However, the police went right away to the scene together with the people from the museum – and sure enough – lying in the bog approximately 60 meters from solid ground, was a body cuddled up as it was sleeping. Even though you could only see a small portion of the body, it was possible to tell it had a rope around its neck. It didn’t take long for the people present at the site to realize that an important discovery had been made and therefore the famous archaeologist, Professor P. V. Glob from Aarhus, was sent for. John Kauslund was 11 years old when Tollund Man was discovered in 1950. He is the son of Grethe Højgaard who, along with her husband and his brother, discovered Tollund Man. Actually, John Kauslund explains, it was his mother who first became aware of something unusual in the peat. The brothers were skeptical of the idea that it might be a bog body they had come across, but… Mother rolled up her sleeves and started digging in the mud. She dug into the cliff where people were standing cutting peat and said: “You can say whatever you want but there’s something strange here”. She kept digging, and then stuck her fingers in between the forehead and the cap on Tollund Man’s head, John Kauslund tells us.