The paranormal and politics are poised to collide in Australia following  revelations that a UFO research group has been receiving government  funding.

The country's Social Services Minister, Christian Porter, raised  concerns after he learned that an organization known as the Tuggerah  Lakes UFO group were twice awarded grants by the government, in 2013 and  this past year.

Clearly no fan of flying saucers, Porter has put a hold on the group's latest funding pending a review of their paperwork.

However, like Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters, the frugal politician may be making mountains out of mashed potatoes.

Find out why Porter's penny pinching may wind up costing him political clout with his constituents at the Coast to Coast AM website.