This is definitely something you don’t hear about every day. 7-year-old Matilda Jones was paddling in Dozmary Pool in Cornwall, England with her dad Paul when she spotted something out of the corner of her eye.
The legend of Excalibur says that the mystical sword was thrown into Dozmary Pool, the same body of water Matilda and Paul were enjoying, after King Arthur died in the Battle of Camlann. As the sword was about to enter Dozmary Pool, an arm appeared out of the water, grabbed the weapon, and retreated back to the depths. Now, Paul had recently told young Matilda the legend of Excalibur, King Arthur’s famous sword, so you can guess what Matilda thought she saw in the water.
But when Matilda alerted her father to the sword she saw in the water, Paul chalked it up to her imagination. “I told her not to be silly and it was probably a bit of fencing,” Paul said, “but when I looked down I realized it was a sword.”
Matilda gathered the 4-foot sword from the bottom of the lake and immediately claimed ‘Excalibur’ as her own.
Paul Jones believes that the sword is probably a film prop and is about 20 or 30 years old. But don’t tell that to Matilda…