I was years old today when I discovered that spectrophilia, the attraction between ghosts and people, was a real thing.
But it defined what I felt when I had a huge childhood crush on Casper in his human i ghostly form in his live-action debut in 1995 with Christina Ricci.
As someone who receives nightly visits from the demons of sleep paralysis, it’s only a matter of time before my once-innocent attraction reaches third base and I lose my ghostly virginity with a few apparitions.
In all seriousness, my curiosity made me wonder if anyone had talked about their *ahem* dealings with ghosts before. Turns out they have! And not only that, there are famous people who have also claimed to have sexual encounters with ghosts.
Here are the celebrities who have claimed to have had a sexy date with a ghost.
In a 2016 20/20 interview with Robin Roberts, child pop star turned R&B legend Bobby Brown admitted he had sex with a ghost.
Brown said that after buying a really creepy mansion in Georgia, he woke up one night to find he was “being ridden by a ghost.”
Back in 1999, my favorite Charlie’s Angel and ass-kicking killer, Lucy Liu, told Us Weekly that she got busy with a ghost while taking a little cat nap.
In 2004, Anna Nicole Smith, a former model who walked on reality TV so the Kardashians could run, claimed to have frequent sex with her ghost.
However, not all celebrity ghost encounters have been positive. TV personality and amateur ghost hunter Coco Austin described her experience as an unwanted breakthrough.
It was later re-enacted The Haunting Of TV series. Luckily, she included years later, the ghost didn’t follow her and her husband, rapper Ice-T, when they moved to New York.
Actor Natasha Blasick, who ironically starred paranormal activity 2, he says he had two intimate encounters with a ghost.
In an interview with This morning, Blasick could feel the energy of something touching her. “At first I was very confused, then I decided to relax, and it was very pleasant, I really enjoyed it.” Once the ghost left, it returned a month later.
Actor Pau de l’Horta, who starred in Boardwalk Empire and my favorite dark movie, enter the void, claims that his ghostly date was not a random spirit.
Arguably the most famous night of passion with a ghost comes from pop star Kesha, known for singing about the experience in her song “Supernatural.”
During the interview a conan, the eccentric singer claims “it was a sexy moment” even though she didn’t even know his name.
The fact is that sexual encounters with ghosts are happening. But I’m not one to say whether these experiences are real, imagined, or just a variation of sleep paralysis.
What I do know is that Casper (aka Devon Sawa) grew up and looks like this now, so I’m crossing my fingers that if I get my ghostly visit, it’s him.
What is your opinion on spectrophilia and sexual encounters with ghosts? Let me know in the comments if you’ve had your own experiences.