Sharing birthday with... a ghost?

The Embassy of Indonesia in Washington DC is seated in a beautiful mansion that once belonged to the wealthy Walsh family, the quite high profile socialites back in the early years of the twentieth century. Evalyn Walsh-McLean, the only daughter of tycoon Thomas Walsh, was not only well known for being an American mining heiress as well the wife of Edward Beale McLean (the heir of The Washington Post publisher), but also for possessing the Hope Diamond. Legend says that the 400-year old, 67-carat diamond -- now safe in Smithsonian Institution -- had become a curse for its propietors. (But then, which diamond wouldn't be? People fight and die to have even a much smaller one!)

The urban legend also says that the mansion (aka the Indonesian Embassy building!) is haunted. Several people, including some embassy's staff or their family member, have claimed to see Evalyn's ghost at some certain points. Since I came here, I've never had such a chilling experience, though I often work until very late at night. So those stories never really bothered me.

Anyway, I just found out today that Evalyn shared the same birthday with me! Ha! How do you see the fact? Interesting? Spooky? Both? Or neither?

By the way, check out a short version of the Walsh mansion now occupied by the Indonesian Embassy here. I'll find some times later to share with you the complete story.

5 comments:

nananias said...

untuk seseorang yang share the same bday with a ghost, landak sebagai bday gift will suit well

*baru bangun langsung komen kayak gini deh akibatnya*

kere kemplu said...

oh my ghost!

sontoloyo said...

Waduh kalau di urut2 berapa banyak hantu (dari semua orang yang mengerti merayakan ulang tahun) yang ultahnya sama kaya gue yah ?
hmmm....mohamad Hatta, bapak proklamator juga ultahnya sama kaya gue kok.

yang punya said...

Nana: birthday giftnya.. hantu landak? *balasan komen dr yg baru bangun juga*

Mas Kere: horeeeeeee.. dikunjungi mas Kere!!!! what an honor!!!

Sondi: emang bung hatta menghantui juga? kok gw gak pernah denger?

Dinda said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!
kantormu bagussssssssssssssssss...
hwaaaa... pengen nyoba deplu lagi deh, kalo begini...