A seven-year-old named Matilda Jones is being heralded as the second coming of King Arthur after pulling a four foot sword out of Dozmary Pool. This would already be an insane story without any added mythology layered on top, but Dozmary Pool is supposedly the body of water into which the ancient king threw Excalibur before dying of his wounds from the Battle of Camlann.
The Daily Mail reports that Matilda's dad, Paul Jones, had just told the story to his daughter before she made her discovery.
Matilda was about waist deep when she spotted the sword, and pointed it out to her dad. He didn't believe her.
"I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing, but when I looked down I realized it was a sword. It was just there laying flat on the bottom of the lake," explained Jones.