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In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio: In The Dark, we talk with Robert (Rob) Newitt. Rob was born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia's
Southernmost island State. His family lived in a colonial house in Sorell, 26
klm's to Hobart's East. The house was haunted, so Rob grew up with ghosts, or
entities as he prefers to call them, as the norm. He attended Sorell Primary School
and Warrane High School.
Rob joined the Royal Australian Navy for four years before
returning home to look after his ill parents. He returned to New South Wales
and worked for the State Rail Authority in various positions, ending his time
there at Mudgee. Rob and his wife and children We eventually settled on the
Tasman Peninsula, where he and his wife worked at the Port Arthur Historic
Site. However, the events of April 1996 (the Port Arthur Massacre) changed
their lives, and Rob and his wife separated and eventually divorced.
Rob's children eventually came to live with him. Today, Rob
is a grandfather of two grandchildren, and he currently living in Moonah, a
suburb of Hobart, Tasmania's capital city.
He has always had a great interest in the stars and the
universe, and the paranormal to a lesser degree. As a young child, he would sit
outside at night and plot the position of the stars on a piece of paper, then
go inside to see what he could make out of them doing "dot to dot."
"I remember sitting in class at school, watching Neil
Armstrong walk on the moon," Rob said.
He I started a group on Facebook called the TUFON -Tasmanian
UFO Network, and members started to grow rather rapidly, and as one would
expect, from people all over the world. It was at this stage that I decided
that there were very few Tasmanian members in the group, so to become more
inclusive, I decided to call it Terra UFO Network ... Terra being Earth.
I decided to do start the group this for a few reasons, but
primarily, because of the management of this subject by various world
governments, that is to say their continued denial of ANY UFOs at all. One
could also say that current UFO groups may have been infiltrated by government
operatives to continue the denial and stifle legitimate sightings and contacts.
TUFON now has its main branch with well over 550 members,
and we have branches in Canada/USA, UK/Europe, Southeast Asia, South/Central
America and our latest branch, Africa. I have admins in these countries, as I think it's
important for members to be able to converse in their own language, and then
there is the possibility of local branches to get together for discussions and
Air Date: October 15, 2015
Topic: UFOs, Extraterrestrials, Alien Life, Paranormal Investigation
Guest: Rob Newitt
Hosts: Karen Frazier and Chuck Gotski
Producer: Cheryl Knight