"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 was an invisible magical creature which floated into a person's ears, making their brain become unfocused and confused.[1][2]

Description

Supposedly, Wrackspurts could be seen with aid of Spectrespecs.[2] Those suffering from Wrackspurt infections could possibly dispel them by thinking positive thoughts.[3]

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.[4]

In 1998, The Quibbler reported that some Wrackspurts broke out of the Ministry Elfin' Safety Enquiry.[5]

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."[6]

In the 21st century, wrackspurts had to be collected by the Statute of Secrecy Task Force in order to address the Calamity.[7]

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