J.K. Rowling has cast a confundus charm on Harry Potter fans. Monday the 49-year-old bestselling author tweeted, "Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won't tolerate this nonsense."
Do you know what this means? Neither did most Harry Potter fans, but thousands of them retweeted the cryptic message, making it the tweet heard round the world last night. But now one fan thinks they've solved the mystery.
It all started when Rowling tweeted, "Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when i've finished something!"
Devoted fan Regan responded to her with, "Everytime @jk_rowling tweets I stop whatever I'm doing and analyze it for an hour."
To fans' delight, Rowling took the bait. She tweeted back, ".@peruseproject see, now i'm tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation... Must work..." She caved and posted the cryptic message.
But what does it mean?
Well one fan believes they've solved the puzzle. As Movie Pilot' reports, an eagle-eyed Redditor found Rowlings tweet to be a perfect anagram for "Harry returns. Won't say any details now. A week off. No comment."
So will it be a sequel to the saga? An origins story? She is keeping the ruse going with little hints.
But to fans, it doesn't matter. They just want more Potter.