Civil War Era Photo Listed on eBay as Proof that Nicolas Cage is a Vampire

Why sell an old photo as something historical when you can market it as something mythical? A few days ago someone listed an old civil war photograph on eBay with the description:

Original c.1870 carte de visite 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.

The subject’s resemblance to Nicolas Cage caused the listing to go viral, but before the seller could rake in the big bucks with the $1,000,000 Buy It Now price, eBay apparently pulled the listing. Too bad… it would have been one of the most creative ways to sell a print that we’ve ever come across.

(via The Online Photographer)

  • Michael

    He made the right choice selecting Coppola as his new family name.

  • Mark J P

    It’s incredibly striking! :)

  • Mark J P

    It’s incredibly striking! :)

  • Hysyanz

    wow. i didnt even see the title and i was like. “hmm that looks like nicolas cage” hehehe

  • gcshaw

    Why did eBay pull the auction?  Why aren’t you allowed to sell a photo that happens to look like someone else?  You’re not profiting from their image, I don’t think.  This is why I hate eBay.

  • Christian Rudman

    I knew this well before the ebayer did. Sheeze, didn’t anyone see Gone in 60 Seconds? Anyone that can survive that trainwreck of a movie and still have a career has to be one of the undead.

  • Jennifer

    the man in the photo doesn’t have sideburns either! it’s gotta be him.

  • Somebluedevil

    “He made the right choice selecting Coppola as his new family name.” – He was born Nicolas Kim Coppola and changed it to Cage. Not seeing where he changed back.

  • WildFlowerPara

    *rolls eyes* You all ARE familiar with the concept of the Doppelganger Effect and genetic carbon copy, right?  There’s scientific proof that no one’s genetic make-up is 100% unique (that’s why DNA matches are labelled 1 in however many million, rather than just 100% certainty), so what’s more likely is either this is an ancestor, or just some random person with enough of a genetic match to look a lot like Nicholas Cage. 

    And yes, I DO believe in vampires… I just don’t buy into THIS crap.

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  • mike

    Vampire…psshh.. he´s a high class time-traveller!! ..that is infact a vampire. a Vamptimer.

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  • R Shakleford

    You are aware of sarcasm and humor, right?

  • Roy Warner

    I…I have no idea what to make of this. Are yo–….do you me–….wut?

  • Sebastián Soto

    Now ke know who would be Dracula if they made that movie again.

  • chotiius

    It’s not even a good photoshop job. The man’s head is angled such that if his face is pointing directly at the camera, his hair is on sideways. His face should be ever so slightly in profile, and it isn’t. Cute, but no cigar.