Little Girl Finds a Sword at the Bottom of Lake Made Famous by King Arthur
If legends are true, this little girl might be the one true king England has been waiting for.
While on vacation with her family in Cornwall, 7-year-old Matilda Jones discovered a four-foot sword in Dozmary Pool, which is, coincidentally, the famous lake that is believed to be where King Arthur threw his sword, Excalibur, after he was fatally wounded.
According to the folklore, Arthur and his knight Bedivere threw the sword into the lake as Arthur was dying from his wounds from the Battle of Camlann. After three attempts to throw the sword into the lake, the Lady of the Lake finally accepted it.
And it was in that same Cornish lake that Matilda was wading in the water and happened upon a mysteriously medieval sword.
The Daily Mail reported that Matilda’s father, Paul Jones, had actually been telling his children about the Arthurian legend not moments before. Spooky.
At first, Jones did not believe Matilda had found such an unusual object. “I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing, but when I looked down I realised it was a sword,” he told The Daily Mail. “It was just there laying flat on the bottom of the lake.”
Coincidentally, Matilda shares the name with a famous English queen, who was heir to the throne of England in the 12th century. Perhaps this sword is her birthright and we should all bow to the little queen immediately.
Her father, however, is a little more skeptical. “I don't think it's particularly old. It's probably an old film prop,” he said.
If an old wizard pops up somewhere telling us to follow this little girl, consider us sold.