Harry Potter Fan Theory: Dumbledore Is a Giant Squid!

Nobody's more respected at Hogwarts than Albus Dumbledore. But there's something fishy going on with Harry Potter's headmaster...

Harry Potter Fan Theory: Dumbledore Is a Giant Squid!
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Some days we feel like we know everything there is to know about every Harry Potter book, every Harry Potter movie and every Harry Potter... everything. And then other days we come across a Harry Potter fan theory that seems so crazy, yet makes so much sense, that we feel like we should head back to Privet Drive and start from the beginning.

Today is one of those days. How could we have missed something so obvious?!

According to a popular fan theory largely based on the text of the J.K. Rowling novels, beloved Albus Dumbledore is an even bigger figure at Hogwarts than Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger understand. In fact, sometimes Dumbledore is literally right under their noses -- deep in the Great Lake, swiming around as ... the school's legendary giant squid. This is a fish story we can believe in.