"He was looking down into a kind of pit, an underground room, and lying on the floor some ten feet below, apparently fast asleep, thin and starved in appearance, was the real Mad-Eye Moody. His wooden leg was gone, the socket that should have held the magical eye looked empty beneath its lid, and chunks of his grizzled hair were missing. Harry stared, thunderstruck, between the sleeping Moody in the trunk and the unconscious Moody lying on the floor of the office."
— Alastor Moody imprisoned in his trunk[src]

Moody's Trunk[3] was a heavily bewitched magical trunk owned by Alastor Moody.[1][2]


Alastor Moody imprisoned at the bottom of his trunk

It had seven locks on it, and the trunk opened to a different assortment of objects for each lock. The first compartment contained a mass of spellbooks. The second contained an assortment of broken Sneakoscopes, parchments, quills, and a silvery Invisibility cloak. Most notably, though, the seventh compartment was about 10 feet (3.0 m) deep (possibly because of the use of an Undetectable Extension Charm), and was where Bartemius Crouch Junior imprisoned the real Moody in 1994 to 1995.[2] It is presumably in this last compartment that Moody kept captured Dark Wizards and Death Eaters for transport during his days as an Auror.

Behind the scenes

Snape casting a spell to open the trunk in the film

This trunk on display at a Goblet of Fire convention


Notes and references

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