A UFO spotted hovering above a popular beach called Summerleaze Beach in Bude, Cornwall, Great Britain, sparked mystery in a seaside resort. The unidentified object was caught on camera flying over and has prompted people to take to social media in their droves in an attempt to decipher its origin.
People speculated the three-pointed object of being an alien UFO, a drone and even a Russian bomber plane after it was photographed last week.
However, it has now been claimed the mystery object was a radio-controlled seagull, which was fitted with a camera before being flown through the skies.
The bizarre object sparked mystery for days until Van Johnive claimed the object was in fact his uncle's remote-controlled seagull.
He told the Cornish Guardian: '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.'
The lightweight model 'aircraft' is inspired by a seagull – complete with lifelike features and colourings – and is operated with an aerial and radio.
It is not known whether it was being used for fun or as a deterrent to other birds of prey in the area.
It has also not been confirmed by any experts whether it was in fact the 'seagull' which was the UFO in the photographs.
The supposed revelation sparked surprise online, with many finding it rather amusing.