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People have spotted a secret sex scene in the Harry Potter films
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People have spotted a secret sex scene in the Harry Potter films

The hidden detail is easy to miss if you're not looking for it...which you shouldn't be!

When you think of Harry Potter, what springs to mind? Maybe Ron's incredible sweaters, or Hagrid's adorable cake?

It's probably not two people going at it in a dark corner, is it? No one wants to imagine Hagrid or Professor McGonagall in those kinds of compromising positions.

But while Harry Potter isn't known for being an explicit film series, fans are convinced they've found a 'sex scene' in one of the movies.

I know, I know, it's almost as surprising as when Snape pushes Dumbledore, but it's true.

The scene has been spotted in the third instalment of the franchise, 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and if you're not someone who sticks around to watch the credits, you might have missed it altogether.

The credits for the film feature an animation of the Marauders Map; a magical parchment introduced for the first time in the third film.

The map allows the user to find out the location of people in Hogwarts, showing their footsteps as they move through the castle.

The Marauders Map played a big part in Harry Potter.
Warner Bros.

The document came in handy for Harry, Ron and Hermione in the movie, though it wasn't Peter Pettigrew we were following in the credits.

The footsteps featured as the credits rolled weren't actually named at all, which is probably how the creators managed to get away with including a couple of more suspicious footsteps in one corner of the map.

While some footsteps stroll around innocently, the credits feature two sets of prints which aren't moving, and seem to be positioned notably close together.

With the two pairs of feet facing towards one another, it's hard to ignore the scene it implies.

The footprints are easy to miss.
Warner Bros.

Harry Potter fans took to X to share their thoughts after a clip of the scene went viral, with one post reading: "In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, in the credits sequence, you can see two people having sex on the bottom left of the marauders map."

One viewer said the scene was 'weird' considering the film largely focuses on children, though other people argued the feet might not indicate sex at all.

"These are teenagers at school. They are snogging. It's Harry Potter, not Pornhub," one person wrote.

After the clip went viral, Rus Wetherell, who designed the end credits for the Prisoner of Azkaban, spoke out about what was really going on in Hogwarts.

Wetherell told the Huffington Post: "We've all been kids, we've all been in school and stuff ... It was just a sort of little peck on the cheek."

Wetherell went on to express belief that the couple's feet 'are in an embrace' and 'not having sex as everyone says'.

If you say so, Wetherell!

Topics: Sex and Relationships, Film and TV, Harry Potter, Viral