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The Friend In The Basement is the main antagonist of the A Haunting episode, "Nightmare in Bridgeport".


In the 1960s, young Bob Baker grows up in a Bridgeport home with his mother, father and older sister. The home was allegedly built over the burial site of two murder victims in the late 19th century. Early in his childhood, Bob meets an "invisible friend" who is seemingly benign, but he soon becomes tormented by the unseen presence that grows more sinister and tries to make him harm others, attacking or scaring him when he refuses. At night, he begins to experience frighteningly realistic nightmares and his family suspect that he may be suffering from an illness. After receiving a medical checkup, he is given the all-clear.

Bob eventually has enough of the entity tormenting his life, and confronts him in the basement. He appears to him as a man in a dark robe with shark-like teeth and pale skin. He constantly motions Bob with his hand to come closer, however Bob tells him to leave the house and throws an empty jam jar at him. He disappears, never returning for the remainder of his life in the home.

40 years later, Bob's father passes away and his mother is left alone in the house. Possibly triggered by his father's passing, the demonic entity comes back and begins to prey on Bob's mother. Frightened, she calls Bob, who is now a child welfare specialist and paranormal investigator. Bob comes face-to-face with the demon that tormented him as a child, and experiences the fear that he did all those years ago. He returns with his team, planning on ridding the house of the entity. Despite several attempts to do so over the course of many days, including blessings and rituals, the demon proves to be much too powerful, and grows more agitated and stronger each time he is "banished". Bob moves his mother out of the house, and it remains abandoned to this day.