An Irish woman has divorced her ghost pirate husband because she believes he was actually an “energy vampire” sucking the life right out of her.
Amanda Teague recently shared her story on UK’s This Morning.
She married the ghost pirate Jack back in 2016. The marriage was performed posthumously, as she describes it, out in international waters, as the legality of ghost marriage is murky at best.
While Teague claims to have never actually seen Jack or heard his voice, his presence revealed itself to her during her work as a medium several years ago.
For many months, they communicated via her mediumship, though she was dubious of the 300-year-old ghost pirate’s claims. As time went on, Jack eventually won her over, and they decided to get married.
Only a few months after their marriage, however, Teague began to notice some negative changes. She found herself plagued by terrible luck and poor health, to the point where she required emergency surgery last year for a case of sepsis.
It was as if her ghost pirate husband was actually draining her life away. And that’s when she realized that good old Jack was likely an energy vampire.
“He was basically like an energy vampire, so…when spirits stay around too long, they need an energy source and unfortunately Jack was using me as an energy source.”
Energy or Psychic vampires are said to be parasitic in nature, feeding not on blood but on the energy or life force of individuals.
To solve the problem, last year Teague underwent a combination exorcism/divorce. Since then, she says her health has “dramatically improved” despite some lingering issues, but she doesn’t fully regret her marriage to the 300-year-old spectral swashbuckler.
The term “energy vampire” may also be used in a metaphorical sense to describe actual people who seem to drain the life out of others simply by being around them. PsychCentral has an article about that, describing such vampires as “emotionally immature individuals” who lack empathy.
Last year, This Morning featured a different woman who wanted to both marry and have a child with what she called her “ghost boyfriend.” The two allegedly met in Australia, and she described the ghost as “very ancient, very wise, [and] very kind.”