In the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Hagrid mentions he needs to leave in a hurry and hands Harry the train ticket. Harry asks Hagrid about the ticket as he squints at it in confusion, but gets no response. Harry then turns to see that Hagrid is nowhere to be seen, even though he was there just a second ago. He has somehow vanished into thin air.
What actually happened here?
- Hagrid was there seconds ago.
- They were standing in the middle a bridge-like walkway in the train station so there are only 2 ways to go; forward or back the way they came, yet there's no sign of Hagrid walking away in the distance.
- Hagrid, though strong, doesn't strike me as being a cheetah-like sprinter, and I don't think he's related to The Flash.
- Did he apparate?
- Did he fly away on a broom?
The question How does Hagrid travel? seems to indicate that itls illegal for Hagrid to apparate, as his wand was broken upon expulsion. Did he apparate then, using the umbrella-wand thingy? What is the in-universe, movie version explanation for how Hagrid seemingly vanished into thin air?