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Evil-doer

Bathsheba

Full Name
Bathsheba Sherman, née Thayer
Status
Undead (Evil spirit)
Origin
The Conjuring
Species
Human (Originally), Demon (Currently)
Powers/Skills
Black magic, demonic possession, telekinesis, biokinesis, ability to lay curses on others
Hobby
Haunting people, sacrifice, worshipping Satan
Goals
Expel undesirables from her estate. Possess women and sacrifice their children to the Devil.
Type of Villain
Ghost-Demon
Significant spells
Possessing the Anabelle Doll

Possessing women for centuries

Possessing Carolyn Perron
Cause of death
Hanging (1st time), by the Exorcism (2nd time)


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 demonic spirit of an 1800s witch from the 2013 movie The Conjuring based on the "true" story of the Haunting in Harrisville, Rhode Island.

History

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 spirit lived on, possessing women living at her farmhouse and using them to sacrifice their children to the devil. 

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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