It has recently come to my attention, via @ClayElGuapo and this link, that Nicholas Cage might very well be a vampire from the 19th century, who will live for all eternity. Hopefully not always as an actor. If we’re lucky he’ll reinvent himself every hundred years or so and try his hand at something else. (Please G-d don’t let him go into politics.)
This photograph was taken in the 1860’s or 1870’s and was recently put up for auction on eBay.
They say it’s an original photograph and hasn’t been photoshopped at all (but then I guess ‘They’ say a lot of things, so take it from whence it comes). But no, seriously I believe it to be true. The picture is said to be of a man who lived in Bristol, Tennessee sometime around the Civil War.
The man who was selling the picture had this to say:
‘I collect antique memorial photography – images of dead people – from the 1800s. This photo was found in the very back of album that contained an unusual number of Civil War era death portraits (which is why I purchased it). All of the other people in the album, living and dead, were identified by name – this man was not.’
Another interesting tidbid, that came via @grondwerk (another good guy to follow on Twitter) is that in 1988 Nicholas Cage appeared in a movie called Vampire’s Kiss
in which he plays a man who thinks he’s turning into a vampire.
Coincidence? I think not. That’s vampire all the way.
It explains a lot actually.
Thank you for finding this @ClayElGuapo and sharing the madness via Twitter.