Ghosts & Hauntings
Nicolas Cage once slept in Dracula's castle
September 25, 2014 | 23 comments
Nicolas Cage on the set of National Treasure 2. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Kirk Weaver
The popular actor and director has had quite a few experiences with the paranormal over the years.
During the making of "Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance" Cage is believed to have taken his role so seriously that he decided to spend a whole night in Transylvania's infamous Bran Castle, commonly referred to as Dracula's castle.
When quizzed about it by costar Idris Elba the following morning Cage indicated that he had stayed in the castle to 'channel the energy' in preparation for filming the movie.
"We were shooting in Romania, Transylvania, and he just went up there to spend the night, as you do. And then he walked away. True story," Elba later said of the incident.
It's not the first time Cage has been associated with vampires either - back in 2011 a photograph was put up for sale on eBay for $1 million which showed a man from the American Civil War era who looked exactly like him. The image ended up going viral on the basis that some people believed it to be evidence that the actor was actually a vampire.
Between 2007 and 2009 Cage even went out of his way to live in a haunted house that he had purchased to act as inspiration for a horror novel he was writing. It had once belonged to Madame Lalaurie, an infamous 19th century socialite who was notorious for murdering her slaves.
Despite the building's past however Cage admitted that he never did get very far with the book.
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