"When I know Lumos, I can chase away the bogeyman at night, or at least make him squint painfully."
— Hufflepuff student[src]

The bogeyman was a dark magical creature that preyed on young children. Bogeymen were vulnerable to light, so a simple Wand-Lighting Charm was enough to make them "squint painfully".[1]

Behind the Scenes

  • It is possible these creatures were imaginary or related to Boggarts in some way.
  • It may also be possible that the Bogeyman did not actually exist, and the a Hufflepuff student was imagining it, or that it was simply another name for a Boggart.

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