Walsh Mansion - Embassy of Indonesia

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Formerly the Walsh Mansion and now the Embassy of Indonesia, this 1903 mansion is believed to be haunted by Evalyn Walsh McLean, daughter of original builder Thomas J. Walsh. The mansion had 60 rooms, including a theater and a ballroom. Evalyn Walsh married publishing heir Edward Beale “Ned” McLean, whose family owned the Washington Post. Some say McLean started something when he bought the allegedly cursed Hope Diamond for Evalyn around 1910. Evalyn died in 1947, and to cover her debts, her mansion was sold in 1952 to the Government of Indonesia for an embassy. Her ghost still is seen in the embassy, floating down the grand staircase. Also appearing here is an unknown naked female apparition.

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2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC
United States

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38.9103225, -77.0462382
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