The paranormal world is a mystifying concept that has caused debate amongst conspiracy theorists for decades. I can’t count the number of girly sleepovers I’ve attended during which somebody suggests telling ghost stories with nothing but the eerie light of a torch for comfort. And let me tell you, I lost sleep over some of the harrowing tales I was told. There were times I lay in bed, wide awake in the small hours absolutely desperate for a wee – but petrified to my bones of getting out of bed and confronting a demon in the hallway. Sharing spooky stories can be good fun, but for some, the concept of ghosts alone is simply not enough. There exist a number of people who are turning to ‘ghost sex’ to fulfil their supernatural and sexual fantasies. Yes ladies and gents, you read that correctly. People are allegedly fucking ghosts.
Spectrophilia, a fetish classified as the ‘paraphilia in which a person experiences a physical attraction to ghosts or spirits’ is an actual thing, and increasing numbers of so-called ‘spectrophiliacs’ are reportedly encountering sexual experiences with spirits. When she made the controversial claim that she had sex with ghosts on multiple occasions, swearing that the experiences were ‘really, really pleasurable’, actress Natasha Blasick caused quite a stir among professionals. But the star was not alone in her claims, and soon after she made the allegation, singer, songwriter and rapper Ke$ha followed suit with some contentious claims of her own. She reported that her ‘naughty-nookies’ were in fact the sole inspiration for her 2012 track Supernatural. Ke$ha regarded her experience as an opportunity to ‘engage with the supernatural world’ in a ‘sexy way’ and assured her concerned fans that she was ‘very open’ to such an experience.
However, despite these celebrities’ self-assurance that they take ‘comfort’ from such experiences, such claims have sparked quite an alarming rate of concern and scepticism from experts in the metaphysical and paranormal. Patricia Mahi, a Hawaiian medium, believes that ghost sex should be avoided in the same way that you would avoid sex with a total stranger.
So, Patricia, how would you summarise the concept of Spectrophilia, and what are the dangers?
Simply put, it is the desire to have sex with an apparition, a ghost. There has been much literature in ancient times of humans having sex with ghosts. There are stories of such occurrences in Arabic, Greek, Hindu and Celtic cultures to name a few. To my mind, these stories are simply fairytales. We live on a totally different vibratory level than spirits, and the idea of being able to have sex with those who have passed seems to be breaking not only laws that I have experienced as a psychic, but also defies what I perceive as the law of physics. I still adhere to the belief that ghost shagging is a combination of sleep paralysis and one’s own libido at work. I can recall, living here in Hawaii, stories of creatures mounting both men and women in an attempt at coitus. But I still maintain that these are dreams and folklore. One’s own libido is often in high gear in sleep. This explains wet dreams that young men often have. And, there are cases where young women have reached climax in their sleep. If you mix in the mind’s desire to make sense of it all, we have to put a sexy person at the other end of this dream.
What advice would you offer to anybody who claims to have had sexual contact with a ghost?
What do you consider to be the ‘scariest’ thing about the paranormal world?
As a professionally practicing medium, what is the most haunting experience you have had?
Do you believe in demonic possession? Do you believe at this time of year (Halloween) the spirits are more active?
What is the most frightening aspect of your job?