Kelvin Barbery snapped the mystery object from a coastal path between Swanpool and Maenporth, near Falmouth.
In a weird twist, Kelvin, 55, did not even see the UFO at the time.
He thought he was just taking a sea view -- but when he loaded the digital camera card on to his computer, the round metallic "craft" was in the centre of the shot, about two miles away.
Looks like a gull to me. (And what's with that idiotic headline?)