Here Lies Harry Potter

Colin Patrick

After they’ve read all of the books, seen all of the movies, and visited the theme park, what else is a diehard Harry Potter fan to do but visit the grave of Harry Potter himself.

Sure the young wizard actually survives the seven book series, but that hasn’t stopped fanatics from flocking to a small cemetery in Israel where one of the 4,500 graves bares the name of the mythical hero. In this case Harry Potter instead refers to an 18-year old British soldier killed in battle in July of 1939.

As one man responsible for showing off the coincidental tombstone explains:

"There is no connection with the Harry Potter we know from literature, but the name sells, the name is marketable," said Ron Peled, a tour guide who said he has brought dozens of groups to the grave.