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The Nimbus Incident
Not long ago, the Ministry of Magic released a video captured by a Muggle device that showed a flock of Nimbus 2000 flying riderless and out of control down a deserted speedway. To view this footage, simply tap your wand to the triangle in the centre.
Since then, however, quite a few new details have come to light. This new information makes us suspect The Calamity might not be to blame for the Nimbus incident after all.
Nimbus Incident Suspects: The Potter Boys
Many of you, dear readers, will remember Harry Potter and his troubled youth.
At first it seemed as if The Boy Who Lived had managed to turn his life back around. Harry Potter joined the Ministry as part of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. He married his Hogwarts sweetheart, Ginevra Weasley -former Daily Prophet reporter- and became a father.
He even took over the Auror office as Head Auror -the youngest wizard to do so in a century- with the convenient endorsement of his good friend Minister Shacklebolt.
But just when it seemed Harry Potter was ready to step out of the spotlight he had been chasing his entire life, his two sons decided to follow in his footsteps.
First came the rumours of their troubled days at Hogwarts. Suspensions, threats of expulsions, a complete disdain for authority and general rule breaking appeared to be a common occurrence.
In fact, there was a serious incident involving the youngest boy, Albus Severus Potter, that required an official meeting at the Ministry of Magic. Harry Potter quickly used his influence, connections and past fame to make sure the details of this meeting were labelled Top Secret and quickly covered up.
This was most certainly not the only instance in which both Potter boys showed rules didn’t apply to them.
The Ministry New Year’s Eve Ball
If you are one of the many readers who follow our yearly Ministry Ball special coverage, then you will remember the incident that occurred two years ago.
With every guest in attendance wearing gold jewelry (part of that year’s official dress code), somebody thought it a great idea to release at least a dozen nifflers into the crowd.
Purses and pendants, bracelets and necklaces, family crest buttons and pins, even earrings. The nifflers tore every bit of jewelry off of anyone not quick enough to stun them.
The Ministry’s investigation determined, conveniently and absurdly, that the nifflers had simply followed the guests into the Ministry of Magic attracted by the gold.
This, of course, despite our reporter’s testimony:
“Head Auror Harry Potter was angrily dragging his sons, James and Albus Potter, down a hallway, away from the crowd. The boys’ laughter could be heard even amidst all the chaos. Meanwhile his wife, our former senior Quidditch correspondent and current Holyhead Harpies trainer, Ginny Weasley, was heading the opposite way, angrily stunning every niffler within reach.”
The Nimbus incident: Rumours and Facts
Pressed by our journalists’ desire to uncover the truth, the Ministry finally made part of the Nimbus Incident file public.
Among the new information released was the brooms’ origin.
It turns out that, after a long investigation, the Statute of Secrecy Task Force found that the Nimbus 2000 involved in the incident were, in fact, training brooms belonging to the Holyhead Harpies Quidditch team.
For those of you not familiar with them, Ginevra Weasley, mother of James and Albus Potter, is the team’s trainer.
This would give the boys easy access to the brooms and time to break the protection spells that prevent tampering.
It also seems like just the kind of practical joke two young men who think they are above the law would play.
The Ministry has, of course, denied any Potter Family involvement. They stubbornly insist that the Nimbus incident was caused by The Calamity. But everyone knows just how impartial the Ministry is when it comes to Golden Boy Harry Potter and his progeny.
It is not over
The Daily Prophet has a duty to our readers, to give you accurate and impartial information of what is happening in the wizarding world. Even when the Potter family is involved. So we will continue our investigation and keep you informed. Make sure to subscribe and stay up to date with the Real News.
But please do keep this mind: whether it is another Potter boys stunt or The Calamity putting us at risk, we need to stay safe. So be sure to protect yourself and be ready for whatever might be coming next.