“My mind is in Havana na na na
That’s where they drove me la la la la la!” 😀
Here! Wankers in Langley… it was me who first reported ‘Havana Syndrome‘ in January 2013… … I assumed it was you lot.
So it is actually the Cubans playing with sonic/microwave technology… I feel for the embassy staff hit with this one… NO I HONESTLY DO!
Whatever it is, it’s designed to drive you insane… suicidal… I would say it’s one of the creepiest and bizarre things I’ve been hit with… but then the bio nano shit in Kazakhstan takes the biscuit.
My advice to anyone hit with the mysterious Havana syndrome?… Ayahuasca! 😀
Unexplained brain injuries afflicted dozens of American diplomats and spies. What happened?
Last week, another Canadian diplomat was diagnosed with a mysterious disease so weird it’s been referred to in some circles as “the thing.”
The illness afflicts only government employees from the United States and Canada. Sufferers report feeling pulsing or hearing a ringing in their ears. Then headaches, dizziness, trouble concentrating and struggles to remember basic words and facts.
Diplomats have been complaining about “Havana syndrome,” named for the city where nearly all the victims were based, for two years. And it certainly seems like they’ve been targeted by a hostile government or rogue officials. But, though the United States has sent CIA and FBI officials to investigate, we know very little about what’s happening or who’s behind it.
IT’S NOT FUNNY! It is honestly the most terrifying and creepiest psychological weapon that’s been used against me. 😥 Whatever it is, it can drive you to the brink of suicide (TRUST ME!)… especially when you’re in Cuba for the first time, on your own… way out of your depth.
I’d be prepared to sit down and talk to Langley about this one!
ERM… FUCK OFF!
More than 30 Americans and Canadians in Cuba have reported brain injuries that may be the result of an attack with an unknown device.
Last week another Canadian diplomat stationed in Cuba reported a mysterious concussion-like illness. This brings to 13 the total number of Canadian diplomats or family members affected by “unusual health symptoms.”
More than 20 American diplomats and dependents have also been affected over the past two years.
Most were stationed in Cuba, leading some to call this the “Havana syndrome.” One American government official, though, reported falling ill while in Guangzhou, China.
The cause of the illnesses is not clear, but the CBC reports that both the U.S. and Canadian governments believe that diplomats were attacked by unknown technology.
Doctors at universities in the U.S. and Canada continue to investigate these cases in an attempt to determine what’s behind the symptoms and how best to treat the people affected.
Strange Sounds and Neurological Symptoms
Sufferers reported hearing sounds that include “buzzing,” “grinding metal,” “piercing squeals,” and “humming,” according to a study published in JAMA in March.
For some, the sounds were associated with a feeling of pressure or vibration, like “air ‘baffling’ inside a moving car with the windows partially rolled down,” wrote the authors.
People described the sounds and sensations as appearing to come from a distinct direction. They were also localized — when people changed locations the “sensation disappeared and the associated symptoms reduced.”
Almost all of the people reported the immediate onset of neurological symptoms such as feeling disoriented or agitated, nausea and dizziness.
Some people have also experienced ongoing symptoms, including memory problems, difficulty thinking or focusing, irritability and nervousness.
The authors of the JAMA paper described the symptoms as similar to a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion — without any signs of physical trauma.
Right now, though, no one knows for certain what is behind this illness, and the U.S. and Canadian governments have yet to settle on an explanation.
Americans Caught In Mysterious Cuban “Attacks” Have Been Examined By Researchers. Here’s What They Found
In late 2016, more than two dozen US diplomats and their family members based in Havana, Cuba reported concussion-like symptoms resembling traumatic brain injuries after hearing a loud, high-frequency sound, yet none of them had received notable trauma to the head.
Dizziness, ear pain, tinnitus, and a sensation of pressure moving through their head and abdomen were among the symptoms simply explained by Cuban authorities as hearing the sounds of crickets chirping and the ramifications of stress. However, previous studies found brain abnormalities in changes to their white matter tracts, the part of the brain responsible for transmitting bioelectrochemical information throughout the brain and central nervous system. For the first time, a team of researchers has now conducted comprehensive history and physical examinations to describe these neurosensory symptoms in an effort to understand what happened and to prevent it from happening again.
The retrospective review analyzed clinical data from all 25 people who reported the mysterious noise and symptoms, as well as 10 of their housemates who did not experience such sensations, including a standard set of health history questions, tests for visual and auditory reaction times, as well as physical, neurological, and eye examinations between four and 60 days after “exposure”. Additionally, all patients were treated for balance, cognitive, and emotional symptoms.
“This report is incredibly important because it represents the findings from patient evaluations that were conducted shortly after exposure, and an analysis of the data confirming that they had a unique set of symptoms that we have not seen before,” said study author Carey Balaban in a statement.
Every person who reported symptoms was found to have an inner ear abnormality and show evidence of cognitive dysfunction.
“Objective testing showed evidence of a balance dysfunction that affects the inner ear and a unique pattern of cognitive dysfunction,” said lead author Michael E. Hoffer. “This cluster of auditory, vestibular, and neurological symptoms, along with associated psychological issues, does not resemble more classic traumatic brain injury (TBI), based on our team’s vast experience in this area.”
The study did not determine the cause of the symptoms, but rather conducted an evaluation of them. To help explain what caused them, the researchers noted that ultrasonic exposure can produce “a syndrome involving manifestations of a headache, tinnitus, pain, dizziness, and fatigue,” continuing that the “exposure responsible for these findings is unknown.”
“It would be imprudent to exclude any potential directed or non-directed energy sources at this time,” they added. The study is published in the journal Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology.
Other Americans experienced similar symptoms after having visited Cuba in the months following the “attacks”, with explanations ranging from sonic weapons to brain-changing psychosomatic conditions associated with mass hysteria.
Some described hearing a mysterious sound like “sheet metal in the wind” just before their noses began to bleed.
At the time, the Canadian diplomats posted in Cuba didn’t know what to make of it, says the Ottawa doctor now treating many of them for acquired brain injuries.
Today, some of the injured diplomats are struggling to cope with daily life, while others have been able to return to work, said Dr. Shawn Marshall, medical director of The Ottawa Hospital’s acquired brain injury rehabilitation program.
They have all reported a range of symptoms consistent with traumatic head injuries, from dizziness and difficulty walking to headaches and an inability to concentrate.
They are among 13 Canadian diplomats, staff and family members suffering from the kinds of symptoms that usually appear in patients with post-concussion syndrome, although none of them suffered any physical trauma.
Researchers have presented a report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon.
A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, today presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon.
“Objective testing showed evidence of a balance disorder that affects the inner ear and a unique pattern of cognitive and behavioral dysfunction,” said Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., professor of otolaryngology and neurological surgery. “This cluster of auditory and neurological symptoms, along with associated psychological issues, does not resemble more classic traumatic brain injury (TBI) based on our team’s vast experience in this area.”
An anonymous interview with The Globe and Mail has shed light not only on how employees at the Canadian Embassy in Havana first started experiencing dizziness, headaches and other strange symptoms, but also how their government treated them after bringing them back to their country.
Canadian diplomats and their families who were recalled back Ottawa after a dozen of them suffered from strange symptoms while working in Cuba feel “abandoned” by their government, as not only is it keeping silent, but it is also reluctant to help them recover, The Globe and Mail reported, citing diplomats on condition of anonymity. According to the diplomats, they were surprised to see how little Ottawa had raised the issue, whereas in the US, a similar case was publically discussed.
One of the diplomats said that they feel not only abandoned, but “sacrificed” by their own government. The diplomat claimed that the main reason as to why Ottawa has remained silent is its unwillingness to spoil relations with Havana, as it could help Canada secure a rotating seat at the UN Security Council.
“To be honest with you doc… I was to pissed most of the time to even realise!” 😀