In 2017 the US State Department claimed several dozen diplomats working at its embassies in Cuba, China and Russia between 2016 and 2018 were affected by a mysterious audio device that caused several staff to suffer permanent hearing loss and possible brain injuries, with media reports suggesting multiple theories to explain the incident.
The neurological symptoms of the mysterious illness purportedly experienced by American diplomats overseas, specifically at embassies in Cuba, China, and Russia, are consistent with the effects of ‘directed’ microwave energy, claims a report by a National Academies of Sciences (NAS) committee, commissioned by the State Department.
Alleged radiation attacks that ostensibly prompted an array of US officials working overseas in previous years to fall ill with symptoms that included balance- and vision-related problems have been probed by the FBI, CIA, US military, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The incidents first came to light publicly in 2017, with reports claiming that in late 2016 US diplomats and other government workers stationed in Havana began hearing strange sounds and experiencing mysterious physical sensations that were suggested as resulting in hearing, balance and cognitive changes.
The symptoms were also believed to be consistent with mild traumatic brain injury, such as concussion.
The new report, released Saturday,…