Meet the woman who has ditched real-life men for a ghost – and legally married her 18th-century spiritual lover. Amanda Teague says she couldn’t connect with anyone in the physical world, so looked to the afterlife to find her kindred spirit. Like any normal couple, Amanda and her husband Jack Teague go on dates, have arguments and even have sex – despite the fact he died almost 300 years ago. And amazingly, Amanda even hired a registrar and journeyed into international waters so she could legally marry him – using a spiritual medium to allow him to say ‘I do’ during the ceremony.
Amanda’s love affair with the spirit started in 2014 when she was lying in bed one night and could feel his energy laying beside her. She says she initially wasn’t that interested in making contact with the spirit, until she realised she could speak to him through mediumship. The spirit used to sit with her when she watched TV or while she was driving her car, and the pair started to get to know each other. Amanda says she soon started developing “strong loving feelings” towards him. She says: “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.”