I Now Pronounce You Carnival Ride and Wife

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2009 3:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania woman will take her new spouse's last name, but they can't live together—the object of her affection is an amusement park ride. Amy Wolfe is so devoted to the "1000 Nachts“ gondola at Knoebels Amusement Resort that she rides it 300 times a year, the Sun reports. “I know people think it's weird,” the 33-year-old says, “but I love him as much as women love their husbands and know we'll be together forever.”

Wolfe—soon to be Weber, after the ride's manufacturer—has a condition called "objectum sexuality,” meaning she's sexually attracted to things. She says she's been in love with “1001 Nachts” since she was 13, and she sleeps with a poster of the ride above her bed. “We could never have sex where he lives because it's public and it would be indecent,” says the unemployed church organist, but “I use photos of 1001 to help me in private.”