A hoaxer struck on 26 June, claiming to have hacked through the Do Not Disturb door on J.K Rowling’s Official Website.  The hoaxer announced a title for the sixth book: “Harry Potter and the Pillar Of Storgé.”  Making the hoax seem even more convincible, a video was shown of the door opening and a book with the dark mark on one page and some text on the other page introducing the title of the book.

      Jo dismissed the title, and stated that she was trying not to feel offended by the title and said people should ‘get a grip’.  Some fans still questioned whether this was the true title.  If JK says it isn’t true, then it isn’t true.  Three days later the true title was announced:  “Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince.”

      The hoaxer, a 19-year-old student from the University of Florida, later made an official apology.  His goal was to get Jo to dismiss the fake title and to release the real title of Book 6.  Perhaps this hoaxer deserves a little thanks.

The Pillar of Storgé Hoaxer

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Jo was trying not to feel offended by the title and said people should ‘get a grip’.

By Noor Mann

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