12 Unbelievable People Who Married Animals

11/13/2013
by Natalie Umansky
Strange Stories
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The Man Who Married His Pony (1992)

The Man Who Married His Pony (1992)
In 1992, Mark Matthews married his pony named Pixel.

The television personality Jerry Springer tried to unravel the mystery of these relations on his talk-show in 1998. However, he failed because talking about zoophilia seemed too outrageous for some TV directors. Therefore, the show was never broadcast.

(Source)


2
The Balinese Teenager Who Married a Flirty Cow (2010)

The Balinese Teenager Who Married a Flirty Cow (2010)
Ngurah Alit, an 18-year-old Balinese teenager, was caught in the act of intercourse with a cow after claiming that it had flirted with him.

So in June 2010, Alit was forced to marry the animal in a ceremony as part of a Pecaruan ritual, a ceremony to cleanse the village of the unholy act of a man mating with a cow. After that, Alit's victim and new bride was drowned in the ocean. Thankfully, Alit was just "symbolically" drowned. (Source)


3
The Millionaire Woman Who Married a Dolphin (2005)

The Millionaire Woman Who Married a Dolphin (2005)
In December 2005, Sharon Tendler, a 41-year-old eccentric British millionaire, married the love of her life — a dolphin named Cindy — at an Israeli resort.

Sharon Tendler met Cindy 15 years earlier when she first visited the resort. Tendler took a liking to the dolphin and made a habit of traveling to Israel two or three times a year and spending time with her underwater sweetheart.

After a years-long romance, Tendler decided to embark on the highly unusual path of tying the knot with her beloved dolphin.

On the afternoon of December 28, the thrilled bride, wearing a white dress, walked down the dock before hundreds of astounded visitors and kneeled down before her groom, who was waiting in the water.

Cindy, escorted by his fellow best-men dolphins, swam over to Tendler and she hugged him, whispered sweet nothings in his ear, and kissed him in front of the cheering crowd.

After the ceremony was sealed with some mackerels, Tendler was tossed into the water by her friends so that she could swim with her new husband.

Regrettably, Cindy died on the afternoon of June 18, 2006, and her remains were disposed in the ocean. (Source 1 | Source 2)


4
The Indian Man Who Married a Dog to Get Rid of a Curse (2007)

The Indian Man Who Married a Dog to Get Rid of a Curse (2007)
When the Indian young man Selva Kumar was 18 years old he stoned and clubbed to death two dogs he had found engaged in mating. He then hung their carcasses from a tree. That's the moment when he claims that his personal suffering began. His legs and hands became paralyzed and he lost hearing in one ear.

Fifteen years later, Kumar could no longer take the physical pain of the "dog curse," so he sought the advice of an astrologer.

What was the cure for his maladies? "Marry a dog."

That is just what Kumar did in November 2007 with a 10-year-old female dog named "Selvi."
(Source)


5
The German Man Who Married His Asthmatic Cat (2010)

The German Man Who Married His Asthmatic Cat (2010)
In 2010, Uwe Mitzscherlich, a German man, wanted to tie the knot with his asthmatic cat Cecilia as soon as vets told him that she didn't have long to live.

However, because marrying an animal is illegal in Germany, the 39-year-old Mitzscherlich had to stage the bizarre ceremony, which he paid an actress US$ 395 to officiate.

Actress Christin-Maria Lohri asked him to say "I do" and Cecilia to say "meow" before pronouncing them man and cat-wife. (Source)


6
The 9-Year-Old Indian Girl Who Married a Stray Dog to Ward off Evil Spirits (2003)

The 9-Year-Old Indian Girl Who Married a Stray Dog to Ward off Evil Spirits (2003)
On June 11, 2003, Karnamoni Handsa, a nine-year-old tribal girl in eastern India, married a stray dog as part of a ritual to ward off an "evil spell" on her (she had a tooth rooted to her upper gum, which is considered a bad omen by her Santhal tribe).

The tribe elders said that the marriage would not affect the girl's life, and that she would be free to marry again later and did not need to divorce the dog. (Source)


7
The Sudanese Man Who Married a Goat (2006)

The Sudanese Man Who Married a Goat (2006)
In February 2006, Charles Tombe, a Sudanese man, was forced to take a goat as his "wife" and pay to the goat owner a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars (US$75) after he was caught having sex with the animal. (Source)


8
The Australian Young Man Who Married His Labrador (2010)

The Australian Young Man Who Married His Labrador (2010)
In December 2010, Joseph Guiso, a 20-year-old Australian man, married his best friend, a five-year-old Labrador.

Joseph Guiso and Honey were "joined in matrimony" at Toowoomba's Laurel Bank Park in Australia - and the real surprise is that 30 friends and family members turned up to witness the event.

Guiso calls himself "religious" and claims that he felt guilty living with Honey out of wedlock. Even so, he assured people that "it's not sexual. It's just pure love." (Source)


9
The 75-year-old Nepalese Man Who Married a Dog for Luck (2004)

The 75-year-old Nepalese Man Who Married a Dog for Luck (2004)
In 2004, a 75-year-old man in Nepal married a dog in a local custom to ensure good luck. However, this doesn't seem to have worked since the old man died three days later.

According to the information, he was following a custom of his Tharu community, which holds that an old man who regrows teeth must take a dog as a bride. (Source)


10
The 7-Year-Old Tribal Indian Girls Who Married Two Frogs (2009)

The 7-Year-Old Tribal Indian Girls Who Married Two Frogs (2009)
In January 2009, in a bizarre ritual, two seven-year-old girls from the remote Pallipudupet village in India were married to frogs. The ceremony was conducted "to prevent the outbreak of mysterious diseases in the village.''

The girls, Vigneswari and Masiakanni, dressed up in traditional bridal finery -- gilded sarees and gold jewellery -- and married the frog "princes" in separate, elaborate ceremonies at two different temples in the presence of hundreds of villagers.

The villagers threw themselves into the ceremonies with gusto, while residents living in the western part of the village acted as relatives of the brides and those from the eastern part play-acted as relatives of the grooms. The ceremonies had all of the usual elements of a traditional marriage including a sumptuous feast. (Source)


11
The Ghanaian Woman Who Married Her Dog (2009)

The Ghanaian Woman Who Married Her Dog (2009)
In 2009, a 29 year-old Ghanaian woman, Emily Mabou, married her dog (not pictured) because it has qualities that she had seen only in her late father. The a ceremony was attended by a traditional priest and curious local villagers.

Ms. Mabou said, “For so long, I've been praying for a life partner who will have all the qualities of my dad. My dad was kind, faithful, and loyal to my mum, and he never let her down. I've been in relationships with so many men, and they are all the same: skirt-chasers and cheaters. My dog is kind and loyal to me, and he treats me with so much respect.”

Her family boycotted the wedding due to the fact that they felt it was a stupid step to combat her loneliness, however the priest warned villagers not to mock the wedding but to “rejoice with her as she has found happiness at last.” (Source)


12
Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Who Wants to Marry His Cat

Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Who Wants to Marry His Cat
In June 2013, the Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld announced that he wished to marry his cat Choupette. The 77-year-old fashion guru said that he never thought it was possible to love 22-month-old Choupette as much as he does.

Lagerfeld is so enamored with the animal that her eyes are said to have been the inspiration for a cornflower-blue couture collection for Chanel, the fashion house for which he is head designer.

When Lagerfeld is not at home, the maids write down everything she does in little books so he can catch up on it later.

Lagerfeld adopted Choupette a year ago after looking after her for a friend for two weeks. He refused to give her back, and the pair have been inseparable ever since.

The fashion world is certainly waiting for the wedding of the year. (Source)

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