Is “Havana syndrome” due to mass hysteria?

The CIA’s investigation of the so-called “Havana syndrome” some have blamed on directed-energy attacks has concluded it’s unlikely a result of hostile action by a foreign power, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday, January 20, 2022 (read story here).

After a few embassy employees reported symptoms, numerous others said they were experiencing the symptoms, too.

The CIA didn’t deny the symptoms were real, but blamed them on “a pre-existing medical condition, or environmental factors, or stress,” in all but a handful of over 1,000 reported cases.

Its findings are likely to be met with skepticism, especially given the U.S. government’s previous history of denying responsibility for illnesses caused by everything from Agent Orange to depleted uranium munitions and burn pits.

The CIA said it would continue to investigate, and there are at least two other official investigations independent of the CIA underway.

Photo: A U.S. Army truck-mounted microwave weapon that causes a burning sensation

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