A woman who has had five children with her human husband has divorced him and opted to marry a ghost.
Her new husband was a Haitian pirate who told her he was black with jet black hair, and was executed for his crimes in the 1700s.
Forty-five-year-old 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.
Amanda, a female Jack Sparrow impersonator, 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.
“We became really close, and, the more I learnt about him, the more I liked him.
“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 stereos and lights on and off, and move things.
“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,” she said.
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.
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.”