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Bathsheba Sherman

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Full Name
Bathsheba Sherman, nee Thayer
The Conjuring
Demon (Deceased)
Powers / Skills
Demonic possession, poltergeist phenomenons, telekinesis, biokinesis, ability to lay curses on others
Tormenting the people she haunts
Expel undesirables from her estate, possess women and sacrifice their children to the Devil
Type of Villain
Ghost / Complete Monster / Wraith

She murdered that little baby. She drove a needle into his skull and killed it.
~ Carolyn Perron
I was mistress here before you came, and mistress here I'll be anew. I'll drive you out with fiery brooms. I'll drive you mad with death and gloom.
~ Bathsheba to Carolyn Perron
If you don't leave, you'll join us, because you'll too be dead.
~ Bathsheba to Carolyn Perron

Bathsheba Sherman was the evil spectre of an 1800's devil worshipper, and was the main antagonist of the 2013 movie The Conjuring, based on the "true" story of the Haunting in Harrisville, Rhode Island.


Bathsheba was born in 1812 and was claimed to have been related to Mary Towne Eastey, one of the many executed for witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

In 1863, Bathsheba married a rich farmer under the surname "Sherman" and gave birth to a child. When it was a week old, her husband caught her sacrificing her baby to the Devil, to which she climbed a tree outside and hung herself before proclaiming her love to Satan and cursing anyone who tried to take her land. Her curse allowed her spirit to lived on as a ghastly spectre, who spent the following centuries possessing all women living at her farmhouse; using them to sacrifice their children to the devil, before forcing them to commit suicide.

The Story in itself begins when Roger and Carolyn Perron move into the farmhouse that once belonged to Bathsheba with their children. They soon find themselves exposed to increasingly frightening supernatural events. First their children tell them about having "friends" whom they believe imaginary but are in fact ghosts of Bathsheba's victims. Later, objects start to move on their own, invisible forces starts attacking them, nightmarish voices starts being heard each day at 3 AM, as a demonic presence starts manifesting with increasing violence, prompting the Perrons to start looking for help.

Ed and Lorraine Warren try to stop her, and in retaliation their daughter Judy is attacked in their own home by Bathsheba with help from a demonic-possessed doll, Annabelle, from one of Ed and Lorraine's previous cases. However Ed arrives in time to stop her from harming their child. Bathsheba goes on to possess Carolyn, the motheir of five daughters and wife of Roger Perron. Ed, Lorraine and Roger rush to the house where they find the possessed Carolyn trying to stab one of her daughters with scissors.

After subduing Carolyn, Ed decides to perform a exorcism though Carolyn escapes and again attempts to kill her daughter Lorraine is able to temporarily distract the possessed Carolyn by reminding her of a special memory she shared with her family, allowing Ed to complete the exorcism, saving Carolyn and her family and banishing Bathsheba permantly.


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