Brazilian President Michel Temer says “ghosts” and bad vibes made him relocate from his luxury residence in the capital city Brasilia.
Earlier in the week, 76-year-old Temer announced that he had moved out of Alvorada Palace (seen bellow) along with his wife, Marcela, and their son, and relocated to the slightly smaller vice presidential residence on the same street.
On Saturday, Temer told the Brazilian news weekly Veja that he and his 33-year-old wife thought the palace was spooky and had bad vibes.
“I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good,” he was quoted as saying. “Marcela felt the same thing. Only (their son) Michelzinho, who went running from one end to the other, liked it… We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?”
According to another Brazilian newspaper, Globo, the president’s wife even brought in a priest to get rid of any evil spirits residing in the huge palace, which sports its own pool, football field, chapel, medical center, and sprawling lawn.
The Temers have moved into to the close by Jaburu Palace where the president used to live when he was vice president. The residency had been vacant since the former president Dilma Rousseff was impeached last year and made Temer president automatically.
Rousseff was impeached and dismissed over a series of allegations of financial wrongdoing and breaking budget laws in August which she has denied, calling her impeachment trial a coup by Temer.
The change of house comes at a time of a severe political crisis for Brazil, with many of Temer’s associates facing potential corruption allegations.