A 43-year-old woman claims to be in a relationship with a rollercoaster.
Gaëlle Engel, from France, says she shares ‘kids’ with the theme park attraction.
Ms Engel said she has been sexually attracted to objects since her teens, and as an adult she became fascinated with rollercoasters.
When she was 38, the artist found herself developing a strong romantic bond with a German ride.
She became fixated on the Sky Scream rollercoaster at Holiday Park in Hassloch, Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in the country’s southwest.
Her attraction to the Sky Scream is so strong that Gaëlle believes it’s true love.
“You could say that I’m sexually drawn to rollercoasters but since I met the Sky Scream rollercoaster, I understood what love was,” Gaëlle said.
“I spend every moment dreaming of a carnal and fusional relationship with it.”
Gaëlle admits that when it comes to dating humans, she’s never had much luck.
However, she has had three serious relationships in the past.
The artist said: “I will not philosophise on these relationships that ruined my life but it was only suffering, physical and moral.
“The men I dated had a lot of issues with alcohol and it was a very hard time for me.
“But with Sky Scream, I feel completely confident.”
Sadly, meeting up with her rollercoaster boyfriend is not an easy task for Gaëlle.
And she is also unable to have any kind of sexual relationship with the ride.
Instead, the artist collects objects that represent him, as a reminder of their bond.
Some of these items include a photo board of Sky Scream, as well as a pillow printed with a picture of the rollercoaster, which Gaëlle hugs every day.
She said: “I see him so infrequently.
“But life made me understand that sex was not a priority in my relationship, especially following the difficulties and trials we encountered in not being able to see each other.
“So I collect the objects that represent him in order to stay connected to him – the love follows me everywhere.”
“And then, of course, I have the whole collection of objects that I bought from the theme park.”
The artist also creates model works of various rollercoasters, including her boyfriend, which are on display around her home.
Gaëlle is also a painter and a poet and says her beloved Sky Scream rollercoaster inspires much of her work.
She added: “There are even some models that I made that are totally new inventions, so you can say that I have Sky Scream kids.
“Sky Scream inspires me a lot in everything I write and draw.
“Since I met the Sky Scream rollercoaster, I understood what Love was with a capital ‘L’.”