The Telegraph is reporting Psychics given £4,500 government funding to teach people to communicate with the dead.
Paul and Deborah Rees, who are both self-styled mediums, have been awarded the cash under the Government's Want2Work job creation scheme.
The couple, from Bridgend, south Wales, will use it to instruct people on how to contact friends and relatives "on the other side".
Critics are astonished that the award was approved by the Department of Work and Pensions bureaucrats, and now the Welsh Assembly has launched an investigation.
The mediums themselves confess to being "surprised" at securing the grant. But they insist that the "mere £4,500" of public money will be put to good use at their centre, the Accolade Academy of Psychic and Mediumistic Studies.
The psychics themselves were "surprised" at securing the grant? Well, they can’t be very good psychics then, can they? I have to say, I’m not that surprised at anything that happens when the government is involved. Remember how two years ago UK Ministry of Defence spent £18,000 ($35,000) on experiments to discover if psychic powers exist? And don’t forget how the US government wasted $20 million on Stargate. Against that, £4,500 is small change. But hey, if the UK government is throwing money at this, perhaps I can get in on the act. I already have a proven method to make it appear you are communicating with the dead. It’s a list of proven techniques that includes a handy bingo card to make it more fun. Where do I apply for my cash?