The witches have attempted to cast a spell on the president of Romania, throwing the poisonous plant mandrake into the Danube River, AP reported. According to the BBC, the witches also used cat feces and a dead dog in the spellcrafting mix.
Last year Associated Press reported that Romanian senators rejected a proposal to tax witches and fortune tellers. The suggestion was that they were scared of hearing those feared words:
Abracadabra, we'll turn all of you into toads!
At that time the draft law would have required witches and fortune tellers to produce receipts, and would also have held them liable for wrong predictions!
Magic and superstition in Romania are taken very seriously. The president and his aides wear purple on Thursdays, allegedly to ward off evil spirits.