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Nicolas Cage has generated his share of strange news items, including one just this week, when he told reporters in Toronto about the time a man broke into his home, entered his bedroom while he was sleeping, put on Cage’s jacket and ate a Fudgesicle.
But the photo currently on sale on eBay may top them all. Described by its seller as a photo of a Tennessee man circa 1870, the headline on the sale is “Nicolas Cage is a Vampire.”
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The seller, located in Seattle, is asking $1 million for the photo. He says the photo is “showing a man who looks exactly like Nick Cage. Personally, I believe it’s him and that he is some sort of walking undead / vampire, et cetera, who quickens / reinvents himself once every 75 years or so. 150 years from now, he might be a politician, the leader of a cult, or a talk show host.”
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The seller claims the photo, which does bear an uncanny resemblance to the Ghost Rider star, is completely authentic and shows a man who lived in Bristol, TN around the time of the Civil War.
As of Sept. 16, the seller had received 78 offers on the photo, all of which have been declined.
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In the tongue-in-cheek Q&A section of the page, the questions range from “Do I get a discount if I AM Nicolas Cage?” (The answer is yes, 25 percent) to this “Nick Cage has aged terribly in the past 10 years, he’s obviously not been drinking his daily amount of blood to stay young.” The answer to the second question is “My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point, maybe 70, 80 or so, then the actor ‘Nicolas Cage’ will ‘die’… but in reality, the undead vampire ‘Nicolas Cage’ will have rejuvenated himself and appeared in some other part of the world, young again, and ready to start all over. From time to time somebody might mention to him that he bears a slight resemblance to the young version that dead American actor, whose name they can’t recall, but eventually, those occurrences will stop altogether.”
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