The mysterious condition known as the Havana Syndrome is back, and this time it is effecting U.S. diplomats in Vienna Austria.
In case you’re not sure, or don’t remember, Havana Syndrome was something reported on as early as 2016. Workers at an embassy in Cuba reportedly suffered a lot of really negative effects after hearing a mysterious noise.
To date, we haven’t really gotten a good explanation of this phenomenon, but many suspect that it was done through the use of some acoustic or energy weapon.
Some sources even pointed out that scans revealed the original victims of Havana Syndrome to have undergone brain changes as a result of having the condition.
No one knows for sure what is going on here, but if you listen to the victims talk about the symptoms they experienced, it does sound a lot like an acoustic attack.
Here is what we currently know:
About two dozen U.S. government officials in Vienna have reported Havana Syndrome-like symptoms. What is happening in the Austrian capital? https://t.co/yt7mpArA7c
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The mysterious "Havana Syndrome" illness, which some intelligence officials believe might be a microwave attack by foreign actors, has claimed another 20 U.S. diplomatic and intelligence personnel victims abroad since President Joe Biden took office. https://t.co/CqcRaOUKLM
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A US State Department spokesperson said Saturday: “In coordination with our partners across the US Government, we are vigorously investigating reports of possible unexplained health incidents among the US Embassy Vienna community or wherever they are reported.”
Victims of Havana Syndrome have reported a varying set of symptoms and physical sensations, including sudden vertigo, nausea, headaches and head pressure, sometimes accompanied by a “piercing directional noise.”
Some reported being able to “step in” and “step out” of these sensations by physically moving their bodies elsewhere. Some have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries and continue to suffer from debilitating
headaches and other health issues years later.
Since the incidents began in late 2016 in Cuba, US federal investigators have struggled to determine what — or who — is causing the mysterious symptoms.
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More than 20 US diplomats report of 'Havana syndrome' in Austria | https://t.co/S1nhaHbNXo
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Reuters had an earlier report which claimed that victims of Havana Syndrome showed lasting brain changes:
“Finding evidence of brain change doesn’t provide evidence of brain injury or damage,” said Dr Jon Stone, a professor of neurology at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, who was not involved in the study.
Dr Sergio Della Sala, a professor of human cognitive neuroscience, also at the University of Edinburgh, noted that 12 of the affected workers who had a history of concussion prior to going to Cuba were included in the analyses.
“In comparison, none of the controls declared previous brain injury. This in itself could cause statistical group differences,” Della Sala said.
Skeptics have challenged State Department assertions that some unknown weapon had attacked the workers.