Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.
  • A fan of Elon Musk's tweeted at the billionaire alerting him to a fan theory that the billionaire has a historical doppelganger called Raymond Collishaw.
  • Collishaw was a distinguished Canadian fighter pilot during World War I.
  • Musk jokingly replied, "full disclosure, I'm actually a 3000-year-old vampire."
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Fans of modern-day billionaire Elon Musk think they've found a historical doppelganger for him.

Responding to a Twitter thread stemming from Musk talking about SpaceX's Starship rocket, a fan pointed Musk to a picture of a World War I Canadian fighter pilot called Raymond Collishaw.

Born in 1893, Collishaw was one of Canada's foremost naval fighter pilots during World War I, according to the Canadian Encylopedia. Collishaw was also a commander during World War II and died in Vancouver in 1976.

Musk replied to the tweet: "Full disclosure, I'm actually a 3000-year-old vampire. It's such a trial assuming all these false identities over the centuries!" This isn't the first time Musk has been compared to Collishaw. Both a YouTube video from 2017 and a Medium blog from 2019 comment on the resemblance.

Musk isn't the first celebrity to be presented with a historical twin, actor Keanu Reeves also answered a fan theory in 2017 after fans noticed a striking resemblance between him and a nineteenth-century French actor. Climate activist Greta Thunberg has also been compared to a young, female Klondike gold miner photographed in 1898.

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