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Overview (2)

Nickname Bad Dalai Lama
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in the Boston area, Glenn first came to public attention in 1994 as a UFO researcher and unofficial spokesman for Area 51, the secret military base in the Nevada desert. If you have heard the name "Area 51", it is due in part to his successful efforts to publicize the base in the mid-1990s.

In 1993, having found some modest success in computer software, Glenn moved to the tiny town of Rachel, Nevada to devote himself full-time to exploring this unacknowledged government facility. Featured in a major article in the New York Times Sunday magazine in 1994, Glenn soon hosted dozens of journalists and appeared in countless news broadcasts as an Area 51 expert. The highlight of his early television career was an appearance on "UFO Cover-Up Live", a live two-hour broadcast by Larry King from the desert outside the base. He also appeared on "The Montel Williams Show", several national news magazine shows, such as "CBS Sunday Morning", and on the first paranormal TV series of the cable TV era, "Sightings" and "Encounters". In all his TV appearances, Glenn served as both as an on-screen expert and as an off-screen location fixer, supplying producers and film crews with essential information about the local area. Glenn helped many TV crews pull off complex expeditions in the remote desert with few hitches.

Glenn withdrew from the public eye in the early 2000s to explore marriage and family but returned in 2009 as an on-screen guide and off-screen consultant for the Area 51 episode of the History Channel's "UFO Hunters", which became the highest rated episode of the series. Since then, Glenn has appeared on paranormal and news shows about once a year, mainly drawing upon his Area 51 expertise from the 1990s. (Glenn is no longer an active Area 51 researcher.) His latest appearances are on German and Danish TV networks. Glenn now considers himself a UFO agnostic. He can't say definitively whether or not aliens exist, only that they are not currently relevant to our life on Earth.

A former airline employee and obsessive traveler, Glenn now lives continuously on the road without any fixed residence. As of February 2017, he has visited 78 countries. He has self-produced several full-length travel shows on YouTube, including visits to Kazakhstan and Arctic Norway. His stunning photos and videos from around the world are found on Instagram (2 accounts). He posts to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter almost every day, and to YouTube about once a week. He is "BadDalaiLama" on most social media platforms.

Glenn is also an author. His book "The Case Against Marriage," has been published in both English and Turkish. He is the author of two self-published novels, including "Harper Junction", the story of an inch-high young man who lives on a basement train set.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Glenn Campbell

Trivia (5)

Glenn is a former airline baggage handler (at US Airways in Las Vegas). He flew for free when he worked for the airline, and when the airline laid him off he continued to fly free for three more years (without the inconvenience of having to work for it). When he was laid off in 2008, Glenn became a permanent traveler with no fixed residence, a condition that persists today. Glenn has visited at least 57 countries so far, usually on a very tight budget. Although his free flight has expired, he continues to travel full time (employed in a field that allows this). Glenn posts his travel photos to Instagram and to his public Facebook page, where he has over 750 albums.
In the mid-1990s, Glenn supplied on-screen interviews and behind-the-scenes location support for every major TV news organization, including CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NBC. When the U.S. Air Force was accused of illegally burning hazardous waste at Area 51, Glenn became a de facto public relations officer providing information to the news media. Glenn also appeared on the Montel Williams talk show in 1994 and served as a local guide for "Unsolved Mysteries" (but not appearing on camera). Later, Glenn was filmed with comedian Jonathan Katz for a segment of "TV Nation" that never aired.
Following a difficult divorce, Glenn became a voluntary student of Family Court in Las Vegas, appointing himself the unofficial "Family Court Guy". For 2-1/2 years starting in 2005, he studied and reported on the court system, hoping to draw media attention to it as he had done for Area 51. While the publicity effort saw limited success, Glenn regards this period as an important part of his education. Without any formal training, Glenn has become a lay expert in child welfare, juvenile delinquency, divorce, family law and the complex philosophical issues connected with each. The concepts he learned in the courthouse continue to influence his prolific philosophy and fiction writings.
Glenn is the author of hundreds of philosophy essays, two non-fiction books ("The Case Against Marriage" and "Kilroy Cafe"} and two novels ("Harper Junction" and "Limbo"). All of his books are available through Amazon.
He regards himself as an existentialist. He believes that all meaning in life is derived from the problems life presents you with rather than from any outside god or authority.

Personal Quotes (2)

There it is the base that doesn't exist. It's the same top-secret air base that was there last week.
The government is good at concrete things like building roads and maintaining an army, but now we are asking it to do something it isn't suited for, to step into people's homes and repair families.

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