If ghosts are bound to the Earth for eternity, what happens if the world ends? Would they be floating around in the atmosphere?

  • Define the End of the World. The Sun expanding in five billion years and swallowing the Earth?? Probably migrate to another planet with the rest of humanity/wizardkind. Humanity dying out?? Well, learn to talk to the cockroaches I suppose, or whatever else comes after us.
    – BMWurm
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 19:35
  • Are they actually bound for eternity? I looked for some info but the only thing I could find was some completely unsourced claims in the Harry Potter wiki (which anyone can edit) mentioned at scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/9992/… ...if no one can find a source in J.K. Rowling's writings for this idea, then your question wouldn't be answerable with canon sources.
    – Hypnosifl
    Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 19:45
  • I've just read and its on the harry potter wikia that they cannot move on and choose to go to earth from limbo as a ghost so I assumed they be here forever @Hypnosifl Commented Jul 28, 2014 at 20:18
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    This should be reopened, as our policy is not to close questions without a canon answer. See: Should all questions without explicit canon answers be closed?
    – Mithical
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 14:59

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The Harry Potter universe has no end of times predictions nor does it ever speculate on that. So its safe to assume this has no answer other then pure speculation.

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