just missed it,
but here's the data. It is now up to those who don't accept it, to disprove
- Good luck.... :-)
- The USAF Even Disproves Glenn Dennis
- "Dennis recalled that the nurse
was quickly and suspiciously shipped out either the same day or the day
after he met with her in the Roswell AAF Officers, Club. If this allegation
was true, it certainly seemed unusual and verifiable. Therefore, the morning
reports, the certified daily personnel accounting records required to be
kept by all Army Air Forces units at that time, were obtained and reviewed.
These reports did not indicate that a nurse or any other person was reassigned
on the days alleged, July 8 or July 9, 1947 (FN 40) The morning reports
of the 427th Army Air Forces Base Unit (AAFBU) Squadron "M" the
unit that all the medical personnel at Roswell AAF were assigned in July
1947, did not indicate a sudden overseas transfer of a nurse or any other
- Records indicated that one nurse was
reassigned on July 23, 1947, over two weeks after the purported events
described by Dennis. (FN41) That nurse was transferred by normal personnel
rotation procedures to Ft. Worth AAF (now Carswell AFB), Texas, where she
remained on active duty until March 1949. (FN-42) In fact, Squadron "M"
morning reports revealed the strength of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) at
Roswell AAF for July 1947 was only five nurses. Of these five nurses none
were transferred overseas or killed in a plane crash -- the "rumored"
fate of the missing nurse.(FN)
- This review of the hospital morning reports
also indicated that the name of the missing nurse provided by the witness
(Glenn Dennis) was inaccurate. The witnesses (Dennis) stated in several
interviews that he believed the nurse,s name was Naomi Maria Selff. (FN-44)
A comprehensive search of morning reports and rosters from the Roswell
AAF Station Hospital indicated that no person by this name, or similar
name, had ever served there. This finding was supported by a search of
personnel records at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St.
Louis, Mo., a part of the National Archives and Records Administration.
NPRC also did not find a record that a person named Naomi Maria Selff had
ever served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
- These findings were consistent with previous
efforts of several pro-UFO researchers (Kal Korff, Kevin Randle) who have
also attempted to locate this nurse or members of her family. They, likewise,
were also unable to confirm her existence. (FN-45) While some UFO theorists
continue to allege that this absence of records regarding a nurse by this
name is part of a conspiracy to withhold information, the most likely reason
for the lack of records is that this name is inaccurate.
- Even though the name of the nurse is
incorrect, it appears that a nurse assigned to the Roswell AAF Station
Hospital in 1947 may have been the basis for the claims. Eileen Mae Fanton
was the only nurse of the five assigned to Roswell AAF in July 1947, whose
personal circumstances and physical attributes not only resembled those
of the missing nurse, but appeared to be nearly an exact match.
- The "Missing Nurse?"
- 1st Lt. Eileen M. Fanton was assigned
to the Roswell Army Air Field Station Hospital from December 26, 1946 until
September 4, 1947. (FN-46) Fanton, who is deceased, was retired from the
U.S. Air Force at the rank of Captain on April 30, 1955, for a physical
- In this account, the missing nurse is
described as single, "real cute, like a small Audrey Hepburn, with
short black hair, dark eyes and olive skin."(FN-48) Lieutenant Fanton
was single in 1947, 5,1" tall, weighed 100 pounds, had black hair,
dark eyes, and was of Italian descent. (FN-49) Dennis also stated that
the nurse was of the Catholic faith, and had been "strictly raised"
according to Catholic beliefs. (FN-50) Fanton,s personnel record listed
her as Roman Catholic, a graduate of St. Catherine,s Academy in Springfield,
Kentucky, and as having received her nursing certification from St. Mary
Elizabeth,s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.(FN-51)
- The witness also recalled that the "missing
nurse" was a lieutenant, was a general nurse at the hospital, and
had sent him correspondence at a later date which stated she was in London,
England with a New York, N.Y. APO number (military overseas mailing address)
as the return address.(FN-52) Records revealed that Fanton was a First
Lieutenant (promoted from Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant in June
1947), and she was classified as a "nurse. General duty."(FN-53)
Records also indicated that of the five nurses assigned to the Roswell
AAF Station Hospital in July 1947, she was the only one that later served
a tour duty in England. Furthermore, she was assigned to the 7510th USAF
Hospital, APO 240, New York, N.Y., where she served from June 1952 until
April 1955.(FN-54) The 7510th USAF Hospital was located approximately 45
miles north of London at Wimpoole Park, Cambridge, England.
- An additional similarity between Fanton
and the "missing nurse" is that her personnel record indicated
that she quickly departed Roswell AAF and it is probable that the hospital
staff would not have provided information concerning her departure. Fanton,s
unannounced departure from Roswell AAF, on September 4, 1947, was to be
admitted to Brooke General Hospital, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, for a medical
condition.(FN-55) This condition was first diagnosed in January 1946 and
ultimately led to her medical retirement in 1955.(FN-56) Therefore, if
someone other than a family member contacted the Station Hospital at Roswell
AAF and indeed inquired about Fanton, as Dennis stated he did, the staff
was simply protecting her privacy as a patient. The staff was not participating
in a sinister "cover-up" of information as alleged by UFO theorists.
- The Pediatrician
- In at least two interviews, the witness
(Dennis) stated that a pediatrician stationed at the hospital was involved
in the events he described. (FN-57) When asked by an interviewer how he
knew the pediatrician was involved, Dennis was quoted as replying, "I
know he was involved because I saw him there." (FN-58) Dennis is also
quoted as saying that he and the pediatrician were "pretty good friends,"
and after the pediatrician left the military he (the pediatrician) set
up a practice in Farmington, N.M. "I used to go fishing all the time
up north and I visited him several times up there and he was involved,"
Dennis said. "I don,t remember his name, I think he is still practicing
- A review of personnel files and interviews
with former members of the Roswell AAF/Walker AFB hospital staff, revealed
that only one physician ever relocated to Farmington, N.M. following his
military service. The former Capt. Frank B. Nordstrom served at Walker
AFB from June 1951 until June 1953.(FN-60) Records also revealed that Nordstrom
was indeed a pediatrician and while at Walker AFB, served as the Chief
of Pediatric Services.(FN-61) When Nordstrom, a resident of the small town
of Aztec, New Mexico, was interviewed for this report, he stated that he
did not recall ever meeting Dennis and could not recall any events that
supported any of his claims (see signed sworn statement in Appendix B.)(FN-62)
- Farmington (population 8,000 in 954)
is located in the primarily rural Four Corners region of New Mexico approximately
300 miles northwest of Roswell. According to Nordstrom, Farmington did
not have a pediatrician before his arrival in 1954. From 1954 until approximately
1970, Nordstrom believes he was the only pediatrician in the area. His
recollections were confirmed by a local Farmington pharmacist, Charles
E. Clouthier.(FN-63) Clouthier also served at the Walker AFB hospital,
from 1955 to 1957, and following his military service returned to Farmington,
his hometown, where he had lived since 1934. Clouthier has been employed
by and co-owned a business, Farmington Drug, since 1957. He is familiar
with most, if not all, of the doctors who practice in Farmington and the
Four Corners region of New mexico. Clouthier,s confirmation that Nordstrom
was the first pediatrician to practice in the Farmington area, was based
on both his frequent professional contacts with the local physicians and
his experiences as a longtime Farmington resident.(FN-64)
- Although Nordstrom believed that he was
the pediatrician described (by Glenn Dennis), he was at a loss to explain
how Dennis gained information concerning his military and civilian employment
history. In a signed sworn statement, Nordstrom stated that he did not
recall ever meeting Dennis and had certainly never been visited by Dennis
as he had claimed.
- One possible source of the information
is that from approximately 1958 until approximately 1961 Dennis operated
a drugstore in Aztec, New Mexico, a small town near Farmington where Nordstrom
resides. However, Nordstrom also did not recall any contact with Dennis
in his capacity as a drugstore operator.
- The "Big Redheaded Colonel"
An indication that Dennis might have mistaken the date of actual events
was that he was quoted in at least one book as having said that the officer
who threatened him in the hospital was a big redheaded colonel.(FN-74)
Research revealed that only one tall colonel with red hair was known to
have been assigned to the Walker AFB hospital. Colonel Lee F. Ferrell was
the hospital commander from October 1954 until June 1960. (FN-75) Ferrell
was 6,1" tall and had red hair.(FN-76)
- "Captain Slatts, Wilson" In
at least two interviews Dennis repeatedly made reference to a nurse named
"Captain Wilson."(FN-77) He recalled that "Captain Wilson",
who he believed was the head nurse, was another nurse stationed at the
Roswell AAF hospital in July 1947.(FN-78) Dennis claims he spoke to "Captain
Wilson" several times in reference to the alleged missing nurse.(FN-79)
- He claims that on the day after he met
with the missing nurse at the Roswell AAF Officers, Club, he attempted
to contact her by telephone at the hospital but was told that she wasn,t
on duty.(FN-80) Instead, he spoke with "Captain Wilson." "I
called the station I knew she [the missing nurse] always worked at,"
Dennis said, "She was a general nurseI was informed that she wasn,t
working that day. [Dennis then telephoned] An old girl by the name of Wilson,
Captain Wilson, and I asked her, what happened,? She said, Glen, I don,t
know what happened, she,s not on duty., She said she,d try to get word
to her [the missing nurse] that you [Dennis] want to talk to her."(FN-81)
Later in the same interview Dennis further described Wilson. "We called
her Slatts, Wilson who was a big tall nurse about six foot two or three
- big tall skinny gal - and we called her Slatts, - everybody called her
- She,s the one who told me she heard there
was a plane crash and the nurses went down on a training mission.(FN-82)
- The testimony appeared to clearly identify
by name, rank, position, physical attributes and by a distinctive nickname,
"Slatts," another nurse present at the hospital in July 1947.
But a review of the morning reports of the Roswell AAF hospital for July
1947 did not contain the name of a nurse, or anyone else, named Wilson.(FN-83)
The only female captain assigned to the Roswell AAF Hospital in July 1947
was the Chief Nurse Capt. Joyce Goddard.(FN-84) Goddard, who was 5,6"
tall, was transferred from Roswell AAF to Korea on August 21, 1947.(FN-85)
- Therefore, according to Dennis, recollection
of events, this review of the morning reports indicated that there were
two missing nurses, not one - personnel records of individuals assigned
to the Roswell AAF/Walker AFB hospital indicated that Dennis, recollections
of events were apparently inaccurate.
- Examination of the August 1947 morning
reports did not list a nurse named Wilson, but they did list a nurse named
Slattery.(FN-86) Captain Lucille C. Slattery, who retired as a Lieutenant
Colonel and is now deceased, was reassigned from Ft. Goerge Wright, Washington,
to Roswell AAF on August 7, 1947.(FN-87)
- Slattery replaced Goddard as the Chief
Nurse and was the only female captain assigned to the Roswell AAF hospital.
Interviews of persons with longtime professional and personal associations
with Slattery, revealed that she was known by the unusual nickname of Slatts.(FN-88)
Persons interviewed were Air Force nurses who retired in the 1960s, each
with more than 20 years of service, including retired Air Force Colonel
Ethel Kovatch-Scott, who served as Chief Nurse of the Air Force from 1963
- Consequently, a comprehensive review
of the morning reports and rosters of the Roswell AAF/Walker AFB hospital
revealed that only one nurse named Wilson had ever served there and she
did not arrive until February 1956.(FN-91) Captain Idabelle Miller, who
became Major Idabelle Wilson in 1958 due to marriage and a promotion, was
assigned to the Walker AFB hospital from February 1956 until May 1960.(FN-92)
- Upon review of Major Wilson,s personnel
file, it was learned that she was 5,9" tall and thin. Also, she served
as the Head Nurse of the surgical ward at the Walker AFB hospital.(FN-93)
Therefore, Wilson,s physical attributes, tall and thin, and position as
Head Nurse matched Dennis, recollections of "captain Wilson."
When contacted by Air Force researchers, Wilson stated she had no recollection
of Dennis, of ever having conversations with him, any of the events he
described, or of a nurse that was missing.(FN-94) She also made it abundantly
clear that as an Air Force officer and medical professional she would not
spread a rumor of a plane crash, as Dennis alleged "Captain Wilson"
did in conversations with him.(FN-95)
- Results of Missing Nurse and Pediatrician
Research Examination of the missing nurse and the pediatrician stories,
and other facts established by research, provide a foundation for further
analysis to determine what actual event(s), if any, were responsible for
these claims. Based on information developed, it appears this witness may
be mistaken in some of his statements, especially regarding the time frame
for these events. The following facts have been established:
- a. The only physician who ever relocated
to Farmington, N.M., following his military service at Roswell AAF/Walker
AFB was the former Chief of Pediatric Services at the Walker AFB hospital,
the former Capt. Frank B. Nordstrom. Further, he did not arrive at Walker
AFB until June 1951, four years after the purported Roswell Incident, has
no recollection of Dennis, the statements Dennis attributes to him, or
of any actual events that explain his (Dennis,) account.
- b. The only nurse ever assigned to the
Roswell AAF hospital (subsequently renamed Walker AFB) named Wilson, was
Idabelle Wilson. She served at the Walker AFB hospital from 1956 until
1960 and had no recollection of ever meeting or speaking with Dennis or
any of the activities he described.
- c. Captain Lucille C. Slattery, the only
Air Force nurse ever known by the distinctive nickname "Slatts,"
was stationed at the Roswell AAF hospital. However, she did not arrive
until August 7, 1947. This was one month after the Roswell Incident, making
it improbable that Dennis spoke with her in early July 1947.
- d. There is no record that a nurse named
Naomi Maria Selff, was ever assigned to Roswell AAF, Walker AFB, or was
ever a member of the U.S. military.
- e. All nurses assigned to the Roswell
AAF hospital in July 1947 have been accounted for, thereby eliminating
any possibility that there was ever a missing nurse.