'I Married a Ghost Pirate': the Curious Story of Amanda Teague and Her 300-year-old Dead Lover

On July 23, 2016, Amanda Teague, 45, married her Haitian husband Jack Teague on a small boat in the Atlantic Ocean. The weather was stormy and waves rocked the vessel violently. The divorced mother of four—who worked as a Jack Sparrow impersonator in Ireland—said “I do,” in a white lace gown and veil. And someone else said it back, but it wasn’t the man she was about to marry. He was already dead.


Teague made headlines last week after news broke that she married the ghost of a 300-year-old Haitian pirate. She claims their spiritual relationship began in 2015, when she was lying in bed at home in Drogheda, Ireland, and sensed his presence. After six months of continued contact with the ghost of the deceased freebooter, she developed feelings for him and the two made plans to officiate their love for each other.

Similar to most normal relationships, the couple act out when jealous, have arguments about responsibility, go away to Dublin on weekends together for romantic getaways and even engage in lovemaking. Teague describes their chemistry as “incredible” and says that Jack is “the best sex she’s ever had”.


Amanda Teague was dressed in a white lace gown when she said "I do" in the Pacific Ocean on July 23, 2016.AMANDA TEAGUE

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Speaking to Newsweek, Teague confirmed that their wedding was similar to one at a registry office, in the sense that it was short, small, and functional. The couple held another wedding in October 2017, which involved a more comprehensive group of family and friends to better celebrate their union.

 “We sailed into international waters so we could legally marry. It’s not legal in the UK or Ireland to marry a deceased person, so we spoke to some lawyers and did it officially,” she said.

Teague says she is the first person in the U.K. and Ireland to legally marry a ghost. Despite admitting that, as it stands, the law does not expressly recognize marriage to a deceased person, Teague explains that she followed proper procedures instructed to her by lawyers to bypass the rules.

A registrar was present at the wedding who registered their marriage, Jack Teague gave consent through a medium that was independent of her, and she even changed her last name to his to honor their nuptials.

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Source: newsweek

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