I write about a lot of different subjects here, but this one is a first for me. Amethyst Realm, 27, claims she's hooked up with at 20 ghosts and would like to settle down someday with a "soul" mate and have a ghost baby.

Before I explain Amethyst's supernatural affair, let me tell you why I'm writing about this. The abbreviated version is a friend walked into my office recently and told me, in all seriousness, she was so scared and felt paralyzed when a ghost mounted her in bed. She said it was a terrifying feeling waking up but not being in charge of her body.

I believed her story. I told her that a lot has been documented about this and that medical science has dealt with this condition quite often. I suggested she read up on it. She just shrugged her shoulders and left. But then, I read a story in the New York Post that caught my attention.

Amethyst Realm was on the British TV show ITV This Morning to talk about her sexual flings with ghosts. She explained that she felt pressure on her from a shadowy shape of a man on top of her. Both ended the night very happy, she says, and purportedly prefers ghosts to living men.

Now that Realm has found eternal love, she says the ghost asked her to get married, according to The Sun newspaper. Her friends and family have embraced the engagement and are making wedding plans for the big day with a Pagan ceremony.

I can't imagine what names they'd have for the kids.

Professor David Hillman, Chairman of the Sleep Health Foundation, says 20 percent of us will experience sleep paralysis in our lifetime. The oldest references to the incubus and succubus, demons who use sex, dates back to 2400 B.C., so this isn't something new.

Where do you stand between the purgatory of sleep paralysis and when a ghost creeps into your bed? I'm also wondering whether it's true that once you have ghosts, you never go back.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at phil@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.