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Álagablettur means "power places," "spelled spots," or "enchanted spots" in Icelandic. Icelanders believe that huldufólk live in these areas, and leave them alone.[1][2][3][4] However, only 2-5% of Icelanders claimed to have experienced Álagablettur.[5]


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  5. ^ Haraldsson, Erlendur (2008). "A new survey of psychic experiences in Iceland". "INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH". West Downs Conference Centre, University Of Winchester, UK. 

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