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Woman marries ghost of 300 years olds
Thursday 22nd August 2019


Woman who ‘married ghost of 300-year-old pirate’ says her beliefs are no different to believing in god


Amanda Large Teague was meditating the first time she says she met the ghost of a 300-year-old Haitian pirate. She thought he was rude to interrupt her solitude, so she told him to leave. Then he showed up again.

The third time he visited, Ms Teague, of Northern Ireland, said she decided to talk with him.

After she communicated with the ghost for several months, Ms Teague said, she became convinced that he was Jack Teague, who she later claimed had inspired the character of Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. (Experts challenge these assertions.)

Ms Teague's beliefs, which fall under the umbrella of New Age spirituality, test the boundaries of what types of faith people in Western cultures are willing to accept. Though experts say Ms Teague's story is an outlier and not representative of most New Age spirituality, the range of beliefs - which includes reincarnation and astrology - is more common among Americans than it may seem.

Ms Teague told The Washington Post that she started exploring spirituality after her 3-month-old son, Thomas, died of sudden infant death syndrome in 2010. She considered herself agnostic until then but afterward felt compelled to figure out her beliefs. Her journey of spiritual discovery led her, she said, to marry Jack in July 2016 on a boat on the Atlantic Ocean in a ceremony officiated by a self-described shaman. She then added "Teague" to her last name.

Original artical published by The Independent

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