Nicolas Cage: Vampire photographed in 1870? (eBay/The Thanatos Archive)

At least that’s what one eBay seller thinks.

Jack_Mord writes that the photo, found in the Thanatos Archive, is from 1870. The subject is known only as a man from Bristol, Tenn. A man he thinks is 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.

In case that doesn’t make sense, he explains further:

My theory is that he allows himself to age to a certain point ... 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 [of] that dead American actor, whose name they can't recall, but eventually, those occurrences will stop altogether

Could this be Nicolas Cage’s 1870 vampire incarnation? (eBay/The Thanatos Archive)

John Krasinski has been the subject of a similar accusation. After a 19th-century painting of a guy who looks a heck of a lot like “The Office” actor was posted to Reddit, some mused that he was a time-traveler. (It turns out the guy was actually soap and candle maker Carl Adolf Feilberg.)

So is Cage a vampire? Or is this some fantastic publicity stunt Jack_Mord came up with to bring people to his eBay store? Yeah, he’s a vampire.

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