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A poltergeists is a magical creature created from rampant and uncontrolled emotion — not a ghost, but an “indestructible spirit of chaos” (JKR). Poltergeists manifest themselves by moving or throwing objects around the place where such emotions are found. Poltergeists are often found where there are children or teens due to their chaotic emotional states. Hogwarts, as home to hundreds of magical teenagers, has a particularly troublesome poltergeist named Peeves.


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