This Is What Happened When One of The Most Powerful Witches In The World Moved To California

Mihaela Minca is known as one of the most powerful and feared witches in the world. She boasts a rich clientele and has her own coven as well. In 2017 the group headed to California to work with some clients and Broadly took the time to find out about how it went. She discussed her work and how much she enjoyed the US–and spoiler alert: she seems like a really cool lady.

Witchcraft. When discussing the idea of witchcraft, most people in the US turn their nose up at the thought, believing it to be a bunch of nonsense. But in other parts of the world, it’s something that is still feared and believed in.

Romania. Romania is home to many superstitions and terrifying tales. It’s the home of Vlad the Impaler, better known as Vlad Dracula–the inspiration for the myth of vampires. In modern times, fortune tellers and witches have learned to make a living for themselves by casting hexes and reading clients’ fortunes.

New Taxes. In 2011, the Romanian government attempted to enforce a new tax code on the people in these “professions” that would force them to pay 16 percent of what they make to the government. Many witches and fortune tellers packed up and headed to the Danube River to protest.

Hex. A witch named Alisia told CBS News that the witches planned to hex the government officials so that “evil will befall them.” She continued, “This law is foolish. What is there to tax, when we hardly earn anything? The lawmakers don’t look at themselves, at how much they make, their tricks; they steal and they come to us asking us to put spells on their enemies.”