He’ll go down in history, but he’s hardly historic.
After years of speculation by conspiracy theorists that the real reason for Elon Musk’s success was because he’s a time traveler, the entrepreneur has finally dispelled the rumors.
“Full disclosure, I’m actually a 3,000 year old vampire,” the business mogul joked on Twitter Tuesday. “It’s such a trial assuming all these false identities over the centuries!”
Followers have long believed that Musk is able to see into the future, which explains his ability to zero in on forthcoming trends — like he did with PayPal — and help him advance space travel like he has with his private company SpaceX.
Theorists cite a century-old photo of World War I fighter pilot Raymond Collishaw as “evidence” of Musk’s alleged otherworldly abilities since the vet shares a striking resemblance to the Tesla chief executive.
“Why were you in Canada in 1914, why was your name Raymond Collishaw and why was your occupation ace fighter-pilot?” Reads a tweet posted on Musk’s most recent update on preparations to launch the Starship SN1 tank.
The Tesla founder and CEO’s cheeky, blood-sucking comment was in response and has garnered over 10,000 likes.
Some theorists remained undeterred. “Ur an alien .. cmon .. admit it,” one user replied.
But it’s not just whack jobs who have questioned Musk’s incredible talent.
Former Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo once wondered if “Elon may be proof that time travel exists, because he seems to have either more hours in the day than the rest of us have, or he’s from the future,” he told CNBC in 2017, perhaps alluding to the exec’s questionable sleep patterns — or lack thereof. He famously tweeted that sleep is not “an option” when running a company like his.
Still, he wouldn’t be the first famous figure to rouse time-traveling suspicions. Last year, a 120-year-old photo surfaced depicting a girl bearing an uncanny resemblance to teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
The photo, unearthed from archives at the University of Washington, showed three children working at a gold mine in Canada, including a girl wearing a similar braid and stoic expression to Thunberg. Historians believe it was taken around 1898.
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