A schoolgirl pulled a mysterious sword from the same lake in Cornwall that King Arthur’s legendary blade Excalibur is said to have been thrown into.
Seven-year-old Matilda Jones, from Doncaster, was paddling in Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor with her father, Paul, when she stumbled across the object.
According to folklore, that is where the legendary King of England threw Excalibur before he died.
Mr Jones said he initially did not believe his daughter when she said she could see a sword.
He told the Sheffield Star: “It was a blistering hot day and Matilda asked if we could go for a paddle. She was only waist deep when she said she could see a sword.
“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. It was just there laying flat on the bottom of the lake.
“The sword is 4ft long – exactly Matilda's height.”
Mr Jones had told Matilda and her sister Lois, 4, about the legend of the sword on the way to the pool during a family holiday.
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The tale says Arthur received the sword from the Lady of the Lake after rowing out to meet her. When he was fatally injured in the Battle of Camlann, he returned to the lake to give the blade back before he died.
According to some interpretations of the legend of King Arthur, the owner of Excalibur is the rightful monarch of England.
Any hopes Matilda’s has becoming queen are on hold for now however, as her family believe the sword is only about 20 or 30 years old.
Mr Jones said: “I don’t think it’s particularly old. It’s probably an old film prop.”
(NOTE from me) When I read this in the news I had to smile. I saw the truth in the situation and I saw that this article was put on here for me to see on my msn news front page. It is not Excalibur. The rightful Monarch as this article refers to which is owner of Excalibur they can have it. It’s a false story. They can own the story as well. But items meant for Demi-God and Prophet which is birthed on Earth are supposed to be kept safe by Vatican, ie: items of religious significance they’ve collected over the years and claimed ownership of. Some are supposed to be given to Demi-God, like second coming of Jesus, and Prophet when Birthed. But history is kept in scrolls so they know the signs to look for when another was to be born. That’s how Moses and other Prophets received their items like the staff with ruins carved upon it. It was given to them to keep until their passing then held by those who serve God (priests) until the next is to be born, so they are to rescind the items to the next one in future time.