Nicolas Cage is no stranger to eclectic purchases.
The actor, 55, made his fortune from 1996 to 2011 by starring in box office hits like Gone in Sixty Seconds, National Treasure and Windtalkers, each of which reportedly earned him $20 million. But in 2010, Cage — who recently married girlfriend Erika Koike and filed for an annulment four days later — ended up owing the IRS almost $14 million.
He’s spent his mega millions on everything from two islands in the Bahamas to a pet octopus that supposedly helped him become a better actor. Those wild purchases, however, pale to the unnamed tomb he bought in 2010 for his own burial.
The nine-foot tall pyramid is inscribed with the Latin words “omnia ab uno”, which translates to “Everything from One,” and is housed in St. Louis 1, New Orleans’ oldest cemetery.
According to an article published by Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the tomb “puzzles everyone, even people who give tours of the grave.” Since its installation, the tomb has attracted the attention of tourists as well — some of whom have even left their mark on the bizarre structure with red lipstick kisses.
Marie Laveau, the queen of Voodoo, is buried in the famous New Orleans cemetery, which some speculate as the reason Cage placed his tomb there.
Cage’s love for New Orleans runs deep: In 2007, he bought the LaLaurie mansion in the city for $3.4 million. It’s known as one of the most haunted houses in America.