If you were seeking inspiration for the start of a new fantasy fiction novel, the discovery of an Iron Age sword in a Swedish lake by a young girl named Saga sounds like enough to at least get you through the first couple pages. This story, however, is true.
While vacationing with her family at Lake Vidösten in southern Sweden in July, eight-year-old Saga Vanecek hoisted a newly-unearthed sword above her head, exclaiming, "DADDY! I FOUND A SWORD!" This is how her father, Andy Vacenek, recalled the scene in a post on Facebook (seen below), detailing the event. He described that on July 15, Saga had "stumbled upon something special in the muddy clay on the bottom" of the lake.