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Cuba 'sonic attacks' caused brain damage

December 6, 2017 | Comment icon 5 comments



Was an acoustic weapon targeted at the diplomats ? Image Credit: Javier Zubiri / FreeImages.com
Doctors have found brain abnormalities in some of the victims of the mysterious acoustic attacks in Cuba.
The phenomenon, which has targeted embassy personnel in Havana and sparked a breakdown of international relations between Cuba and the United States, was first made public in August.

The attacks, which have yet to be explained, have been directly targeting the hotel rooms of US diplomats and have induced a range of symptoms that include hearing loss, dizziness, balance problems, visual complaints, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues and difficulty sleeping.

Now doctors studying some of the victims have found changes in the white matter tracts responsible for enabling various parts of the brain to communicate.
While the phenomenon has often been attributed to some form of directed acoustic weapon, it still isn't clear if this is actually the case, especially given that acoustic waves have never been known to cause these types of brain abnormalities.

It is possible that the sounds heard by the victims were instead a byproduct of something else.

The search for answers continues.



Source: The Guardian | Comments (5)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
There was a evil tropical cicada in the hotel... sound like it. Seen some in Ecuador making my ear buzz for minutes if i came closer than 20 feet of them.
Comment icon #2 Posted by bison 5 years ago
I strongly suspect that some sort of brain abnormality could be found in a wide variety of normal-seeming individuals, if one looked diligently enough. Do we have a sense of how often these turn up in such a 'control' population? If so, it could be informative to compare these to the affected embassy personnel.  
Comment icon #3 Posted by Area201 5 years ago
C2C guest on the subject thinks it was some CIA black ops to abstruct the Obama admin peaceful negotiations with Cuba. It's like there are two separate governments and the shadow wins by playing without restrictions. I never thought but would believe this stuff. 
Comment icon #4 Posted by Calibeliever 4 years ago
I have to be honest, that creeped me out a little and made me feel uncomfortable. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hammerclaw 4 years ago
Rather than sonic attacks, it seems more likely some nerve agent was introduced into their environment and would be more consistent with the diagnoses. 


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