Concerns over angry elves prompted officials in Iceland to unearth an 'enchanted rock' that had been buried in a landslide during a construction project.
The stone in question, which resided in an area purportedly rich in elfin history, had been inadvertently covered by rubble last August as workers attempted to clear the area.
Since that time, the site has been plagued with problems including injuries to people working there and widespread equipment failure.
Ultimately, the Icelandic government decided that the best course of action would be to dig up the rock in an effort to placate the elves who were suspected of sabotaging the project.
To add emphasis to their apology, the revered rock, dubbed an 'elfin lady stone,' was also treated to a cleaning via pressure washer.
As of yet, there is no word on whether the excavation helped to assuage the elfish ire that was spawned by their enchanted rock being buried.
The elaborate unearthing is a testament to the strong belief in elves and elfish folklore in Iceland, where construction projects have previously been redesigned in order to appease their supernatural residents.
In fact, this particular rock was actually deemed an elfish artifact, according to Icelandic law, back in 2012.
With that in mind, we can kind sympathize with the elves in wondering why it took a whole year for their sacred stone to once again see the light of day.
Coast Insiders can delve into a whole world of 'nature people' such as elves, gnomes, and fairies by checking out psychic mediums Christopher Valentine and Dr. Christian von Lahr discussing the elementals on the 12/27/2008 edition of the program.
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