Ever since I read the first sentence of a Harry Potter book at the age of 10 I was instantly hooked. Drawn into the world of witches and wizards, my biggest wish was that on my 11th birthday a letter would arrive from Hogwarts. Unfortunately that never happened and I've been trying to recover from the devastation that the Harry Potter Universe exists only in film and literature ever since.
However, theorist Mike Bacior, strongly believes the wizarding world does exist, and thinks there is a brilliant explanation about how we ended up with the treasured 7-book series from J.K. Rowling in the first place. You may not believe this theory, but you have to admit, it would be amazing if it were true.
JK Rowling has special parents...
Bacior's theory begins by acknowledging just how extensive and detailed the Harry Potter Universe is, and he questions how J.K. Rowling could have conceived of all of these ideas and details herself if she weren't in some way aligned with the wizarding community, which is how he comes to the conclusion that J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter is in fact a Squib.
Now, for those who can't quite recall what a Squib is, here's a refresher: In the Harry Potter Universe there are those who are involved in the magical world and have magical ability (like witches and wizards), but there are also those who are born into wizarding families who for some reason or another cannot perform magic. These people are called Squibs. Fans may remember notable Squibs, Harry's neighbor Mrs. Figg or caretaker Argus Filch.
Bacior proposes that J.K. Rowling is a squib and took the 20th century history of the magical world and wrote the Harry Potter series, selling it to the Muggle world as a work of fiction.
The Cold War holds the key
Bacior acknowledges that his theory is farfetched, but he believes he has connections that prove the theory is real, citing the Cold War as an example. Apparently the Cold War was manipulated by the magical world, he writes:
Voldemort and his followers used our world in a battle to gain control of the Earth, as the Order of the Phoenix opposed him via the United States of America. Everything within the 45 year old power struggle was manipulated by magical forces, from Korea to Vietnam. The end of the Cold War in 1991 coincided with Voldemort’s destruction, only 6 years before Rowling would publish the first book.
War, what is it good for? Proving a fan theory, apparently...
He continues with the theme of war for his final point which centers around President George W. Bush, alleging that a Death Eater placed Bush under the mind-controlling Imperius Curse and was manipulating him into leading America to war with Iraq.
Finally the Ministry of Magic was able to free Bush of the curse in 2007, but unfortunately by this point the U.S. was stuck. Bacior states that this has been the only major attack from dark magic in the Muggle world since 1991, which is when Voldemort died according to the literary series timeline.
Mike Bacior's theory is certainly interesting, and I have to admit I do find a certain part of me wanting to believe it in full. However, I have trouble believing that the Ministry of Magic would let J.K. Rowling publish a whole series on the wizarding world even if she was calling it fiction and largely aiming it at children, but perhaps that's what they want us to think? Let me know you're reaction in the comments.
Source: Conspiracy Theories