Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado, also known as Shanti Ananda, poses for the camera during a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Mercado has emerged from a near-death experience and says he will create a charitable foundation in Puerto Rico to help children and teenagers. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Famed astrologer Walter Mercado, who emerged weeks ago from a near-death experience, announced Tuesday that he will create a charitable foundation in Puerto Rico to help children and teenagers.
The flamboyant psychic said he will auction hundreds of ornate capes he wore during his lengthy TV career that attracted a cult-like following across Latin America to raise money for the Shanti Ananda Foundation.
“The Walter of capes is over,” he said. “The public wants me like this, of flesh and bone.”
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