Brazil: President Michel Temer Moves Out of Residence Because of Ghosts

Brazil’s president has decided to move out of his official residence located in Brasilia because of ghosts. Michel Temer, who became Brazil’s president after Dilma Rousseff was removed from office in 2016, had lived there for months but says he felt something strange there. He told Veja, a Brazilian weekly news magazine, that the energy wasn’t good. He added that his wife also felt the same and that his son was the only one that liked the house.

The Alvorada Palace, which is the official residence of the President of Brazil, was completed back in 1958. 15 presidents have lived there since opening almost 59 years ago. The modern structure has three floors along with eight rooms, a helipad, swimming pool and theater.

President Decides To Move

The president says only his son felt comfortable in the residence and he told the magazine that he and his wife began to wonder if there were ghosts. They later decided that it was time to move after not liking the atmosphere. They won’t be moving very far but they will be at a home where they lived for five years before Mr. Temer became Brazil’s president.

Michel Temer and his wife and son have now moved to the Jaburu Palace, which is located near the Alvorada Palace and is smaller. The Jaburu Palace, completed in 1977, was also designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, who is considered one of the greatest architects in Brazil’s history.

The Jaburu Palace is the official residence of the Vice President of Brazil but was not occupied as no one replaced Michel Temer when he became Brazil’s president last year. The Jaburu Palace is not a new home to Mr. Temer because he lived there when he was Brazil’s Vice President from 2011 to 2016. The luxurious but smaller residence was designed in 1973 and inaugurated four years later.