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In Goblet of Fire, it says that people cannot see the school; rather, they see only ruins and several warnings of danger. (Chapter 11)

What kind of warnings make Muggles too afraid (or indifferent) to explore the false ruins in the enchanted area where the Hogwarts School and Hogsmeade stand?

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Warning: Honey Badger Breeding Ground. –  DampeS8N May 21 at 4:02
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“Parking rates: 12 dollars each hour.” –  b_jonas May 21 at 5:57
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@b_jonas £12 each hour –  Simon May 21 at 8:06
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@b_jonas Hell, that's downright cheap around here. –  mikeTheLiar May 21 at 14:54
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Basicly, what you made me think was that, should Bear Grylls want, he'd find Hogwarts –  Oak May 21 at 15:47

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I'm not sure that's a direct quotation from Goblet of Fire, at least I can't find it in my copy (Scholastic). I did find this, though:

“It’s bewitched,” said Hermione. “If a Muggle looks at it, all they see is a moldering old ruin with a sign over the entrance saying danger, do not enter, unsafe.”

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – chapter eleven: Aboard The Hogwarts Express – page 166

Also, from the same book:

…“Ministry task force of five hundred have been working on it all year. Muggle Repelling Charms on every inch of it. Every time Muggles have got anywhere near here all year, they’ve suddenly remembered urgent appointments and had to dash away again . . . bless them,” he [Arthur Weasley] added fondly…

Chapter eight: The Quidditch World Cup – page 166

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The first wouldn't deter, I can say that from personal experience: A certain kind of person would love to explore that moldering old ruin, danger or no. The second sounds much more effective. ;-) –  DevSolar May 21 at 12:56
    
I'm interesting that you write "from the same book" and then quote two differing books. –  Mooing Duck May 21 at 18:09
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Both are taken from Goblet of Fire. –  Jesan Fafon May 21 at 18:24
    
It stands to reason there might be a ruin explorer who simply didn't have any urgent appointments. –  Mark Rogers May 21 at 20:22
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@MarkRogers Oh but that's where magic comes in and either an appointment is created, or the muggle gets the idea that he needs to go back home. Anyway, I'd bet that along with "remembering an urgent appointment", the muggle's memory is modified too, so that he doesn't remember seeing Hogwarts. –  The Dragon Rider who Lived May 22 at 11:06

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