Makes objects fly
Jarleth Hobart (July 1544)
The Levitation Charm was invented by a British warlock by the name of Jarleth Hobart, on 16 July, 1544. He believed, incorrectly, that after centuries of wizardkind trying, he would finally be the one to allow for human flight. Hobart invited a very large group of wizards, including the Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, to witness his first flight, then sang the national anthem, gave seven speeches, climbed onto the roof of the church and jumped off. After a few minutes, the crowd was disappointed that he could not move and he proceeded to strip, believing his clothes to be weighing him down (in reality they were holding him up). He fell, breaking sixteen bones and getting a fine for extreme stupidity. He returned home and continued working until once again he invited the same crowd and used his charm on a number of objects, lifting the Chief Warlock's wig off his head and his robes over his face for a grand finale.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows