Malicious household spirits of Scotland and Lancashire, these little
creatures are dark and hairy with meddling fingers, clumsy feet and
simple minds; they have long yellow teeth and dress in tattered
clothing. After dark, they may tip over milk jugs, break the cords
of window sashes, put hens off laying, frighten cats, cause dogs to
bark senselessly, slam doors, leave taps running, block gutters,
blow out candles, and awaken sleeping babies by tweaking their
noses. Attempts to try and escape from a boggart infested home are
usually fruitless, as the creature tends to hear about it and will
travel along with the family to the new house.
Boggart - Brownies that have turned evil.