The witch lives in the suburbs of the Romanian capital, Bucharest, in a busy village with a Renaissance palace.
There’s a poster of her outside her house in Mogoșoaia: “The most powerful witch from Europe,” the poster reads, “Mihaela Minca.”
“Welcome, welcome!” she says, emerging through a beaded curtain at the front entrance. She’s in a floor-length, black dress with bright flowers. Her hair, also black, is pulled back in a baby-blue headscarf.
“I can solve any kind of problem — with love, success, anything,” she insists, leading us to a dining room with gold-painted chairs that resemble thrones. “I am a witch who gets results.”