Spectrophilia is a phenomenon and fetish.
It is human sexual attraction or consensual intercourse with Ghosts or Spirits.
The succubus (female demon) and the incubus (male demon) who seduce humans to evil ends are religious concepts that date at least as far back as the 14th century (and in some cultures’ folklore, probably much earlier).
In 1988, a woman named Marie Melsh of Highland, Indiana was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show where she told her tale of having sex with a ghost.
Marie came home from work one hot summer day, put on the window fan and lit a cigarette. Suddenly, the smoke from the cigarette traveled to the fan, roiled around furiously and took on a dense, black substance. She looked down at her plush carpet and saw words written there.
What was imprinted on the rug, and how did this event lead to an ‘intensive sexual experience’ with a poltergeist?