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"A Wrackspurt... They're invisible. They float in through your ears and make your brain go fuzzy, I thought I felt one zooming around in here."
Luna Lovegood to Harry and Neville while on-board the Hogwarts Express in 1996[src]

A Wrackspurt is an invisible magical creature which floats into a person's ears, making their brain become unfocused and confused.[1]

Description

Supposedly, Wrackspurts can be seen with aid of Spectrespecs. Those suffering from Wrackspurt infections can possibly dispel them by thinking positive thoughts.[2]

History

In the 1989–1990 school year, Badeea Ali claimed the Hog's Head Inn was infested with Wrackspurts. This, however, was actually a distraction so Jacob's sibling could put on their invisibility cloak without Aberforth Dumbledore noticing.[3]

In 1998, The Quibbler reported that some Wrackspurts broke out of the Ministry Elfin' Safety Enquiry.

Xenophilius Lovegood's attempt to recreate Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem included Wrackspurt siphons, "to remove all sources of distraction from the thinker's immediate area."[4]

In the 21st century, wrackspurts had to be collected by the Statute of Secrecy Task Force in order to address the Calamity.[5]

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