17:44 23 February 2015
An unidentified flying object was pictured hovering over Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Cornwall. People, who have attempted to decipher its origin, guessed that it could be an alien UFO, a drone, or even a Russian bomber plane.
However, it was found that the triangular flying object was actually a radio-contolled seagull, which was fitted with a camera before being flown through the skies, something that a certain Van Johnive has confirmed.
He said: 'I can confirm that the "UFO" in the photo was my great uncle's Seagull RC Plane with a camera.
'The photos are of before and during flight of the Seagull before we crashed it upon landing on the cliff.
'Please apologise for the confusion for us. Thanks.'
However, some people are not convinced by the explanation.
David Gillham of Cornwall UFO Research Group, said: I don't know whether it is that. One of the problems with the photo is that it was taken on a low-resolution phone. I've tried to zoom in but all I get is a pixelated image.
'I did notice that in the top left-hand side there was a very bright area, a white light.
'It's hard to judge because it's over the sea and the camera is quite far away but it seems a bit big to me to be a model seagull.'