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Brazil's President Flees Palace Because of Ghosts

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 15 March 2017
Supernatural entities don’t discriminate. Even Presidents aren’t safe from “bad vibes” in the home.

It was reported that Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, 76, fled his palace in the federal capital Brasilia because of ghosts. Palácio da Alvorada, the official presidential palace designed by Brazil’s most famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, has been abandoned by Temer and his wife Marcela, 33, because of the alleged spooky action.

Palácio da Alvorada
Palácio da Alvorada

First Lady Marcela even hired a priest to come in and cleanse the space, with no success.

“I felt something strange there,” Temer told local Brazilian newspaper Veja. “I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good.”

“Marcela felt the same thing. Only [their seven-year-old son] Michelzinho, who went running from one end to the other, liked it.”

The President then added, “We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?”

Palácio da Alvorada
Palácio da Alvorada

The suspicious modernist house was designed in 1958 and even includes a chapel on-site. Whatever is lurking there was strong enough to evict a powerful political family.

The family has since relocated to the Jaburu Palace, about a mile away from Palácio da Alvorada. It’s just seriously too bad this particular Brazilian ghost (or ghosts?) can’t make a visit to the United States’ White House…but that’s a different story.

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