BRASILIA – In a dramatic turn of events, Brazil President Michel Temer has left his official residence after he and his family felt “bad vibes” emanating from the luxurious building.

‘I felt something strange there. I wasn’t able to sleep right from the first night. The energy wasn’t good… We even started to wonder: could there be ghosts?’ Temer was quoted as saying by Veja News.

Temer made a shocking disclosure last week and announced that he had moved to a smaller vice presidential residence with his wife and seven years old son after decamping from the Alvorada Palace.

According to a report in Globo newspaper, Temer’s wife Marcela brought in a priest to attempt to drive out any evil spirits, but to no avail.

The extravagant residence was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. It has a huge pool, football field, chapel, medical centre and vast lawn.

The house moving comes amid a political turmoil in Brazil where Temer’s colleagues are facing corruption probe.

The 76-years old president himself is battling a case in the electoral court where he is accused of having benefited from illegal donations.