Microwave weapons the main suspect in the ws. mysterious disease of US diplomats
In 2016, dozens of employees at the American embassy in Cuba and China heard loud noises that hurt their ears and heads. The case has been investigated by numerous scientists and doctors, and dozens of ideas have been put forward as to what could have caused the mysterious ailments. Now researchers suspect the attack may have been carried out with microwave weapons.
The case began in late 2016. Some staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana have complained of strong bóle of the head, móved about temporary losses of consciousness and memory lapses. Workers said symptoms appeared after hearing a strange, loud and unpleasant sound. Similar symptoms have appeared in several employeesóAt the consulate in Guangzhou, China.
Scientists from around the world have been pondering the mystery, but so far without success. Earlier it was suspected that the attack was carried out with sonic weapons. Mów were also found to be collective hysteria, severe stress and a mistake of diplomatsów, whichóers hearing cricket thought it was some form of attack.
Affected by the mysterious attacks, diplomats complained of concentration problems, tinnitus, memory lapses, nausea, severe bóle headaches, fatigue or sleep problems. Such symptoms were reported by dozens of individualsób.
In a study published in March in „Journal of the American Medical Association” compositeół medical, whichóry examined 21 affected osób ruled out the use of any sonic weapon. – Sound in the range of audible soundów from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz does not cause permanent damage to the central nervous system – wrote the researchers in the study.
Now the headóThe lead author of the March publication – Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, admitted in an interview with the “The Times”, That currently behind the headów a suspect considers microwave weapons. He added that the diplomats likely suffered injuries mózgu.
American biologist Allan Frey showed in the early 1960s., That microwave radiation can produce an impression of soundów heard when it hit the temporal lobe of the mózgu. In other words, mózg may perceive microwaves as sound.
According to „The Times”, Soviet researchers took great interest in his discovery, even going so far as to invite Frey'a to their military laboratory.
Newspaper journalists speculate that perhaps based on Frey’s findings’and Soviet scientists have developed a microwave weapon. During the years of the Cold War, the zarówno U.S. as the USSR were certainly testing the possibility of using microwaves as a warfare agent. However, it is not known whether such microwave weapons are on kt equipmentóre of these armies.
„The Times” He also recalled warnings from the U.S. government in 1976 that Soviet research had shown the potential for "zakłóceniac patternsóin the behavior of military or diplomatic personnel".
The FBI investigated the case, but found no evidenceów for a mysterious weapons attack. Authorities in Cuba stressed that they had no knowledge of the alleged attacks on theów. Nonetheless, the U.S. government has recalled more than half of its employees from the embassy in Havanaów while expelling 15 Cuban diplomatsów from Washington. Consulate staff from China have also been sent homeóIn the wake of similar incidents.
The U.S. State Department has not yet resolved this explanation, at least publicly. So this is not yet the official cause of the symptoms mentioned aboveóin the US diplomatsów. Of course, it is still possible that a more trivial explanation will emerge.
SourceóSource: The Guardian, Live Science, fot. CC BY-SA 3.0/Crocodile/ Wikimedia Commons