Image: Tuggerah Lakes UFO Group (Facebook)
A group of UFO enthusiasts on the Central Coast has come crashing down to Earth with a federal minister ordering an urgent probe into their taxpayer funding.
The Tuggerah Lakes UFO Group has pocketed nearly $6000 in government money since 2013.
Social Services Minister Christian Porter, whose department dishes out the volunteer grants, told the ABC this morning he's in disbelief.
The Coast has long been a hotspot for UFO sightings in Australia.
"It's very hard to unpack cause and effect; you tend to find a lot of sightings when you're funding UFO sighting groups," Minister Porter said, "but we'll see what they're all about."
The minister's office has been advised the group was previously funded under the Labor government in 2013 and that some of this grant goes to the transport costs of volunteers with a disability.