Saga Vanecek, an 8-year-old girl who found a sword in a Swedish lake over the summer; it’s believed to date back to the pre-Viking era!
According to Swedish-English newspaper The Local, Saga, who had grown up in Minnesota but had recently relocated with her family to Sweden to be closer to relatives, was spending time at her family’s summer house by the Vidöstern lake in Tånnö, Småland several months ago. She was playing in the water one day when she made a surprising discovery — something that looked like, but definitely was not, a stick.
In Saga’s words, per The Local:
“I picked it up and was going to drop it back in the water, but it had a handle, and I saw that it was a little bit pointy at the end and all rusty. I held it up in the air and I said 'Daddy, I found a sword!' When he saw that it bent and was rusty, he came running up and took it.”