'Ghosts' force Brazilian president and his family to vacate presidential palace

(Reuters/Adriano Machado)Brazil's President Michel Temer walks at Alvorada Palace after a breakfast news conference with journalists in Brasilia, Brazil, December 22, 2016.

Brazilian President Michel Temer, along with this family, has left the Alvorada Palace — two weeks after they moved in — over the fear that "ghosts" haunt the place.

"I felt something strange there," Temer told Veja magazine. "I wasn't able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn't good," he added.

The president shared that his wife, former beauty queen Marcela, also felt the odd atmosphere of the palace. Temer added that Michelzinho, their seven-year-old son, was the only one who liked the palace.

"We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?" Temer shared.

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Temer and his family returned to the Vice President's residence where they lived since 2011 when he served as the country's vice president until Dilma Rouseff was impeached in August 2016.

The palace was named Alvorada, which is the Portuguese word for "sunrise," by the architect who designed it, Oscar Niemeyer. Built in 1958, it features sprawling lawns and a contemporary design. The amenities found in the palace include a pool, a chapel, a football field, and a medical center.

Temer sought help from a priest to drive out the evil entities haunting the presidential mansion, but the exorcist failed to deliver.

Temer did not disclose the identity of the priest who tried to purge the Alvorada Palace. Although, given his background and success in performing exorcism rites, Fr. Francisco Sedano would have been the ideal choice for dismissing spirits from the presidential mansion.

The Mexican priest has been practicing exorcism for over 40 years. According to Sedano, being an exorcist is a divine obligation. He shared how a fellow priest made him remember the three mandates of priesthood: "to carry the word of God, heal the sick, and cast out demons."

The Mexican priest believes that his successes stem from his strong faith. "I am nobody," Sedano said, adding, "but I come from Christ."

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