An Icelandic MP who believes a family of elves helped him survive a car crash two years ago has moved the boulder in which he says they live into his garden. Árni Johnsen, a MP for Iceland’s Independence Party (Suðurkjördæmis), repaid the “hidden people” for saving his life by moving the 30-ton rock, in which he believes they live, from the crash site to outside his home in Höfðaból.
Speaking to Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið, Johnsen said he first consulted elf expert Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir, who confirmed the elusive little people would like a “window-side” view of the environs around the politician’s home.
“She said it was incredible, that she had never met three generations of elves in the same boulder before,” Johnsen told the newspaper. “She said an elderly couple lives on the upper floor but a young couple with three children [live] on the lower floor.
“They asked whether the boulder could stand on grass. I said that was no problem, but asked why they wanted grass. It’s because they want to have sheep,” he added.
The huge stone was reportedly moved on a ferry, with the elves travelling alongside in a sheepskin-lined basket.