J. K. Rowling’s Secret Street View

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Jun 15, 2011

Posted by EdwardTLC

Following the completion of the seven Harry Potter books and eight films, J.K. Rowling has something new to announce. Even though this is not a new book, we have been informed it is something equally exciting.
As a teaser before the official announcement, ten letters have been hidden on the website below for you to find. To locate them you need to find ten sets of coordinates, enter them into the search box one set at a time, and take a look around.
This is the first coordinate: 42.523356,-70.890698
The rest will be revealed among nine other Harry Potter fan sites at intervals throughout the 15th and 16th of June 2011. Find the coordinates, enter them on the site below and you could be one of the first to piece the word together.
(Please note – These letters are magic, therefore do not exist in the real world…)
Good luck to you all.
www.secretstreetview.com
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If you’re having trouble finding the clue, simply zoom in on the map so you enter the street view!

Other sites with coordinates:MuggleNetHarry Potter Xperts





160 Responses to J. K. Rowling’s Secret Street View

Avatar ImageAnAbundanceOfKathryn says: FIRST! This is so exciting!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Leaky is crashing all over the place cos of this news. I knew something huge was going done when I kept getting redirected to 'Bad Gateway'. So excited! I feel the girl of 5 yeard ago :D Salem... of course!!Avatar Imageginnyrose says: i think all the fan have crased the page lol Avatar Imagehalf-bloodprince says: Wait... this is confusing! We have to go find nine other Harry Potter fan sites??Avatar ImageGrimowl says: Second coordinates up from Mugglenet! 51.530377,-0.123259Avatar ImageGinny4o says: Salem, Kings Cross are the first two! Anyone have an idea about the other 8??? :LAvatar Imagehogwartz_student says: After Leaky I figured Mugglenet would be an easy second, but other than HPANA I have no idea where to look (and they don't have one). What are other big fan sites? Will they all be English Language? Or should we be looking for international sites as well?Avatar ImageGrimowl says: So far the letters are ET! Stalking other pages atmAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I FOUND T. THE LETTER T AT KING'S CROSS! OH MY GOD I'M SO EXCITED I MIGHT PEE!!! I FOUND TAvatar Imageestrella22 says: JK Rowling's cite has a part with awards to Harry Potter cites. So maybe those cites are the ones she is using...Avatar Imagekiwimci says: ET... Aliens? She's gonna do Cowboys vs Aliens vs Harry Potter. I'm gonna go see SnicthSeeker I'm so excitedAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Nothing on SS so far HPA? Occlumencia?Avatar Imageestrella22 says: Go to http://www.jkrowling.com/en/thankyou.cfm and go to "fan sites".Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Oclumencia! I think that maybe our Brazilian friends have it, if I could read PortugeseAvatar Imagekiwimci says: No sorry they're just reporting Leaky and Mugglenet's codesAvatar ImageMatea says: damn, this is so excited! it has to be something HP related...love the clues! love the idea! woot woot! I wonder what it is!Avatar ImageMatea says: I'm excited, this is excitING! LOLZAvatar Imagekiwimci says: By the way, I'm so proud Leaky got the first one :)Avatar Imagevera says: I checked all the other sites and found nothing.. any ideas where I should look next ? Avatar Imagevera says: I checked all the other sites and found nothing.. any ideas where I should look next ? Avatar ImageMatea says: one more! O! E, T, O, Avatar ImageSirius_Craic says: If this turns out to be that they are releasing the books on ebooks I will be sorely disappointed. I am jumping up and down in my seat here with excitement. Only JK could have the internet in a tizzy like this.Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Well, had it not been for Matea revealing the "O," I was about to say that they were going to release a Harry Potter Etch-a-Sketch. Oh well. I can still dream.Avatar Imagekatieh23 says: I am so exctied by this!!! It's like christmas!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Oh God please don't be the Ebooks. She wouldn't do all this for Ebooks would she? ETOAvatar ImagePatronus 27 says: E.T.O...... It isn't an English word with these letters in this order, right?Avatar ImageSirius_Craic says: @Patronus 27 I'd imagine it'll be an anagram you'll have to solve. Jo likes us to work our minds :DAvatar Imagevera says: I want moooore but i don't know where to look!Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: No I'm packing to leave for France in 9 hours! Whyyyyy! I've got the first three letters, though.Avatar ImageMatea says: It will most probably be an anagram. are they going to release 5 today and 5 tommorow!? God,I'll dream world coordianates XD I don't think this is about e-books.Avatar Imagehg1 says: Maybe something with Eton?Avatar Imagekiwimci says: I'm trusting Leaky now to update me on the next websites. All my Safari Top Sites are bombarded with fansites in all languagesAvatar Imagehg1 says: maybe this can help: http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Harry_Potter_fan_websitesAvatar Imagelauravsgravity says: ^^ Mine as well. I've been refreshing this page since the very beginning hoping that others help me out. Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Or maybe she's telling us she has 11 toes. True it's not a new book but it is excitingAvatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Wait, maybe POTTERMORE????? 10 letters, E,T,O included.....Avatar Imagers55893 says: I think something might happen here http://www.broomsticksandowls.com/ '15 June, 2011: It is intended that the news will be upgraded shortly.'Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Oh my god!! So excited! I love you Jo! You inspire me, and changed my life! You ARE my childhood :) Other sites who have coordinates: Mugglenet Harry Potter xPertsAvatar Imagers55893 says: -34.410362,150.900671 is next, I think.Avatar Imagers55893 says: -34.410362,150.900671 is next, I think.Avatar Imagebaru08 says: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna know!!Avatar Imagebaru08 says: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna know!!Avatar Imagers55893 says: There's a site called AccioHagrid?! Avatar Imageestrella22 says: Turning computer off to head to work... :( How I wish all of today's coordinates were out already...Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: I found the fourth coordinate!! I am SO excited!! What could this word be...Encyclopedia? Damn it, doesn't have a T.. ;P Umm...Etymology? Something to do with ebooks? Or maybe shes have a New Tour? Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: What's the fourth one!? Avatar Imagekiwimci says: New Tour sounds a good one and we're finding these in locations around the world, oh please please please let Ballycastle be a coordinate home of the Ballycastle Bats and ME!! My hometownAvatar Imagevera says: where is the fourth one which site?Avatar Imagetryalveern says: Ten letters... Potter Tour would fit in perfectly. I wonderAvatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: WeLoveCult just cracked the code, for anyone who doesn't want to wait 24 hours...Avatar Imagetryalveern says: universharrypotter is the fourth coordinate which is in New Orleans, site of Phoenix Rising. Promising for the idea of some sort of tour.Avatar Imagevera says: http://universharrypotter.com/ where the fourth one is Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: OK with Potter Tour, but what that means? A worldwide signing tour? Such thing would be great!!!! I thought about P-O-T-T-E-R-M-O-R-E, C-O-N-V-E-N-T-I-O-N, or E-L-E-C-T-R-O-N-I-C........Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Heh, well apparently WeLoveCult was wrong, as their information claimed that there was a second "O" coming.Avatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Thank you! Now I'll check.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Thank YOU VERA! ETOP looks like Potter to me!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Wait wait wait wait wait. I speak French it said: Voici la sixième coordonnée... sixieme THE SIXTH!! Where are four and five??Avatar Imageanchovy says: I don't know if any of you speak french but the text at http://universharrypotter.com/ said that it was the sixth coordinate...wondering if there are two others out there that we somehow missedAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Snitch Seeker has the 8th Snitch Seeker have the 8th!!!Avatar Imagevera says: HPANA is next but their coordinates don't work for some reasonAvatar ImagePatronus 27 says: Are those the rights coordinates? 29.952313,-90.067849 Because I can't see the "pointly things"......Avatar Imagekiwimci says: R! So ETO..P.RAvatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: I doubt its Pottermore. I really do. Does NOT sound like Jo. If I know her, it'll be something extremely vague and tricky, but also ingenius. What is the fourth letter?Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Guys I understand: The french's site is the SIXTH letter in the teaser, and Snitch Sneeker has the eight letter. This helps, huh?Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: HPANA's worked for me, but they didn't say which number theirs was, so I've lost count...Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Hpana's is T thanks again vera :)Avatar Imageanchovy says: the fourth letter from hpana is T...so far it's POTTERAvatar Imagekiwimci says: It's definitly Potter. By the way loved the HPANA one in the middle of Africa with Lions and everything. Right I'm officially putting all bets on POTTER TOURAvatar Imagekiwimci says: Jeez talk about obscure. This one def has one. Never heard of it but I presume it means Slug Club: http://www.clubedoslugue.com/ It's another E so not tour.... hmmm potter e.... hmmm that's a head scratcher!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: It says a Brazilian website that spotted a trademark registration... does she mean recently? Head to the patents office!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Potter eyes? Potter ebok? Potter Ends?Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: 51.530377, -0.123259 42.523356, -70.890698 -34.410362, 150.900671 34.730748, 137.383786 51.781383, -2.56844 29.952313, -90.067849 -23.547149, -46.520266 -29.239004, 24.507602 43.640408, -79.388795 53.476311, -2.22971 Have some fun;) This took me forever...But I love the result =) Jo, you are my CHILDHOOD:)Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: How do you find the ones that don't have a little pointer to click on? Do you just have to search the whole area? :)Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Anyone figure out what Brazilian website she was referring to?Avatar Imageheatherhorcrux says: If you type in a coordinate and the pointy thing doean't appear, try refreshing your map and putting in the coordinate again. Worked for me. :)Avatar Imagekiwimci says: More Potter?Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: Thanks Heatherhorcrux, i'll try that. :)Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Potter Rome?Avatar Imageasporkthief says: Yeah. I'm pretty sure it's More Potter. Maybe the encyclopedia we were promised (or a prequel, or a sequel for the NexGen).Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Those would both qualify as books, however, and she made it pretty clear that it's not a book. Perhaps a TV series?Avatar Imageashtree99 says: I don't think it's Tv series, that wouldn't work with Harry potterAvatar Imageashtree99 says: On what location was the M, i found in N instead, but can't find out where.. Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: I don't really think it would work either, but that was the first thing that came to mind that wouldn't be a book and wouldn't be more movies. Although I suppose they could be doing more animated shorts of the Beadle the Bard Tales - like what they did for The Three Brothers in Deathly Hallows...Avatar Imageashtree99 says: yeah, you might be right about that one... When the 7th book came out Jo said she might write short stories about Harry between the last chapter and the epilogue. it might be that..Avatar Imagejazalove says: OMG! "The domain name pottermore.net has been registered by NetNames." Maybe Pottermore is a website about something new... another book hopefullyAvatar Imagejazalove says: "@HPSupporters A whois lookup for POTTERMORE.COM reveals the domain is owned by Christopher Little Literacy Agency... JKR's agents! http://t.co/hZ03Pgh"Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: I think you're onto something MissEverdeen. Maybe it will be an on-line collection of stories, rather than a printed book? I don't think it would be the Encyclopedia, since I would think she'd want to have that benefit a charity, but some sort of collection of potter-related stories sounds plausible, now that we know it's some sort of website.Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: THIS IS SO EXCITING!! I love it immensely--all this hysteria! Mugglenet and other fan sites (including Leaky) have fallen because of it all!! I love you Jo! & somethings up with her website! :)Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: How long has the DND door been open???Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: AHHHHH OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, DEEP BREATHS, DEEP BREATHS. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Link: http://www.pottermore.com/Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Oh my god... "publishing rights"...Oh my god.. I love you JK Rowling! Pottermore is official!Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: I don't think the DND door is open.I was on the website the other day and noticed that it was closed again. Maybe it has something to do with that?Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: OMG!!!!!!! A new website!!!!!!Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: The link's just coming up blank on my computer - is there actually anything there yet, Rubeus?Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: The DND door is open right now, XxMariaxX - I just opened it.Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: I won't spoil what's in there for those who want to find out for themselves. Suffice it to say, it is much awesomeness.Avatar Imagebe.strange says: i have 9 letters Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Yes, Mark there is!! It says in Jo's signature handwriting: Pottermore-Coming Soon. JK Rowling. In HER handwriting!! The DND door is open???? Explain, please! Pottermore also has a twitter!! Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Now it's come up!Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: The door on jkrowling.com is unlocked - you don't have to use the potions or anything like that, just click on the door handle and it opens and you get a peek at something very frickin' shweet.Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: I'd be willing to bet that it's a sample of what's going to be included on Pottermore.com once it's up and ready - which means that I will have to retract one of my previous statements as to what the site won't be...Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: That open door is for a date in 2007. When you spin the timeturner onto todays date, the door is locked with a do not disturb sign. Avatar Imagekali.crampus says: Guys, that family tree-type thing behind the door has been there for a long time. It's nothing new and has nothing to do with pottermore.Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Ah, ok. My bad. It's been so long since I've bothered checking the door that I totally forgot about the time turner.Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: If you follow this link, you get a small bit of info on pottermore!!! :) http://www.hpana.com/news.21283.htmlAvatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: Yeah, for today the DND sign is definitely there! The family tree's been there since the date on the time turner funnily enough =P Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: The DND sign has been there for around a week but i took no notice of it! I should have realised it would mean something!!!Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: Mark, surely you've seen the family tree before though? =P This website had better be amazing after all this hype! XDAvatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: I'm so curious though--What is Pottermore exactly? And whats on the website? I hope its amazing--if not I have wasted an afternoon tracking every little detail of this story ;P And what are you talking about folks? Hasnt the DND sign been up all along when turned to "today's" date? Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Yes, now that I remember that it was from back in 2007, I remember having seen it before. In the excitement of the moment I forgot and thought that it was maybe a different family tree than had been put up before, but now that I've remembered about the time-turner I remember that it was the Weasley tree that had come out last.Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Pottermore also has an official Twitter!Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Which one is it, Rubeus? There are already a number of ones that have popped up, and seem to not be legit...Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Its the one that says pottermore...lol...? I don't have a twitter, but I looked at the trending topics google page..Its all hyped :)Avatar Imagekali.crampus says: http://twitter.com/#!/pottermore the amount of new followers it got within minutes is amazing... lolAvatar ImageXxMariaxX says: Do we know when the website will be open properly for us all to see? I hope it's soon, I don't think I could wait for a long time!!!Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Judging by the HPANA comments, it sounds like it's about ready to launch, so I doubt we'll be waiting too long. Plus, knowing that all the hackers in the world will now be putting their focus into figuring out what it's going to be, I doubt that they would announce it like this very long before the official launch.Avatar Imagekali.crampus says: I've been refreshing this article to read new comments, but when I access Leaky's front page it looks all different and the comments seem to be other ones too... what happened? :/Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: Same happens to me. I think maybe it may be getting overloaded by the amount of people on it. :)Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Yeah, I think they had to do some sort of emergency back up plan to compensate for the overload on the server.Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: Once again, Jo "sneezes" and the internet breaks. :)Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Hey everyone. I found this and with all respect to Jo and Harry Potter, for whom I really love, I believe I found three pictures of her site. It looks wonderful!!!! SPOILER: With an encyclopedia section, and a shop section, and a 'post' section...And it looks like you can have an account there...All with that lovely, signature JKR look. Link: http://www.clubedoslugue.com/galeria/displayimage.php?album=974&pos=0 Since Jo used this as one of the 10 fansites, I hope she approves of what they post.. :/ Love you Jo, and Harry Potter!! :)Avatar Imagekali.crampus says: Makes sense. Seems like we're only a few people reading and posting here since anyone else coming to the site doesn't have access to this comment section right now, heh.Avatar ImageXxMariaxX says: If that is a preview of the site, it looks amazing!!! :)Avatar Imagekali.crampus says: omg those pictures! EXCITEMENT!Avatar Imagemark_sheldon1221 says: WANT! WANT! WANT! :)Avatar ImageCaire says: Hmm..... all I am getting is Salem's Witch Museum. :O Holy Voldemort.Avatar Imagesleepymel says: This site (http://harrypotterreviews.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/pottermore-preview/) said the 3 pictures mentioned above were confirmed to be fake.Avatar Imagesleepymel says: This site (http://harrypotterreviews.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/pottermore-preview/) said the 3 pictures mentioned above were confirmed to be fake.Avatar Imagesleepymel says: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to double post. Not sure why that happened. Silly ipad.Avatar Imageroonwit says: Pottermore has owls and a 1 week countdown.Avatar ImageMuggleNorris says: Link to the "countdown" found on Pottermore: http://www.youtube.com/JKRowlingAnnouncesAvatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Ohh really the pictures are fake?? Them i am SO curious! Jo you are truly wonderful! You make my life fun and interesting! :) I love the countdown!!! Ahhh 6 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes, 37 seconds!!! :)Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: Get Leaky back up please...:) Love you! ;) I love the owls sooo much, and like the idea of the MTV movie countdown!! Avatar Imageashtree99 says: how come you have 6 days and 10 hours RubeusHagrid? It says 6 days and 15 hours to me :/ Avatar Imagepaskunia says: LOL! I went to her new website before I even knew about this contest. I won't give it away, though the answer is an anagram for the site. Have fun! PS If you can't wait, Google 'JK Rowling's new website'. Avatar Imageroonwit says: I think the countdown discrepancies depend on file caching. If you have a cached copy of the right file rather than a live copy, then it gets the countdown wrong.Avatar Imageroonwit says: Ignore my last post - as that would slow the countdown rather than speed it up. My current theory is the clock on one of the proxy sites they are using is wrong, or their code doesn't adjust properly for the different time zone it is in.Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: I think its either time zone or you got it wrong =) Because now mine says less than 6 days 8 hours..Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: hmm mine says 6 days and 4 hours??? Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: umm whats the link to pottermore owls..? Avatar Imageroonwit says: You should see owls on http://www.pottermore.com/ (you may need to reload the page if you have it cached).Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: thanks!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageLoonyLuna4 says: it's not working for me!!!!! help me please!!!!Avatar ImageLoonyLuna4 says: it's not working for me!!!!! help me please!!!!Avatar Imagepottershrink says: Come on Leaky, the new trailer (AWESOME!) is up all over the net. Why is Leaky always last latterly?Avatar Imageroonwit says: pottershrink: Try the graphical front screen. They did an update of the front page but it froze some of the secondary pages such as the text-only version. They say normal service will be resumed at some point.Avatar Imagepottershrink says: thanks, Roonwit!Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: If anyone's interested maybe join the first MyLeaky fan group for Pottermore!! :) We will be having more discussions there!!Avatar Imagediomar pereira says: melissa anelli I read your book and found it a lot.Avatar Imagediomar pereira says: melissa anelli I read your book and found it very cool, interesting, exciting.Avatar ImagesKiss says: What do we do when we find a letter? I tried clicking on it but it dod'nt work!!!Avatar Imageroonwit says: secretstreetview is like Google's street view maps. You type the co-ordinates in, zoom in, and then drag the orange man to the place you want to look at, then pan around to see what is there.Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: How do you get letters?Avatar Imagesilverkacy says: i hope it is a Potter Multiplayer Online Role-playing ExperienceAvatar Imagesilverkacy says: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: I could not get in on the fun... Kept getting the useless homepage to nowhere!Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: Got 5 now .. Still looking Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: Baah .. The answer is Pottermore .. http://www.hpana.com/news.21283.htmlAvatar ImageGiant Squid says: I wonder what its going to be?!!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Oooh, so much has changed in so little time! It's Pottermore and it's going to be discussed tomorrow! =]

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