Does any country or state recognize marriage between a living human and the disembodied spirit of one that has gone beyond? It seems unlikely, but this won’t stop the determined. Why should it?
A British woman’s engagement to a ghost she met in Australia is getting others into the wedding spirit.
Last week, Amethyst Realm of Bristol announced that the unnamed ghost proposed to her during a road trip to England’s Wookey Hole caves in Somerset.
“There was no going down on one knee — he doesn’t have knees,” she said about the proposal. “I could actually hear his voice, and it was beautiful. Deep, sexy and real.”
Now the resort where the caves are located has offered to host the wedding of Realm to her ghostly groom, according to the Somerset Live newspaper.
“Amethyst Realm is not the first and won’t be the last person to experience out-of-body sensations at the caves,” resort director Daniel Medley told the paper.
“They have been recognized as a crossover point to the spirit world since the Stone Age, a place where people can connect with long-lost friends and relatives no longer with us.” …
Last December she confessed her desire to get pregnant with a ghost baby.
“I’ve done a bit of research into phantom pregnancies,” she said. ”There’s a possibility that it is a ghost in you, but people don’t know how to carry it to full term.”
Here’s a thought experiment: Would you still marry the person you had plans to marry if they had a laboratory accident that rendered them incorporeal? You can’t see, hear or feel them directly, ever, but you know they are still alive, somewhere, as they communicate with you by telepathy, in dreams, by orchestrating coincidences and with occasional poltergeist activity?
As to marrying a random ghost you never met in life … I don’t know. I guess it would depend on the spirit of the spirit.
I once did not believe in ghosts, but I’ve had experiences in the past few years that I cannot explain. My new simulationist world view allows for ghosts, as long as they do not cross the barrier that invalidates the simulations of those who do not believe.
What do you think?