Dennis during an interview about his experiences. Image Credit: YouTube / The Book Archive
Glenn Dennis, one of the original Roswell incident witnesses, passed away earlier this month.
Back in 1947 Dennis had been working as a mortician at the Ballard Funeral Home which had a military contract to provide mortuary services for the nearby Roswell Army Air Field.
On the day of the UFO incident he had received a call to treat an injured serviceman and bring him back to the base in his ambulance. When he got there he witnessed strange pieces of wreckage in a hangar and later spoke to a nurse who described seeing multiple alien bodies being examined at the site.
His experiences however wouldn't be revealed until 1989 when he called in to the Unsolved Mysteries TV show and described what he had seen during his visit to the base that day.
In 1990 he and Lieutenant Walter Haut got together with realtor Max Littell to found the International UFO Museum And Research Center in Roswell, a bold step given the lack of interest at the time.
Soon though the museum became a popular tourist destination for UFO enthusiasts from all over the world and even to this day it still sees over 180,000 visitors every year.
"They certainly had the foresight and the dedication and the dream to make this museum happen, and of course they did," said former Roswell Mayor Bill Owen. "Roswell is the beneficiary of their early work and their early desire to see something made of this incident."
"[Dennis] certainly contributed many great things, many great ideas. He will be missed for sure."
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