A dispute over the shape of the planet has erupted in a rather unlikely  location as the Indonesian space program finds itself fending off Flat  Earth fans who are targeting the agency on social media.

The odd conflict between scientists and advocates for the controversial  conspiracy theory has actually been brewing in the country for quite  some time.

It seemed to have reached a crescendo last year in what sounds like an  unbelievable 'summit' of sorts where the head of the Indonesian space  agency, Thomas Djamaluddin, actually met with a group of Flat Earth  enthusiasts.

Reflecting on the showdown to the Jakarta Post, a spokesperson for the space agency uttered only four words, but they spoke volumes: "the discussion was intense."

However the detente did not last long as the Flat Earth fans have begun bombarding the space agency's social media pages.

More on this truly strange story at the Coast to Coast AM website.