Brazilian President Michel Temer Moves Out of Palace Because of "Ghosts"


Casper the not-so friendly ghost may have taken refuge in Brazil's presidential palace, and President Michel Temer is not sticking around for it.

Temer told Brazilian news weekly Veja that he and his wife, Marcela, found the Alvorada Palace spooky.

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“I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good,” he said. “We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?”

The interview comes after the news that the 76-year-old moved out of the glass-fronted palace, designed by the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in early March.

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