Was John Travolta alive in 1860?

The Church of Scientology advocates the idea of past lives and, as an avid member, John Travolta may be interested to discover that a man is selling a photo taken in 1860 which he claims is of the Hollywood actor.

The seller is asking for $50,000 for the ruby glass ambrotype photograph, which he says could be proof that John Travolta has been ‘reincarnated’ (not into a new being but an identical body, presumably).

‘I believe this is the photograph of a very young John Travolta taken around 1860,’ said the eBay seller.

‘Of course, time travel can’t be ruled out as well.’

The seller, from Ontario, Canada, claims the man in his picture has ‘identical’ eyes and hairline to Travolta, as well as his ‘very unique trademark chin’.

‘It hasn’t been changed, tampered with or altered in anyway. It is clear and is as nice as the day it was taken roughly 151 years ago,’ he said in the description listed on the auction site.

Keen to prove he is not selling the dubious photo purely for financial gain, the seller is generously offering free shipping and gift wrapping to anyone who is willing to stump of tens of thousands of dollars.

Last month an eBay seller listed a photo of a Nicolas Cage lookalike from 1870, which he said may have been proof that the actor was a vampire.

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