President Michel Temer of Brazil has blamed bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him out of Alvorada Palace, his official residence.
According to Brazilian News Weekly, President Temer surprised many people when he announced that he has left the presidential palace.
Alongside his former beauty queen wife and seven-year-old son, he relocated down the road to the residence of the vice-president.
The modernist Alvorada, which means Dawn and was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, would be a dream home for many.
It has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical centre and vast lawn.
But 76yrs old Temer and his 33-year-old wife find the cavernous, glass-fronted building spooky.
“I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night,” the president was quoted as saying. “The energy wasn’t good.”
The newspaper said his wife Marcela felt the same thing.
“We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?” he reportedly quipped to a newspaper.
According to a report in Globo newspaper, Marcela brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.
It would be recalled that Mr. Temer moved into the presidential quarters after succeeding Dilma Rousseff, the immediate past female president, who was allegedly wrongly impeached.