SODOM & GOMORRAH: Sometimes I wish other countries’ politics were this exciting. Also, sometimes I wish reality didn’t mirror The Onion.
Árni Johnsen, an MP for Iceland’s Independence Party, has made arrangements to relocate a giant boulder to his home Höfðaból in the Westman Islands. Johnsen believes that the boulder is home to three families of elves, which he first encountered in 2010.
While driving an SUV through Sandskeið on Hellisheiði in southwest Iceland, Johnsen had a fairly serious car accident and his vehicle landed near the giant boulder some 40 meters from the highway. The boulder would reportedly be damaged or moved during a highway project, so Johnsen decided to arrange for it to be moved near his home after consulting with an elf expert.
The expert was stunned by the boulder, saying that she had never seen three families live in one dwelling like this. Johnsen and the expert concluded that the elves would be happy with the move so long as the “window side” of the boulder had a decent view.
Johnsen also plans to move the elves in a basket made of sheepskin while their stony home is transported by ferry. He intends to place the stone near a grassy area since the elves intend to raise sheep once they get settled in.
All in all, Johnsen is quite lucky. This group of elves apparently prevented serious accident, while other groups in Iceland have taken to sectarian violence when humans come too close to their homes.