MP for the Independence Party Árni Johnsen arranged for the relocation of a 30-ton boulder, which he believes is home to three generations of elves, from Sandskeið on Hellisheiði in southwest Iceland to his home Höfðaból in the Westman Islands today.
Árni first encountered the elves’ dwelling when he was in a serious car accident in January 2010. His car overturned and landed beside the boulder 40 meters away from the highway, Morgunblaðið reports.
His SUV was damaged beyond repair but Árni escaped the accident unharmed. He considered whether the boulder might be a dwelling for hidden people and had it saved from landing underneath the south Iceland Ring Road when the highway was widened.
“Ragnhildur [a specialist in the affairs of elves] said it was my protecting spirit, because my time hadn’t come,” he concluded.
Tip: Fortean Times
Umm. I kind of have no comment on this. I thought this was a joke but it seems to be a real news site. Anyone? Cause it’s really weird. I suppose it’s no weirder than some belief in angels or ghosts or witches, etc. but elves seems odd to those of us that don’t live near enchanted woodlands. They obviously have those in Iceland. I want to GO THERE!