Filch & Mrs Norris

“Guilty conscience, eh?”

Filch is the embittered, unlovely, cantankerous old Hogwarts caretaker. Along with his beloved Mrs Norris, Filch patrols the school corridors looking for rule-breakers. Filch is a squib and deeply resents Hogwarts students for their magical abilities. In his downtime, Filch’s hobbies include oiling old torture instruments, writing lists of banned items and plotting the expulsion of Peeves.

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Professor Binns

The most exciting thing that ever happened in Binns’ classes was his entering the room through the blackboard.

Professor Binns teaches History of Magic, which in his hands becomes the most boring subject ever devised by wizardkind. He is unable to remember the names of any of his students, and renders even the most dramatic episodes of wizarding history desperately dull. Binns is, at least, very dedicated to his post – even his own death didn’t prevent him from teaching.

Moaning Myrtle

“No one wants to upset me! That’s a good one! My life was nothing but misery at this place and now people come along ruining my death!”

Moaning Myrtle haunts the girls’ toilets on the first floor, howling and wailing and being generally melodramatic. After her sudden and mysterious death, she chose to use her after-life to haunt anyone who had laughed at her glasses.

Hogwarts House Ghosts

“About twenty ghosts had just streamed through the back wall, pearly-white and slightly transparent…”

After a thousand years of magical inhabitation, Hogwarts is the most heavily haunted building in Britain. Among the various has-beens of Hogwarts, there are four ghosts who have the distinction of representing each of the school houses.