Would you be petrified by it, or would nothing happen? Or is it not possible to take a photo of a Basilisk?


Given what happened to Colin's camera in Chamber of Secrets when he viewed the basilisk through the lens (and a ghost?), it doesn't seem like it would even be possible to take a photograph of a basilisk.

Then consider that indirectly meeting its gaze - using a mirror, for example - only petrifies rather than killing. That's still a real life basilisk, yet the effect is much reduced. Even if you can photograph one it seems like that would be even further removed from meeting a basilisk's gaze, so I don't think it would do anything at all.

  • I saw a film of one and I'm ok. – user89108 May 24 '20 at 22:00

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