A woman who claims to be in love with a ghost who gives her “spine-tingling orgasms” has said she’s worried her ghoulish lover will kill her.
Brocarde, 38, a singer-songwriter, explained that her phantom other half revealed himself to her during a thunderstorm when she was having difficulty falling asleep.
She claimed that the spirit, called Edwardo, was a Victorian soldier who died aged 35 when he fell down a well – and he’s been visiting her regularly ever since, but their relationship can be fiery.
Brocarde, from Oxfordshire, said: “I’ve always been fairly sceptical of the paranormal and things that can’t be rationally explained.
“Over the years I’ve had a few ghostly encounters, but I had always brushed them aside and thought nothing more of them.
“Until [I met Edwardo] that is. I was lying in bed unable to sleep… I rolled from side to side in bed, trying to switch off from both the storm and an argument I had had with one of my friends.”
She continued: “Then out of nowhere I felt a warm sensation in my heart, it was burning hot.
“I touched my chest and it was roasting, clammy almost, and the warm sensation ran down throughout my body.
“Then the whole room fell cold.
“I sat bolt upright, had tears streaming down my face and was shaking almost uncontrollably.
“It felt like someone was present. I couldn’t see anything so I reached for the bedside light and something grabbed at my hand to stop me.”
Apparently, Edwardo then introduced himself and whispered “I love you” in Brocarde’s ear.
The musician said: “There’s a comfort and a safety that I feel in his presence, like I can truly be myself and he has really deeply touched me.”
When she asks her lover to prove himself, he often makes their candles flicker or even blows them out completely.
The singer commented: “When I try to re-light it, it won’t ignite, he’ll just disappear – I get ghosted by a ghost.
“Days later I’ll notice love hearts in the steam on the shower.”
Brocarde keeps her relationship with the spirit a secret from friends and family due to worries that they will try to exorcise her.
And, she often tries not to reveal too much about their love in her songs.
Brocarde noted: “Our intimate moments are very empowering – he gives spine-tingling orgasms.
“If Edwardo is uncomfortable with the songs and poetry I’m writing, I think he distracts me by unsettling me with his heavy presence – I often have to seek solitude away from him so I don’t change who I am creatively.
“I won’t allow a ghost to silence or change me or dictate what I share with the world.”
She also fears Edwardo at times.
Brocarde commented: “My biggest fear is that he’ll expect too much from me and kill me so I’m a spirit too.
“I love being alive so deep down I know our romance is only fleeting – I’m just waiting for the day that he blows the candle out for good and ghosts me permanently.”
But, Brocarde also hopes that others can experience love in the same way she has.
She explained: “I think people need to be open-minded, physical presence in the traditional sense isn’t necessarily all it’s cracked up to be.
“Many mortals are in relationships where they aren’t actually present and many love those who they can’t be with.
“It’s a difficult thing to get your head around but perhaps some souls never truly pass, and maybe there are ghosts trapped in the afterlife who need love and affection just like living humans.”
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