Brazil President, Michel Temer has abandoned his official residence, Alvorada Palace, blaming bad vibes and ghosts.
Brazilian News Weekly reports that Temer surprised many people when he announced that he had left the presidential house.
He moved alongside his former beauty queen wife and their seven-year-old son, and relocated down the road to the residence of the vice-president.
The modernist Alvorada, which was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many.
The Palace has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical centre and vast lawn.
But the 76-year-old Temer, and his 33-year-old wife Marcela, found the cavernous, glass-fronted building dangerous to inhabit.
Temer was quoted by the newspaper as saying, “I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night.
“The energy wasn’t good.”
According to the newspaper, his wife, Marcela felt the same thing, but only Michelzinho (their son), who went running from one end to the other, liked it.
He added, “We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?”
Marcela had reportedly brought in a priest to pray and drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.
The family then moved to the still luxurious but smaller Jaburu Palace nearby.
Recall that Temer moved into the presidential quarters after succeeding Dilma Rousseff, the immediate past president, who was impeached for breaking budget accounting laws.