Are you sick of dating humans, only for your romantic escapades to end in inevitable, crushing heartbreak? Well, maybe you should follow Amanda Teague’s lead by ditching living, breathing people and getting hitched to a ghost instead.
In some ways, the relationship between the 45-year-old and her husband Jack is fairly normal. After all, they go on dates together, sometimes have arguments, and have a healthy sex life. The fact that Jack died almost 300 years ago barely affects their marriage at all.
Amanda, a female Jack Sparrow impersonator, had five children with her human ex-husband, but said she has never been able to connect with anyone like her husband Jack. Although she has never seen Jack’s physical form, Amanda said he was a Haitian pirate, who told her he is black with jet black hair, and was executed for his crimes in the 1700s.
Amanda, from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, believes their pirate connection is what brought them together – first as friends before she developed ‘strong loving feelings’ towards him. She said: ‘We became really close, the more I learnt about him, the more I liked him. ‘One day he said to me ‘We can actually be together you know’ but I had never heard of an intimate relationship between a spirit and a human before.
‘I did some research and found out that it is a real thing and there are lots of people in spiritual relationships, but not many people like to talk about it.’ Jack, who never married during his life according to Amanda, is a powerful spirit who can turn steroes and lights on and off, and move things.
Amanda claimed her family has been entirely supportive of their relationship, which took the next step when Jack proposed, she said. She added: ‘I told him I wasn’t really cool with having casual sex with a spirit and I wanted us to make a proper commitment to each other. ‘If I am going to be in a long-term relationship with somebody I have the right to be married.
‘I wanted the big traditional wedding with the white dress, it was very important to me.’ For their wedding, the couple ventured into international waters where their union would be legal, on a boat that allowed 12 of their closest friends and family on board for the ceremony.
They used a medium to allow Jack to say ‘I do’, and used a skull and crossbones flag to represent him. And if you’re still on the fence about finding a ghost lover, Amanda explained that sex with a spirit is surprisingly similar to sex with a human. She added: ‘It is well known that people often feel a spirit touch their hands, their face or their hair. ‘The only difference with having a sexual relationship with a spirit is obviously that sense of touch goes a lot deeper. ‘You can literally feel the physical act of what the spirit is doing to you, and the spirit can feel it too.’