The New York Ghost[1] was an American wizarding newspaper based in New York.[2] It was published daily from at least 1863[3] and offered an evening Sunset Edition as well as a West Coast supplement every Thursday. A single issue cost 0.03 dragots, while a 12 month subscription cost 5 dragots and was delivered by owl. Its slogan was "Enchanted Dispatches to the American Wizard."[2]

Known editions

Unknown date

New York Ghost - unknown edition - FB-F

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The New York Ghost - unknown edition - anti-wizard sentiment - FB-F
  • Pukwudgie Sighting: Confirmed as Hoax
  • Enchanted Snow Bewitches No-Maj Shoppers in Times Square - Obliviators are drafted in to undo the unfavorable incident
  • Anti-Wizard Sentiment On The Rise
  • Spell-casting overload in tenements causes havoc!
  • Counterfeit Dragots Found Statewide! Forged tender traced as far as Buford, Wyoming.

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The New York Ghost - unknown edition - Where is Grindelwald - FB-F

20 November 1926 Sunset edition

The New York Ghost - 20 Nov 1926 Sunset Edition
  • Grindelwald: Deadly Wizard Evades Capture
    • Threatens wizarding world with exposure
    • Authorities investigate claims of Grindelwald sighting in Bratislava
  • Aurors Dispatched Nationwide in Light of Exposure Crisis
  • CounsOWL: ?Questions? answered about your feathered friend!!
  • Weather
  • Recruiting: Become an Obliviator
  • Moon & Sun Aspects

28 November 1926 edition

The New York Ghost Nov 28
  • Gellert Grindelwald: Dark Wizard Strikes Again in Europe
    • European Aurors Ready to Fight
  • 'Pincushion' Pygmy Puff Extricated from No-Maj Haberdashery
  • Baltimore Bride Confesses to Permanent Sticking Charm
  • Picquery Condemns Voodoo Leniency
  • Justice must prevail! Picquery states
  • How the warble flute changed the New Orleans jazz scene
  • Magical Style: A Retrospective of No-Maj Hallowe'en Costumes
  • Essential timeline and in-depth interviews with top players
  • Quidditch Quick-Fire The Inter-State League in One Swift Summary
  • CONSUMER CLIMATE: How the atmospheric charm has affected the shopping experience
  • Warlocks Dispute Recent Ruling Over Crystal Ball Regulation
  • Mystery Poltergeist Wreaks Havoc in Nashville Diner
  • Disqualified Seeker Repents Use of Unlawful Elixir
  • Tabby Talk
  • Weekend Breaks by Broom
  • Basic Witch
  • Romance in Runes
  • Hex-It
  • Ancient Wands Unearthed in Boise Archaeological Dig
  • Herbologist Attacked by Mandrakes
  • Regulators Examine Use of Engorgement Charm in Home Improvement

1 December 1926 Sunset Final Edition

  • Grindelwald Attacks Intensify Risking War with No-Majs
  • I.C.W. convened for Emergency Talks
  • MACUSA...Is the USA Ready?
  • Love at First Bite: The Unlikely Tale of a Vampire
  • Yellowstone disturbances "holds no magical connections" says Picquery
  • Splinched Finger Chaos at Charleston Chicken Factory
  • Fire Halts Play at Annual Gobstones Convention
  • Acclaimed Poetess Denies Hoodwink Allegations
  • No-Maj Ingredients and Their Place in Modern Potion-making" - Los Angeles - California
  • Harbour the Magic of the Scottish Highlands with Hagpipes
  • Quidditch Quizzical: How Well do you Know the National League?
  • The medical modes of the rich and famous
  • Bogus Seer Defies Sceptics to Win Jackpot
  • Healers Demand Negotiations Over Working Hours
  • Electricity epidemic: Understanding the No-Maj phenomenon
  • Black magic: How to get the most out of your every day robes
  • Leading sneakoscope supplier boasts record sales
  • Stinksap Extract Sourced in Best-Selling Toothpaste
  • Weather
  • How to Win a Rust Repellent Cauldron
  • Games
    • Spot the Snargaluff
    • Rune Riddles
    • Pygmy Puff Pelmanism

2 December 1926 - Final Sunset Edition

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New York Ghost Dec. 2, 1926

6 December 1926 Sunrise Early Edition

The New York Ghost - 6 Dec 1926 - Sunrise Early Edition
  • Is Anyone Safe? Grindelwald Spreads Fear Worldwide
  • No-Majs in Grave Danger Warns Piquery
  • Scourer descendants in magical identity crisis
  • Culture
    • Is No-Maj Literature Worth Reading?
    • The 984th Spell-ing Wasp National Competition arrives in NYC
  • Entertainer Convicted after Public Magical Juggling Display
  • Family Poltergeist Goes AWOL Following Altercation
  • MACUSA Officials Demand More Witches in the Workplace
  • Wizbiz
    • Hallowe'en sees record-breaking sales of No-Maj brooms
  • Prehistoric Manuscripts Prompts Doubt over Wandlore Dates
  • Venomous Tentacula Traps Burglar in Tenements Robbery
  • Grindewald's Stratagim? World Domination?
  • Confounded No-Majs Misunderstand Crucial Democratic Vote

6 December 1926 Sunset Final Edition


7 December 1926 Sunset Final Edition

The New York Ghost Dec 7
  • Prominent No-Maj killed by magical beast: MACUSA Headquarters raises security level
  • President Seraphina Picquery calling for all Aurors to be on full alert: International support not yet confirmed.
  • Divination Supplement !Every Friday!
  • Undercover AURORS called to City Hall: Top Aurors Squad Apparated at City Hall to investigate
  • MACUSA and The I.C.W. to crack down on illegal wizards
  • Aurors to Shut Down Speakeasies Around the Country
  • Major Investigation Department hunting all wanted criminals
  • Scared parents asking Ilvermorny School to hold all students during the holiday season
  • Wizards Baffled! Is Soccer the No-Majes Quidditch?
  • USA Quidditch League Top Players in forbidden potions SCANDAL
  • WizTour in New York hit by fear!
  • No-Majes in total Panic! MACUSA to protect agitated New York population
  • No-Maj Cabaret Singer is a Goblin?
  • Weather
  • Moon & Sun Aspects

Known positions

  • Editor
  • Reporter
    • Business and finance reporter
    • Sports reporter
    • Arts and culture reporter
    • Reporter for No-Maj Bureau

Known personnel



Business and finance reporter

Sports reporter

Arts and culture reporter

Reporter for No-Maj Bureau


  • The New York Ghost may be a play on the New York Post, one of America's oldest newspapers.

Behind the scenes


Notes and references

  1. Instagram post from MinaLima
  2. 2.0 2.1 Teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (see this image)
  3. The volume number of the 6 December 1926 issue was "LXIII," indicating that it had been in publication for sixty-three years at that time.
  4. See this image.