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Nicolas Cage once slept in Dracula's castle

September 25, 2014 | Comment icon 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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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by aquatus1 8 years ago
I heard that Nicolas Cage once starred in good movie. Well, that answers the "Unexplained-Mysteries" question...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Sixth 8 years ago
He was also once relevant.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Alas_113 8 years ago
He can bite my neck anytime! LOL!
Comment icon #17 Posted by qxcontinuum 8 years ago
Dracula was Bulgarian aristocrat. If you go to this castle, who, by the way is not old, but really new, you will see documents in bulgarian and paintings with bulgarian text. The castle was built in 20 century for tourists, but yeah, Dracula never stepped there... (sry for my english...) No... Don't change the history with lies... This is wrong
Comment icon #18 Posted by aria7 8 years ago
wow must of been one hell of a night !!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Aardvark-DK 8 years ago
That explains a lot...
Comment icon #20 Posted by keithisco 8 years ago
It never happened.. below is an excerpt from an e-mail reply that I received from the trustees of Bran Castle: Dear Keith, Thank you for including Bran Castle in your tour map. Your request has caught our attention. Therefore, we are ready to transform a simple visit into a unique experience. Since accommodation inside the Castle is rather impossible due the lack of utilities (there are no proper bedrooms, bathrooms, heating system), we will offer you some other options. We either suggest a Gala Dinner in the Castle (candle light atmosphere, 7 course dinner and string quartette) or, on a lower... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Ralaman 8 years ago
So what? I once stayed a night in Detroit.
Comment icon #22 Posted by StRoostifer 8 years ago
I heard that Nicolas Cage once starred in good movie. And that movie was Fast Times at Ridgemont High.
Comment icon #23 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 8 years ago
It lets us imagine what it might be like to spend the night in Dracula's castle. But, really, big deal, Nicholas. Dracula wasn't even really a vampire. Sleep in Keanu Reeves' house and then brag to me. And highlander is based on his life.

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