Nicolas Cage is notorious for never holding back his opinions, but his latest revelation may be the most mind-blowing yet.

Nicolas Cage, 59, had disclosed that he believes his earliest recollections are from before he was born, claiming to have been in his mother’s womb.

He made the stunning revelation during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday (May 1), where he claimed: “Listen, I know this sounds really far out and I don’t know if it’s real or not, but sometimes I think I can go all the way back to in-utero and feeling like I could see faces in the dark or something.

“I know that sounds powerfully abstract, but that somehow seems like maybe it happened.”

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage added: “Now that I am no longer in utero, I would have to imagine it was perhaps vocal vibrations resonating through to me at that stage.

“That’s going way back. I don’t know. That comes to mind. I don’t even know if I remember being in utero, but that thought has crossed my mind.”

While it may seem impossible, some studies have shown that people can have memories from before they were born.

According to, a 2013 study found that fetuses can hear and interpret sounds from outside their mother’s womb well enough to remember them after birth.

However, because the study only looked at babies up to a month old, it is unclear whether those memories will be retained in later life.

Most adults would have no recollection of their lives before the age of three, let alone the time before they were born, due to infantile amnesia, which means that memories from a very young age are not as firmly stored as they are when a person grows older.

Joy Vogelsang, Nicolas Cage’s mother, died in May 2021 at the age of 85 after being hospitalized for two weeks.

Nicolas Cage

His brother, Christopher Coppola, had announced the news of her death on social media, telling his followers: “My mama died at 10:33 pm 5/26.

“I was with her all day but left for a couple hours and missed her passing by a couple hours so wasn’t able to hold her hand to give her my love and affection before her journey to peace land.

“She had a very hard life with mental health issues. In all of that painful emotional chaos she still managed to teach me something super important… I learned from my mama what ‘affection’ really means.”