"Heavily bandaged, and with several chunks of his face and neck missing, Professor Moonshine told reporters that he hopes to publish his research paper next month."
-- reported by the Daily Prophet (DP4)
It is the missing flesh that invites the scepticism.... They may see Professor Moonshine as a free lunch.
Although the date printed on the fourth Daily Prophet Newsletter (DP4) is 1 October 1999, the timeframe for this event is 1992-1993.