"When everyone was gone, I Transfigured my father's body. He became a bone... I buried it, while wearing the Invisibility Cloak, in the freshly dug earth in front of Hagrid's cabin."
—Barty Crouch Jr confesses to murdering his father.[src]

Human to bone is a Transforming spell used by Bartemius Crouch Jr to transfigure his father's corpse into a bone.[1] It is unknown if it would work on a living target, though it presumably would.

Harry Potter speculated that, if the Death Eaters found it, they would have used this spell, or something similar, on Alastor Moody's corpse to hide it following his death during the Battle of the Seven Potters.[2]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 35 (Veritaserum)
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 6 (The Ghoul in Pyjamas)
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